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Letter: Shodeen lacking in subdivision maintenance

Published: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

As a resident of Reston Ponds Subdivision in Sycamore, I would like to share my concerns about Shodeen Inc. planning another subdivision in DeKalb.

The empty lots at Reston Ponds have overgrown weeds, garbage, broken sewers and junction boxes that have been damaged. Illegal dumping is still a problem and is never cleaned up. The silt barriers that are supposed to surround the ponds are nonexistent. In addition, every street sewer is filled and blocked with garbage and silt.

Several trees in the common areas have also died and have not been replaced. The ponds also suffer with algae buildup and severe erosion.

In short, the subdivision is poorly maintained. I hope by informing this newspaper and the city of DeKalb of this situation, they will put in place better controls than the city of Sycamore has at Reston Ponds subdivision.

And by the way, they have sold five houses in three years. At this rate, the subdivision should be built out in about 30 years.

Steven V. Benton

Sycamore

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