Tenants of an Avalon apartment building forced out when the building was condemned due to electrical problems that injured a maintenance man began moving back into their homes last Friday.

The 38 units in the Riverview Gardens building on Ohio River Blvd. had to be vacated April 23 after building and fire inspectors deemed it too dangerous for tenants. Avalon officials were not sure of the exact cause of the electrical problems that sent a maintenance man to the Burn Unit at Mercy Hospital after being shocked by a high voltage current.


Bellevue Council has approved the second reading of an ordinance that will require the disconnection of rain leaders from the borough’s sanitary sewer system, but plans to revamp the proposed fee structure before the ordinance is considered on its third and final reading next month.


Problems that have arisen in the construction of a road salt storage building and a new facility for the Bellevue Department of Public Works (DPW) are not serious and are the types of problems to be expected in construction, according to the Director of Administrative Services (DAS) David Golebiewski.

Council members at their May 4 regular meeting raised questions and concerns regarding the completed salt storage building which, when filled with salt, started to bow outward on one side. Questions also arose regarding the DPW facility, which was still in the excavation stage.