SANATOGA PA – In a prospective real estate transaction that was expected to have only minor impact on Lower Pottsgrove Township, the Board of Commissioners has agreed to give a Sanatoga business owner access to East High Street from property he planned to purchase.
The board authorized Solicitor R. Kurtz Holloway to work with an attorney representing Ed Shaw, owner of the Goddard School child care and learning center at 2074 E. High St., in drafting an easement that grants Shaw access to underground utilities and water supplies serving the center while also protecting Lower Pottsgrove’s ability to reach the same area.
Shaw, who has operated the Goddard School for 15 years, said he intends to buy the building and the lot on which it sits. However, in an earlier transaction, documents were drawn that prevents the creation of additional easements to access the utilities unless specifically approved by the commissioners.
That limitation brought Shaw and his legal counsel to the board’s Aug. 23 meeting to seek help. Shaw did not want to change existing conditions or impede the township’s rights, it was explained; he simply wanted to have access rights as well.
“I’ve got no problem with that,” Commissioner Stephen Klotz said, “as long as the township’s interests are protected.”
Board members authorized them unanimously, and left the details to Holloway.
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