PENNSYLVANIA – Saxonburg, condominium association to share wetlands burden
After years of voicing concerns about wetlands encroaching on their houses, residents with the Saxonburg Village Condominium Association have some answers from the borough. The main concerns come from residents closest to the wetlands who have reported damage to their houses. “The foundations are starting to crack,” said Mary Papik, borough manager.
Papik and borough Superintendent Charles McGee met with representatives from the Department of Environmental Protection on July 10 to decide where the responsibility lies with maintaining the wetlands and drainage of an earthen dam associated with it. Because the water isn’t draining properly, the wetlands are expanding. The results lie somewhere in the middle, Papik told council at a meeting on Wednesday. Read more: