Berkeley Hall resistance hurts county residents

info@islandpacket.comFebruary 12, 2014 

A number of the articles I have read concerning the dispute about the planned access road between Berkeley Hall and St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church indicate that there was a developer's agreement to allow the building of a frontage road.

If this is the case and Berkeley Hall is not in compliance with the approved site plans, then I would question why the county is continuing to issue building permits and certificates of occupancy for work and home sales in Berkeley Hall. A homeowners association cannot unilaterally change the terms of a development agreement.

This disagreement affects all residents of Beaufort County. We are all paying the legal costs for the county to obtain compliance from Berkeley Hall.

In addition, it is not only the parishioners of St. Gregory whose safety is at risk. When vehicles are traveling east or west on U.S. 278 at 45 to 55 mph and a vehicle makes a U-turn in front of them, the risk of accidents and injuries increases substantially.

Bill Van Houten


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