Eichelman re-elected in Queen Anne
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.