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YOUNGWHALELOSESITSWAY Baby minke stranded in Turville Creek transported to Smithsonian NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (March 2, 1012) A whale calf separated from its mother was taken from Turville Creek to the Smithsonian last Friday. A nearby resident spotted the whale on a mud flat in the creek near Route 589 as he was walking his dog in the waterfront trailer park at about 5:15 p.m. Thursday. “I looked in that direction,” Eric Sexton said. “The tide was down and something drew me to it. I saw the tail move and I thought it was a porpoise or a whale.” Sexton contacted a friend at the Department of Natural Resources and arrangements were made to tow the whale to Turville Creek’s public boat ramp. A fireboat was used to tow the marine mammal and fire apparatus from the Berlin and the Ocean Pines volunteer fire company provided light as it was secured to the dock with cargo netting at about 8 p.m. “It’s not often you see a whale in Turville Creek,” said Charlotte Powell, who lives next door to the boat ramp property, and was one of several people

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A baby minke whale was found stranded on a mud flat in Turville Creek last Thursday. The marine mammal was towed to the Turville Creek’s public boat ramp, where it was euthanized by a veterinarian. The remains, shown above on the forklift at the Gum Point Road boat ramp, were transported to a necropsy facility at the Smithsonian Museum.

watching as the whale was attached to the dock. The young whale was a minke, the second smallest baleen whale. Fully-grown whales measure about 35 feet. Calves measure 7.2 feet to 9.2 feet at birth. The calf in the creek measured 11.5 feet long. “Somehow it got itself into a couple feet of water,” said Dave Quilter, a member of the Marine Animal Rescue Program, an organization that rescues stranded whales, seals, turtles

and other sea creatures. Because the calf was so young, less than a year old, its “chance of survival is zero on its own,” Quilter said shortly after the small whale was secured. The final determination, however, was made by a veterinarian from the National Aquarium in Baltimore, who agreed with Quilter and euthanized the whale at approximately 12:30 a.m. After onlookers dispersed, Jennifer Dittmar, the aquarSee YOUNG on Page 14

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If gay union bill survives, Hales will do court’s work Petition effort launched against measure STEWART DOBSON ■ Editor and NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (March 2, 2012) Worcester County Clerk of the Court Steve Hales will do what he is asked to do next January, when the Civil Protection Marriage Act takes affect. The act, which confers legal status on same-sex nuptials, was scheduled to be signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley on Thursday. “Statutorily, part of the oath of office we take is to uphold the law and to abide by the laws of the state of Maryland and the Maryland constitution,” Hales said. “We (circuit court clerks) will be performing same sex marriages not just in Worcester County, but the entire state of Maryland unless it is petitioned to referendum and the voters decide against it.” An attempt to do that has begun, Delegate Michael McDermott (R-38B) reported this week. In an e-mail to the media and constituents, McDermott said the petition drive is being headed by Delegate Neil Parrott (R-Washington County). “I spoke with Delegate Parrott on Friday and he advised me that the petition language has been submitted to the Maryland State Board of Elec-

tions for their review,” he wrote. “Once the language of the petition has been approved, it will be put before the public for their active participation.” State law requires that a petition calling for a state referendum have the signatures of at least 3 percent of state’s qualified voters, based on how many people voted in the preceding gubernatorial election. That would put the total number needed in the neighborhood of 56,000. That effort would have to be completed and turned in to Maryland’s Secretary of State by June 1. The passage of the measure, however, reflected the cultural division between the Eastern Shore and suburban counties on the western side of the Chesapeake. The bill cleared both houses by a fairly close margin — 2522 in the Senate and 72-67 in the House of Delegates — without the support of area legislators. McDermott was joined in opposition by Delegate Norm Conway in the House, while Sen. James Mathias (D-38) cast a no vote in that chamber. Should the legislation survive the attempt to kill it, Hales sees other ramifications that could come into play because of Ocean City’s resort status. See HALES on Page 15


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Students tackle county government issues during mock session NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (March 2, 2012) The Worcester County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the property tax rate by 3 cents, which would not only generate enough revenue to give salary increases to teachers and other county employees, but would also generate more than $100,000 in surplus funds. “That would just be restoring it,” Michele Ott said of the tax rate, which was decreased from 73 cents per $100 of property assessments to 70 cents per 100 of property assessments in 2006. Ott, a senior at Stephen Decatur High School, was one of seven students posing as county commissioners during a mock open session Tuesday to review and act on several important issues that recently had an impact on the county. Budget officer Kathy Whited told the students there was “not enough revenue to cover expenses” for fiscal year 2013 and they must cut programs or capital items or increase property taxes. The students had little debate about deleting or reducing the allegedly budgeted funds of $1.75 million for the first phase addition for Snow Hill High School. They wanted the funds to remain in the budget. “It’s already been pushed back a year,” said Jenny Porch, a student at that school. Ott spoke in favor of keeping $150,000 in the budget for iPad2 computer labs in the five elementary schools.

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Students discuss proposed changes to Route 589 while Phyllis Wimbrow, deputy director of the Department of Development Review and Permitting, portrays a property owner concerned about not being able to sell her property. (Right) Worcester Prep senior Ryan McGuire.

“There would be more interactive learning,” Ott said. “It could increase interest in education.” Ott also said the use of the new computer labs could mean “our future leaders would be more educated.” Although there was some discussion about allocating the entire $123,000 surplus to the Board of Education, the student commissioners voted to place it in a rainy day fund so department representatives could request some or all of it if they needed to purchase something. The students spent more than an hour discussing the Route 589 Corridor Vision Plan that was presented to the elected county commissioners in November. Changes to Route 589 had been proposed since the early 1990s, when a citizens advisory group was formed. In 1998,

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the county commissioners passed the first Route 589 plan, basing the right-of-way on a 100-foot corridor. Work on the latest proposed plan began in 1998. This plan divided the road, which is less than five miles long, with a median, added landscaping, a biking/hiking lane and a pedestrian path. Crosswalks were planned at the Ocean Pines South Gate for people to use to cross the road on foot to reach the businesses on the other side. A drastic change called for a 160-footwide right-of-way in some areas. The most drastic change was proposed at the junction with Route 50. The vision plan called for Grays Corner Road to be closed west of Route 589 because of safety concerns at the new interchange. Grays Corner east of Route 589 would be realigned to connect with an off-ramp from

Route 50 westbound. Ott said more traffic lanes could cause more traffic flow and more accidents, but Ed Tudor, the director of Development Review and Permitting, said accidents are a function of speed, access points and other factors. Tudor also told the student commissioners that no funding existed for any construction for Route 589. Funding had been available only for the vision plan. Ott asked if a lack of funding could mean an increase in the state sales tax. “That’s up to the state legislature,” Tudor said. “And this project is just one of hundreds.” Teron Tyre, a Stephen Decatur High School student, asked if jobs on the project would go to local companies, but learned See STUDENTS on Page 7

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Proposed bill would add ‘veteran’ to Maryland driver’s licenses CARMEN AMEDORI ■ Staff Writer (March 2, 2012) Other than carrying around paper certification of an honorable military discharge, commonly referred to as a DD-214, there is no way for veterans to prove their service. Now, however, Sen. Jim Mathias (D-38) is proposing legislation that will display that honor directly onto a Maryland driver’s license. According to the Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs, of the state’s estimated 460,000 veterans, approximately 16,000 live in Mathias’ Senate district, which encompasses Worcester, Somerset and Wicomico counties.

There are numerous discounts available to those who can readily prove they have military service. For instance, exemptions from registration fees for veterans with certain disabilities and vehicles owned by national veterans’ organizations, as well as special registration plates for honorably discharged veterans, recipients of individually earned, combat-related, armed forces medals, and recipients of a U.S. Department of Defense Gold Star indicating status as a surviving spouse, parent, or next of kin of a member of the armed forces who lost his or her life in combat are available. While Mathias’ bill, SB276, might not bring all those discounts, it will be efficient

in showing the person has served this country. The plan is to have the word “veteran” simply placed under the photo, the senator said. “This bill came directly from a veteran constituent from Westover in Somerset County,” Mathias said. “It helps alleviate the necessity of carrying around a large piece of paper that is not wallet friendly.” Often times, combat veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorders and such a driver’s license may be very useful, the senator noted. “It can help with them getting jobs or if there is a run-in with the police, “he said. “The police can readily see, perhaps, this may be why the person is hav-

Are Program Open Space funds on chopping block? CARMEN AMEDORI ■ Staff Writer (March 2, 2012) Once again, the Program Open Space funding is in jeopardy. The Department of Legislative Services is recommending that all real estate transfer tax money designed and dedicated for open space projects go into the general fund. Since its inception in 1969, POS has been the principal funding mechanism for open space and park development programs. It is funded through real estate transfer taxes. Every county in Maryland has a list of state and local parks, playgrounds,

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“It’s good to see the governor wants to put his money where his mouth is,” said Kate Patton, executive director of the Lower Eastern Shore Land Trust. “It is really disheartening to see this continuously dwindled.” Both Wilson and Patton agree that once the money is taken, it is a hard battle to get it back. “We’re pushing for full funding,” Patton said. “This is an investment of agricultural land on the shore. Taking the money will heavily impact the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, as well as the Rural Legacy programs.”

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ing a problem.” Currently, 11 states have passed similar legislation. As long as the notation is nothing more than the word “veteran,” there should be no extra cost to the state for the implementation, according to the General Assembly’s fiscal policy analyst, Evan M. Isaacson. The minimal cost to the already strapped Transportation Trust Fund would come if there is to be some sort of logo or symbol because it would require a new template for the licenses. West Ocean City resident Judy Harris Davis praised Mathias’ efforts and said she feels the “small gesture” will bring long and overdue recognition to veterans. “My father, William J. Harris, was a WWII veteran and his generation was revered for their sacrifices,” she said. “Having the recognition on a driver’s license will enable the viewer of the license to thank him or her for their service. Since the Vietnam War, it seems as if our society has not made veterans a priority.” Additionally, the legislation has gotten support from Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. Brown is the highest ranking elected official to have served a tour of duty in Iraq and currently is a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. “His office called and wanted to make it an administration bill,” Mathias said of Brown’s interest. “I told them it came from a constituent and, with all due respect, I would work with them. I have only legislators who are veterans as co-sponsors. It’s a powerful bill.”


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Horsemen, Mathias meet on compromise to Ocean Downs bill Talks cover distribution of up to $1.2 million to owner of Ocean Downs race track CARMEN AMEDORI ■ Staff Writer (March 2, 2012) Area horsemen feeling as if the sun is going down on them met with Sen. Jim Mathias (D-38) to discuss an amendment for proposed legislation that will make permanent the annual distribution of up to $1.2 million from the Purse Dedication Account to Ocean Downs owner Bill Rickman. Co-sponsored by Mathias, SB794 repeals a 2012 sunset date and will continue indefinitely to give Rickman $1.2 million for operating expenses at the Berlin facility. The horsemen are concerned the

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“raiding of this money,” which was originally dedicated for purses, will further deteriorate the horse racing industry. However, in the last ditch compromise attempt Wednesday immediately before

the bill’s hearing in Annapolis, Mathias agreed to submit to the Budget, Taxation and Finance committee an amendment that will limit the amount of money Rickman gets to $15,000 a day over a 40-day racing period for a total not to exceed $600,000 per year. Additionally, the amendment will mandate a sunset in 2017 and require Rickman to enter into a formal, written agreement with the horsemen that will be designed to protect the purses. “We’ve been waiting a long time for the larger purses and the horsemen are really suffering,” said Cloverleaf Standardbred Horseman Association Vice President Dan Myer. “Many are hanging on by their fingernails and now we’re going to take a big bite with this $1.2 million.” Myer says the Association is concerned if the bill passes the limited purse account will be completely wiped out. Eighty percent of the proceeds from the casino already

are given to the thoroughbreds on the western shore, he explained. That leaves 20 percent to fill the purses at Ocean Downs. “Why would Sen. Mathias be a sponsor of this when his district encompasses the largest number of standardbred horsemen in the state of Maryland,” Myer lamented. Mathias said his intent is to keep the track going. Reciting 2006-2011 audit records, the senator said Rickman has lost approximately $13 million since 2006. He noted that the slots have strengthened the racing at Ocean Downs and the economy of the area with the new jobs it created. “This is a commitment to the standardbred racing,” he said. “This will hopefully give him (Rickman) continued incentive to keep the racing going. I can recall going over to the track and watching. It used to be a mob scene and then it dwindled. I am supporting this bill to show my strong support for the standardbred racing.”

