Lavonia council approves agreement for Brittany Harbor road work

City Manager Charles Cawthon asked council members to approve an agreement with Brittany Harbor subdivision to allow them to replace a failing road. Accoriding to Cawthon, the agreement was unusual because it was still being negotiated with the subdivision.

Out at Brittany Harbor, and I always get them mixed up but it’s the one beside Tugaloo State Park, they’ve got a road failing out there. Typically that wouldn’t be our concern except that our water line is in the middle of that road. If that road fails, it’s going to take our water line with it. They asked Mr. Dickerson to come up with an agreement, or the framework of an agreement. What I’m going to ask you to do, and this is a little bit unusual, is that you woud allow us to use this, or allow the mayor to approve this, in whole if there are a few minor changes. Time is of the essense so they can get to moving on this before it endangers our water line,” said Cawthon.

Cawthon stressed that the city would not be responsible for any of the road work.

Again, we’re not expending anything, we’re not fixing the road, we’re not putting down base. We’re not doing any of that stuff. That’s just for the homeowner’s association to do. This is just to allow them to do that. They need to stabilize that road and they need to use the prescriptive easements we have with the water line in order to do that,” said Cawthon.

Cawthon said workers will actually move the water line to the side of the roadway while the pavement is up to allow easier access to the lines in the future.