Purdue subdivision back on track

By PETE KLEIN

Express News Staff

INDIAN LAKE -- The stumbling block to Richard "Dick" Purdue's permit application for a seven-lot subdivision disappeared when he bought the neighboring property.

His plans to subdivide approximately 32 acres between Rt. 28 and Chamberlain Road hit a snag when Kathy Bird, who owned property on Chamberlain Road, complained Purdue's 20-foot easement encroached upon her land to the south of where Purdue said he has an easement.

With that news Purdue's application for the subdivision was put on hold so he could have a survey done to determine exactly where his access road is and move it if necessary.

The easement became moot when the Planning Board met Feb. 5. Purdue informed the members, "I just purchased the Bird property today."

With that news the board deemed his application complete and scheduled a public hearing on the subdivision for its March 5 meeting.

Purdue has a 50-foot wide right-of-way from Rt. 28 into the property, which is east of Lake Abanakee but does not border the lake. This would be the main access road for five of the lots.

The easement from Chamberlain Road will be used to bring electricity into the subdivision and to access two of the lots.

The plan calls for the electricity to be brought in and provided via underground cable.

The area is zoned for one building lot per 3.2 acres. Purdue has said he has no intention of building on the lots, just selling them.

The board will next meet Wednesday, March 5, starting at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.

peteklein@hamiltoncountyexpress.com