Monday, March 30, 2009
The Elkton Chamber and Alliance would like to congratulate Mr. David Holden of the Ingerman Group on being selected as 1 of only 5 projects to be selected for the December 2008 Competitive Funding Round Winners for Rental Housing Funds (RHF). The Economic Restructuring Committee of the Elkton Chamber & Alliance worked closely with Mr. Holden to support this project. Twenty nine applications were received by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
The Elkton Senior Housing Project will have 60 units housing 90 residents with one and two bedroom apartments available. At least one resident in each apartment must be 62 years old. The rent in the new complex will range from about $448 - $763.
The new unit will still need to go through the Elkton Planning Commission and will start construction within twelve months once everything is approved. This new unit will definitely help to revitalize the downtown with more residential units. Another added benefit to the Elkton community is that the Ingerman Group has stated they would like to use local services to complete the construction.
There has already been a lot of interest in the new project with people calling wanting more information on the apartments and how to get on a waiting list. The Ingerman Group will be creating a website that will soon be available to answer all your questions.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Last night was our 2008 Citizen of the Year Banquet honoring Mr. Harry C. Brown of American Home and Hardware. We had a fantastic crowd of about 160 friends and well wishers there to congratulate Mr. Brown on his success. The highlight of the evening was Mr. Tom Brown presenting the award to his brother. He also told an interesting story of when they were younger and Harry told his siblings that if they planted a cheerio, the next day a donut would sprout.
Mr. Brown was definitely deserving of this great honor for everything he has done for the community over the years. Harry is a past coach and umpire for the Elkton Little League, past member of the Founding Board of Directors of the Cecil Heating Assistance Program, past member of the Board of Directors of the Elkton Chamber of Commerce, serving for 3 years as chairman of the Elkton Halloween parade, past Sunday school teacher, past member and chairman of the Board of Trustees of Leeds United Methodist Church, past member of the Board of Directors for Mount Aviat Academy, past president of the Sunset Point Open Space Maintenance Corporation, past vice-president/c0-owner of American Home Fuels, Inc., and was awarded the Boy Scouts of America Cecil District Distinguished Citizen of the Year award in 1997.
The Elkton Chamber & Alliance is proud to add Mr. Brown to the distinguished list of Citizens of the Year.