E-town depot has historical significance
TO THE EDITORS:
It was with great sadness that we read the article in the Intell/New Era concerning Elizabethtown Borough's plan to destroy the historic train depot on Wilson Avenue.
The historical society wanted to refurbish the depot and use it as a museum/teaching tool for the public.
We're assuming most of borough council doesn't care because they are not originally from Elizabethtown. This depot is part of the heritage of Elizabethtown.
We also understand the borough will only be losing approximately 8-10 parking spaces (out of approximately 80 spaces) where the depot is now located.
Why wouldn't the borough want the historical society to refurbish the depot? Two things could be accomplished if the borough wasn't so dead-set against tearing the depot down. 1.) The borough would have its parking spaces and 2.) the depot would be refurbished and used for the public.
Why wouldn't council members want something like this, and why wouldn't they want to work with the historical society to make this happen and promote the history of Elizabethtown? It would be for the betterment of the community.
Please explain to us why the borough council holds so much animosity toward the historical society. We thought we voted council members in to work for the betterment of the community, not for their own agendas.
The "good ole boys" on council have to be right and win. Forget about the opportunity to have a museum built and bringing more business into town and having a working relationship with the historical society. But then, again, it's not a pizza shop or a beauty shop.
We have nothing in Elizabethtown. Look at Lititz and Mount Joy.
E-town Historical Society