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changed to “B-2” General Business, in order to permit the fertilizer company to relocate their office across the road from its present location.
••• The Kent Island Lions Club has addressed a letter to the District Engineer of the Army’s Baltimore District Corps of Engineers on the subject of the location of the proposed Chesapeake Bay Hydraulic Model.
One of the sites under prime consideration is at Matapeake on Kent Island and the Lions Club stated they thought the Chesapeake Bay Model should be located on the Chesapeake Bay with the most logical construction site at Matapeake because:
1. The land is already owned by the state. 2. It’s location is readily accessible from Baltimore, Washington and Annapolis. 3. The location at Matapeake is adjacent to a branch of the Chesapeake Bay Affairs which would make for close cooperative efforts in related fields. 4. Kent Island has housing developments to accommodate management personnel and others; likewise recreational facilities for water sports, boating, golf, etc. 5. Kent Island has five churches to care adequately for the spiritual needs of new residents. 6. Located adjacent toi the Bay Bridge which is itself a tourist attraction, the model would be an added attraction in close proximity, just off U.S. Route 50/301. 7. Tourists viewing the model will be well oriented with the By Bridge in sight as well as the Naval Experiment Towers and the Severn, South and West rivers.
••• Two towns voted Monday under new charter changes electing commissioners for “staggered” terms of three, two and one year.
Nearly 100 citizens of Sudlersville voted in the Town Office from 4 to 7 p.m. for three commissioners — returning two incumbents to office and naming one new man.
Incumbent Lemuel Benton was returned for the three-year term; newcomer Foster A. Smith will serve two years, and J. Ralph Graham, also an incumbent, will serve for one year.
Every year from now on, citizens will vote for one man for a three-year term.
In Queenstown, a total of 53 citizens cast ballots for the three commissioners who were already in office.
Linden Gabler received 50 votes and will serve the three-year term; William Walbert, 43, for two years; and Robert Meyers, 37 votes, and will serve one year.