Letter to the editor
July 11, 2003
In response to the
article, "Sadsbury gets new traffic light" (DLN, July 7), about the stoplight
placed at the intersection of Old Wilmington and Rt. 30:
While I would agree
the light is an improvement in some respects there are few clarifications that
need to be made to some other points of the article for the sake of balance and
Did your reporter only interview the supervisors and patrons of Harrys Hotdogs
one morning? It seems that way. The overwhelming majority of residents of this
rural township do not want any type of development. They are aware that
development is inevitable but if your reporter took the time to interview some
residents in different areas, she would find that only those who have a vested
interest in the development of Sadsbury township want it.
Developer John Lymberis said, "Im an advocate for responsible and positive
growth so I dont think that growth is necessarily bad all the time." But, not
surprisingly, he has hopes to gain financially with plans for what might
possibly be the housing plans with the highest density ever put before the
supervisors. Are people eager to give up their quality of life, watch their own
property values decline, pay higher taxes and suffer more crime for a type of
development that has a proven history of degrading an area? No.
The residents have drawn their own conclusions as to why and how people who are
supposed to be their friends, neighbors and supposedly working for them are
letting this happen. While other surrounding townships are being proactive in
trying to stop high density and other types of irresponsible development,
Sadsburys supervisors and other officials are rubberstamping any request by
developers -- no matter how bad for the community -- by claiming the zoning laws
"need to be amended."
Sadsbury is still a rich rural township. It can stay that way only if the
residents come out en masse and tell the developers, supervisors and other
entities working against the community, that they are not going to put something
that they themselves will not have in their back yard, in ours.