The February Delmar Joint Town Council Meeting was held last night. All Delaware Council members were present including Woody Payne. This public meeting was over with about 8:35 PM, at which time to council went into executive session. There was a good turnout of the "Public", mostly friends and family coming to see two people sworn in to the Maryland Board of Zoning appeal. My usual disclaimer is I am not part of the council and what I write is my personal views, not the minutes, of the meetings. It is also just the parts I want to comment on or write about. If you want to know the real story, go to the meeting.
Some items of interest to me were;
The mention of the passing of Rick Lizotte, a previous councilperson.
These two Gentlemen were sworn on to the Maryland Board Of Zoning Appeal.
They were sworn in by Mayor Carl Anderton, Jr
The Maryland side of town passed resolution 2012-02-27 adoption of Wicomico County 2011 Hazard Mitigation plan as the Hazard plan for Delmar. Don't know how the people in Delmar Maryland will know what it consist of - maybe it is just for elected officials.
DNREC asked if Delmar, Delaware wanted to be sprayed for Mosquitoes from March to November at no charge to the town (since we pay Delaware taxes I would hope not) The Mayor and councilperson approved spraying for mosquitoes.
Delmar Delaware Resolution 2012-02-27 was passed allowing a special election for a bond issuance for a backup well in the amount $375,800.
Woody Payne (yes he was there) asked what was happening on the LeCates Building. The usual runaround excuses were given. This time Chris Mills is having a problem with the naming of the LLC to own the building, should be settled by next month.
Delmar Delaware Vice Mayor Mary Lee Pase mentioned her car (parked in her driveway) was robbed of a DVD player in the afternoon yesterday. You know she lives close to the postoffice so people are constantly going and coming but no one stopped the robbery.
A couple of amusing remarks were given by the Newbie elected Maryland Officials;
Commissioner Mike Gibb said he was happy to see so many people in the audience last night and he looked forward to the time when there will be Standing Room Only at a Town hall meeting. Based on my experience the last thing you want to see is a SRO crowd at town hall. It usually is a lynch mob that has turned out to complain and harass the town workers and elected officials due to some problem in town.
Commissioner Stephanie Ring was amazed that there was not even a quorum at the Delmar Revitalization Committee. Welcome to the rest of Delmar Stephanie. A fifteen minute discussion followed as to why no one will volunteer for groups that are trying to help Delmar. A rehash of previous discussions was given on ways to encourage people to volunteer.