Lititz man waiting for sinkhole solution


Dave Gerhart showed ABC27 News the sinkholes that continue to get bigger at his West Second Avenue home in Lititz.

The newest is right next to the window of his house.

“It goes down a good 10 or 15 feet,” Gerhart said. “It kind of continues to grow as well. The tree is leaning in.”

Gerhart believes the sinkholes on his property are connected to one that opened in the street in March. 

He said borough officials have told him they will fix the one in the street.

“We feel strongly, as does our attorney, that they’re responsible and need to pay for the damage,” Gerhart said, referring to the sinkholes on his property.

Gerhart said he’s had to pay more than $20,000 for temporary fixes to the holes on his property. The question he still has is who will pay for a long-term solution.

“(The borough) was just sent letters from our attorney saying that this has been going on for six months and we need a resolution,” he said.

Gerhart is still waiting an answer from the borough on when the sinkholes will be fixed and when the street will be opened.

“We want just want everything made right so we can continue to stay here,” he said.

ABC27 News reached out to borough officials, but they did not respond to requests for comment.

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