After discussions with the residents on Church Lane, the Chairman of the Board consulted with the Township Solicitor to ensure the action taken to reclaim the berms was permitted. Below is the Solicitor’s opinion on the matter of the berms on Church Lane.
Legal counsel made the following points:
- The Township is within it’s right of way
- The Township has a duty to preserve township roads
- There is no legal problem
- This is a work in progress
From the Board’s point of view, we would like to stress that we want to focus on the statement that “this is a work in progress’ because that’s exactly how we want to treat it. Furthermore, as we have said, once we have a good rain, and we wish that would be tomorrow, we will tamp that berm down. We will also mow the weeds.