Letters to the Editor — February 21, 2014

Reader questions equal treatment in
cell tower, chicken plant hearings


Sussex County Board of Adjustments Denies “Cell Phone Tower” but allows for a “Potentially Hazardous Use Permit” — if you haven’t read the article, here’s the link: http://www.coastalpoint.com/

The newspaper quoted the BOA members as saying, “It comes down to the residents’ ability to enjoy their property,” and “They [AT&T] had not exhausted opportunities for other locations,” and “In my opinion, it has substantially adversely affected the use of their property,” and “The tower would substantially adversely affect neighboring properties.”

As a resident who attended the first, original meeting on June 3, and all the others that followed, I am confused as to why that same logic and consideration did not take place by the BOA when the Allen Harim Chicken slaughterhouse came before the BOA for the “Potentially Hazardous Use Permit” and then was granted on Sept. 23, 2013.

How is it when a chicken slaughterhouse is planned to be put in a residential community in Millsboro, from which less than a mile down the road is an elementary school, and a little farther is a middle school, that the BOA doesn’t take the same position!

I am sure if the chicken slaughterhouse comes to fruition that it will affect the nearby residents’ ability to enjoy their property, property value and, most importantly, how it will affect the health and wellbeing of the communities that surround this proposed facility.

In addition, I don’t believe Allen Harim has exhausted opportunities for other locations. How is it that the BOA didn’t treat the local Millsboro people like they did the people in Bethany Beach?

Discrimination at any level is unacceptable.

Cindy Wilton

Ravens Nest 23 offers
thanks for fundraising help


On behalf of Ravens Nest 23, we would like to extend our appreciation to all who helped make 2013 a successful fundraising year. We would also like to thank all of the Ravens Nest 23 members who gave their time and donations in supporting various fundraiser activities throughout the year. In two years, we have collected/given over $13,000 to local, state and national charities.

Special thanks: Bayside Liquors, Grotto’s Pizza (home of Ravens Nest 23), Bob and Peggie Ball, Harpoon Hannah’s, Brewski Brothers, High Stakes, Bull on the Beach, Mio Fratello, Coins, Ocean Copy, Crab Bag, Ravens Roost 44, Craig Nantais River Run Golf Club, Dirty Harry’s, Spinnaker’s Hotel, Food Lion in Delaware, SunTrust Bank, Fox’s Pizza, Taylor’s Toffee, Gordon Moore and WaWa.

Carolyn Outlaw Kuhn
Ravens Nest 23