he Brookhaven Borough Council meeting room was filled nearly to capacity last week as dozens of residents of the Traditions at Ridley Creek, a 55-and-older community, came to complain about a variety of issues.
It was the second time in seven months that matters ranging from the lack of a promised security gate, cut-through traffic, incomplete parking lot paving, and high grass and weeds near the clubhouse were presented.
“We have a tremendous amount of traffic cutting through our complex every day of the week and I want to know why it’s so hard to get the gates in our community that we were promised,” said Paul Marra, president of the Traditions homeowners association. “We were sold a gated community. If the road has not been dedicated and is not the borough’s responsibility, then it must be our (the homeowner’s association) responsibility. What are we to do if somebody gets hurt?”
Council President John Wilwert said Pulte Homes, who built the complex off Brookhaven Road., was supposed to address the matter. “They (Pulte) came to Council and we authorized the erection of a gate at the rear of the community,” said Wilwert. “We were told the gate was going to be controlled by public safety people, so I can’t say why they haven’t done it yet.”
Pulte initially planned to…