Real Estate Developer – John Kotoski

John Kotoski is the operations manager of the River Run Development and golf course.  He shares his views on how development and open space can work together to help the environment. He also describes how responsible development works to help the economy.

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LetsBeShore is a project of the Maryland Humanities Council's Practicing Democracy program, bringing together multiple perspectives for passionate and respectful dialogue about land use and agriculture and their effect on water quality along Maryland's Eastern Shore.
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7 Responses to Real Estate Developer – John Kotoski

  1. Development needs to be done responsibly. Can the land support the development? Critical areas must be maintained and not rezoned for development. Creeks in this area have been rated D+ in health. What can residents do to better this grade? We all need education. We love our crabs and waterfowl. Economically they support the county. We want them forever. Let’s each of us contribute to the future of our ecosystem by saving them.

    • john kotoski says:

      Development is done responsibly since we follow both State and federal guidelines when it comes to land clearing, storm water and sewer/water. We also follow wetland and critical area issues during the permit process. The poor rating of a specific creek is not being caused by a the development process.

  2. While WIPS are important, he doesn’t address if the homes are on septic systems. Septics pollute also.

  3. River Run Manager is well respected and the development is well managed. River Run is a well planned community with package plant for waste water treatment, a real example of how development can be done well!

  4. john kotoski says:

    Yes we have an onsite sewer system that was built by us then turned over to Worcester County. We also have spray irrigation.

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  6. Dialogue Event Participant says:

    I don’t agree with John Kotoski, the golf course manager. Golf courses are notorious sources of Nitrogen and phosphorous in the landscape, and I’d challenge him to prove that water leaves cleaner than it enters his golf course.

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