Cordova neighborhood alley plagued by potholes can’t get them filled

CORDOVA, TN (WMC) – Some Cordova residents say their subdivision’s private drive is almost undriveable because of all the potholes.

If you bought a new home during the U.S. housing market downturn, you might find be in a similar situation.

One resident says he bought his home in 2009 before this subdivision was fully developed, and now he’s got a real problem with a private road that no one seems to be taking care of.

Every day Keith Thomas walks out of his Cordova home, gets in his SUV, and has to maneuver around a back alley that is littered with potholes.

The deep craters can do serious damage to your car if you’re not careful.

“When the subdivision was developed at least this road was complete, it was never an issue just a simple another day in the office drive in the driveway and come on up,” Thomas said.

Shelby County Commissioner Amber Mills, who represents these homeowners, said she’s checked again with public works. She said this is private property and her hands are tied.

“In which case really their recourse for the HOA or the residents because they don’t have control of the property yet, the only recourse is to seek some kind of court action to sue the developer,” Lippard said.

Lippard says his agency conducted a study on similar HOA issues in 2015 and unfortunately for homeowners like Thomas. It leaves few options.

“You have to be concerned about what this is going to look like in 5, 10 years. 10 more years it’s only going to be worse and soon it’s not going to be anything,” Lippard said.

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