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Resort marketing concept must get to nuts and bolts,council says STEWART DOBSON ■ Editor (March 2, 2012) The Ocean City Council on Tuesday agreed that it wants a renewed presence at consumer shows in the resort’s marketing area. It also strongly supported the idea of a movable promotions booth that could travel from show to show. What it’s not so sure about, however, is who should take charge of that program or how much it is willing to spend on it. Although Brad Hoffman of Ocean City-based Spark Productions presented an extensive pitch that his “Ocean City Experience” promotion can do everything the council wants and more, the council demurred when asked if it would

endorse his proposal. “I’m absolutely for the concept,” Councilwoman Margaret Pillas told Hoffman. “But we can’t just spend taxpayers’ money …” without a more detailed look at the financial involvement Hoffman’s proposal would involve. Hoffman estimated that his company’s approach would cost in the neighborhood of $130,000, $50,000 of which would go to the company. For that, he said, the promotion would entail a 10-foot by 20-foot portable “Ocean City Experience” booth that would be outfitted with screens showing video montages, audio carrying the sounds of the ocean and marketing pieces of all kinds. But in addition, he said, there would be a photo kiosk that people could use at

no charge other than providing their email addresses. That data mining, as Hoffman referred to it, would enable the resort to build a larger list of contacts and marketing recipients. Besides managing that kiosk on the road, Hoffman said he and his partners would operate it at five Ocean City events at no charge. He said some events, such as the cheerleader competition that routinely fills the convention center, take place without an effort to collect data on its participants. “We have lots of people in that building and we’re not capturing that information, Tourism Director Deb Turk said. The city, Turk added, would build the kiosk and own it, while Spark would work with the city’s advertising agency, MGH, on the design.

Budget planning for OC fire dept. ahead of schedule STEWART DOBSON ■ Editor (March 2, 2012) Ocean City Fire Chief Chris Larmore got approving nods from the mayor and City Council on Tuesday, when he reported that his budget planning looks five years ahead. “We’re not running the department in 12-month increments, but we will be able to project the budget five years out,” he said.

That way, he told the council in a pre-budget update, city government would not be seeing big lump sum requests from the fire department to replace equipment. Larmore said the deChris Larmore partment had evaluated 10 years of budgets and checked all major pieces of equipment to determine where it needed to go from here.

As a result, some areas were downsized and others were consolidated so the department could take a steadier, more moderate course in the years ahead, he said. One example of the consolidation is the reduction of six engines to four, but those four engines can do much more than the equipment they replaced, he said. In addition to being outfitted for fighting fires, these engines also are equipped See EQUIPMENT on Page 13

Despite the council’s general enthusiasm for a broader marketing approach, and a return to the kinds of shows the city used to do when its staff was larger, council members voiced some uncertainty about whether all the city’s promotional partners — the Tourism Department and the Tourism Advisory Board — supported the idea. Although Hoffman assured the council that he had discussed the plan with the TAB, with this latest version being a scaled down model of one he presented to the council last year, the council remained somewhat unclear about who had talked to whom. Even though Hoffman pushed for official recognition of his proposal, saying all he wanted was the go-ahead to refine his concept, council members insisted that the process be referred to the Tourism Department for a thorough vetting. Pillas advised Hoffman that once the department and the other industry representatives had discussed the idea and developed a more detailed plan, he still might not get the job if the price wasn’t right. ““Get everybody together in a room and figure out what you want to do,” Council President Jim Hall told Hoffman. Even though Wednesday was Tourism Director Turk’s last day, city Communication Manager Donna Abbott will work with the department on that effort. The department is to report its findings to the council in a month.

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the commissioners had no say in that decision, which would be made by the state. During a public hearing with pre-written questions to match the authentic ones during the November hearing, students and county employees spoke against the state’s plans. Most said they opposed the proposed increase in the width of the right-of-way and said they would be unable to use their property as they had intended. There had been no mention of the state purchasing property for the right-of-way during meetings about the proposed vision plan. Phyllis Wimbrow, portraying Virginia Warren who inherited property on Route 50 where the proposed off-ramp would extend, said the plan affected her in a negative way because she was unable to sell the property. “I was not aware it would be declared unusable,” Wimbrow said. “You should have been aware of problems,” said Ryan McGuire, a senior at Worcester Preparatory School, who was elected president of the commissioners in a closed session prior to the open session. McGuire asked if she could have done something so she would not have inherited the property, but Wimbrow said no. McGuire then suggested the commissioners delay a decision of whether to approve the Route 589 Corridor Vision Plan until more members of the public could learn about it. Porch said she would like additional options. If the changes were not made, “society

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Seniors, seated from left, Teron Tyre of Stephen Decatur High, Ryan McGuire of Worcester Preparatory School and David Williams of Pocomoke High and, standing from left, Julia Nguyen of Pocomoke High, Daniel Gordy of Snow Hill High, Michelle Ott of Stephen Decatur High and Jenny Porch of Snow Hill High, are relaxed after seriously tackling county problems during a mock Worcester County Commissioners meeting Tuesday.

itself could solve the problem,” by taking another route, Ott said. Tudor said the State Highway Administration had held several public information sessions and stakeholder meetings and had based the corridor plan on comments received. Assistant County Administrator Kelly Shanahan told the students they could direct the State Highway Administration to develop a plan with a 100-foot rightof-way. The students then voted to give the

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Knowing warning signs can prevent teenage suicide CARMEN AMEDORI ■ Staff Writer (March 2, 2012) Knowing the warning signs can help prevent teen suicide. That was the message to the Worcester County Board of Education during a brief presentation last week by Hope Hutira-Green, program manager for the Worcester County Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention Program. The program is an offspring of the Jesse Klump Scholarship Memorial Foundation, which was formed after Snow Hill High School student Jesse Klump died of a self-inflicted gunshot in February 2009. “In hindsight, I can see there were signs,” said Kim Klump, Jesse’s mother. “Three to four days before he died, his teacher told me he was not turning in his assignments. He seemed to be melancholy on and off.” Klump said she is only now just beginning to understand what he might have been going through. “He was applying for colleges and he must have been overwhelmed,” she said. “We chalked it up to senioritis. I am only now just starting to grasp it all.” Klump began formulating the scholarship fund in an effort to create awareness, she said. Now, however, she wants to take it a step further, by taking the information into the school system through the classroom. “Worcester County is No. 1 in the state for suicide,” said Hutira-Green, who is a nationally certified grief counselor. She noted that while suicide is not limited to teens, 231 attempted suicides by Worcester County students were reported in 2011. Information on teen suicide is taught through the mental health curriculum in county schools, but Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention Program organizers want to be able to bring draw awareness to the signs that could help prevent suicide. “We are offering gatekeeper training,” Hutira-Green told board members. “This is where we will teach the warning signs to teachers and other staff — what are the warning signs and how to react. Most victims will give warning See PROGRAM on Page 11

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Glee’s Max Adler poses with City Hearts children after the sixth graders performed a play they had written concerning bullying last week in downtown Los Angeles. Adler is the international spokesperson for the Los Angeles-based nonprofit City Hearts: Kids Say ‘Yes’ to the Arts. He has teamed up with organization for “Max’s A-B-C Initiative: Anti-Bullying Through City Hearts.” The T-shirts they are wearing were designed by Bishopville entrepreneur Jenifer Jurden and her SHOUT b cause, LLC business partner Joe Harris. They created this shirt especially for the campaign.

Local company teams up with City Hearts, Adler LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (March 2, 2012) In early January, Bishopville entrepreneur and cartoonist Jenifer Jurden and her “SHOUT b cause” business partner, Joe Harris, launched a line of cell phone text abbreviation Tshirts to discourage bullying in grade schools and high schools across the country. Now, one specially designed T-shirt is receiving international exposure. Max Adler, who plays Dave Karofsky on the hit television show Glee, is sporting a “No Bully Txt” shirt for his campaign “Max’s A-B-C Initiative: Anti-Bullying Through City Hearts.” For those not familiar with Adler’s character on the show, Karofsky was a former bully to Glee members, particularly the gay student, Kurt Hummel. Later, viewers find out Karofsky is confused with his own sexuality. When he is bullied during the mid-season finale, which aired last Tuesday, Adler’s character attempts suicide, but fails. Adler is the international spokesperson for the Los Angeles-based nonprofit City Hearts: Kids Say ‘Yes’ to the Arts. Established in 1984 by criminal defense attorneys Sherry and Bob Jason, City Hearts was founded on the belief that the arts are the most powerful tools to communicate with and rehabilitate troubled youth at risk from gangs and drugs. The organization provides free visual and performing arts classes to children in Los Angeles.

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“SHOUT b cause” T-shirts. “We are so proud to be working with such a great organization as City Hearts,” Jurden stated in a press release. “Like us, they want to put a stop to bullying. Celebrities like Max Adler are exactly what our anti-bullying movement needs to raise awareness and engage kids who are on the front lines of the bullying wars every day. “If enough kids get behind the movement, collectively, they can create an environment at their school and online that prevents bullying from ever starting,” she said. The campaign will run for three months through April 17, during which, each contribution will be matched by a donation from the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation, which provides grants to support educational programming in Santa Clara and Los Angeles counties. City Hearts must raise at least $7,000 in contributions to qualify for $5,000 from the foundation, according to www.CityHearts.org. Other entities are invited to offer matching donations as well. “Max’s A-B-C Initiative: Anti-Bullying Through City Hearts” T-shirts can be purchased for $27 (plus $4 for shipping) on the City Hearts Web site www.cityhearts.org. They are also available on the SHOUT b cause Web site, www.nobullytxt.com, along with the company’s other anti-bullying T-shirts. Some of the text acronyms available include See ANTI-BULLING on Page 11


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Ocean City Police Department informs public of lottery scam (March 2, 2012) The Ocean City Police Department warns citizens about a new phone scam in which someone claims to be a representative from a lottery company. In this scam, the caller tells the victim that before they can claim their prize they must pay a series of “transfer fees,” taxes or provide proof of their identity and/or details of their bank accounts or credit cards. The scammers, who require payment via Western Union or MoneyGram, often obtain information about the victim to make the scam more believable. It is important to remember that scammers can easily access names and addresses of potential victims by spyware, viruses and other tools on the Internet.

The Ocean City Police Department is reminding citizens to beware of scams. In this instance, people should remember that they cannot win a legitimate lottery if they have not entered it. People should never provide personal identity information to a company or person they do not know and they should never wire funds via Western Union, MoneyGram or any other wire service to someone they do not know. Legitimate lotteries do not require winners to pay a fee to collect a prize. If anyone is told they must pay to collect their winnings, they are not winning, they are buying. People who win lotteries notify the lottery. The lottery does not notify them.

OCPD warns citizens of phone scam targeting family members (March 2, 2012) The Ocean City Police Department warns citizens about a current telephone scam targeting grandparents, parents and other family members. The scam, which is fairly common, has several variations, but in the end involves a loved one who is in trouble and needs help getting out of an embarrassing or harmful situation. Typically, the scammer calls the victim, claiming to be their grandchild, child, niece or nephew, depending on what level of information they have on the family. The scammer tells the family member that they are in trouble, indicating that they have been arrested and are in jail, and need help. In some cases, another scammer will interact with the victim via telephone, claiming to be a lawyer, a bail bondsman, a deputy or an official from a jail to further convince the victim the scam is legitimate. The scammer will then request money, sent to a Western Union office out of the area, in order to get them out of jail or whatever harmful situation the scam presents. Ocean City police said scammers are accessing family knowledge, usually gained from the Internet, to make the scam more convincing. In addition, unlike most scams, the scammer does not

have a foreign accident but often doesn’t resemble the voice of their family member. Often times, the scammers will blame the phone line or an illness that is making them sound different on the phone. The Ocean City Police Department reminds citizens to never wire money to strangers or someone they have not met in person. Requests to wire money overseas or to Canada are “red flag” signs that it is a fraud. Anyone who receives such a call should contact another family member, a trusted friend or local police department. They can help evaluate the situation and try to contact the loved one.

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return on investment will also be discussed. Seminars are free to attend and are located in room 210 on the second level of the convention center. Chefs Travis Wright, owner of The Shark on the Harbor in West Ocean City, Chad Wells of Alewife Restaurant in Baltimore, Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore and John Martin, captain of the Atlantic Girl based in West Ocean City, will explore the “Farm-toTable & Dock-to-Plate” concepts and trends in the Culinary Center Stage area. “The chefs are preparing fresh seafood, which is the dock-to-plate scenario. Chad is preparing snakehead fish tacos, Travis probably swordfish caught by Kerry Harrington out of the West Ocean City Harbor and John, clams. Spike will focus more on the farm fresh veggies,” Jones said. The demonstration schedule is available on the expo Web site, www.oceancitytradeexpo.com. Local craft beer, wine and spirits will be available for tasting upstairs. Approximately 3,900 people attended the 2011 expo. As of Monday, Jones said about 4,100 had pre-registered for the 2012 show, which is only open to those in the industry. Expo hours are Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Onsite registration costs $10 with proof of being in the industry. Guests must be 21 or older. For information, call 410-289-6733 or visit www.oceancitytradeexpo.com.

