Someone Noticed has had some feedback that we’re falling behind on our budget of Elkton news. We haven’t forgotten our primary mission, the “411 on the Mayor and Commissioners of Elkton” and are fully aware of several stories that deserve attention. But county government keeps making what should have been a story that could have been straightened out by now grow more tangled so it has us distracted just a little.
We’ll get back to our budget of regular Elkton stories soon as there are some newsworthy happenings. Elkton’s working on finally getting its blight reduction policy in place and establishing an enforceable housing ordinance. The board discussed that at its last meeting, the one where citizens aren’t allowed to have input. This important matter caused a heated exchange when an interested member of the audience wasn’t allowed to provide some input or remarks. Elkton greatly restricts the time one is allowed to comment, that period usually occurring after the board has voted on a matter. But this piece of legislation probably requires a public hearing once it’s drafted.
We’re also aware of another lawsuit the town just lost and we also need to check in on where the federal suit stands to see if a date has been scheduled. Beside that there’s a full story that should be done about how many legal tangles the board has found itself in over the past three years, how many they’ve lost and how many are pending. The number of suits is the highest it has ever been for the town and one has to wonder what’s the cause of that?
So much news if someone would print it!
We’re working on it digitally and will be back with more Elkton news shortly. Also more to come on the county charter thing as the board has scheduled a public meeting to discuss the matter Tuesday morning.