Maria Counts’ story on the water runoff and sediment discharge problems at the Archut construction site at Rte. 26 and Woodland Ave. was very informative. There was no excuse for starting construction of the retail building before putting in the site infrastructure, and kudos to the staff of the Sussex Conservation District for documenting this blatant violation and alerting the Town of Ocean View.
It appears that this project may need ongoing monitoring to ensure that it proceeds properly and without any further adverse impacts on area neighbors and White Creek. Let’s hope that the town’s new Planning & Zoning director, Mr. Cimino, will provide the needed oversight.