Tuesday, September 29, 2009
The Delmar Joint Council September Meeting
The councils were basking in the results of a successful Sesquicentenntial week so there was no deep discussion of anything last night. Among the items discussed were;
The adoption of the Delmar Maryland Comprehensive Plan.
The Salisbury Wicomico Metropolitan Planning Organization(MPO) Traffic study - one possibility is a stop sign being added to Chestnut street another possibility is the 35 mph sign on Bi-state Blvd being moved back south about a block.
The Maryland State Treasurer is requiring Delmar to establish a Debt management Policy
Public Works is reporting a number of water leaks around town
Mayor Outten gave the results of the Public Hearing for the proposed casino (Say NOcasiNO) 41 people signed in the log, 18 expressed an opinion, 6 in favor of the casino, 10 opposed to the casino, 2 undecided. In a show of hands 58 people signified, 27 in favor of the casino, 25 opposed to the casino 6 undecided. When the five written comments (against the casino) they decided 27 were in favor of the casino and 30 opposed. Since the Delaware council didn't get the vote in favor of the casino they were hoping for they have re-scheduled another public hearing at the fire hall for Wednesday October 21st at 7 PM. This way if they can muster enough people to appear in favor of it they can approve the casino at the October meeting.
You're not going to even seriously run for office in Delmar unless you are willing to give the PD whatever they want.
You can see it if you watch closely as to who votes for what and how they vote.
One of my neighbors is on there and I know for sure they got there because of the PD's help.