At least a half dozen homeowners from as far away as Florida sat through the hearing only to resolve no answers in whether or not the planned development would ever finish.
“We need help and the fact is everything gets delayed and delayed and another court date and delayed,” homeowner Linda Cohen told Channel 3 News (http://bit.ly/1b3hbbi).
Cohen says, “there are families with no electricity and no roads. These are beautiful homes and we have spent lots of money and we can’t sell them.”
Money is currently tied up with banks after the original developer, J.J. Detweiler Enterprises, out of Ohio went bankrupt in 2009 and residents have since filed a $13 million dollar lawsuit in hopes to get the neighborhood completed.
Plans for Sequatchie Pointe originally called for new landscaping, roadways, and hookups to county water, however almost none of this has happened since construction began in the development.
According to Marion County Attorney Billy Gouger, some people who live in phase two or three of the subdivision have gravel roads while some have no roads and just a trail that allows them access to their property.
Several of the residents are currently living on solar power and by other means, still in hopes that utilities will be made available to them at some point in the future.
Residents say they still aren’t sure if they will ever be able to sell their property or even get roads, however hope to know more on the case at the next court date on October 29th.
Information from: WRCB-TV