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Ross Quilter, 9, of West Ocean City, reaches over the dock at the public boat ramp on Turville Creek to touch the whale’s tail last Thursday night.

Although some onlookers at the boat ramp last Thursday thought the mother whale had been in Turville Creek and had been separated from her calf, Dittmar said that was not the case. No mother whale was with the calf when it was seen in the bay. “For us, the mother is not in the picture,” she said. The mother was probably an inexperienced mother or a first-time mother who did not know how to care for her calf, Dittmar said. It is more common to see stranded seals than stranded whales in this area. Sometimes, the seals are ill or injured, but at other times, they are merely resting on their way back up north. “Sometimes there would be three, four

or five seals a week,” Quilter said. Whale strandings, however, are rare. Last week’s whale was the first for 2012; last year, three were stranded in the Ocean City area. Others were stranded in the Fenwick, Del. area. The two states had approximately 10 whales stranded last year. “It was a bad year for whales,” Quilter said. The Marine Animal Rescue Program’s stranding network extends from Maine to Washington state. “Delmarva was the first area and was set up by Dave Schofield,” said Quilter, who has been a member since the organization was formed about 21 years ago. Schofield now lives in Hawaii and is expanding the rescue program in the Pacific Ocean area.

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Water service changes for Briddletown NANCY POWELL â&#x2013; Staff Writer (March 2, 2012) Residents of Briddletown will see no change in their water service, but the county will be paying less for it as a result of an agreement between the county and the town of Berlin. Several years ago, the water in the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s water well, located between Stephen Decatur middle and high schools, became unfit for consumption. To remedy the situation, the town of Berlin permitted the county to purchase water as a temporary measure because its water line was in that area. The county researched other ways to provide water to Briddletown residents, but buying it from Berlin was considered best. Forty-two houses are in the area and

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the town charged a flat rate calculated by the number of houses and the basic number of gallons of water used per day. At that rate, Town Administrator Tony Carson said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We certainly didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lose anything.â&#x20AC;? The agreement was made years ago and Mayor Gee Williams said Monday that â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely time to get it off the emergency rate.â&#x20AC;? Under the new proposal, the county will pay for the amount of water used. One meter will serve the entire community. Briddletown residents were adamant years ago that they did not want to be annexed into the town because they were concerned about the upkeep of Flower Street. That stipulation will continue to be part of the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s agreement with the county. Councilman Elry Brittingham said approximately 98 percent of the residents did not want their property to be annexed into the town.

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Pines pool closed temporarily for its semi-annual bath NANCY POWELL ■ Staff Writer (March 2, 2012) The Sports Core pool, the only covered pool in Ocean Pines, will be closed through March 4, for it semi-annual thorough cleaning. Last year, the pool was closed for just 48 hours after a cleaning, but this month, the pool was scheduled to be closed for four days. When it re-opened after its last cleaning, the water was cold. By extending the period the pool is closed after the cleaning, officials hope the water will be warmer and more inviting to those who want to take a dip or participate in exercise classes there. While it is closed, it will be acidwashed and have a “super chlorination” down to the concrete, Aquatics Director Tom Perry said during Tuesday’s Aquatics Advisory Committee meeting. Perry also said the lifeguard class scheduled for March has been cancelled. Another class is planned for early May. During the committee’s February meeting, members suggested that the Ocean Pines Association should have a standardize contract for instructors that are favorable to the association. Thompson said standardized contracts would be good, but he told them he needed more information. “Give me something I can use,” he said. To do what Thompson asked, some committee members will ascertain how swim instructors are paid in other areas and for organizations such as the YMCA. That information is not due until September. The committee’s next meeting is scheduled to be held at 4 p.m. on March 27, in the community center.

MVA onWheels will be available March 6 near police station (March 2, 2012) The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration’s MVA on Wheels will return to Ocean City on Tuesday, March 6. The MVA bus will be parked at the Public Safety Building lot on 65th Street and hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The following services are offered on the MVA bus: Renew a non-commercial drivers license; renew a Maryland photo identification card; obtain a duplicate drivers license; obtain a certified copy of a driving record; obtain disability placards; renew a vehicle registration; obtain substitute stickers; obtain duplicate registrations; return tags; change your name and/or address; register to vote and register as an organ donor. The MVA bus will next visit Ocean City on April 10. Future visits in the coming months also include May 8 and June 12. For more information, call the MVA at 1-800-950-1 MVA.

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Just saying no to cut in interest deductions Good news from Annapolis came late this week, with Senate President Mike Miller telling representatives of the real estate industry that legislation reducing the state’s mortgage interest tax deduction probably won’t be well received in committee. Realtors from across the state rallied in Annapolis on Wednesday to bring attention to what they argued would be a major blow to the real estate market’s recovery. Their campaign targeted the proposal in Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budget that would reduce the mortgage interest deduction for people earning more than $100,000 a year by 10 percent. Homeowners making $200,000 or more would see the deduction cut by 20 percent. Although the administration contends that the change would not affect most Marylanders, and despite the state’s need to fill a projected $1 billion hole in the budget, reducing these deductions would only add to the state’s economic difficulties. The resort area in particular would see a doublewhammy of sorts, because O’Malley’s plan would also apply to second homes, one of the mainstays of the local real estate market. Many purchasers of these second homes either are or would be in the affected income categories, thus putting a damper on the coast’s greatest revenue producer. No matter how big a problem the state’s budget deficit is, targeting a real estate market that is still working to reach its normal level of activity is not the answer. As local governments know too well, a healthy residential real estate market is vital to maintaining their operations and while nothing is sacrosanct in turbulent economic times, a solution that creates more problems is not the way to go.

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Be aware when voting in upcoming election Editor, You can usually know a man’s character by the company he keeps. This is an old expression, and a gem of wisdom. For more than 20 years, in Chicago, Barack Obama’s spiritual advisor was a man wrongly named Wright. This man has publicly called upon God to “damn the United States of America.” I wonder what “spiritual advice” he gave to Mr. Obama. The current president has assigned about 40 “czars” to very important positions in key agencies, and even in the White House, by rather dictatorial means — no approval at all by Congress. Quite a number of them have been identified in newspaper reports as known communists. Mr. Obama identifies himself as a Christian. The communist manifesto states directly that “Communism abolishes external truths, it abolishes all religion and all morality … .” The Soviet Union tried to do just that — in indescribable horror — in more than three quarters of the last century. That effort was a miserable failure. And in the process, socialism was shown to be a hopeless mistake. Our media, education system and even Hollywood have been taken over to a large extent by this insidious mob. And now the populous Muslim, militant Islamic threat is in full competition with the communists

tell us y l l a e r u o y t wha think ... Mail your letter to editor@oceancitytoday.net All letters are subject to editing for clarity and potentially libelous material against us. Alarmist? No. I’ve studied communism assiduously since I was 18 (over 90 now). Be careful for whom you vote. Wm. G. Dillon Ocean Pines

Collective bargaining for all city employees Editor, It seems reasonable and fair that since the Ocean City police, paramedics and fire personnel have collective bargaining procedures, so should all city employees. Each department has an equally important responsibility toward the operation of our city. In short, we think City Council should grant collective bargaining to city employees. However, we are not at all in favor of binding arbitration. Binding arbitration

can put too many financial and managerial restraints on city council. Ann and John McDermott Ocean City

Property owner’s rental concerns Editor, For several years now, I have paid the annual fee for the privilege of renting a condo in Ocean City. Some of those years, we were told to post the rental sticker at the property and others we were just told to just pay the fee. After some off-season discussion, the mayor and council have decided that the new requirement is that all rental property owners must deface their front doors with a rental sticker as a condition of renting their property. Continued on Page 23


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idea that I might receive a citation if there are repeat noise complaints arising from the various people who rent my condo is absurd. This is like fining Hertz because the people who rent their cars get too many speeding tickets. In a vacation town, there is a need to keep noise from getting out of hand and I have no problem with the police issuing citations to anyone renting my property who violates the town ordinance. However, the fines should be directed to the noise makers and not to the property owner who is in no way responsible for the noise. By the way, I have been renting for over 15 years and have never received any sort of notice regarding noise complaints. However, the potential that I might receive one in the future for actions which are totally outside of my control drives me crazy. Jim Thomas Ocean City

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OBITUARIES Betty Rae Jacobs BERLIN — Betty Rae Jacobs, 64, of Berlin, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. She was born in Marion Station, Md., where she married John Jacobs. They moved to Baltimore, where she was a volunteer and a substitute schoolteacher at Thomas Johnson Elementary School. In 1994, the family Betty Jacobs moved to Berlin, where she worked at the Berlin Wal-Mart for more than five years. She and her husband would take trips to New Mexico, where they would attend the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Mrs. Jacobs was very passionate about hot air balloons, as she was an avid balloonist and had been on several balloon chase crews. Mrs. Jacobs is survived by her husband

Ocean City Today of 45 years, John Edward Jacobs III; her daughter, Jennifer Jacobs and 3-year old granddaughter, Taylor, of Berlin; her brother, Phillip Brittingham, his wife, Tammy Ewing, and their son, Christopher Brittingham, of Salisbury; an aunt, Ethel Nelson; and several cousins in Crisfield, Md. A service was held on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. She was laid to rest at the Gardens of the Pines in Ocean Pines. The family asks that any donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312. Nellie A. Gowar FRANKFORD, Del. — Nellie A. Gowar, 75, of Frankford and formerly of West Palm Beach, Fla., died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del. Born in Okeechobee, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Nellie (Falkinburg) Bird. She is survived by two daughters, Diane Love of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Anita Couillard of Berlin. She also is survived by

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five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. “Capt. Bob” Gowar, who died Dec. 3, 2011. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, at Lighthouse Church of God, 11742 Sinepuxent Road in Berlin, with Pastor Theo Hobbs III officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Worcester County Humane Society, P.O. Box 48, Berlin, Md. 21811 or Believe in Tomorrow House by the Sea, P.O. Box 3267, Ocean City, Md. 21843. Arrangements are being handled by Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville, Del.

ther Jeopardy or Wheel of Fortune. Surviving are her daughter and son-inlaw, Gail and Joseph Lynch of Ocean Pines; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Mann Franz of Benicia, Calif.; son-in-law, Larry Schaub of Ocean Pines; grandchildren, Gregory Schaub of Timonium, Lauren Schaub Molino of Astoria, N.Y., Darcy Lynch Garland of Englewood, Colo., Jennifer Lynch of Ridgefield, Conn., and Maddie and Jacob Franz of Benicia, Calif.; and five great grandchildren. Her husband of 57 years died in 1997. Her other daughter, Mary Lee Schaub, died in 1986, and her son, Paul Richard “Rick” Franz, died in 2004. Services will be held at a later date.

Dorothy E. Franz BALTIMORE — Dorothy E. Franz of Baltimore died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at the Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Berlin, where she was recovering from a broken hip sustained on Christmas Day. Born to Richard and Helen Baier Klausmeyer on Sept. 7, 1914, she was a 1932 graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory School. She has attended Strayer Business School. She was a bookkeeper in the employ of her father at Klausmeyer Tire Co. A homemaker and former volunteer at Mercy and St. Joseph’s hospitals, Mrs. Franz had been a Baltimore Colts season ticket holder and a member of the Mt. Washington Club, the Green Spring Inn and the Country Club of Maryland. Before moving to Oak Crest in 1998, she lived for many years in Rodgers Forge, where she was a communicant of St. Pius X Church. Her daughter said that she didn’t watch very much television but hated to miss ei-

William H. Foster BERLIN — William Hughes “Chip” Foster, 65, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late William and Beth Hughes Foster. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor McCarty Foster and children, Nathan Foster of Germantown and Kelly Foster and her husband, Robert Shivers, of Cambridge, Mass. Mr. Foster had worked as an administrator with the NRC for the federal government. He attended St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ocean City and was a volunteer at the Salisbury Zoo. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 5, at Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. The Rev. John Ranney will officiate. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, a donation in his memory may be made to the Salisbury Zoological Park, P.O. Box 2979, Attn: Mary Seemann, Salisbury, Md. 21802.


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Boggs said Chick-Fil-A, Chipotle and a Mattress Warehouse business would be built east of Applebee’s on Route 50 in West Ocean City. “The county has no knowledge of Cracker Barrel coming to town,” she said in response to rumors that that chain restaurant would be opening in the area.

