Talbot County Year in Review with Chuck Callahan

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Editor’s note: Over the last five weeks, the Talbot Spy has been conducting individual “year in review” interviews with members of the Talbot County Council to discuss the highlights and disappointments in 2015 as well as significant challenges for 2016. We finish the series with Council member Chuck Callahan.

Chuck Callahan joined Jennifer Williams in 2015 as the two young freshmen in their new role on the Talbot County Council. While Chuck has built four successful businesses, and watched with great interest the workings of county government for decades, he notes that nothing could have possibly prepared him for the complexity and the hard work that goes into governing Talbot County.

In his interview with the Spy, Callahan talks in detail about the challenge that came the Council’s way last year with the introduction of zoning ordinance 1305 as well as the Council’s difficult decision to keep the controversial “Talbot Boys” memorial on the courthouse lawn in Easton. Chuck also goes into a significant discussion about the Talbot County 2015 comprehensive plan and responds to criticism that he is supporting revisions that would lead to inappropriate development in the rural western part of the county.

This video is approximately thirteen minutes in length 

 

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Letters to Editor

  1. Willard Tod Engelskirchen says:

    Perhaps it was because of editing, but I found a lack of clarity in this presentation. Nonetheless, as a resident of Bozman, I learned for the first time that sewers were on my horizon. If sewers are put out here, and development is allowed on small lots, the character of my community will change in a negative way. There is only one road out here. Route 33 is the only way to Easton. We need more infrastructure and there is no space to put it.
    St. Michaels did not build a bypass. The intersection of 33 and 322 will be overburdened very soon. There is no solution with a large increase in population. If I had wanted to move to Glen Burni, I would have moved there.
    I wrote an email. I got no response from Mr. Callahan.
    We need to nominate and elect County Council members who are into smart growth and the preservation of our communities.

  2. Richard Calkins says:

    With all due respect, Callahan’s responses re the Comp plan were, charitably, unclear. What was clear that the Council “didn’t spent much time’ on the Talbot Boys decision, which only reinforces their antipathy for the NAACP and their supporters. What an insult.

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