Retiress opposed to proposed RV park

April 27, 2013

We bought our Webb's Landing home because it sits on serene Love Creek, with natural wetlands and ever-changing wildlife. lt is a small residential community with wonderful neighbors, surrounded by farmland. When getting ready to purchase, we discussed the strong possibility of homes nestled among the woods and wetlands directly across from us. We did not anticipate having 620 RVs across from us most months of the year.

We love strolling and shopping in Historic Lewes and beachy Rehoboth. We like the variety of stores on Route 1 and our favorite local shop in Peddler's Village. Your restaurants are amazing. Your Health Care system is excellent, with caring staff and organized efficiency. All the current tax-paying homeowners support the county and these local businesses. The transient RV population (nearly 3,000) will stress our infrastructure and our fire, police, and paramedic resources. Their contribution to county revenue will be minimal.

lf this major change in zoning takes place for the proposed Love Creek campground, say goodbye Love Creek as we know it. The serenity of Love Creek will be replaced with an outdoor bar and an amphitheater with loudspeakers, nighttime music and entertainment. Even after promised improvements (on one road only), can you imagine the gridlock at the intersection of Mulberry Knoll and Rt 24, Plantation Road and Rt 24, and the Five Points intersection? lt will be easy for RVers to ask for directions .... the traffic will be at a standstill.

We are not opposed to residential development. Every new person we meet here has been friendly, helpful, and down to earth, which is just what we wanted for retirement living. We feel more at home all the time. That is why we moved here, to be in a residential area. We are opposed to a change in the existing zoning and the resulting huge RV campground and its permanent destructive effect on Love Creek. We urge the Planning and Zoning and County Council to reject the zoning change.

Joan and Pat Trunzo

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