Talbot County has issued permits for exactly 9,487 white Adirondack lawn chairs, all but twenty-seven of which are situated within thirty feet of the shoreline. No more than 0.2% have ever been occupied at any one time. OK, once in 1947, 2.1% were occupied, but that was on a glorious holiday afternoon when there was no ballgame on the radio. And fewer chairs back then.
For those curious about the status of the petition asking the County Council to rescind Resolution 281 (which gave the green light to Trappe East) “without prejudice,” the Council still refuses to hear it, and has about twenty days to file an answer to the complaint filed with the Talbot County Circuit Court. We too are not going away, and expect to be heard.
George Merrill, friend and Spy writer, yesterday gave us all a gift. His column captures the human condition so beautifully, and I hope you caught it. George wrote, “They gave us something important we needed…,” and I think that’s just what he does whenever he sets pen to paper. The gift of perspective.
Dan Watson is the former chair of Bipartisan Coalition For New Council Leadership and has lived in Talbot County for the last twenty-five years.