Rehoboth pools destroying neighborhoods

September 4, 2014

The following letter was sent to Rehoboth Beach Mayor Sam Cooper, the board of commissioners and planning commission.

My father bought our house on Hickman Street in the early 1940s. Enjoying Rehoboth has always been an integral part of my life. I feel fortunate to have given my own children this love of Rehoboth and the kind of family time it represents. However, I feel that this enjoyment of beach life is threatened by a disturbing trend.

I am very concerned about the recent construction of seven bedroom houses with pools and the advertising for same on other lots. These properties are disruptive with renters turning over each week and constant noise levels that affect many in the surrounding neighborhood.

Anyone in Rehoboth could soon be facing this problem due to this escalating trend.

I urge you to stop the construction of pools and to look at the disturbances created by these over-populated, noisy pool homes.

Kathryn Lingo Nothacker
Rehoboth Beach

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