County Finds $327K To Balance Budget

SNOW HILL – The Worcester County budget was balanced this week through putting off or downscaling some construction projects, but without lay-offs, furloughs or other drastic action.The Worcester County Commissioners made the decision during a budget work session Wednesday. “You will note we are $327,000 in the hole and we are trying to fill that,”… Read more »

County Rezoning Public Hearing Set

SNOW HILL – Citizens will finally get their chance to weigh in on proposed rezoning regulations meant to implement the 2006 Worcester County Comprehensive Plan at a public hearing Tuesday night.The hearing will be held at 7 p.m. in the County Commissioners meeting room in the Government Center building in Snow Hill. The county’s updated… Read more »

County’s Department Merge Calls For Layoffs

SNOW HILL – Sources say the Worcester County Commissioners are planning to consolidate the Comprehensive Planning, Development Review and Permitting and Environmental Programs departments, laying off 12 staffers, a decision made during a closed session on Tuesday.Neither the Worcester County Commissioners nor county staff has officially confirmed the vote, which was taken in closed session… Read more »

OC Police Seek Leads On Wanted Man

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City police remain on the lookout this week for a man wanted in both Maryland and Pennsylvania who was positively identified in the resort weeks ago and may have been seen again last weekend.OCPD officers this week continue to search for a man identified as Dallas Jabbar Roman, 29, who is… Read more »

Ocean City News In Brief

In-Car Cameras ApprovedThe City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to allow the Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) to use $47,746 in grant money to fund a pilot program that would see the installation of five Panasonic cameras in five police cruisers.The process apparently began in October of 2007, as a group of OCPD officials reviewed… Read more »