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Settlement could lead to infrastructure improvements in Brimington Farms subdivision

July 21, 2013|By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Signatures are being obtained on a settlement agreement that could lead to more streetlights, extended sidewalks, and water and sewer system improvements in the Brimington Farms subdivision.

Development of Brimington Farms, which is off State Hill Road, ground to a halt due to bankruptcy filings in recent years.

The Waynesboro Borough Council was trying to collect more than $1 million in bonding from Lexon Insurance Co., a business that guarantees a developer (in this case DLM LLC and Gemcraft Homes) will complete the work spelled out in approved land development plans and local law.

The council’s solicitor, Sam Wiser, told the board last week its president can soon sign a settlement agreement with Lexon Insurance Co. That action will lead to a contractor doing work spelled out in documents and a map.

The contractor must finish before Nov. 25 as part of the agreement, Wiser said.

Wiser said the development’s private roads can become public ones once they are built to the correct specifications.

“We’ll take over the streets and maintain the streets, which includes snow plowing,” he said.

Brimington Farms homeowners addressed the council several times last year. One of their most pressing concerns was snow plowing, which they said did not happen last winter on the private streets.

The council president, Lexon and the Waynesboro Borough Authority will need to sign the agreement.

“This would bring to close an issue we’ve all been trying to resolve for two years,” Wiser said.

In early 2012, the borough council filed a writ of summons in court indicating it may sue Lexon and the developer regarding unfinished infrastructure.

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