Questions revolve around proposed RV park

February 22, 2013

Concerning the request  for a conditional use to build an RV resort and campground near Love Creek:

The following are concerns that must be addressed in the context of the adopted Sussex County land use plan.  This application cannot be considered with tunnel vision.

First: sewer capacity.  There is already the potential for 900 homes.  How does rhe specter of 600-plus hookups impact the sewer capacity?

Next, the Traffic Impact Study cannot be done at a desk in Dover. DelDOT must come down to Sussex County and know all the roads that provide access to the site, their condition and needed infrastructure changes.  The existing proposal of one entrance into the site is not safe.  I believe there is a question of legality.  When calculating traffic impact, there is the need to recognize that the RV is at least two to three car lengths, plus the potential of hauling an additional car. In other words, this cannot be calculated as 600 vehicles, but in reality four times the number.

The environmental impact must include the effect of this application, not only on Love Creek, but also Rehoboth Bay.  In addition, the stark realization of the true impact of the removal of trees. What is the percentage of forest removal?

When the pros and cons are placed side by side, it is my belief the negative outweighs the positive, and, in particular, the conditional use cannot be judged to be for the public good.

Mable Granke
Rehoboth Beach

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