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First Responders Invited to Register for feed the Frontline Chicken Giveaway

Thanks to a generous donation from Mountaire Farms, Worcester County Recreation and Parks (WCRP), in partnership with Worcester Goes Purple, is giving away 500 free bags of boneless chicken thighs to local first responders. This giveaway will take place at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill on Friday, May 8 from 3 – 7 p.m. 

Commissioners to Consider Revised FY21 Budget at May 5 Public Hearing

Snow Hill, Maryland – (April 27, 2020): Based on the potential financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Worcester County Commissioners have accepted a revised Requested FY21 Worcester County Operating Budget. This revised budget more accurately reflects the currently forecast economic conditions and brings the expenditure requests of county departments and agencies in line with revised revenue projections.

Worcester County Notice of a Proposed Real Property Tax Increase


        The Board of County Commissioners of Worcester County proposes to increase real property taxes.

        1.  For the tax year beginning July 1, 2020, the estimated real property assessable base will increase by 2.1% from $15,734,438,820 to $16,061,877,029.

        2.  If Worcester County maintains the current tax rate of $0.845 per $100 of assessment, real property tax revenues will increase by 2.1% resulting in $2,766,853 of new real property tax revenues.

Worcester County Accepting Donations of Personal Protective Equipment

Snow Hill, Maryland – (April 20, 2020): Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) is collecting donations of unopened personal protective equipment (PPE). PPE needs include but are not limited to N-95 masks, surgical masks, powered air purifying respirators (PAPRs), impermeable gowns, medical gloves, hand sanitizer, eye protection, flip-down grinding/splash shields, and cleaning supplies/disinfectants. 

9-1-1 for Emergency Use Only, Not Non-Emergency Transportation

Snow Hill, Maryland – (April 3, 2020):  The Worcester County 9-1-1 telephone system exists to assist citizens with police, fire, and medical emergencies. It is not to be used for non-emergency calls, which can create delays in handling serious emergencies that require immediate attention.

DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 FOR NON-EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION! Instead, use a taxi, ridesharing service, or private ambulance service.

Lend Your Voice to the Worcester County Rural Broadband Speed Study

Snow Hill, Maryland – (April 2, 2020): Worcester County Information Technology (WCIT) officials are asking residents and business owners countywide to complete a brief survey about broadband access and speeds. The survey is available online at http://worcesterco.speedsurvey.org/
The survey consists of four brief questions and takes only a moment to complete. The information participants provide will remain confidential and will be used solely for the county’s broadband planning efforts.