Eichel­man re-elected in Queen Anne

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QUEEN ANNE — Queen Anne Town Com­mis­sioner Martin M. Eichel­man is be­gin­ning a new term on the town board.

Eigh­teen votes were cast in the town elec­tion Mon­day, April 4, and all 18 were for Eichel­man, who was run­ning un­op­posed, said Clerk Trea­surer Kamie Mech.

There is no pro­vi­sion in the town char­ter to can­cel an elec­tion if it is an un­con­tested race, so the elec­tion was held as sched­uled.

“We were ex­cited about how many came out. It was a good turn out,” Mech said.

There are around 80 house­holds in the town lim­its, Mech said. The 2010 cen­sus showed a town pop­u­la­tion of 222.

This will be Eichel­man’s fourth three- year term on the board.

“I’m glad the peo­ple feel I’ve been do­ing a good job,” he said in an in­ter­view. “I thank the peo­ple for their sup­port.”

Eichel­man said top pri­or­i­ties of the town are in­sur­ing that ev­ery­thing is in com­pli­ance with Crit­i­cal Ar­eas Com­mis­sion in the vicin­ity of Tuck­a­hoe Creek, and work­ing with the State High­way Ad­min­is­tra­tion on a planned streetscape project. He said cur­rent plans call for that to be­gin af­ter the du­al­iza­tion of Route 404 is com­pleted, per­haps some­time in 2018.

Eichel­man is pres­i­dent of East­ern Shore Con­crete Con­struc­tion, based in Queen Anne.

There are three mem­bers of the town com­mis­sion, each elected to three­year terms on a stag­gered ba­sis. In ad­di­tion to Eichel­man, there is Mayor Randy Esty — cho­sen to that po­si­tion by his col­leagues — and Mark L. Turner. Turner’s cur­rent term runs through April 2017 and Esty’s cur­rent term runs through April 2018. Elec­tions are held the first Mon­day in April.

The com­mis­sion­ers meet the first Mon­day of Fe­bru­ary, April, June, Au­gust, Oc­to­ber, and De­cem­ber. The meet­ings be­gin at 7 p.m. at the Queen An­neHills­boro Fire De­part­ment on First Street in Queen Anne.

Queen Anne was in­cor­po­rated in 1953. Part of it is in Queen Anne’s County and part in Tal­bot County. It is sep­a­rated from the Town of Hills­boro, which is in Caro­line County, by Tuck­a­hoe Creek.

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