Overdevelopment needs to stop

Published 6:36 pm Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Editor, The Smithfield Times:

I agree with Gayle Gillerlain’s letter (“It’s time to fight overdevelopment,” Nov. 25).

As a former member of the Board of Supervisors for Isle of Wight County, business owner in Smithfield for 50-plus years and a resident of Carrollton for 74-plus years, I believe the board has lost the will of voters, and Smithfield Town Council will also if they approve the Mallory Scott Farm subdivision.

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Whatever happened to the will of your constituents? Every one of you were elected to carry out the will of the people. I bet you can’t find anyone who wants to add more subdivisions to already overcrowded roads and schools; not to mention, this will add to the crime in our area.

Ladies and gentlemen, there should be a moratorium on all subdivisions until COVID virus is over, and then bear in mind, you do not work for staff or contractors; you work for us, the people.


Buzz Bailey