Commissioners Pledge Funding To Land Preservation Program

Commissioners Pledge Funding To Land Preservation Program

SNOW HILL – County officials agreed to increase funding to an agricultural land preservation program.The Worcester County Commissioners voted 6-1, with Commissioner Ted Elder opposed, to commit roughly $64,000 to the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF) program. The commitment will ensure the county remains eligible for state funding toward easement acquisition.“When we put this… Read more »

Commissioners Want To Add Rental License Requirement To Boost Revenue

Commissioners Want To Add Rental License Requirement To Boost Revenue

SNOW HILL – Officials agreed to update Worcester County’s zoning code and explore rental licensing requirements this week.As the popularity of services such as Airbnb grows, the Worcester County Commissioners on Tuesday voted 5-1 to have staff update the county’s zoning code in order to establish rental license requirements.“This is a revenue generator the county… Read more »

County Considering Not Adhering To State Sprinkler Mandate

County Considering Not Adhering To State Sprinkler Mandate

SNOW HILL– The Worcester County Commissioners this week agreed to draft a document that could allow single-family homes to opt out of the state’s fire sprinkler requirement.On Tuesday, the commissioners voted unanimously to have county staff develop a new building permit that would allow those constructing single-family homes to opt out of the state requirement… Read more »

OC Mayor Attempts To Set Record Straight On City’s Boardwalk Property Position

OC Mayor Attempts To Set Record Straight On City’s Boardwalk Property Position

OCEAN CITY — Days after Ocean City decided to continue to pursue public ownership of an historic Boardwalk building, Mayor Rick Meehan fired off a strongly-worded statement defending the town’s position in the case.On Tuesday, after enduring the latest public backlash on the town’s motion for reconsideration filed with the Court of Special Appeals, Meehan… Read more »