Monday, July 16, 2012
The woman was found by parkgoers early Sunday morning at Flat Rock Park.
Updated 5:28 p.m.: The woman whose minivan was found in the Schuylkill River at Flat Rock Park on Sunday morning has been identified as 44-year-old Arlene Rossi, Lower Merion Police Supt. Michael McGrath said on Monday. The Bridgeport woman's family has been notified, McGrath said. At 7:05 a.m. Sunday, parkgoers at Flat Rock Park noticed a van partially underwater off the Flat Rock boat ramp, according to Lower Merion police. Rescue crews were able to remove the woman from the vehicle, but she was pronounced dead at the scene. She was determined to be the only occupant of the silver Mazda. The incident is still under investigation, McGrath said. Montgomery County Coroner Walter I. Hofman told the Main Line Times that the cause of death was…
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Flat Rock Park visitors made the discovery at 7:05 a.m. Sunday.
A woman believed to be in her 40s was found dead in a partially submerged minivan in the Schuylkill River early Sunday morning. The cause of death is still under investigation and her identity is being withheld until her next of kin can be contacted. According to Lower Merion police, at 7:05 a.m., parkgoers at Flat Rock Park noticed a van partially underwater off the Flat Rock boat ramp. Rescue crews were able to remove the woman from the vehicle, but she was pronounced dead at the scene. She was determined to be the only occupant of the silver Mazda. A firefighter was taken to Bryn Mawr Hospital with a minor injury sustained at the scene, according to Philly.com. The minivan was removed from the river.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Four contractors' bids all came in over Lower Merion's budget for the project.
Switching Flat Rock Park from septic tank to sewer service will have to wait. In December, bids for the project all came in above Lower Merion Township's budget, something that has happened generally less often in municipal construction bidding since the recession began. AJB Mechanical Inc. offered to connect the riverfront park's restroom building to River Road's sewer line and install a grinder pump station for $37,498, and three other contractors bid more than $60,000. The project's budget is $24,000, parks director Lindsay Taylor said. She has asked the Board of Commissioners to reject the bids at Wednesday's finance committee meeting. "In speaking with the bidders, we learned that there were some ways we can revise the specifications …