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Pines Plaza Boggs said the county had made progress in plans to provide water and sewer service to businesses in Pines Plaza Shopping Center and to others on Cathell Road near Ocean Pines. Those businesses would pay 150 percent of what existing customers pay. The change is necessary because of failing septic systems in that area.

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Legal Notices Law Offices of Jeffrey Nadel 4041 Powder Mill Road, Suite 415 Calverton, Maryland 20705 240-473-5000

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY 11400 Coastal Highway, #15 Ocean City, MD 21842 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Debra A. Huffman and Phillip M. Huffman a/k/a Phillip Huffman, Sr., dated June 20, 2007, and recorded in Liber 4955, Folio 499 among the Land Records of Worcester County, MD, default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Substitute Trustee will sell at public auction at Circuit Court for Worcester County, Courthouse Door for Worcester County, Snow Hill, MD on March 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND KNOWN AS Unit 15, High Point North Condominium, situated in Worcester County, MD and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust, carrying Tax ID No. 10-139325. The property will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions, agreements, easements, covenants and rights of way of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $20,000.00 will be required at the time of sale in the form of cash, certified check, or other form as the Substitute Trustees determine acceptable. No deposit shall be required of the noteholder where the noteholder bids in the property at auction. Balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, time being of the essence for purchaser. In the event that settlement does not occur within the said ten days, the purchaser shall be in default. Upon such default the Trustees may file a Motion and Order to Resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser, and purchaser(s) hereby consent to entry of such resale order without further no-

tice, in which case the deposit shall be forfeited and all expenses of this sale (including attorney’s fees and the full commission on the gross sale price of this sale) shall be charged against and paid out of the forfeited deposit. The Trustees may then readvertise and resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser; or, without reselling the property, the Trustees may avail themselves of any legal or equitable remedies against the defaulting purchaser. In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser shall not be entitled to receive the surplus, if any, even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulting purchaser. Interest to be paid on the purchase money less the stated deposit called for herein, at the rate pursuant to the Deed of Trust Note from the date of auction to the date funds are received in the office of the Substitute Trustee. There shall be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement or if settlement is delayed for any reason, including but not limited to exceptions to sale, bankruptcy filings by interested parties, Court administration of the foreclosure or unknown title defects. There shall be no adjustment of taxes, ground rent, water rent, condominium fees and/or homeowner association dues, all public charges/ assessments payable on an annual basis, including sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, if applicable, and same are to be assumed by the purchaser. Cost of all documentary stamps, transfer taxes, agricultural transfer tax, if any and settlement expenses shall be borne by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of damage to the property from the date of auction forward. If the Substitute Trustee does not convey title for any reason, including but not limited to the Secured Party executing a forbearance agreement with the borrower(s) described in the abovementioned Deed of Trust, or allowing the borrower(s) to execute their right to reinstate or payoff the subject loan, prior to the sale, with or without the Substitute Trustee’s prior knowledge, or if the sale is not ratified for any reason including errors made by the Sub-

stitute Trustees, the foreclosure sale shall be null and void and of no effect, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy in law or in equity shall be the return of the deposit without interest. Further terms and particulars may be announced at time of sale, and purchaser may be required to execute a Memorandum of Sale at the time of auction. (Matter #17064) Jeffrey Nadel and Scott Nadel, Substitute Trustees Alex Cooper Auctioneers 908 York Road, Towson, Maryland 21204 410-828-4838 OCD-3/1/3t ___________________________________ BWW Law Group, LLC 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 961-6555

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ANY IMPROVEMENTS THEREON 10300 COASTAL HWY., UNIT #1909 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Floyd Milton Elliott, II dated July 10, 2003 and recorded in Liber 3790, Folio 38 among the Land Records of Worcester Co., MD, with an original principal balance of $200,200.00 and an original interest rate of 5.25000% default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, Snow Hill, on MARCH 14, 2012 AT 2:00 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with any buildings or improvements thereon situated in Worcester Co., MD and described as Unit No. 1909 in the Atlantis Condominium and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, and any improvements thereon, will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record af-

fecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $20,000 in cash, cashiers check or certified check is required at time of sale. Balance of the purchase price, together with interest on the unpaid purchase money at the current rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received by the Sub. Trustees, payable in cash within ten days of final ratification of the sale by the Circuit Court. There will be no abatement of interest due from the purchaser in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement or if settlement is delayed for any reason. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. Adjustment of current year real property taxes will be made as of the date of sale and thereafter assumed by the purchaser. All past due property taxes paid by the purchaser. All other public and/or private charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, whether incurred prior to or after the sale, and all other costs incidental to settlement to be paid by the purchaser. All transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be paid by the Purchaser. Purchaser shall pay all applicable agricultural tax, if any. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property, and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale. If ratification or settlement is delayed for any reason there shall be no abatement of interest. The sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, this sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser’s sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of the deposit without interest. If purchaser fails to settle within 10 days of ratification, the Sub. Trustees may file a motion to resell the property. Purchaser waives personal service of any paper filed in connection with such a motion on himself and/or any principal or corporate designee, and expressly agrees to accept service of any such paper by regular mail directed to

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Legal Notices the address provided by said bidder at the time of the sale. If Purchaser defaults under these terms, deposit shall be forfeited. The Sub. Trustees may then resell the property at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulted purchaser shall not be entitled to any surplus proceeds resulting from said resale even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulted purchaser. If Sub. Trustees are unable to convey either insurable or marketable title, or if ratification of the sale is denied by the Circuit Court for any reason, the Purchaser’s sole remedy, at law or equity, is the return of the deposit without interest. Howard N. Bierman, Jacob Geesing, Carrie M. Ward, David W. Simpson, Jr., Substitute Trustees OCD-2/23/3t ___________________________________ Hofmeister, Breza & Leavers Executive Plaza III 11350 McCormick Rd., Suite 1300 Hunt Valley, MD 21031 410-832-8822

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES’ SALE 2-STORY TOWNHOUSE 232 MORGAN’S CT. POCOMOKE CITY, MD 21851 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Purchase/Construction Deed of Trust from Daphne D. McKenzie, dated May 23, 2007 and recorded in Liber 4959, folio 338 among the Land Records of Worcester County, MD, default having occurred under the terms thereof, and at the request of the parties secured thereby, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Worcester Co., at the Court House Door, Snow Hill, on MARCH 5, 2012 AT 12:00 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND AND THE IMPROVEMENTS thereon situated in Worcester County, Maryland, known as Tax ID #01-043099 and more fully described in the aforesaid Purchase/Construction Deed of Trust. The property is believed to be improved by a +/- 1,472 sq. ft., 2-story townhouse containing 5 rooms (3 bedrooms), 2 baths, FWA electric heat and central air conditioning. The property will be sold in an “as is” condition and subject to all covenants, conditions, liens, restrictions, easements, agreements and rights-of-way as may affect same, if any and with no warranty of any kind. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $10,000 will be required at the time of sale, such deposit to be in cash or certified check, or other form acceptable to the Substitute Trustees in their sole discretion. The deposit must be increased to 10% of the purchase price within 2 business days. Balance of the purchase price is to be paid in cash within ten (10) days of the final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for Worcester County. If payment of the balance does not take place within ten (10) days of ratification, the deposit(s) will be forfeited and the property will be resold at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser. The defaulting purchaser shall not be entitled to any

surplus proceeds or profits resulting from any resale of the property. Interest to be paid on unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to the Deed of Trust Note from date of sale to date funds are received in the office of the Substitute Trustees in the event the property is purchased by someone other than the holder of the indebtedness. In the event settlement is delayed for any reason, there shall be no abatement of interest. All taxes, ground rent, water rent, condominium fees and/or homeowner association dues, all public charges, assessments payable on an annual basis, including sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, if applicable, owed against the property shall be adjusted to date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. Cost of all documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses for the property shall be borne by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale forward. If the Substitute Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser’s sole remedy in law or equity shall be limited to the refund of the deposit. Upon refund of the deposit to purchaser, this sale shall be void and of no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further claims against the Substitute Trustees. The conveyance of the property by the Substitute Trustees to the purchaser at settlement shall be by Trustees’ Deed without covenants or special warranties. The Substitute Trustees reserve the right to: (1) accept or reject any and all bids and to sell the property in any manner which the Substitute Trustees determines, in their sole discretion, may provide the highest yield to the secured party, (2) modify or waive the requirement for bidders’ deposits and terms of sale and/or settlement, and (3) to withdraw all or any part of the property from the sale prior to acceptance of the final bid. The property will be sold in an “AS IS” condition and without any recourse, representations or warranties, either express or implied, as to its nature, condition or description. No representations are made as to the property. Neither the Substitute Trustees, nor any other party, make any warranty or representation of any kind or nature regarding the physical condition of, the description of, or title to the property. The property will be sold subject to any violation notices and subject to all conditions, restrictions, easements, covenants, encumbrances, and agreements of record and all terms, conditions, notes, and matters as set forth and described in the Deed of Trust. The purchaser is responsible for, and the property is sold subject to, any environmental matter or condition, whether latent or observable, if any, that may exist at or affect or relate to the property and to any governmental requirements affecting the same. NOTE: The information contained herein was obtained from sources deemed to be reliable, but is offered for informational purposes only. Neither the auctioneer, the beneficiary of the Deed of Trust, the Substitute Trustees nor their agents or attorneys make any representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy of information. PROSPECTIVE PURCHASERS

ARE URGED TO PERFORM THEIR OWN DUE DILIGENCE WITH RESPECT TO THE PROPERTY PRIOR TO THE FORECLOSURE AUCTION. For additional information, please contact the Substitute Trustees. C. Larry Hofmeister, Jr., Craig B. Leavers, Stephanie H. Hurley, James J. Loftus, Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK ROAD, TOWSON, MARYLAND 21204 410-828-4838 OCD-2/16/3t ___________________________________

NOTICE Disposal of Surplus Vehicles and Equipment to be Auctioned on GovDeals.com “Disposition of County Personal Property no longer used by the County” The following described personal property, including vehicles, furniture and equipment, have been determined to be no longer required for County use by the County Commissioners of Worcester County, Maryland and deemed to be surplus property: SURPLUS VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT Surplus vehicles, listed by make and model (with model year), as follows: Chevrolet Cavalier (1990); Chevrolet Impala (2001); Dodge Caravan (1993, 1994); Dodge Charger (2007); Dodge Van (1995); Ford E450 Bus (2002); Ford F-350 Crew Cab Truck (1992), Dump Truck (1986) and Utility Truck (1982); Ford Bronco (1994); Ford Crown Victoria (2004, 2005, 2008); Ford Ranger (1993); Ford Taurus (2000); and International 4700 Box Truck (1997). Surplus electronic equipment, including: Computers; Monitors; Laptops; Printers; Fax Machines; Keyboards; Mouse; Floppy Disc Drive Storage Containers; Various Printer Cartridges; Telecommunication Terminal; TV/VCR Combo Units; Typewriter; HP AC Power Adapter; IBM Computer Network Rack; Panasonic 50” TubeStyle Television; and UPS Transformer. Surplus furniture, including: 2Drawer and 4-Drawer File Cabinets; Metal Desks; Mahogany Desk; Wood Computer Stations; Round Tables; Office Chairs; Side Chairs; Medical Chair; and Picnic Table. Miscellaneous surplus equipment, including: Winco 30KW Generator (1975); Power Washer; Freezer; Used Bricks (11 pallets, +3,000 bricks); and Wooden Glulam Laminated Columns. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE AND CONVEYANCE: The County Commissioners propose to solicit competitive bids via an Internetbased auction system operated by GovDeals, Inc. for which the Commissioners will pay GovDeals, Inc. an administrative fee of seven and one-half percent (7.5%) of the winning bid, but not less than five and 00/100 dollars ($5.00), for each transaction. This administrative fee will be charged to the winning bidder so that there is no net cost to the County. All of the above referenced surplus property will be offered for sale “AS IS, WHERE IS.” The County Commissioners make no war-

ranty, guaranty or representation of any kind, expressed or implied, as to the merchantability or fitness for any purpose of the property offered for sale. The County Commissioners warrant to the buyer that the property offered for sale will conform to its description. The County Commissioners reserve the right to reject any and all bids as they see fit and to withdraw from sale any of the items listed. Payment in full by successful bidders shall be made to Worcester County Commissioners. OPPORTUNITY FOR OBJECTIONS: Anyone objecting to the proposed conveyance of the above surplus vehicles and equipment shall do so in writing prior to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2012, or in person at the regularly scheduled meeting of the County Commissioners to be held at 10:00 a.m. on March 6, 2012 in the County Commissioners Meeting Room, Room 1101 - Government Center, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863. WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OCD-2/16/3t ___________________________________

