We’re listening to remarks the Mayor and Commissioners are making at the Wednesday workshop right now. The Mayor opened the meeting by saying, “We need to take this idea of a land swap [Elk Landing] off the table right now. Let’s agree on that, okay.” Based on what they’ve heard about costs that are coming down the road for the municipality and the burden this will create for Elkton taxpayers, he thought they should take this off the table because the town couldn’t afford it. The water and sewer plant and a few other projects were mentioned as major initiatives that are going to be far more costly to the town than anticipated. At some point in this discussion Commissioner Jablonski asked him to clarify what he meant by the land swap. Out of that discussion he seemed to indicate that he was actually referring to the larger issue, the recreation center. Commissioner Piner said he was okay with that as long as they got back to it in a few years when more money was available. After that no one objected or made any other remarks, so it appears the issue is off-the-table right now.
Whatever the case, this is good news for the moment. We’ll need to listen to the audio recording to report on this fully, but we’ll want to get a bulletin out the blogosphere right now.