The Seal Beach City Council has declared the Chevron Gas Station that sits on 13th Street a public nuisance because of its monitoring well that led to damage to the street.
At its Monday night meeting, the City Council authorized City Manager Jill Ingram to go forward with immediate repairs to the damaged area of 13th street and Pacific Coast Highway without advertising for bids.
"The dangerous condition of 13th Street is a threat to the public health, safety and welfare, and constitutes a public nuisance," Sean Crumby, the city's director of Public Works, wrote in a staff report.
The damages to the street, which include cracked sidewalks, surfaced on July 15 when Atlas Environmental Engineering, Inc. injected hydrogen peroxide into a monitoring well at the gas station. Atlas was hired by G&M Oil, the owner's of the Chevron.
In the staff report, city official said the damage was so bad 13th Street from PCH to Landing Avenue was closed so the damage could be reviewed.
The repair work is estimated to cost about $44,700, which the city is billing to G&M Oil.