This homeowner apparently found a contractor desperate for work or perhaps, their first commission. How lucky for our community that this meets code.
At the August Council meeting, Borough Manager George Locke assured Council that over time, the differences between the old and new will fade.
More beautification, except that when it comes to streetscapes, what you look for is consistency. Would you accept this if it were carpeting or flooring for your home?
Not only bricks, but pavers laid well within the last twenty years, get a pass as well.
This shows a point on the curve on Runnymede where it also bottoms out, providing a funneling area for rain water. Apparently, a zero-clearance between asphalt and the soil behind a now-buried curb meets code. Living near this spot, I can attest to the level of stormwater that rushes down the street to this point. Seems to me that quite a lot of it will end up on the sidewalk above the drain, causing further damage to the older portion of the sidewalk. In the winter, the plows will almost certainly ride up over the top of that curb as well. This meets code.