(2/1) The Emmitsburg Mayor and
Commissioners formalized an update process with their planner that should
improve communications between the town and the planner.
The town commissioners asked Planner
Christopher Jakubiak to attend their Jan. 17 meeting to update them on his
work. A lack of communications had left some of the commissioners uneasy about
what their money was being spent on.
“I’m never sure how these requests are
communicated,” said Board President Chris Staiger. Later, he added, “What we
found happens is when we try to follow up on something, it’s hard to get
Jakubiak provided the commissioners with
an update on his work on the comprehensive plan, alternative road connection,
sign ordinance and adequate public facilities ordinance. He also reminded the
town that his contract calls for 20-30 hours a month on town business.
“The comprehensive plan is supposed to be
his main effort,” Town Manager Dave Haller said. “That is why others may seem
to fall by the wayside.”
Staiger agreed that the comprehensive plan
should remain Jakubiak’s main focus. He asked if it would be possible for the
commissioners to get a monthly progress report.
“That will keep us from getting wrong
footed and perhaps a little frustrated,” Staiger said.
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