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Georgetown Camping Ban Impacts Homeless

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With the ban on camping within the town limits of Georgetown there is concern that this may adversely affect the homeless in Sussex County.

WBOC reports that some of the homeless population finds shelter in the woods.

Jim Martiin, director of Shepherd’s Office, told the television station that the new ordinance punishes those who cannot afford a place to stay.

But, Town Manager Gene Dvornick said the goal is not to ban the homeless from camping but to create guidelines.

He added the camping is allowed on private property with the owner’s permission.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.