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October 12, 2000

Doug Shreeve
Queen Anne's County
Chamber of Commerce
1561 Postal Road
P.O. Box 511
Chester, MD 21619

Re: Renewal


I moved to the Island a little more than nine years ago.  I was impressed with the slower pace, and quality of life, among other things.

Since then, I have watched the steady erosion of the quality of life, as more and more people have relocated to this beautiful Island.  Unfortunately, I do not think some of them are able to appreciate this Island in full, and a minority of them have been unable to leave their fast hurried pace, and attitude from the western shore behind them, and are unable to slow down even a little and relax, and savor this Island life the way it should be savored.  I am not taking a wide brush and painting a label on them all, I am just calling it the way I see it.  I am a small business owner, and I appreciate very much the fact that more people can mean a larger bottom line to many local businesses at the end of the year.  I think it is important to try to balance the existing base of business customers, versus more people meaning more business for most companies but the result being a reduction of the current quality of life for those of us already here.

I am very disappointed with the Chamber's decision to embrace the Four Seasons project. There is already too much development on the Island.  Enough is enough, and I think it lacks real leadership to not be able to say, "Enough is Enough Already". 

Because of the Chamber's decision to go on record and say that the Four Seasons project is good for Kent Island, and refuse to follow the pulse of the people who make this beautiful Island their home, I have decided not to renew my Chamber Membership. 


Burton Jamison, President

Consolidated Mortgage Corporation


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