Today in a general election for a Delmar Delaware Mayor and two Councilpeople, 40 citizens from Delmar Delaware went across the state line into Maryland and voted. Good for those 40, shame on the several hundred who did not vote. I understand Robert Thompson received 37 votes, William Boyan received 16 and Alan Littleton received 27 votes. This has to be the lowest number of voters in a general election since I have been in Delmar.
In the special Joint Council meeting at 7:30 after the election Mayor Houlihan tried to put a positive spin on by saying the number of voters were an improvement over the 35 who voted in the loan approval election last week. WTF?
In the special Joint Council meeting the Delaware side approved the $400,00 loan and will sign papers for 30 years at 6% with the bank of Delmarva.
Woody Payne and Stephanie Ring were missing from this meeting.
Next they approved the bid of Terra development for $959,990 to renovate the old town hall for a police station. In the next following two minutes they approved an amendment to the bid, increasing it to $965,550. Does this come as a surprise?