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Residents of the Willow Woods development on Main Street in Alden Monday night complained to the Alden Village Board that the developer had removed topsoil from their homes before they occupied them and that sewer lines still didn't meet specification.

Resident Daniel Bourke, who appeared with other representatives of the 21 Willow Woods homeowners, presented photographs and soil samples from the area that he said was once "rich farmland" and was now "pure beach sand."

"We are not talking bad soil; we are talking no soil," he said.

Kevin Stoldt, owner of K.D. Builders of Sullivan Road, the developer, did not attend Monday's meeting, although Mayor Richard Kagler said he had been invited.

Bourke gave the names of four persons who said they witnessed the removal of topsoil to Village Attorney Edward J. O'Connor, who was to refer them to the Sheriff's Department to investigate whether the village code was violated.

The board voted to order the developer to stop work immediately.

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