From Cecil Times —–
When a private, profit-making developer proposed turning a series of dilapidated and vacant properties on High Street into a modern apartment building for senior citizens, Elkton town officials could hardly contain their joy. Little did they know then that the project would bring them controversy, a court challenge, and a lot of headaches.
The Elkton Alliance, whose executive director Mary Jo Jablonski was and is also a town commissioner, could barely contain its glee in 2009 when the Ingerman Group, of Cherry Hill, N.J., moved up in the state’s priority list for federal housing assistance. (See link here:) http://elktonalliance.blogspot.com/2009/03/high-street-senior-apartments.html
A majority of the town board has moved heaven and earth, as well as town ordinances, to accomodate the project, as documented in town meeting minutes and Circuit Court proceedings brought by critics who questioned the way the town handled the project.