Blackberry Creek roads left unfinished by developer

By on February 12, 2010

Village to pursue legal avenues to compel completion
by Martha Quetsch
ELBURN—The developer of Blackberry Creek subdivision in Elburn has failed to finish surfacing several streets as required under its development agreement with the village.

“The developer has indicated that they will not be able to complete the improvements,” Assistant Village Administrator David Morrison said.

Village trustee Jeff Walter said streets east of Blackberry Creek Drive with homes on them have only one layer of blacktop, and need a second layer.

The developer, Blackberry Creek B&B, also has not yet completed the final surfacing of streets for future phases of the development, also east of Blackberry Creek Drive, Morrison said.

The completion of roadways is the responsibility of the developer, Morrison said. The village has bonds in place through the developer’s insurer to cover the cost of completing of the roadways.

Village staff members are working through the legal requirements to compel completion of the roadways by the bond company.

“However, this process can take considerable time,” Morrison said.

The village’s primary focus will be to complete the final surfacing on all the roads that are occupied with residents, Morrison said.

The village also had to call the insurance bonds for the First Street resurfacing project in 2008, when the contractor the village had hired failed to finish the work.

B&B representatives did not return phone calls from the Elburn Herald about the unfinished road work in Blackberry Creek.

One Comment

  1. bquick

    February 12, 2010 at 9:01 AM

    Thanks for the article. The dirt mounds in the subdivision are also concerning. The dirt is owned by B&B. If they wanted to, they could sell it and leave the neighborhood with dozens of vacant lots and no top soil.