Elkton moves public budget hearing to May 25
— The Elkton Board of Commissioners approved a motion to push back the public hearing date on the fiscal year 2017 budget Wednesday night, citing a need for more time for review.
Commissioner DJ VanReenen motioned to change the public introduction of the fiscal year 2017 budget from May 18 to May
— Vendors are needed for the first Land and Sea Outdoor Market to be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. May 14 at Marina Park.
The Port Deposit Chamber of Commerce is looking for businesses and family-friendly merchants to become vendors during the event, according to
25, which was also requested by Mayor Rob Alt.
VanReenen requested additional time for the board members to look at the proposed budget before the public hearing. He also suggested that the board receive the budget at least 30 days prior to the public hearing in order to have as many revenue projections included while leaving enough time for the necessary process.
Vendors needed for Port chamber event
Toni Lozzi with the chamber. Vendors cannot sell food, however. Spaces are $10. Vendors must bring their own table and chairs for the 10-by-10-foot space. Although held along the Susquehanna River, Lozzi said all the vendors would be on dry land.
Entertainers would be a
Town administrator Lewis George informed the board that the last day the budget can be approved without issue is June 10, or 20 days before the start of the next fiscal year, which begins July 1.
During the discussion, Commissioner Mary Jo Jablonksi said she believed the allotted two week review time was adequate and she was not in favor of extending the review period before welcome addition, she added.
“Technically, we do not need entertainers but we would love if any would like to come,” she said. “It would be a great way to encourage visitors.”
For more contact Lozzi 5117. information, at 717-683- the public hearing.
Alt said he will give the board members a copy of his proposed budget, which the commissioners will be able to cut from but not add to, on May 11. The public will have access to the proposed budget on May 20, according to the town’s website.
The budget will be introduced at the public hearing on at 7 p.m. May 25 at town hall — a day after the commissioner election. With the filing date closed, incumbents Charles Givens and Earl Piner are being challenged by Chris Zeauskas, the former chair of the Cecil County Republican Central Committee and a former County Council candidate, and Robert Gorman, a former member of the county’s charter transition team and outspoken critic of elected county and town officials.
The budget is scheduled to be considered at 7 p.m. June 8.