Cecil Whig: Battle Brews Over History in Elkton

The Elkton Historic District Committee met with the mayor and commissioners to discuss the review board’s recommendation “that the town’s two-decades-old historical district should be eliminated,” the Cecil Whig reported today.  The standards the committee should operate under “are contained in a 200-page document that is incredibly detailed and restrictive in scope, down to the very minutiae of using period replica hardware,” the Whig quoted Josh Brown as saying.  Another member, Mark Clark, was reported to have said “that the historic district is hard to enforce, because Elkton has been ‘swiss-cheesed’ through the years.  There’s a bunch of holes where people tore buildings down for parking lots . . .”  Brown said to the elected leaders, “Do you want  to actually preserve history or do you want to commestically preserve it” he asked as he suggested that perhaps the town should consider adopting less detailed regulations that encourage citizens to be sympathetic to historical standards, through other avenues such as the municipal building and zoning code.

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4 responses to “Cecil Whig: Battle Brews Over History in Elkton

  1. General George Armstrong Custer reporting for paTROLL!

    Now I must say, that the Town of Elkton knew what they were doing when they tore down that old building next to the Main Street Pub. Yes sir. After that earthquake Tuesday that building might of fallen down on someone. It was a danger to the public!

    Well that’s all I have to say. Back to searching for the Smipkins. You need to watch out for them, nothing but trouble! You keep an eye out. But have no fear, the 7TH CAVALRY SHALL CATCH THEM AND SAVE THE DAY!

  2. Speaking of disastors, what’s the history of Cecil County and hurricanes? Being a newcomer to these parts, I am curious to know how often we are hit by these cyclones and how we have faired in their wake?

  3. Mr Dixon:

    I have been informed the Cecil County Patriots are having their meetings in the County Adminstration Building. I must say I was surprised to hear an organization was allowed to use the administration building. Would you know if this is correct? What authority would be needed? I would think the Democrat and Republican Clubs and the Central Committe would appreciate the same courtesy. Cecil County has many clubs and organizations that may be interested also. I would appreciate any informations you may have.

    Thank you!!

  4. Concerned Citizen:

    That’s news to us and we’re not aware of what the county policy is on political groups using county property. But we’ll move your query up to a regular post as a letter to the blog later this evening or early tomorrow morning. Also we’ll also make some inquires to see if we can verify the info and get answers.

    Thanks for writing in to Someone Noticed.

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