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Violet Township Neighborhoods Getting Repaved after Parents Speak Out
VIOLET TOWNSHIP (Tara Morgan) -- Some parents upset about what was used to re-surface their neighborhood roads will soon get their wish.
The Violet Township Board of Trustees voted unanimously Wednesday night to cover up chip seal with asphalt in two neighborhoods including Sturbridge Meadows.
One mom says not only is the rough chip seal bad for property values but too harsh for children to play on.
Valerie Hendren says she moved to Sturbridge Meadows to raise a family.
"You don't put tar inside residential communities it's not an acceptable solution you do it on country roads where you don't have small children playing," said Hendren.
After meeting with people in the community, the board moved to cover the chip seal with asphalt at a total cost for Sturbridge Meadows at $200,000.
Township engineer Greg Butcher says being in a severe fiscal situation, chip seal for that neighborhood cost a fifth of the price of asphalt.
Violet Township has $500,000 in its annual paving budget with 105 miles of roadway.