Last night Commissioner Jablonski brought up the Elk Landing/recreation center issue. All the rumors zipping around town, was one concerns in her report. On that we agree, for there are many. Some of the major comments on rumor-related remarks from her and other officials included the following:
We’re trying to piece together what’s happening through filing Freedom of Information Act Requests, closely observing public meetings, checking with other stakeholders and state agencies, and wondering what’s going on in the closed door meetings they’ve held on property. But since there’s no official statement to alleviate the rumors, we’ll provide you with what we understand on it, based data mining that we’re able to do.
- They are trying to sell the building(s) at Elk Landing. Someone Noticed does not believe that one. We’ve not heard that, but Commissioner Jablonski apparently has.
- The mayor says he’s hearing from no one but us. That we don’t believe for we’re hearing lots of talk around town. Additionally Commissioner Jablonski seems to be hearing even more than we are. We’re not sure what circles the mayor travels in since he’s not hearing from people or apparently hearing all the rumors that Commissioner Jablonski is hearing.
- It’s going to be a Target Store. That one we’ve heard a lot from a wide range of sources. Our sources, we believe include the public meetings at town hall, but we’ll go back and check the video archive to see about that soon. Anyway Commissioner Jablonski says it is just a proposal for a commercial development of some sort that will affect part of Maryland’s Public Open Space.
- It’s 20 acres of Public Open Space. That one we’ve heard a lot, but that too was challenged last night. Well what is it then? Is it more or less or something else?
All of this confusion just goes to make the point, please tell the people what you’re trying to do with this project. Open sharing of information is simply good government, isn’t it?
Do the taxpayers have to depend on rumors and talk downtown? We’re trying to report it as best we can figure it out on this blog.