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Reader comment: Developers, homebuilders and residents need predictable, fair system

In response to Tara Ramsey’s report on mecktimes.com, “Troubled subdivisions lead to rocky roads for homeowners,” reader Tom Brasse had this to say:

“Mr. Roddenberry with NCDOT mentioned all the requirements for meeting standards, testing, drainage standards, etc. What he did not mention is that most of the time all of this is inspected when installed, by either the local municipality, NCDOT inspector, an engineering firm, or often — all of the above.

“NCDOT signs off on the design and the plat which legally creates the public right of way. The design and materials should be grandfathered to the date the plans were approved. Following a one-year warranty period, there should be a walk through, punch out and acceptance. There should be a surety bond covering this process so that everyone involved knows that the road will be public within a reasonable amount of time.

“Developers, homebuilders and citizens need a predictable, fair system. What happens when the roads fail in a neighborhood where the residents cannot cough up thousands of dollars each? Call your representatives!”

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