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City council approves geological study at Harrisburg sinkhole site

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - Harrisburg City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to allocate $83,000 to study the geology around the site of several sinkholes that have opened up in the south end of the city over the last three months.

That amount makes up approximately 50 percent of the survey, which will be conducted by Gannett Fleming, Inc. The other half of the money is slated to come from Capital Region Water. Its board will vote on the matter at a meeting on Wednesday, executive director Shannon Williams said.

Since March, dozens of sinkholes have formed on the 1400-block of South 14th Street. The study will cover a comprehensive area from 13th to 19th streets between Sycamore Street and Cloverly Terrace, according to city engineer Wayne Martin. It will be non-invasive, and take approximately 17 weeks to complete. Mayor Eric Papenfuse said the study will determine whether the city or Capital Region Water is at fault.

Sheena Mosley, whose home is literally being swallowed by a giant hole under her basement, said it's time for someone to take responsibility.

"Then whoever's at fault, I hope they suck it up and you know, give me what's mine -- my home. I just want my home," she said.

Mosley and her family of six have been staying in a hotel for more than two months now, but her homeowner's insurance is set to cut off that benefit this Saturday. She doesn't know what they'll do next.

"Looking at $1,000 per month in rent, and then looking at still having taxes to pay on my house and the mortgage -- it's just like, I can't do it," she said.

Because her home is one of the nine condemned -- and arguably in the worst shape on the block -- Mosley and her husband are not able to safely return in order to collect furniture and other personal belongings.

A fund has been set up to help the family with personal expenses and rental assistance. To make a tax-exempt donation, head to any Mid-Penn Bank location and mention the "Sheena and Tony Mosley Relief Fund."
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