Southview Streets, Facilities Now Township-Owned

Southview Streets, Facilities Now Township-OwnedSANATOGA PA – The 35 home owners whose properties make up the Southview residential community at Continental Drive, off the west side of North Charlotte Street in Lower Pottsgrove, can breathe a sigh of relief. Several years after construction began there by developers The Gambone Group, deeds of dedication for its three streets were accepted Monday (April 7, 2014) by the township Board of Commissioners.

Transfers of ownership for the highways and other facilities means the township now is responsible for maintenance and upkeep, and tasks including repaving, snow plowing, and sewer repairs.

Township engineers Bursich Associates told commissioners it was satisfied the developer and its successors had met their obligations for the transfer, and also signed agreements for storm water operations and maintenance, storm sewer easements, and a 2-year maintenance bond and escrow.

The change in ownership of such municipal facilities signals the final close-out of a housing subdivision or similar project. “The developer’s gone. The banks are gone. Everybody’s out of this now, and it’s all on the township,” Solicitor Robert Brant reminded board members.

They accepted, in separate ordinances, ownership of a North Charlotte right-of-way into the community, as well as Lee Drive, Grant Way, and Continental Drive.

Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ April 7 meeting):

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