Improving downtown Taneytown was on the minds of those asking questions at a recent in-person forum for the four candidates running for three seats on Taneytown’s City Council.

Barbara Cook and incumbents Diane Foster, Judith Fuller and Joe Vigliotti were peppered with questions from audience members and from emails and texts from those watching the Community Media Center’s broadcast. The April 14 forum was sponsored by the Taneytown Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Bob Miller with Chamber President Chris Tillman assisting.

Taneytown’s election is set for May 3, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Taneytown Police Station.

City residents seem to be most concerned about parking downtown, big trucks rumbling down Main Street (Md. 140), and attracting and retaining downtown businesses.

Each candidate was asked to make a case for their election.

Foster stressed economic development, noting there’s been none for the pandemic-stricken past 13 months, but said that after having hired a new economic development director, “we look forward to resurrecting the business community in Taneytown and bringing in new business.”

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