Proposed Change In Parking Rules Divides Planning Commission; Attorneys Argue Redevelopment Will Be ‘Stifled’ If Passed

Proposed Change In Parking Rules Divides Planning Commission; Attorneys Argue Redevelopment Will Be ‘Stifled’ If Passed

OCEAN CITY — Resort planners this week took no action on a proposed code change that could eliminate or at least limit special exceptions for parking amid concerns it could stifle redevelopment projects in town.For the last few months, the Ocean City Planning Commission and staff have been exploring ways to tighten certain loopholes and… Read more »

County Exploring Options After Expensive Treatment Plant Malfunction

SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Commissioners agreed to have their attorney explore potential recourse in the wake of equipment problems at the Riddle Farm Wastewater Treatment Plant.On Tuesday, staff presented the commissioners with an update regarding ongoing problems caused by faulty equipment at the Riddle Farm Wastewater Treatment Plant. Expressing concern for the $100,000… Read more »

Heiser Sworn In As Worcester County’s First Female State’s Attorney

Heiser Sworn In As Worcester County’s First Female State’s Attorney

SNOW HILL – Veteran prosecutor Kris Heiser was sworn in as the first female state’s attorney for Worcester County this week.On Monday, Heiser was instated as the new Worcester County state’s attorney in front of a standing room-only crowd.Heiser defeated challenger William McDermott with 51 percent of the vote to win her seat in June’s… Read more »

Portion Of New Room Tax Revenue Could Be Dedicated To Youth Sports Marketing; Tourism Committee Supports Half-Percent Room Tax Hike

Portion Of New Room Tax Revenue Could Be Dedicated To Youth Sports Marketing; Tourism Committee Supports Half-Percent Room Tax Hike

OCEAN CITY — Tourism officials last week renewed the debate over increasing the room tax in Ocean City by a half a percentage point, leading to a larger discussion about the future branding of the resort.During last week’s Tourism Committee meeting, the debate over potentially increasing the room tax in Ocean City from the current… Read more »

Wicomico Nursing Home Concerns Addressed

SALISBURY – While the future of a county-owned nursing home remains uncertain, officials this week assured community members they would work toward a solution that preserves jobs and services.On Tuesday, members of the community came before the Wicomico County Council once again to make their case for keeping the Wicomico Nursing Home under county ownership.In… Read more »