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Old 05-25-2013, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Cape May County
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I love your State,I've been visiting all my life,and planning to retire with you very soon.I see a problem happening with your state as it has with my State Of New Jersey,speaking on Cape May County,and Atlantic County,the great on-going endless push for tourism,and pushing for year-round tourist.The powers that be,seem to push it so much they seem to live it 24/7.And this has been a on-going thing it seems all my life.So that there are so many people here,that the infrastructure we have has not been able to keep up with the times and also in most areas are out-of-date.Now I know from visiting Delaware you do update all the time,and I think you have great infrastructure.And you do make it very nice for visitors.But I'm seeing more and more all the time the roads backed up,endless malls,and less open-space being cut down for housing and new roads and stores.Also when I visit I talk to a lot of the locals and they complain to me about there's too much of everything now,and there way to many people around.And they agree with me about this problem.I know you need tourist dollars to help with rateables and help with taxes.But just remember more is not always better.Better stop now before it gets like Southern New Jersey.
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:38 PM
 
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I love your State,I've been visiting all my life,and planning to retire with you very soon.I see a problem happening with your state as it has with my State Of New Jersey,speaking on Cape May County,and Atlantic County,the great on-going endless push for tourism,and pushing for year-round tourist.The powers that be,seem to push it so much they seem to live it 24/7.And this has been a on-going thing it seems all my life.So that there are so many people here,that the infrastructure we have has not been able to keep up with the times and also in most areas are out-of-date.Now I know from visiting Delaware you do update all the time,and I think you have great infrastructure.And you do make it very nice for visitors.But I'm seeing more and more all the time the roads backed up,endless malls,and less open-space being cut down for housing and new roads and stores.Also when I visit I talk to a lot of the locals and they complain to me about there's too much of everything now,and there way to many people around.And they agree with me about this problem.I know you need tourist dollars to help with rateables and help with taxes.But just remember more is not always better.Better stop now before it gets like Southern New Jersey.
I could not agree with you more, NJVillasOutsider. Very well said. Many of our roadways are in disrepair, and with all this additional traffic, well, we know it can only go downhill. I'm like the locals you've talked to and think there's too much of everything, also. The state is just now realizing that advertising Delaware as a retirement state, means less money for schools when these retirees reach 65 years old (1/2 of school taxes for 65+ waived). I never quite understood why Delaware doesn't promote job growth, so as to encourage young people to move to Delaware. They pay their full share. We have many vacant buildings, everywhere, including former grocery stores and former office buildings. Yet, more are being built. I don't get it.
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Battle Creek, MI
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Stop now? It is too far gone already. Other then the state parks what piece of land along the coast of DE has yet to be developed? At the end of the day the bigger problem is lack of a ( limited access ) freeway to divert traffic heading to Ocean City MD etc away from the coastal resorts of DE. Two such highways is needed. 1. A continuation of rt1 from Dover to the MD line. 2. A similar type highway via either upgrading 404 to such a highway or building another not far from it.
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