Wicomico To Use Federal Grant For Major Civic Center Upgrades

Wicomico To Use Federal Grant For Major Civic Center Upgrades

SALISBURY – Acting Wicomico County Executive John Psota stood in front of the 42-year-old Wicomico Civic Center on Thursday, May 19, and told stakeholders how a $5.5 million federal grant will make major venue improvements possible.The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced the award this week. The American Rescue Plan Act grant… Read more »

Resort Council Approves Stacked Parking Code Changes To Help Downtown Redevelopment Projects

OCEAN CITY — After considerable debate, resort officials this week approved a proposed code amendment allowing for tandem, or stacked parking, with a valet system for some major downtown redevelopment projects including the proposed Margaritaville project.The Mayor and Council reviewed the changes Monday after the town’s planning commission in April held a public hearing on… Read more »

Ocean City Approves $156M Budget

OCEAN CITY — With little further discussion, the Mayor and Council on Monday approved on second reading the fiscal year 2023 budget with the property tax rate set at the constant yield.The proposed budget sets the property tax rate at the constant yield of .4526 per $100 of assessed value. The constant yield is the… Read more »

Ordinance To Allow Bulls At Inlet Lot

OCEAN CITY – One week after ironing out some details to green light the inaugural professional bull riding event in June, resort officials this week passed an emergency ordinance altering the town’s policy on non-domesticated animals on public property.The Mayor and Council had before them on Monday an emergency ordinance that would amend a section… Read more »

County Postpones Pay Plan Adoption

SALISBURY – Citing the need for amendments, county officials this week agreed to postpone the adoption of a new classification and pay plan for Wicomico employees.On Tuesday, the Wicomico County Council held a public hearing on the adoption of a new county classification and pay plan, which will provide certain changes to pay grades and… Read more »

Wicomico Postpones Budget Adoption

SALISBURY – County leaders this week voted to postpone the adoption of Wicomico’s annual budget.On Tuesday, the Wicomico County Council voted to extend the date for the adoption of the annual budget and appropriation bull from June 1 to June 15.While the county charter calls for the council to adopt a budget and appropriation bill… Read more »

Resort Sports Award Winners Recognized

Resort Sports Award Winners Recognized

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department this week feted the winners of the regional Good Sports Coach of the Year and Co-Players of the Year with a special ceremony at City Hall on Monday.Each year, the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department nominates candidates for the regional Mid-Atlantic Recreation and Parks… Read more »