Sunday, March 22, 2015
Comment From Marc Kilmer, Wicomico County Council
Today, I voted with five other council colleagues against delaying Phase 3 of the Bennett Middle School project. It was a difficult vote, because I agree with the concept of re-purposing buildings. However, good ideas do not always work in specific circumstances. That's the case here. Contracts have already been signed to complete Phase 3. We were facing uncertain legal issues, had no idea whether any cost savings would result, and were presented with no plan on how to accomplish re-purposing. I commend the county executive for bringing this idea up. If this vote had been held a year ago, I would have agreed to the delay. But it was too late in the process to do it for this project. My desire to save taxpayer money is clear. In this case, though, I did not think what was being proposed was a workable way of doing it. Anyone who has questions about my vote or the BMS project can reply here, message me, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll be happy to discuss it further with anyone.
at 3/22/2015 08:00:00 AM