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 14566 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF HOWARD W. MORRIS Notice is given that Jerry Howard Morris, 419 Lark Lane, Unit 103, Ocean City, MD 21842, was on February 06, 2012 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Howard W. Morris who died on December 19, 2011, with a will. Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the probate of the decedent’s will) shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 6th day of August, 2012. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death; or (2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Jerry Howard Morris Personal Representative True Test Copy Charlotte K. Cathell Register of Wills Worcester County Room 102 - Court House One W. Market Street Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074


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Legal Notices Name of newspaper designated by personal representative: Ocean City Digest Date of publication: February 16, 2012 OCD-2/16/3t ___________________________________

PUBLIC HEARING set for proposed fare increase of West Ocean City Park & Ride shuttle Ocean City, MD – The Ocean City Mayor and Council will hold a public hearing at its Monday, March 5 meeting to seek public comment on a proposal to raise the fare for the shuttle that operates between the West Ocean City Park & Ride and the South Transit Station in downtown Ocean City. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, 301 Baltimore Avenue. A fare increase from the current $1 ride-all-day to a $3 ride-all-day or $1 per boarding, which is the current fare structure of the Coastal Highway bus service, is being considered due to decreases in bus fare revenue and higher operating costs of the municipal bus service. The West Ocean City Park & Ride shuttle service operates from May through September. The location of the public hearing is accessible to persons with disabilities. Any individual who requires special assistance to participate in the public hearing should contact Dianna Davis at 410-723-2174, at TTD 410-723-3636 10 days prior to the hearing in order for Ocean City Transportation to make necessary arrangements. A sign language interpreter will be present and available at the hearing. OCD-2/2/5t ___________________________________ J. HARRISON PHILLIPS III 115-72ND STREET OCEAN CITY, MD 21842

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 14567 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF PAUL CHRISTOPHER DAY Notice is given that John Eugene Day, 7922 James Avenue, Ellicott City, MD 21043, was on February 06, 2012 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Paul Christopher Day who died on December 24, 2011, without a will. Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the probate of the decedent’s will) shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 6th day of August, 2012. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the

decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death; or (2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. John Eugene Day Personal Representative True Test Copy Charlotte K. Cathell Register of Wills Worcester County Room 102 - Court House One W. Market Street Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074 Name of newspaper designated by personal representative: Ocean City Digest Date of publication: February 16, 2012 OCD-2/16/3t ___________________________________

head, remove and replace existing dock and boatlift. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 722 141ST St Parcel # 9435A11-9-5-0 -0118-184681 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Hi-Tide Marine Construction, INC. Owner: William J. and Julie Fitzpatrick PW12-024 A request has been submitted to replace approximately 40’ of existing bulkhead with new vinyl. To extend existing pier to 45’ total not to exceed neighboring property and remove and replace one boatlift. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 613 Harbour Drive Parcel # 8020A-1550B-8B-0 -0117315123 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Hi-Tide Marine Owner: Donald Bowers PW12-025 Board of Port Wardens Blake McGrath, Chairman Valerie Gaskill, Attorney OCD-2/23/2t ___________________________________

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING WORCESTER COUNTY BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS AGENDA

Thursday, March 8, 2012

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS BOARD OF PORT WARDENS Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 106, “Waterways,” Article II – “Shoreline Development” of the Code of the Town of Ocean City, Maryland, hereinafter referred to as the Code, same being the Port Wardens Ordinance of Ocean City, Maryland, notice is hereby given that public hearings will be conducted in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 301 Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD Thursday, March 8th, 2012 At 2:00 PM A request has been submitted to remove existing finger pier, install a 4’ x 18’ perpendicular pier and install a boatlift with associated pilings, not to exceed 19’ channelward from the MHW line. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 2205 Philadelphia Ave. Slip 44 Parcel # 4236 -44-0-0111-378524 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Hickory Environmental Consulting, LLC Owner: Aaron Jezierski PW12-022 A request has been submitted to add 8’ to the existing pier with a 2’ x 5’ parallel “L” at the end, relocate the existing boatlift with associated piles added and install two (2) PWC lifts with associated piles, not to exceed 50’ channelward from the MHW line. The site of the proposed construction is described as being located at 610 Bayshore Ct Unit 5 Parcel # 5313 -E-0 -0112-211840 in the Town of Ocean City, MD Applicant: Hickory Environmental Consulting, LLC Owner: Jeffery Arnold PW12-023 A request has been submitted to replace approximately 115’ of vinyl bulk-

Pursuant to the provisions of the Worcester County Zoning Ordinance, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Board of Zoning Appeals for Worcester County, in the Board Room (Room 1102) on the first floor of the Worcester County Government Center, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland. 6:30 p.m. Case No. 12-09, on the application of Judith Whalan, requesting an afterthe-fact variance to reduce the Ordinance prescribed front yard setback from 25 feet to 15.6 feet (an encroachment of 9.4 feet), associated with an existing accessory structure incidental to a single family dwelling in a R-2 Suburban Residential District, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1116(c)(4), ZS 1-206(b)(2), ZS 1-206(d)(1) and ZS 1-305, located at 12437 Windsor Road, on the northeast corner of the intersection of Tudor Road and Windsor Road, Tax Map 21, Parcel 6, Section C, Block 24, Lot 12, of the Cape Isle of Wight Subdivision, in the Tenth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. POSTPONED 6:35 p.m. Case No. 12-07, on the application of Mark Spencer Cropper, Esquire, on the lands of Blair Snyder and Allison Snyder, requesting a special exception to reconstruct / replace a nonconforming structure, associated with the proposed reconstruction of three nonconforming dwellings in a R-1 Rural Residential District, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1-116(c)(5), ZS 1122(d)(1), ZS 1-205(b)(2) and ZS 1-305, located on Beauchamp Road, at the northeast corner of St. Martins Parkway and Beauchamp Road, Tax Map 16, Parcel 5, in the Third Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. 6:40 p.m. Re-advertisement of Case No. 11-39, on the application of Wallbangers Incorporated, requesting an after-thefact variance to reduce the Ordinance prescribed rear yard setback from 5.5 feet to 0 feet (an encroachment of 5.5

feet), associated with an expansion of use area associated with an existing restaurant in a CM Commercial Marine District, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1-116(c)(4), ZS 1-214(c)(2) and ZS 1-305, located at 12821 South Harbor Road, approximately 600 feet east of the intersection of Golf Course Road and South Harbor Road, Tax Map 27, Parcel 377, Lot 46 & Tax Map 27, Parcel 378, Lot 48, in the Tenth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. 6:45 p.m. Case No. 12-11, on the application of Hugh Cropper IV, Esquire, on the lands of Kurtis Miller and Margaret Miller, requesting a variance to reduce the Ordinance prescribed front yard setback, measured from the centerline of a road, from 50 feet to 42.1 (an encroachment of 7.9 feet) and requesting a variance to reduce the Ordinance prescribed rear yard setback from 30 feet to 22.5 feet (an encroachment of 7.5 feet), associated with a proposed single family dwelling in a R-2 Suburban Residential District, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1-116(c)(4), ZS 1-206(b)(2) and ZS 1-305, located at 12401 Meadow Drive, approximately 1,900 feet east of the intersection of First Street and Meadow Drive, Tax Map 33, Parcel 346, Lot 35, of the Snug Harbor Subdivision, in the Tenth Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. 6:50 p.m. Case No. 12-10, on the application of Hugh Cropper IV, Esquire, on the lands of Steven Black and Karen Black, requesting a variance to reduce the Ordinance prescribed front yard setback, measured on an arterial highway, from 100 feet to 42 feet (an encroachment of 58 feet) and requesting a special exception for a single nonmonument freestanding sign on each road frontage, associated with a proposed commercial use in a C-2 General Commercial District, pursuant to Zoning Code Sections ZS 1-116(c)(3), ZS 1116(c)(4), ZS 1-210(b)(2)A3, ZS 1-305, ZS 1-324(c)(4)B4 and ZS 1-326, located on the northwest corner of Ocean Gateway (US Route 50) and Friendship Road (MD Route 452), Tax Map 25, Parcel 165 & Parcel 438, Part A & B of the Reassembled Lands of Lester & Violet Black Plat, in the Third Tax District of Worcester County, Maryland. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS OCD-2/23/2t ___________________________________ KATHRYN V. WESTBROOK P.O. BOX 1109 OCEAN CITY, MD 21842

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Estate No. 14578 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF PEGGY FRANCES PIXLEY Notice is given that Marc Pixley, 204 10th Street, Pocomoke City, MD 21851, was on February 16, 2012 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Peggy Frances Pixley who died on February 6, 2012, with a will. Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the probate of


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Legal Notices the decedent’s will) shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 18th day of August, 2012. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death; or (2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Marc Pixley Personal Representative True Test Copy Charlotte K. Cathell Register of Wills Worcester County Room 102 - Court House One W. Market Street Snow Hill, MD 21863-1074 Name of newspaper designated by personal representative: Ocean City Digest Date of publication: February 23, 2012 OCD-2/23/3t ___________________________________

NOTICE OF ORDINANCE 2012-09 Notice is hereby given by the Mayor and Council of Ocean City, that an ordinance was introduced for first reading at their meeting of February 21, 2012. A complete text of the ordinance is available for review at the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 3rd Street and Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842. A fair summary is as follows: AN ORDINANCE to authorize and empower Mayor and City Council of Ocean City to issue and sell, upon its full faith and credit, not to exceed Thirty Seven Million Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($37,600,000) maximum aggregate principal amount of its serial maturity, general obligation, fully registered bonds, pursuant to the authority of Sections 31 through 37, inclusive, of Article 23A of the Annotated Code of Maryland (2011 Replacement Volume), as amended, Section 24 of Article 31 of the Annotated Code of Maryland (2010 Replacement Volume and 2011 Supplement), and Section C-719 of the Charter of Mayor and City Council of Ocean City, as amended, to be designated as “General Obligation Municipal Purpose and Refunding Bonds of 2012” (the “Bonds”), said bonds to be issued and sold for the public purposes of (i) financing or refinancing, in whole or in part, certain costs of acquisition, construction

and/or improvements to the boardwalk, the water system, the wastewater system, solid waste disposal facilities, public safety buildings and certain roads, public works and other general governmental projects, (ii) refunding all or a portion of the Mayor and City Council of Ocean City Municipal Purpose Bonds of 2005 maturing on or after April 1, 2016 and (iii) paying the costs of issuance of said bonds, which expenses include costs of document production and reproduction, and financial advisory and counsel fees and expenses; providing for the sale of said bonds by private sale or by solicitation of competitive bids; prescribing the form and tenor of said bonds; determining other matters relating to the issuance and sale of said bonds, including the form of a notice of sale to be published in connection with any public sale of said bonds; providing for the disbursement of the proceeds of said bonds; authorizing the preparation and distribution of a preliminary official statement and an official statement in connection with any public sale of said bonds; providing that the proceeds of said bonds, or any moneys which may be deemed to be proceeds, will not be used in a manner which would cause said bonds to be arbitrage bonds; providing for the appointment of a paying agent, bond registrar and escrow agent for said bonds; covenanting to levy and collect all taxes necessary to provide for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds; and generally relating to the issuance, sale and delivery of all said bonds. Copies of the ordinance relating to the Bonds may be obtained from the office of the Finance Administrator, City Hall, Baltimore Avenue and Third Street, Ocean City, Maryland 21842. Second reading and consideration for passage of this Ordinance will be held at the March 5, 2012, Council Meeting OCD-3/1/1t ___________________________________ David H. Cole, Esq. Coon and Cole LLC 401 Washington Ave., Suite 501 Towson, MD 21204 CURTIS C. COON, SUCC. TRUSTEE DAVID H. COLE, SUCC. TRUSTEE Trustees v. WEST END CONDOMINIUM, LLC Defendant. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF MARYLAND FOR WORCESTER COUNTY Case No. 23-C-11001726

NOTICE NOTICE is hereby issued by the Circuit Court for Worcester County this 14th day of February, 2012, that the sale of the property consisting of approximately 3.44+/- acres of land on Golf Course Road, Worcester County, Maryland, and bearing Tax Account number 10-425859 and as further described in these proceedings, made and reported in the Report of Sale filed on behalf of Curtis C. Coon and David H. Cole, Substitute Trustees, be RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 19th day of March, 2012, provided a copy of this Notice be inserted in some newspaper published in said county once in each of three successive weeks, before the 12th day of March, 2012. The Report of Sale states the sale

price of the property to be $500,000.00. Stephen V. Hales Clerk - Circuit Court for Worcester County True Copy Test: Stephen V. Hales Clerk of the Circuit Court Worcester County, Md. OCD-2/23/3t ___________________________________

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TOWN OF OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 110 of the Code of Ocean City, Maryland, hereinafter referred to as the Code, same being the Zoning Ordinance for Ocean City, Maryland, notice is hereby given that public hearings will be conducted by the Board of Zoning Appeals for Ocean City, Maryland in the Council Chambers of City Hall located on Baltimore Avenue and Third Street, in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland on: THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 110-93(2), Powers, of the Code, an appeal has been filed pursuant to the provisions of Section 110-94(2)(b) requesting a special parking exception to waive four (4) parking spaces to expand restaurant use. The site of the appeal is described as located on the north side of 1st Street and the west side of Bayview Lane, with a portion of the required parking situated on property located on the north side of 1st Street, the east side of Bayview Lane, and the west side of St. Louis Avenue and known locally as De Lazy Lizard, 302-1st Street, in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland. APPLICANT: T & W REDEVELOPMENT LLC – (BZA 2335 12-09400001) Further information concerning the public hearings may be examined in the office of the Department of Planning and Community Development in City Hall. Alfred Harrison, Chairman Heather Stansbury, Attorney OCD-2/23/2t ___________________________________

NOTICE OF PASSAGE OF BILL 12-1 WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Take Notice that Bill 12-1 (Public Safety - Height of Habitable Structures) was passed by the County Commissioners on February 21, 2012. A fair summary of the bill is as follows: § PS 1-201. (Repeals this section of the Public Safety Article in its entirety; this section previously established a maximum height of forty-five feet for any structure intended for human occupancy which is no longer necessary due to developments in both the County Building and Fire Codes and current capabilities of local fire companies.)

