Recently we asked our readers for story ideas, all to be kept confidentially, no names to be released by the requester.
One was a disturbing letter from a person who moved from TX to Delmar to be close to a family member. Finding that property values were higher in Delmar thanks to a strong school district, and people who work in Maryland, move to Delmar to avoid higher Maryland taxes.
The letter writer said property outside of Delmar were more reasonable, but everywhere this person looked, adjoining properties were either filled with trash, abandoned furniture, mattresses, or fallen down abandoned homes which does not enhance any neighboring properties.
I see this in my travels especially on the western side of Sussex County. Reminds me of traveling RT 13 into the Eastern Shore of VA, where you can see fallen homes/mobile homes, abandoned vehicles; trashy.
You see very little of this east of rt 113, why on this side of the county. The code enforcement office for Sussex County is not doing their job. I hear from people who call to complain, most times nothing gets done.
We have a large representation of elected officials from the western side of Sussex; 2 county councilman, one the president of the council, two state senators, and four state representatives who ride the roads every day.
I would think they would see the mess on the roads and their pride would in their representative areas would prompt them to see the law is followed for a cleaner Sussex County.
Our taxes pay for code enforcement, but we’re not getting our money’s worth.
By the way, my respondent ended purchasing a home in Salisbury.