Worcester County Hosting Listening Sessions for Comprehensive Critical Area Code Update

Snow Hill, Maryland (October 8, 2021) – As part of the Comprehensive Critical Area Code updating process, Worcester County Environmental Programs staff will host two public listening sessions on October 20 and 27, 2021. 

This draft legislation, which was introduced by the commissioners on September 21, represents a comprehensive rewrite of the existing law.

“The draft bill simply codifies the combination of the two existing programs, Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area program and Chesapeake Bay Critical Area program, and provides updates in accordance with State law changes that are already enforced by staff,” Environmental Programs Director Bob Mitchell said. “It does not address or include any additional regulations over and above that which we already must apply or have been agreed to in prior local amendments to this code.”

The listening sessions will be opportunities for Worcester County citizens to ask questions, share ideas, and provide input. All are welcome to attend and participate in the sessions. The sessions will take place at the following locations:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Ocean Pines Branch Library meeting room at 11107 Cathell Road, Berlin.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 5-7 p.m. in the Worcester County Government Center, 1St Floor meeting room at 1 West Market Street, Snow Hill.

For more information please contact Jenelle Gerthoffer at jgerthoffer@co.worcester.md.us or 410-632-1220.