§§ PS 1-202 through PS 1-205. (Renumbers Sections PS 1-202 through PS 1-205 as Sections PS 1-201 through PS 1-204 respectively.) This bill becomes effective forty-five (45) days from the date of its passage. This is only a fair summary of the bill. A full copy of the bill is posted on the Legislative Bulletin Board in the main hall of the Worcester County Government Center outside Room 1103, is available for public inspection in Room 1103 of the Worcester County Government Center and is available on the County Website at http://www.co.worcester.md.us/commissioners/legsltn.aspx . THE WORCESTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OCD-3/1/3t ___________________________________

ADVERTISEMENT FOR PROPOSALS Town of Berlin Walking Path Design REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Sealed proposals in duplicate will be received by the Mayor and Council of Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland at Town Hall, 10 William Street, Berlin, Maryland 21811 until 2:00 PM, on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 for the Design of a Walking Path for Dr. William Henry Park located in the Town of Berlin, at which time the proposals will be opened publicly and read aloud. A pre-bid meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 2:00 PM in the Council Chambers of Berlin Town Hall. Potential Bidders may obtain the Request for Proposals by contacting Mary Bohlen, Town of Berlin, 10 William Street, Berlin, MD 21811. Phone: 410-641-4314. E-mail: mbohlen@townofberlinmd.com. EOE OCD-3/1/1t ___________________________________

NOTICE TO MARYLAND REGISTERED HOME BUILDERS INVITATION TO BID Replacement Home Worcester County, Maryland The Worcester County Commissioners are currently accepting bids for the demolition of an existing single family home in the Berlin area of Worcester County and subsequent construction of a replacement home on the property. Bid specification packages and bid forms are available to licensed Maryland Registered Home Builders and may be picked up from the Office of the County Commissioners, Worcester County Government Center, One West Market Street - Room 1103, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863, obtained online at www.co.worcester.md.us or by calling the Commissioners’ Office at 410-6321194 to request a package by mail. Interested bidders may also contact DiCarlo Precision Imaging at 410-7490112 to purchase blueprints to scale. This project is proposed to be funded by the State Special Loans Program and is thus subject to all applicable Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights guidelines. Sealed bids will be accepted until 1:00 p.m., on Monday, March 5, 2012 in the Office of the County Commissioners at the above address at which time they will be opened and publicly read aloud. Envelopes shall be marked “Housing Re-


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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS To Study the Feasibility of Relocating the Mystic Harbour Effluent Disposal Injection Wells Worcester County, Maryland The Worcester County Commissioners are currently accepting proposals from Consulting Engineering Firms to study the feasibility of relocating the effluent disposal injection wells at the Mystic Harbour Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) for the Water and Wastewater Division of Public Works. Proposal packages and forms are available from the Office of the County Commissioners, Room 1103 - Worcester County Government Center, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863, obtained online at www.co.worcester.md.us, or by calling the Commissioners’ Office at 410-6321194 to request a package by mail. Interested consultants are encouraged to attend a pre-proposal meting to be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, March 5, 2012, at the Water and Wastewater Division Office located at the Ocean Pines WWTP, 1000 Shore Lane, Ocean Pines, Maryland 21811. For directions or more details, please contact John S. Ross, P.E., Deputy Director of Public Works, at 410-641-5251. Sealed proposals will be accepted until 1:00 PM, Monday, March 26, 2012 in the Office of the County Commissioners, Room 1103 - Worcester County Government Center, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863, at which time they will be opened and publicly read aloud. Envelopes shall be marked “Proposal for Injection Well Relocation Study” in the lower left-hand corner. After opening, proposals will be forwarded to the Public Works Department for tabulation, review and recommendation to the County Commissioners for their consideration at a future meeting. In awarding the proposal, the Commissioners reserve the right to reject any and all proposals, waive formalities, informalities and technicalities therein, and to take whatever proposal they determine to be in the best interest of the County considering lowest or best proposal, quality of goods and work, time of delivery or completion, responsibility of consultants being considered, previous

experience of consultants with County contracts, or any other factors they deem appropriate. All inquiries shall be directed to John Ross at 410-6415251. OCD-3/1/1t ___________________________________

NOTICE TO BIDDERS Purchase of Vacuum Station Receiver Tanks Worcester County, Maryland The Worcester County Commissioners are currently accepting bids for the purchase of Vacuum Station Receiver Tanks for the Water and Wastewater Division of the Department of Public Works. Bid specification packages and bid forms are available from the Office of the County Commissioners, Room 1103 - Worcester County Government Center, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863, obtained online at www.co.worcester.md.us, or by calling the Commissioners’ Office at 410632-1194 to request a package by mail. Sealed bids will be accepted until 1:00 PM, Monday, March 26, 2012 in the Office of the County Commissioners at the above address, at which time they will be opened and publicly read aloud. Envelopes shall be marked “Bid for Vacuum Station Receiver Tanks” in the lower left-hand corner. After opening, bids will be forwarded to the Public Works Department for tabulation, review and recommendation to the County Commissioners for their consideration at a future meeting. In awarding the bid, the Commissioners reserve the right to reject any and all bids, waive formalities, informalities and technicalities therein, and to take whatever bid they determine to be in the best interest of the County considering lowest or best bid, quality of goods and work, time of delivery or completion, responsibility of bidders being considered, previous experience of bidders with County contracts, or any other factors they deem appropriate. All inquiries shall be directed to Bill Smith or John Ross of the Department of Public Works, at 410-641-5251. OCD-3/1/1t ___________________________________

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Design of Pines Plaza Commercial Sub-Area Water and Sewer Line Connection to Ocean Pines Worcester County, Maryland The Worcester County Commissioners are currently accepting proposals from Consulting Engineering Firms to design the water and sewer line connection from Ocean Pines to the Pines Plaza Sub-Area for the Water and Wastewater Division of Public Works. Proposal packages and proposal forms are available from the Office of the County Commissioners, Room 1103 Worcester County Government Center, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863, obtained online at www.co.worcester.md.us, or by calling the Commissioners’ Office at 410-6321194 to request a package by mail. Interested consultants are encouraged to attend a pre-proposal meting to be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 5, 2012, at the Water and Wastewater Di-

vision Office located at the Ocean Pines Wastewater Treatment Plant, 1000 Shore Lane, Ocean Pines, Maryland 21811. For directions or more details, please contact John S. Ross, P.E., Deputy Director of Public Works, at 410-641-5251. Sealed proposals will be accepted until 1:00 PM, Monday, March 26, 2012 in the Office of the County Commissioners, Room 1103 Worcester County Government Center, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863, at which time they will be opened and publicly read aloud. Envelopes shall be marked “Proposal for Pines Plaza Water and Sewer Design” in the lower left-hand corner. After opening, proposals will be forwarded to the Public Works Department for tabulation, review and recommendation to the County Commissioners for their consideration at a future meeting. In awarding the proposal, the Commissioners reserve the right to reject any and all proposals, waive formalities, informalities and technicalities therein, and to take whatever proposal they determine to be in the best interest of the County considering lowest or best proposal, quality of goods and work, time of delivery or completion, responsibility of consultants being considered, previous experience of consultants with County contracts, or any other factors they deem appropriate. All inquiries shall be directed to John Ross at 410-6415251. OCD-3/1/1t ___________________________________

to permit expansion of existing electrical substation. The site of the request is described as Lots 1A and 1B as shown on a Plat entitled “Resubdivision Lot 1, Block 110, Fenwick Plat No. 4,” recorded in Plat Book R.H.O. No. 153, page 75; and Lots 2A and 2B as shown on a Plat entitled “Resubdivision Lot 2, Block 150, Fenwick Plat” and recorded among the Plat Records in Plat Book 190, Page 60; Parcels 2623A and 2624A, Map 118, further described as located on Sinepuxent and Derrickson Avenues between 137th and 138th Street, in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland. APPLICANT: DELMARVA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY – A CORPORATION OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE AND THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA (FILE #1212100002) No oral or written testimony will be accepted after the close of the public hearing. Public hearings that are not completed at one meeting may be continued without additional advertised notice provided the Commission Chairman announces that the hearing will be continued and gives persons in attendance an opportunity to sign up for written notice of the additional hearing dates. For further information concerning this public hearing, please contact the Department of Planning and Community Development, Room 242, City Hall, 301 Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842. Phone 410-289-8855. PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION PAM GREER BUCKLEY, CHAIRPERSON WILLIAM E. ESHAM, III, ATTORNEY OCD-3/1/2t ___________________________________

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 110, Zoning, of the Code of the Town of Ocean City, Maryland, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be conducted by the Planning and Zoning Commission in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 301 Baltimore Avenue in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland on: TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012 At 7:00 pm Pursuant to the provisions of Article II, Division 5, Section 110-121, et. seq., Conditional Uses, a request has been filed under the provisions of Section 110-514(20), Uses permitted by Conditional Use in the LC-1, Local Commercial, District, to permit expansion of existing fuel service facilities. The site of the request is described as located on Parcels 6812 & 6813, Sinepuxent Plat, 1891 (Bayside); further described as located on the northwest corner of 52nd Street and Coastal Highway, and locally known as 5201 Coastal Highway, in the Town of Ocean City, Maryland. APPLICANT: CATO, INC. (FILE #12-12100003) At 7:15 pm Pursuant to the provisions of Article II, Division 5, Section 110-121, et. seq., Conditional Uses, a request has been filed under the provisions of Section 110-304(2), Uses permitted by Conditional Use in the R-2A, Low Density Multiple-Family Residential, District,

NOTICE Sealed BIDS for the CONSTRUCTION OF THE ART LEAGUE BUILDING will be received by the Mayor and City Council at the Office of the City Manager until March 13, 2012 at 11:00 AM and then opened and read aloud at a Council Work Session on March 13, 2012 at 1:00 PM. The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined in, or obtained from, the City Engineer’s Office located in City Hall on the 2nd Floor, 3rd Street & Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, Maryland 21842. The work to be performed under this contract includes, in general: construction of a new 7,500 square foot, 2 story, wood framed building. OCD-3/1/1t ___________________________________

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NOTICE is hereby given by the Mayor and City Council of Ocean City, that an ordinance was introduced for first reading at their meeting of February 21, 2012. A complete text of the ordinance is available for review in the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 3rd Street and Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842. A fair summary is as follows:

ORDINANCE TOWN OF OCEAN CITY OPERATING BUDGET FISCAL YEAR 2012 BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED by the Mayor and Council of Ocean City, Maryland, that the following fund revenue and departmental expenditures, together with certain restrictions and authorizations are adopted:

General Fund A. Anticipated Revenue: Property Taxes Other Taxes Licenses and Permits Revenue From Other Agencies Charges For Current Services Fines and Forfeitures Other Revenue Prior Year Reserves Total Revenue

