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Fiscal Year 19 Budget Approved - Worcester County Retains Current Tax Rates

June 5, the Worcester County Commissioners approved the fiscal year 2018/2019 (FY19) Operating Budget of $190,030,719 in appropriations for the coming fiscal year.  This reflects a decrease of $8,901,956 or 4.7% less than the FY18 budget while requested expenditures of $211,611,999 have been reduced by $21.5 million.  Included in the revenue reduction is Room and Food Tax revenue totaling $15,140,419 which will be accounted for in a new Agency fund in order to meet recently passed Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 84, Fiduciary Activities (GASB 84).

Assateague Island Horse Census Results

Berlin, MD – The National Park Service has completed its May 2018 population census of the wild horses on Assateague Island. The total population of the Maryland herd is currently at 81 horses, including 21 stallions and 60 mares. One foal, a filly, was born the first week of April. Two horses have died since the last census, N2BM “Madeline Rose” and N9BFT-K “Dr. Jay”.

Worcester County Offices Closed Monday, May 28

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including all five Branch Libraries and Recreation and Parks, will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018, for the Memorial Day holiday. The Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers will also be closed.

The Shore Spirits Retail Liquor Store in Pocomoke will be open during standard hours of operation.

WCG offices will resume standard operating hours on Tuesday, May 29. WCG staff wish one and all a happy and safe holiday weekend.

Pocomoke River Bridge in Snow Hill Open

Rt. 12 is open in Snow Hill. Nassawango Road and Red House Roads are passable. Porters Crossing and Whiton Crossing remain closed due to high water. Roadways with standing water are dangerous, please exercise caution and be safe out there!

Multiple Roads around Snow Hill remain flooded

Due to the heavy rain at the end of last week multiple roads around Snow Hill remain flooded. Water on Rt. 12 near Down Under remains 3-4 feet deep as of 7 PM Sunday. As a result Snow Hill Rd. is closed as well as Porters Crossing and Whiton Crossing roads. Alternate routes should be considered for Monday’s commute as predictions are that it will take another 24 hours for the water to recede to where the road may be passable again.

Registration open for Worcester County Recreation and Parks Swim Lessons

Swimming is a great summer pastime. Since safety is key in and around water, Worcester County Recreation & Parks (WCRP) is offering three separate sessions of youth swim lessons during the 2018 summer season.

Classes are open to children ages 3 and up and will take place at the Shad Landing Pool in the Pocomoke River State Park in Snow Hill.

Each session will last two weeks and run Mondays through Thursdays. Fridays will serve as inclement weather make up days.

Registration open for Pocomoke River Summer Camp

Worcester County Recreation and Parks (WCRP) staff are pleased to announce the return of the Pocomoke River Camp, which is open to youth in grades fourth through eighth. 

Tourism Week in Worcester County

May 1, 2018 Gregory Purnell (front row, from left), Michael Day, Donna Abbott, Susan Jones, Lisa Challenger, and Melanie Pursel; and Denise Sawyer (second row, from left), Debbie Keitt, Ginger Flemmin

The Commissioners gathered with industry professionals from across the County to proclaim May 6-12, 2018 as Tourism Week in Worcester County and to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of Worcester County Tourism and its many state and local partners to grow tourism locally. Those pictured include Gregory Purnell (front row, from left), Michael Day, Donna Abbott, Susan Jones, Lisa Challenger, and Melanie Pursel; and Denise Sawyer (second row, from left), Debbie Keitt, Ginger Flemming, Barbara Tull, Isabel Morris, Karah Lacey, and Stacey Weisner; and Commissioners Chip Bertino (th

Low-Cost Spring rabies clinics available in Worcester County

Snow Hill, MD – The Worcester County Health Department has confirmed six rabies cases locally since the beginning of 2018, highlighting the importance of rabies awareness and proper pet vaccination. Rabies vaccination clinics are available in May in two locations in the county. Worcester Health encourages residents with unvaccinated pets, or pets whose vaccinations have lapsed and need a booster, to attend the low-cost clinics and to avoid contact with wild animals, particularly those who are acting sick or in an unusual manner.

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