The Mayor and commissioners of Elkton have announced that the board will meet in a workshop session Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 4:00 p.m. at the town hall. That’s the extent of the announcement so we’re unable to provide readers with information on the public policy matters the board is going to consider since they don’t publicize that information.
As we’ve said many times, it would be helpful for better government in Elkton, if the political leaders informed the public about subjects under discussion. Other towns in Cecil County find it helpful to inform citizens about what’s going on and they allow them to comment at workshops. This failure to inform the public is one of the elements that created problems when the mayor and commissioners approved a fee waiver on a Collins Street Property.
A former five term mayor of Elkton, Jim Crouse, trying to comprehend (as was everyone else in the audience) a decision the board had made at its last workshop commented, “We don’t even know what you’re approving,” as he referenced the action that surprised audience members. That board action is now resulting in another legal proceeding against the town as two citizens ask the court to issue an injunction.