Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Joint Council Meeting of July 31st
Candidates for various Wicomico County elected offices appeared and gave short introduction speeches.
Rich Von Stetten from the Delaware Solid Waste Authority gave a talk about "voluntary" Curb Recycling. The Town government invited him to speak as they are considering going to the recycling program. It will of course cost the taxpayers a little more money to go to it but since when did the Town of Delmar give a shit about how much it would cost it's taxpayers after all they are just sheep to be sheared.
Three Ordinances were introduced as a first reading tonight. They were; an Abandon Vehicle Ordinance, a Noise Ordinance, and a Flood plain Ordinance. The ordinances were for the Maryland side but the Delaware elected officials followed a "me to" mentality and passed duplicate copies on the Delaware side. The introduction of the Noise Ordinance was interesting as it seems to aimed specifically at the Saturn Dealership.
Robert Wittig of Delmar Commons and the billboard. Mr. Wittig appeared and said he had an agreement with the sign owner that the billboard would be down by January 15th. He gave copies of the signed agreement to the elected officials.
Joanne Bushman thanked the Town for their help with the Saturn Dealership and the noise/traffic problem. She is from Holly Lake estates, which is not in the town limits, so non residents have gotten quicker and more effective treatment to their complain than myself, a town resident.
For once someone came forth not from an organized group to complain about the treatment of the Basketball court. This gentleman talked about the fact someone removed one of the two goal posts at the basketball court. He also discussed the shabby treatment the court receives and the lack of an intelligent outlook from the town regarding the basketball court. He stressed the number of people that play basketball and that not everyone was interested in baseball. I will address the basketball court in a separate post but this has also been discussed in a previous post. The Town Manager said she noticed the goalpost was missing, but she did nothing about it. It would appear the Town employees do not look for work or ways to improve the Town but wait for someone from the public to bring it to their attention. I have to wonder if any of them ride around town to even know what shape the town is in? I would be shocked to see any of them walking around town.
When I addressed the Mayor and council for my comments I spoke to them about the lack of street sweeping, curb painting and how bad the UpTown/downtown area looked and asked them why they didn't do something. I have been asking the same questions for over a year and the answer is the same "we are talking about the problems". Without a doubt this Delaware Mayor and council does the least of any group we have elected to office. With the exception of Diane Buckley I have never heard any of them bring up any problems in Delmar. I expressed my disgust with their inability to handle the appearance of the town to them.