Fairholme subdivision streets to be paved

Published 10:25 am Friday, June 16, 2017

City officials were ready to take action to pave the streets in the Fairholme subdivision, but didn’t have to.

One of the developers, Steve Adams, told residents and the Winchester Board of Commissioners Tuesday he would make the call the following day to start the process of getting the streets paved.

A couple long-time residents of the development approached the city commission during the June 6 meeting to seek help to get the deteriorating streets finished.

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Winchester Mayor Ed Burtner said he was ready to act on the developers’ line of credit for the project to perform the work in an emergency situation.

Part of the streets in the development have been accepted as city streets, City Manager Matt Belcher said, but those needed to be resurfaced as well. Those in the worst condition were not adopted by the city because the final coat was never applied.

Adams said they planned to finish the work after it was fully developed, but business died after 2008.

“It’s never been our design not to do this,” he said. “I’m not trying to delay this.”

According to submitted proposals, the city would pay $16,710 to resurface the adopted streets. The rest of the streets would cost about $75,472 to Adams and Tom Goebel, who are the developers.

Adams said they planned to finish the streets when the lots were sold and construction was complete.

“When (the housing market) hit the wall, it hit the wall so hard,” Adams said. “Starting in 2008, we got no calls.”

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