Dredge For A Shed

Officials in Hazelton, Pa., are planning to build an amphitheatre on land previously used for strip mining and landfill with the help of a local developer and material dredged from the Delaware River.

Hazelton Creek Properties President Bill Rinaldi has agreed to pay the Hazelton Redevelopment Authority $2 for every cubic yard of dredged material deposited at the site and a minimum payment of $250,000 annually for 20 years, according to the Times Leader of Wilkes-Barre.

About 25 percent of each payment will go toward building a 20,000- to 30,000- capacity shed once the site is reclaimed, which could take several years.

Hazelton Mayor Lou Barletta told the paper that plans for a commercial and business park near the shed site could be similar to development near the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre.