The Sussex County Association of Realtors (SCAOR) welcomed nearly all of Sussex County’s state legislators to its Georgetown area headquarters on Friday, March 7, for breakfast and a chance to discuss important issues facing Delaware’s southernmost county in 2014 and beyond.
As real estate is a driving force in any local economy, SCAOR holds a meeting each year with state lawmakers. This allows for an important dialogue between the state legislature in Dover and a core group of constituents in the real estate industry.
It is, as many legislators mentioned during their remarks on March 7, the “Delaware Way.”
“As Realtors, we were very happy to welcome our legislators to our facility, not only to discuss important issues with them, but also to thank them for all the hard work they do on behalf of all of us in Sussex County,” says Brad Riedle, 2014 president of SCAOR. “We are fortunate to live in an area where we can have these kinds of relationships with our lawmakers, and vice versa.”
Topics discussed at the gathering ran the gamut, but included the state’s Realty Transfer Tax, new septic and storm water regulations, a possible new gas tax, new home buyer programs, small business fees and the proposed Allen-Harim poultry facility in Millsboro.
The latter is a project largely supported by the state’s Realtor community, as well as by local chambers of commerce and other organizations.