Total Revenue and Other Financing Sources Enterprise Funds: A. Anticipated Revenue: Service Charges Capacity/Impact Fees State and Federal Grants Food and Beverage Tax Prior Year Reserves Transfer-In From General Fund Total Revenue B. Anticipated Expenditures: Personal Services Non-Personal Services Capital Outlay Debt Service Transfer To Reserves Total Expenditures

A. Anticipated Revenue: Charges to Other Funds State and Federal Grants Investment Earnings/Other Employee Contributions Sale of Capital Assets Prior Year Reserves General Fund Contribution Total Revenue B. Anticipated Expenditures: Personal Services Non-Personal Services Capital Outlay Benefit Payments Reserve for Retirement Benefit Capital Projects Total Expenditures

1ST READING AMENDMENT #1 FY - 2012 $ 42,491,715 14,259,813 3,856,303 4,648,742 7,896,879 748,377 1,309,327 1,590,908 $ 76,802,064

$ 76,802,064

General Fund B. Anticipated Expenditures: General Government Public Safety General Public Works/Beach Maintenance Sanitation and Waste Removal Highways and Streets Economic Development - Tourism Culture and Recreation Debt Service Total Expenditures To Transportation Fund To Airport Fund To Convention Center To Capital Projects Total Expenditures and Other Financing Uses

1ST READING AMENDMENT #1 FY - 2012 $ 3,313,103 33,609,268 5,141,014 5,968,505 5,336,757 7,090,734 7,940,709 4,576,232 $ 72,976,322 1,477,171 292,964 1,516,177 539,430 $ 76,802,064

Water $7,011,778 27,720 0 0 218,384 0 $7,257,882

Transportation $4,018,519 0 1,796,672 0 19,596 1,477,171 $7,311,958

Convention Center $1,808,500 0 1,551,645 1,085,000 1,760,190 1,516,177 $7,721,512

Wastewater $11,540,621 48,400 0 0 873,891 0 $12,462,912

Airport $ 1,050,022 0 438,750 0 92,469 292,964 $1,874,205

Golf Course $2,042,921 0 0 0 4,411 0 $2,047,332

$1,930,324 3,158,597 782,981 1,385,980 0 $7,257,882

$3,664,567 3,197,218 450,173 0 0 $7,311,958

$ 2,904,652 1,730,595 682,000 2,304,265 100,000 $7,721,512

$4,091,082 3,455,899 1,796,184 3,119,747 0 $12,462,912

$ 329,486 948,690 450,000 146,029 0 $1,874,205

$1,018,955 1,028,377 0 0 0 $2,047,332

Information Technology $1,849,043 0 0 0 0 21,446 0 $1,870,489

Service Center $5,320,569 0 0 0 0 60,998 0 $5,381,567

Vehicle Trust $2,311,893 2,444,751 0 0 110,443 493,251 0 $5,360,338

Risk Management $2,102,999 0 77,669 0 0 7,882 0 $2,188,550

Pension & OPEB Trust $8,727,294 0 3,880,000 1,990,000 0 0 0 $14,597,294

Capital Projects $ 0 0 0 0 0 0 839,430 $839,430

$ 895,357 975,132 0 0 0 0 $1,870,489

$1,716,579 3,664,988 0 0 0 0 $5,381,567

$

0 802,165 4,558,173 0 0 0 $5,360,338

$ 223,857 1,964,693 0 0 0 0 $2,188,550

$

0 575,000 0 4,300,000 9,722,294 0 $14,597,294

$

0 0 0 0 0 839,430 $839,430

Special Authorization - Budget Manager The Budget Manager shall be authorized to reallocate departmental appropriations among the various objects of expenditures as she deems necessary. Such changes shall be approved by the Finance Administrator & City Manager. Restrictions - City Manager: A. The utilization of any contingency appropriation shall be accomplished only with prior authorization from the Mayor and Council. B. Utilization of appropriations established in the Capital Improvement Fund may be accomplished only with the express approval of the Mayor and Council. Tax Rate: An Ad Valorem Tax Rate of $0.395 per $100 of assessed valuation of real property and a rate of $1.29 per $100 of assessed valuation of corporate and personal property tax is required to fund this budget. INTRODUCED at a meeting of the City Council of Ocean City, Maryland held on February 21, 2011. SECOND READING of this ordinance shall be held at a meeting of the Mayor and City Council on March 5, 2012. OCD-2/23/1t


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Annual report on resort government salaries Total payroll shows drop from W2 wages reported by city for previous year Ocean City government payroll dropped by $806,227.72 in 2011, based on City Hall figures for the total W2 wages paid to 1,607 full-time, parttime, temporary employees and other workers. The total includes base salaries of $37.8 milli0n, down $1.4 million from the previous year and $3 million in overtime, which increased by $433,295 from 2010. Also adding to the totals of both years was Workman’s Compensation payments of $529,877 last year and $404,984 in 2010. The numbers shown on the following pages reflect that, plus an “Other” category that

includes the $12,780.04 car allowance given the mayor, who elected that option rather than a city-owned vehicle. The 2010 W2 wages total also was adjusted to reflect the removal of slightly more than $1 million in onetime buyouts of employees either near or at retirement age. There were no buyouts this year, city officials said, so that number was not used for the year-to-year comparison. The number of people paid by the city in 2011 is down from a high of 1,652 workers in 2007, when the recession began to deepen, although the highest payroll figure for city government was in 2008 at $45.7 million. Information on the total amount spent on employee benefits in 2011 was not available, but will appear in a later issue.

CITY MANAGER ........................................173,404.80 CITY MANAGER ........................................173,404.80 PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR ........................152,669.64 FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR .......................146,860.93 CITY ENGINEER .........................................146,860.43 CHIEF OF POLICE .......................................144,676.89 RECREATION/PARKS DIRECTOR ................140,321.75 PLANNING & COMM DEV DIRECTOR .........140,321.46 EMERGENCY SERVICES DIRECTOR ...........140,150.34 FIRE MARSHAL ..........................................135,445.22 POLICE CAPTAIN........................................132,617.77 POLICE CAPTAIN........................................126,743.38 POLICE CAPTAIN........................................123,803.60 POLICE CAPTAIN........................................123,328.39 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIR..............121,828.01 GENERAL SERVICES DIRECTOR .................118,892.80 PW SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER...............118,541.49 ZONING ADMINISTRATOR .........................116,773.06 FIRE/EMS DEPUTY CHIEF ...........................116,561.04 TRANS SUPER............................................114,746.27 PW DEPUTY DIRECTOR .............................114,400.00 RISK/CLAIMS MANAGER............................113,846.15 POLICE OFFICER ........................................113,654.21 POLICE SERGEANT.....................................112,902.18 WASTEWATER SUPERINTENDENT.............112,553.76 POLICE LIEUTENANT..................................111,060.18 CONVENTION CENTER DIRECTOR .............110,441.00 POLICE LIEUTENANT..................................110,198.26 POLICE SERGEANT ....................................110,147.23 HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTOR .................110,000.73 GOLF SUPERINTENDENT ...........................109,193.03 ELECTRONIC SERVICES MANAGER ...........108,953.07 POLICE LIEUTENANT..................................108,715.45 FF/EMS 2ND LIEUTENANT .........................108,455.06 POLICE CORPORAL ....................................107,896.52 POLICE LIEUTENANT .................................106,798.83 POLICE LIEUTENANT .................................106,174.58 POLICE LIEUTENANT .................................106,101.83 FIRE MARSHAL/DEPUTY CHIEF .................106,079.84 PW CHIEF DEPUTY DIRECTOR ..................106,004.49 BUDGET MANAGER ...................................105,817.00 POLICE SERGEANT.....................................105,732.65 RECREATION/PARKS ASST DIRECTOR .....104,114.08 POLICE SERGEANT ....................................103,951.94 ASSISTANT FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR ..103,947.78 FF/EMS 2ND LIEUTENANT .........................103,433.64

Ocean City government payroll over the years

2000

2005

POLICE SERGEANT ....................................102,788.29 CONVENTION OPERATIONS MANAGER ....102,432.47 POLICE SERGEANT ....................................102,018.75 POLICE LIEUTENANT .................................101,634.12 POLICE LIEUTENANT..................................100,815.17 CONVENTION SALES/MARKETING DIR .....100,139.11 PW MAINTENANCE MANAGER ...................99,171.67 POLICE LIEUTENANT ...................................98,584.78 FIRE/EMS ASSISTANT CHIEF ......................98,468.62 FIRE/EMS LIEUTENANT ...............................98,331.83 SPECIAL EVENTS DIRECTOR .......................98,066.39 FIREFIGHTER/EMT IV....................................97,917.85 POLICE SERGEANT ......................................97,392.00 POLICE OFFICER ..........................................97,305.75 POLICE SERGEANT ......................................97,201.11 FF/EMS 2ND LIEUTENANT ..........................97,141.47 PW CONSTRUCTION MANAGER ..................97,086.10 POLICE CORPORAL ......................................96,578.88 CHIEF BUILDING OFFICIAL ..........................96,363.51 POLICE SERGEANT ......................................95,965.90 FIRE/EMS LIEUTENANT ...............................95,884.27 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS ....................95,668.59 FIREFIGHTER/EMT IV ...................................95,494.39 POLICE SERGEANT ......................................94,559.79 PARKS SUPERINTENDENT ..........................94,112.25 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS ....................93,961.25 FIREFIGHTER/EMT IV ...................................93,443.18 FIREFIGHTER/EMT IV ...................................92,126.79 FIREFIGHTER/EMT IV....................................91,928.81 CITY CLERK .................................................91,743.69 FIREFIGHTER/EMT IV ...................................91,729.54 FF/EMS 2ND LIEUTENANT............................91,605.78 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................91,518.83 POLICE CORPORAL.......................................91,497.41 COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION MGR .............91,437.76 FIREFIGHTER/EMT IV....................................90,818.71 ENGINEERING MANAGER .............................90,641.28 GOLF PROFESSIONAL/MGR ..........................90,572.99 FIRE/EMS CAPTAIN ......................................90,504.00 FIRE/EMS CAPTAIN ......................................90,503.90 FIRE/EMS CAPTAIN ......................................90,503.85 POLICE CORPORAL.......................................90,248.81 POLICE CORPORAL.......................................89,220.94 FIREFIGHTER/EMT IV....................................89,103.53 FIREFIGHTER/EMT IV....................................89,016.33 POLICE CORPORAL.......................................88,997.91

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

POLICE SERGEANT.......................................88,981.66 POLICE SERGEANT.......................................88,804.80 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................88,680.56 FIREFIGHTER/EMT IV....................................88,444.03 FIRE/EMS CAPTAIN ......................................88,275.08 TOURISM DIRECTOR....................................87,687.86 WASTEWATER ASSISTANT SUPT................87,624.55 POLICE CORPORAL.......................................87,295.81 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................87,118.06 SPECIAL PROGRAMS MANAGER..................85,868.51 POLICE SERGEANT.......................................85,495.31 DEPUTY FIRE MARSHAL/PLANS EXAM........85,006.17 WATER SUPERINTENDENT ..........................84,590.82 FLEET SERVICE MANAGER...........................84,230.39 GIS COORDINATOR ......................................83,397.56 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................83,365.61 POLICE CORPORAL.......................................83,162.87 RECREATION SUPERINTENDENT .................83,070.69 FIREFIGHTER/EMT IV....................................82,778.73 POLICE TRAINING&RECRUIT SPEC ..............82,776.96 POLICE CORPORAL.......................................82,468.33 FIRE MARSHAL/CAPTAIN.............................82,191.49 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................82,041.03 POLICE CORPORAL.......................................81,806.06 INTERNAL AUDITOR.....................................81,594.13 POLICE CORPORAL.......................................81,553.68 POLICE CORPORAL.......................................81,034.70 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................80,995.28 FIREFIGHTER/EMT III....................................80,895.75 FF/EMS 2ND LIEUTENANT............................80,674.30 FIREFIGHTER/EMT IV....................................80,654.97 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................80,630.64 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................80,574.26 FIREFIGHTER/EMT IV ...................................80,368.82 FIREFIGHTER/EMT IV ...................................80,305.21 MAINT & CONSTR SUPERVISOR ................80,203.76 FIREFIGHTER/EMT IV ...................................80,186.13 MAINT & CONSTR SUPERVISOR..................79,955.80 POLICE CORPORAL.......................................79,531.98 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................79,395.22 POLICE CORPORAL.......................................79,388.60 INSTRUMENTATION TECHNICIAN ...............79,365.14 FF/EMS 2ND LIEUTENANT............................79,082.88 POLICE CORPORAL.......................................79,061.66 POLICE CORPORAL.......................................79,052.17 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS ....................78,552.26


