Borough Projects and Developments
FISHING CREEK RESTORATION PROJECT
torWell over two years in the making, the Fishing Creek Restoration Project is underway.
This project, initiated and undertaken by the Goldsboro Council on the behalf of Goldsboro will restore over 300 feet of the north bank of Fishing Creek near the South York Street bridge.
The area has experienced substantial erosion over the years, most notably in the last few years with higher than normal precipitation and flooding.
The project will minimize erosion in the area of the project helping to protect the area and substantially reduce the amount of sediment that goes into the creek and the Susquehanna River.
The project was funded by grants from the PA Department of Natural Resources and the York County Stormwater Consortium of which Goldsboro is a paying member.
This project exemplifies what even a small community can accomplish to protect property, our waterways and our water without the need of additional county government authority.
Tree Removal Project at the Goldsboro Municipal Building
One of the beautiful large shade trees adjacent to the Goldsboro Municipal building is being removed. During some recent storms limbs from the tree broke off. The tree, over 20 feet in circumference appears to be very old because of its size but in fact in is about 60 years old. Lee Fishel, borough manager, recalls when it was just a sapling.
The area around the tree will be closed of during the tree removal as a safety measure.
Goldsboro Municipal Building Roof Replacement Project
Shelley's Riverview Entrance Project
The cleanup and redevelopment of the Shelley's Riverview entrance has been underway since last fall. This is a joint project between Goldsboro borough and a group of volunteers.
Last fall, trees and brush were first removed to clear the entrance. More than 40 stumps were ground up so that the area could be raked with a tractor to remove large debris, landscape fabric, and landscape stones. The sign was removed and sent to be refurbished while the posts were sanded down and repainted.
The top soil has now been added, grass seed spread, straw applied, and soil watered. Volunteers even supplied equipment including a tractor to distribute the top soil. On going watering is being provided by a good neighbor volunteer and Mother Nature.
The grass is beginning to grow and the project will so be complete.
This spring, the joint project between Goldsboro Borough and a group of volunteers is moving closer to completion as the repaired and repainted sign were put into place. The sign repair was paid for by GB and installed by some skilled volunteers.
Thanks to a number of volunteers, the raking to remove remaining landscape stones and other debris is completed. Goldsboro Borough supplied 25 cubic yards of top soil, grass seed and straw to cover the area.