Five eligible for Ocean Pines board
Five candidates have been nominated so far to run for three seats on the Ocean Pines Association board of directors. They are Jack Delaney, Gary Greenberg, Frank Hinchion, Bud Rogner and Dart Way.
Any resident of Ocean Pines may become a candidate by submitting a petition with the signatures of 50 other property owners who have paid the annual assessment fee. The petition must be turned in at the Ocean Pines Association building by June 10. The election will be by mail. Results will be announced Aug. 8.
Decision is due on hospital power
A judge's decision is expected this week on who will supply electricity to Atlantic General Hospital. Both the town of Berlin and Delmarva Power Co. want to service the hospital, which will be built at routes 50 and 113. Berlin officials say the town should supply electricity because AGH will be on property that has been annexed into town limits.
Delmarva Power officials say the company has the right because years ago service boundaries were drawn by the Public Service Commission and AGH is within those boundaries. The case went to court May 20. Worcester County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Groton is the presiding judge.
Ocean City budget due second reading
The second reading of Ocean City's fiscal year 1992-93 budget is expected to be voted on this week. The Ocean City Council passed the more than $41-million budget on the first reading on May 18, without raising the current tax rate of $1.25 per $100 of assessed property value. City Manager Dennis Dare had proposed a 5 cent tax increase but the City Council decided
to make cuts in departmental spending instead.
Worcester County ups property tax
In an unofficial vote, the Worcester County commissioners have agreed to increase the current property tax rate by 3 cents, from $1.59 per $100 of assessed property value to $1.62, and to raise the piggyback tax from 20 percent to 30 percent.
The commissioners have trimmed the requested budget for 1992-93 to $50.8 million. The greatest share, $27.3 million, is expected to go to the school board. The board is expected to approve a budget by Tuesday.