Way back a few months ago, I wrote this article about Matt Candland.
What I didn’t know, because somehow our software screwed up, was that Mayor Mike Miller and Wiley Purkey, both of whom are mentioned in the article, left comments. I discovered the comments today mixed in with a bunch of spam comments about Viagra, which I’m pretty sure has nothing to do with Sykesville.
So here are their comments, and I thank them both.
Now, the mayor does mention that I made a $4 million mistake. I really don’t like making $4 million mistakes. So I’m going to blame Matt. Anyway, here you go.
Wiley Purkey 2012-08-17 05:16
I can’t believe that no one has commented on this brilliant article! Well researched, and well written. Matt will surely be missed, he was just about the only connection to the “Sykesville Vision” that was left. History will record the years from 1985 to 2006 as Sykesville’s “Golden Age”.
Mike Miller 2012-08-05 15:43
Excellent article, best read about Sykesville that I’ve seen in some time.
BUT that “free” intersection at 32 and Warfield was not free at all, like the article states. The Warfield Development Corporation has an outstanding 4 Million + dollar loan, backed by the Town, that is owed to the State and County and accruing interest each year. Where is that money coming from? Hmmmm…
Nevertheless, a GREAT thanks is deserved by all those who participated in bringing Sykesville back to life, including our excellent Town Manager, Matthew Candland.