Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Big Thanks

I just wanted to give a huge shout out of THANKS to all who came and supported the market at the borough council meeting this evening.  It is amazing to have such a wonderful community supporting the market, we couldn't be more appreciative.

I also need to say a special HUGE thank you for the wonderful letter written from President and CEO, Stephen Wolfe, of IRMC in support of moving the market to IRMC Park.  His letter received a round of applause from the public tonight.

Unfortunately the motion to approve or even discuss our topic this evening was tabled by a 7 to 5 vote.  The 7 who voted to table the discussion of the proposal were Brickelmyer, DeChurch, Hartman, Jones, Petrosky, Thompson, and Thorell.  Those in favor of discussing our proposal and even possibly approving us tonight were Hood, Lancaster, Smith, Adcock, and Broad.  It was tabled because they needed more information from their staff on how much it would cost to close that small section of road...

We were asked to attend yet another Community Development meeting on March 17 to discuss this further.  Council member Adcock asked, after the 17th meeting, if council could hold a special meeting March 18 to vote yes or no on our relocation to give the market adequate time to prepare for our season.  Again the same 7 above members (Brickelmyer, DeChurch, Hartman, Jones, Petrosky, Thompson, and Thorell) voted "no" to holding a special meeting after we meet on the 17.

The next meeting we will be attending is March 17.  The earliest we'll know whether we get approval or not will be April 8...

Overall I am frustrated with the outcome of the meeting, and tired of all the run around, but it is heartwarming to see and hear all the support from our community.  If you live in the borough and support our farmers market, call your council member and let them know that their community supports this!!

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