O.C. Council Adopts $120M Budget

OCEAN CITY – Resort officials took another crack at the budget this week with a second reading of the fiscal year 2008 budget. After reviewing past and current discussion of issues surrounding the budget, a formal adoption of the budget was made. The mayor and council on Monday unanimously passed the fiscal year 2008 budget… Read more »

Worcester County Budget

SNOW HILL – While the Worcester County Commissioners just passed the fiscal year 2008 (FY 2008) budget Tuesday, the looming state deficit may throw a wrench into the carefully balanced plan for the county’s finances. The state of Maryland reportedly faces a $1.4 billion shortfall, with Governor Martin O’Malley directing that an initial cut of… Read more »

Major Showell Project on Hold For Now

SNOW HILL – In another twist to the ongoing saga of the ADC Builders development in Showell, the developer has asked the county to put the process on hold.ADC attorney Mark Cropper hand-delivered a letter to Worcester County staff on Tuesday morning, just a few hours before the County Commissioners would have considered ADC’s request… Read more »

Downtown Height Regulations Approved

OCEAN CITY – The recent changes in downtown height limitations resulting from concern for preserving the downtown area were amended further this week at the City Council meeting Monday evening. Last month the City Council began discussion over the concern for rising heights in the downtown area. In an effort to preserve the historic charm… Read more »

County Debates Billboard Removal

SNOW HILL – Fears that language in the Route 50 and Route 113 corridor plans would obligate the county to pay for billboard removals prompted county elected officials to make changes to give property owners a choice between billboards and other signs.Previous language in the plans made billboard removal mandatory during development or redevelopment, but… Read more »

O.C. Drive-By Shooter Pleads Guilty

SNOW HILL- A Millsboro, Del. man in Circuit Court on Wednesday facing attempted murder charges for a drive-by shooting in Ocean City in May 2006 pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and now faces a maximum of 20 years in jail pending the outcome of a pre-sentence investigation. Kyle Combs, 21, of Millsboro, was in Circuit… Read more »