Perry Hall resident Philip V. Tamburello submitted the following letter to the editor.
It is no secret that schools in Perry Hall are over crowded, especially Perry Hall Senior High School which has fourteen temporary classrooms. It is no secret that Perry Hall’s main corridors and side streets are congested with traffic from early to late morning and from mid afternoon to early evening, even more so during the school year. It is no secret that Perry Hall’s underground water works is aging as evident by several incidents of underground water pipes breaking. Despite these obvious problems, developers are still intent on constructing high density residential housing in Perry Hall.
As a Perry Hall resident for more than forty years, one asks when will sound reasoning be the linchpin to further development in our community? I am pleased to answer that the voice of reason has arrived in Councilman David Marks. In spite of pressure from certain property owners and developers, Councilman Marks is recommending that numerous acres of undeveloped land be rezoned from high residential density to low residential density. In light of Perry Hall’s current problems, Mr. Marks’ downzoning recommendations do not stop development but temper development with sound reasoning and good judgment. Well done, Mr. Marks.
Hopefully, the County Council will agree with Mr. Marks’ recommendations and sound judgment when it votes on the quadrennial zoning law this September.
Philip V. Tamburello
Perry Hall Resident
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