Fox Chase has w(hole) dilemma

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By Stephen Thomas

FOX CHASE - The heads of Fox Chase have had a hole to deal with this past month.

A large sinkhole appeared in an easement area along Sussex Drive.

“There is one heck of a hole on Sussex right now,” said Mayor Alice White.

Witnesses told council members the hole was about 28 x 12 feet in size.

The roadway was not impacted. White said driving on the road was safe.

White contacted Dirt Design Construction to examine and fill the hole. She said a first truckload of gravel dumped into the hole virtually disappeared.

“It was a mess,” she said.

David Selby owns the yard that has partially sunk in. He brought photos to the meeting for all council members to view.

“I’m happy that the city is taking care of it,” he said.

In other business:

- The council agreed to create an ordinance banning certain vehicles from city streets.

Council members agreed to incorporate a version of a similar ordinance approved in Georgetown, banning four-wheelers and scooters.

Golf carts will be excluded from the ordinance and allowed on streets so long as the driver is 12 years of age or older.

Discussions took place at previous meetings when residents became concerned of a state law against golf cart use.

City attorney Mark Edison said a city ordinance could override the state law on city streets only.

A first reading of the new ordinance could take place during the city’s November meeting.

- The council agreed to have the city participate in the annual Halloween Trick-or-Treat night at Zoneton Fire Department Oct. 31.

- The next meeting of the Fox Chase City Council takes place Tuesday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m., at Becknell Hall on Summitt Drive. The public is invited to attend.