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.

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