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July 9, 2014

Step Back in Time: July 9, 2014

50 years agoJuly 9, 1964

Plans for further housing development on Suncrest Terrace and College Terrace have apparently run afoul of the city’s subdivision ordinance and other legal entanglements.

Grant Hamm, developer of the two streets which run off Overlook Drive, has asked the city to extend water and sewer lines on the two streets to supply additional houses now under construction or in the planning stage.

City Attorney Harold C. Vrooman says Mr. Hamm must comply with the city’s subdivision ordinance before the lines can be installed.

Henry Hulbert, Mr. Hamm’s attorney contends that the subdivision ordinance need not apply since Mr. Hamm’s development was under way before the ordinance was adopted.

At Wednesday night’s meeting of the Public Service Board, Mr. Hulbert was advised to take his arguments directly to the city attorney.

When Mr. Hamm first presented his request to the Service Board at a previous meeting, the matter was referred to the city attorney since the streets involved have not been accepted by the city.

Another request for water and sewer lines at another development also posed a legal problem for the Board.

Manual Barretto requested sewer and water lines for housing developments on Blodgett Drive and Brigham Drive. The two streets are now developments in the College Park Drive area.

His request was also referred to Mr. Vrooman.

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