LIMERICK PA – A builder’s failure to make needed repairs and finish projects at the Raven’s Claw housing community on Limerick Township’s west side prompted legal action Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2013) by the Board of Supervisors, The (Pottstown PA) Mercury newspaper reported.
Board members voted unanimously to declare the builder, Dewey Homes of Tredyffrin, “in contempt of a court order to finish the development,” The Mercury said. It cited township Manager Dan Kerr as saying the company never finished paving several roads, and did not complete sidewalks or curbs, in Raven’s Claw. He also claimed many areas of the roads have sunk and need to be fixed before final paving.
The court order was sought and won earlier by Limerick when it saw Dewey was having difficulty meeting its obligations.
The township is holding about $550,000 in escrow funds paid in advance by Dewey. It could use that money to make the repairs itself, or it could ask the court to appoint another contractor to do it. Dewy might also face fines and penalties for violating the order, according to the township deputy solicitor.
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