Adams officials flooded with complaints

Cease, desist order issued to developer

July 10, 2019 Cranberry Local News

ADAMS TWP — Spurred by residents voicing concerns with ongoing stormwater issues, township supervisors issued a cease-and-desist order Tuesday for the developers of the Woodland Trace housing development.

Residents, who testified flooding has disrupted their homes and properties for several months, said they've never had issues to this degree.

“It's beyond a nuisance at this point,” said Adam Reddinger, who lives along Woodford Drive. “The little storm that we had (last week) is putting enough water into my yard that it's flooding the basement, the pool and the rest of the yard.”

Reddinger said runoff is coming from the Woodland Trace development situated above his property. Victor Green reported his property at the bottom of a cul-de-sac on Woodford Drive is also affected.

Homeowner Gregory Sullivan agreed. Water has been gulching his property since 2018, when Sullivan brought the situation to the attention of Woodland Trace developer Tim Kelly. Sullivan shared correspondence from Kelly with supervisors. At the time, Kelly replied that installing a stormwater system to eliminate the problem was under way.

The board unanimously approved issuing an order that prevents Woodland Trace from receiving new building permits until water issues are fixed. Progress on the issue will be reviewed at the July 22 meeting. In the meantime, Olsen will review the project area.

Read the full story in Wednesday's Cranberry Eagle.