Tomorrow the Town Of Delmar Delaware will ask you to vote at a special election so they can borrow $400,000. This will be combined with the $600,000 the Maryland side of town will throw into the pot to renovate the old town hall for a new police department. Do you think the two towns need a building that requires a million dollar plus renovation? I don't. I plan to vote NO tomorrow at the "election". It has been said that when it comes time for Delmar taxpayers to get up off their ass and participate in a town decision process then that is when the people show that Delmar spelled backward is Apathy and I believe that. My estimate of the vote tomorrow will be 15 Yes and 1 NO vote, so 16 people will decide your future tax bill.
I feel this project is going to cost far more then the Million they are currently talking. Back when they were talking about acquiring land and building an entirely new police station it estimated cost was less than the amount they are looking at renovating this building. I would think the town would have current examples of projects that are out of control (the "new" town hall and the Delaware/First street paving project) but yet they want the taxpayers to pay for one more. I still say the actual future costs of Maintenance contracts and insurance increases have not been analyzed properly and besides the loan amount and interest we will be hit hard with expenses from those items.
Delmar, Delaware Special Election
The Town of Delmar, Delaware will be holding a Special Election on Thursday, September 27,
2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Election will be held at the Town Hall located at 100 S.
Pennsylvania Avenue, Delmar, Maryland. The purpose of the Special Election is on whether the
Town should borrow an amount of money, not to exceed $400,000 to finance the Town’s share
of the construction costs associated with the renovation and alteration of the former municipal
building for its future use as a public safety building.
At this Special Election, every person who would be entitled to vote at a biannual election if
held on that day shall be entitled to one vote. To be eligible to vote in this upcoming special
election, persons must be a resident of the Town of Delmar, Delaware for at least six (6)
months prior to election and be the age of at least 18 years by date of election. Voter
registration applications are available at Town Hall. Voter registration deadline is Friday,
September 7, 2012. Registration is Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 100 S.
Pennsylvania Avenue, Delmar, MD.
Please contact Town Manager Sara Bynum-King with any questions at (302)846-2664 or
(410)896-2777, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.