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David Weller at June 22, 2017 at 9:08am EDT

What new Small Business initiatives are being pursued?

Went thru Gloucester Main Street at 9 am on Wednesday morning and nothing is open. Ware Produce was open and two restaurants. Looked like a ghost town complete with boarded up buildings. Gloucester is open for business 11-2 pm and never on the weekends. I see major problems.

Recommend that we get business leaders together to discuss opportunities. I want to start using a bigger portion of the "Tourist Tax" money for a "Real Marketing" effort!!

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John Covington at June 15, 2017 at 9:10am EDT

While I'm on the subject of "clarity", "Speak up" needs clarity on how to submit a post. Where are detailed instructions on how to create and submit an idea? I did it through trial and error.

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John Covington at June 15, 2017 at 9:02am EDT

Yesterday, 14 June 2017, I called the Gloucester County Health Department. I got extremely agitated, because of the directions, when the automatic answering did not provide me with clear instructions on with whom I need to speak. I got into 1 area of the automatic answering that instructed to dial 1 for a list of names, but it only allowed me to complete the connection by entering beginning letters of the name. I didn't know a name. So after hanging up and recalling, I finally got to speak to someone. This system is very frustrating--needs clarity.

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I had to get rid of all my chickens except four I've had them for years and I own my property I don't know the steps to take to fight for my rights the lady I talked to wasn't very nice or helpful any input would be great the little guy gets swept under the rug

Why is the library's summer program from June 3 through the end of July? It should start when school lets out for the summer and end just before school starts again. It would be more beneficial to students. That is most of our children's summer break.

As a member of the Hayes Community, I believe an expansion of walking/biking paths at the Point will not only be beneficial to the surrounding business, but the health of its people. There is a beautiful beach front and growing shops (Marker 9/Twisters) that the residents should be able to safely access via paths. There are many grants available out there to help communities like ours live a healthy life style. For example, Richmond, VA recently had a $100,000 grant from a helmet company to help revive the bike/walking trails for it's people. If the county does not have any one available to write up grant proposals, please reach out to me via email and I will be excited to help!

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Let's DON'T expand and invite even more outside STATES to dump in Gloucester at the Waste Management location. It already stinks from Methane gas and the height is already above the trees. It's over a major aquafer as well... the most beautiful area of Gloucester is being destroyed Why would be continue to have or consider expanding Waste Management to make millions while our north end is decimated. Property values and water quality is being irreparably destroyed.

Middle school hours require children get up at 6:00 am. Most young people in this age range participate in after school activities and have more challenging homework. Families and children would be better served with a later start to their school day.

I live in the single family home neighborhood off Ware House Road. I love to walk into town (To patronize the local businesses, go to the library, etc), however, crossing the street near the light at Main Street and 14 is very dangerous. My husband and I are now expecting our first child this summer, and I'd love to be able to walk with her in a stroller into town. There are also lots of other families with small children in our neighborhood, and I'm sure they would love the added safety of a crosswalk.

If there was a crosswalk and signal at that light, it'd be easier for people to get to the businesses on Main Street, and it'd be easier for people up on Main Street to get to the movie theater and bowling alley. I'm sure all the businesses in town would be excited at the prospect of making it easier for locals to access their services.

Walking is great for your health and I think Gloucester could be much more walking-friendly!

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Highway 606 (farys mill road) is very highly travelled and is in a sad state of disrepair. The road needs to be entirely replaced.

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