Attendance at Elkton Town Meetings provide some remarkable and valuable insights. Here, for example, is one of several important items that caught my attention at the Aug 6 meeting.
Mayor Fisona asked to reappoint the long-term chairman of the planning commission, David Wiseman, to the planning board. When the mayor called for the vote, Commissioner Storke asked Mayor Fisona why he sent a letter dismissing Chairman Wiseman and then reversed himself at the last minute. In Storke’s comments he indicated that he was pleased with the services of the chair and he went on to personally thank him for serving the town so very well. The commissioner also questioned why the resignation letter was sent without first meeting with Wiseman to discuss the dismissal and why other members of the town board weren’t asked about this action.
Unusual for Elkton town meetings, the room was nearly full for this meeting and Commissioner Storke received a lot round of applause from many members of the public attending this meeting.