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Worcester County Offices Closed Monday, September 2

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including all five Branch Libraries, the Central Landfill in Newark, Homeowner Convenience Centers, and Recreation and Parks, will be closed Monday, September 2, 2019, for the Labor Day holiday. 
Shore Spirits Retail Liquor Store in Pocomoke City will be open during standard hours of operation from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
WCG offices will resume standard operating hours on Tuesday, September 3. WCG staff wish one and all a happy and safe holiday weekend.

Worcester County Honors Volunteer Spirit

August 21, the Commissioners and Volunteer Services Manager Kelly Brinkley recognized eight individuals and nonprofit organizations during the annual Volunteer Spirit of Worcester County Awards dinner ceremony at the Atlantic Hotel in Berlin. Volunteers were nominated by their peers in one of eight categories: individual, member of a board, Worcester County employee, group or team, faith-based, nonprofit volunteer program, veteran, and lifetime achievement.

Public invited to attend Worcester County Hazard Mitigation Plan update meeting September 16

Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) officials are updating the county’s Hazard Mitigation Plan and invite citizens to a September 16, 2019 meeting to voice their concerns about natural and manmade emergencies that have the potential to impact the Lower Eastern Shore. The meeting is free, open to all residents, and will take place at the Pocomoke City Department of Emergency Medical Services, which is located at 137 8th Street in Pocomoke City, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Worcester County Economic Development STEM Interns Share Summer Experiences

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) immersion. That’s how 75 Worcester County students from middle school to college spent summer 2019. During the seventh annual Worcester County Economic Development (WCED) STEM Summer Programs Recognition Ceremony on Friday, July 26, interns discussed how their experiences working with program sponsors shaped their educational and career goals. 

August is National Child Support Awareness Month

August 6, 2019, the Commissioners join with representatives from Worcester County Department of Social Services (DSS) to recognize August as National Child Support Awareness Month and to urge citizens to learn more about the child and parental support services that are available locally through DSS.

Notice of Rescheduled Public Hearing - Standard Sewer Flow Calculations for Public Sewer Systems

The Worcester County Commissioners propose to adopt a resolution establishing standard flow calculations for determining required capacity to serve residential and non residential land uses to be served by public sewer systems in Worcester County, Maryland.  Standard flow calculations for proposed developments will assist the County in definitively determining the number of Equivalent Dwelling Units (EDUs) required to serve proposed development and ensures that the sale and allocation of EDUs will not exceed the rated capacity of the wastewater treatment plant serving each community.

Mosquito Control Aerial Spraying

The following areas of Worcester and Wicomico Counties will be treated by an aircraft to reduce the adult mosquito population, beginning the evening of July 31, 2019, weather conditions permitting. The aircraft is a twin engine, white plane with red and blue stripes, registration number N903MD. It will fly 300 to 500 feet, above the ground during the evening hours.

The following communities and areas will receive aerial spraying services:

Whaleyville and Willards

Rados Named Recreation and Parks Deputy Director

The Worcester County Commissioners proudly announce the promotion of Kelly Rados to the position of Worcester County Recreation and Parks (WCRP) deputy director. A Berlin native and Stephen Decatur High School graduate, Rados brings 14 years of experience to her new position.

“Kelly is an exemplary employee that’s proven to be an asset to the county,” WCRP Director Tom Perlozzo said. “She brings energy and leadership to the entire staff with her tireless work effort.”