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POLICE CORPORAL ......................................78,083.76 REVENUE SUPERVISOR ...............................78,025.90 POLICE OFFICER ..........................................77,890.77 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................77,759.32 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNER I .....77,754.59 COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER....................77,617.50 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................77,610.51 MAINT & CONSTR SUPERVISOR..................77,608.14 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................77,582.71 WASTEWATER LAB SUPERVISOR ................77,301.45 FIREFIGHTER/EMT IV....................................77,149.36 MAINT & CONSTR SUPERVISOR..................76,818.44 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................76,693.94 PAYROLL MANAGER ....................................76,039.79 FIREFIGHTER/EMT IV....................................75,990.35 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................75,769.03 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................75,477.27 WATER PLANT OPERATOR-CHIEF ................75,038.58 MAINT & CONSTR SUPERVISOR..................74,595.48 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................74,478.79 ENGINEER II-ENVIRONMENTAL ....................74,133.89 WATER PLANT OPERATOR IV ......................74,057.10 FIREFIGHTER/EMT IV....................................73,817.30 SOLID WASTE MANAGER.............................73,632.00 WASTEWATER PROCESS SUPERVISOR .......72,722.00 WASTEWATER PROCESS SUPERVISOR .......72,377.64 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................72,302.17 POLICE OFFICER ...........................................72,070.79 WATER PLANT OPERATOR IV ......................71,766.81 HUMAN RESOURCE ANALYST .....................71,383.08 PROCESS EQUIP MAINT SUPERVISOR .........71,273.02 DEPUTY FIRE MARSHAL I ............................70,936.75 ENGINEERING ASSOCIATE ...........................70,800.47 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................70,560.13 OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR ..........................70,516.50 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................70,376.65 WASTEWATER PLNT OPER - CHIEF..............69,888.00 WATER METER MAINT SUPERVISOR...........69,807.48 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................69,556.63 SR. SUPPORT SPECIALIST...........................68,833.10 DEPUTY FIRE MARSHAL II ...........................68,756.53 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................68,543.79 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................68,497.20 PARKS ASSIST SUPERINTENDENT ..............68,123.02 VEHICLE/EQUIP TECH II ................................67,990.84 ELECTRICIAN - MASTER ..............................67,830.29 AS/400 SUPPORT SPECIALIST.....................67,758.00 TRANSFER STATION SUPERVISOR ..............67,306.08 VEHICLE/EQUIP TECH II ................................67,295.48 DEPUTY FIRE MARSHAL II ...........................67,275.85 WASTEWATER PROCESS SUPERVISOR .......67,231.58 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................66,765.00 VEHICLE/EQUIP TECH II ................................66,609.02 BUILDING SUPERINTENDENT.......................66,544.00 SOLID WASTE SUPERVISOR.........................66,526.29 POLICE OFFICER ...........................................66,269.65 COMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR III...............66,210.14 VEHICLE/EQUIP TECH II ................................65,936.41 CONVERGED NETWORK MANAGER .............65,899.72 FIREFIGHTER/EMT IV....................................65,858.22 TRANSPORTATION-ASSIST SUPT. .............65,793.02 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS ....................65,510.97 ELECTRONICS TECH/EMER EQUIP SP .........64,968.40 OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR .........................64,709.00 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS ....................64,668.63 EQUIPMENT/SHOP MANAGER .....................64,618.02 ACCOUNTANT .............................................64,602.12 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS ....................64,516.89 OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR ..........................64,387.01 FIREFIGHTER/EMT IV....................................64,327.85

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VEHICLE/EQUIP TECH II ...............................64,235.09 GOLF SUPERINTENDENT ASSISTANT .........64,167.89 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS ....................63,410.56 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................63,348.46 RECREATION SUPERVISOR ..........................62,684.12 MAINT & CONSTR SUPERVISOR..................62,430.95 PLUMBING INSPECTOR................................62,429.47 OPERATIONS MANAGER ..............................62,418.40 POLICE OFFICER ...........................................62,274.41 POLICE ACCOUNTANT-FISCAL SUPV ...........62,069.89 ACCOUNTANT..............................................62,069.89 ACCOUNTANT..............................................62,069.85 CONVENTION TOURISM SALES MGR...........62,043.60 WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR IV...........61,951.42 PROCUREMENT/SUPPLY SUPERVISOR.........61,791.67 SOLID WASTE SUPERVISOR.........................61,572.59 SPECIAL EVENTS OPERATIONS MGR...........61,342.03 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................61,335.32 EVENT MANAGER.........................................61,216.92 PLANNER......................................................60,998.55 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................60,785.76 FINANCE COORDINATOR..............................60,752.20 WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR IV...........60,239.89 P EMT - PARAMEDIC....................................60,231.99 WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR IV...........60,061.41 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................59,891.18 EXECUTIVE OFFICE ASSOCIATE I.................59,823.87 VEHICLE/EQUIP TECH II ................................59,764.55 NETWORK SPECIALIST ................................59,741.85 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................59,727.95 COMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR III...............59,371.82 RECREATION SUPERVISOR ..........................58,944.40 ELECTRICIAN - MASTER I ............................58,885.56 PROCESS EQUIPMENT MECHANIC...............58,834.15 BUILDING/GROUNDS SUPERVISOR...............58,749.30 SOUND/LIGHT TECHNICIAN .........................58,440.22 SURVEYOR ...................................................58,341.78 VEHICLE/EQUIP MECH FIREFIGHTER ............58,278.89 WASTEWATER PROCESS SHIFT LEADR.......58,269.44 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................58,056.80 VEHICLE/EQUIP MECH FIREFIGHTER ............58,024.73 CODE ENFOR OFF/SENIOR BLDG INS ...........57,875.59 COMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR III...............57,813.72 MAINT & CONSTR SUPERVISOR..................57,758.64 WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR IV...........57,739.78 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................57,723.43 EXECUTIVE OFFICE ASSOCIATE I.................57,703.42 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR...................57,491.69 NETWORK SPECIALIST ................................57,335.02 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................57,327.31 PW CREW LEADER .......................................57,303.37 PROCESS EQUIPMENT MECHANIC...............57,145.78 WASTEWATER PROCESS SHIFT LEADR.......57,004.70 SUPPORT SPECIALIST .................................56,780.42 COMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR III...............56,705.94 MAINT & CONSTR SUPERVISOR..................56,656.81 WATER PLANT OPERATOR IV ......................56,441.05 LINE MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR...............56,386.68 WASTEWATER PROCESS SHIFT LEADR.......56,267.91 COMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR II................56,011.81 CODE ENFOR OFF/SENIOR BLDG INS ...........55,961.48 ADMIN OFFICE ASSOCIATE II.......................55,815.10 CONVENTION ADMIN SERVICES MGR..........55,736.50 FIRE CHIEF ...................................................55,712.25 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................55,690.24 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................55,658.92 WEB DESIGNER ............................................55,633.58 FIREFIGHTER/EMT II.....................................55,508.16 REC & PARKS CREW LEADER ......................55,384.78 TRACTOR TRAILER/TANKER DRIVER ...........55,157.95

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PW CREW LEADER .......................................55,127.13 WASTEWATER PROCESS SHIFT LEADR.......55,119.60 VEHICLE/EQUIP TECH I .................................54,788.22 POLICE OFFICER ...........................................54,778.69 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR...................54,699.76 POLICE OFFICER ...........................................54,533.42 SOLID WASTE WORKER II ............................54,475.74 BEACH PATRL 2ND LIEUTENANT/SRT .........54,332.24 WASTEWATER LAB TECHNICIAN II..............54,285.81 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................54,110.94 OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR ..........................54,105.84 GOLF MANAGER ASSISTANT.......................53,920.62 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.....................53,896.58 SOLID WASTE WORKER II ............................53,808.27 SOLID WASTE WORKER II ............................53,718.80 REVENUE SPECIALIST ..................................53,600.43 WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR IV...........53,557.44 FACILITIES SUPERVISOR..............................53,531.51 ZONING/HOUSING ENFORCEMENT OFF........53,384.98 TRACTOR TRAILER/TANKER DRIVER ...........53,376.45 REVENUE SPECIALIST ..................................53,311.34 EXECUTIVE OFFICE ASSOCIATE II................53,146.52 TURF EQUIPMENT MANAGER ......................53,030.17 ZONING ANALYST........................................52,990.30 ADMIN OFFICE ASSOCIATE II.......................52,951.44 CARPENTER .................................................52,904.40 CARPENTER .................................................52,797.02 SOLID WASTE WORKER II ............................52,479.42 REC & PARKS CREW LEADER ......................52,465.82 PROPERTY/EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN..............52,446.65 POLICE CRIME SCENE TECH II .....................52,339.17 SOLID WASTE WORKER II ............................52,194.20 TRADES HELPER ..........................................52,034.73 PROCESS EQUIPMENT MECHANIC...............52,023.51 POLICE OFFICER ...........................................51,844.27 POLICE OFFICER ...........................................51,777.20 POLICE OFFICER ...........................................51,552.11 MAINT & CONSTR SUPERVISOR..................51,524.52 ELECTRICIAN - GENERAL .............................51,287.33 RECREATION SUPERVISOR ..........................51,224.39 WATER PLANT OPERATOR IV ......................50,867.16 COMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR II................50,803.09 MUSEUM CURATOR.....................................50,797.11 VEHICLE/EQUIP TECH II ................................50,621.95 WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR IV...........50,595.69 WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR IV...........50,509.25 FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGER................50,181.65 P EMT - PARAMEDIC....................................50,100.51 POLICE OFFICER ...........................................50,082.97 WATER PLANT OPERATOR IV ......................50,005.60 POLICE RECORDS MANAGEMENT SUPV ......49,762.15 WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR IV...........49,716.20 POLICE OFFICER ...........................................49,534.80 SOLID WASTE WORKER II ............................49,387.37 RECREATION SUPERVISOR ..........................49,282.86 LINE MAINTENANCE WORKER .....................49,123.54 WATER PLANT OPERATOR IV ......................49,092.32 PARKING METER TECHNICIAN.....................49,078.50 VEHICLE/EQUIP TECH II ................................49,062.49 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR...................49,024.47 VEHICLE/EQUIP TECH II ................................48,931.59 ADMIN OFFICE ASSOCIATE II.......................48,896.41 NETWORK SPECIALIST ................................48,742.16 CARPENTER .................................................48,590.24 RISK MGMT ASSOCIATE..............................48,458.83 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR...................48,387.21 ADMIN OFFICE ASSOCIATE I........................48,378.21 SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR ................48,327.94 TRADES HELPER ..........................................47,992.24 ADMIN OFFICE ASSOCIATE II.......................47,980.87


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P EMT - PARAMEDIC....................................47,818.08 BUS DRIVER .................................................47,408.26 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR...................47,312.72 BUS DRIVER .................................................47,217.73 SOLID WASTE WORKER II ............................47,213.97 WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR IV...........47,083.22 POLICE OFFICER ...........................................47,037.47 SOLID WASTE WORKER II ............................46,990.47 AIRPORT MANAGER.....................................46,973.67 FACILITIES SUPERVISOR..............................46,953.95 POLICE CRIME ANALYST..............................46,791.03 WASTEWATER PLANT OPER III....................46,642.04 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR...................46,571.64 ADMIN OFFICE ASSOCIATE I........................46,261.54 REC & PARKS CREW LEADER ......................46,186.22 HUMAN RESOURCE SPECIALIST..................46,121.71 WATER PLANT OPERATOR IV ......................45,995.88 SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR ................45,907.61 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR...................45,706.06 P SRT CAPTAIN ...........................................45,563.83 EVENT COORDINATOR .................................45,524.04 P EMT - PARAMEDIC....................................45,364.51 MAINTENANCE WORKER .............................45,318.23 SOLID WASTE WORKER II ............................45,169.18 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR...................45,084.13 REC & PARKS CREW LEADER ......................45,014.57 HUMAN RESOURCE SPECIALIST..................44,980.22 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR...................44,779.08 R/P CREW LEADER-HORTICULTURIST..........44,778.76 POLICE RECORDS TECHNICIAN....................44,761.91 SOLID WASTE WORKER II ............................44,748.36 SOLID WASTE WORKER II ............................44,741.29 SOLID WASTE WORKER II ............................44,653.86 RECREATION SUPERVISOR ..........................44,539.86 WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR IV...........44,315.60 COMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR I.................44,239.34 HORTICULTURALIST ....................................44,239.25 TRADES HELPER ..........................................44,077.15 PURCHASING ASSOCIATE............................43,781.35 ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR ...............43,773.91 EVENT COORDINATOR .................................43,765.17 SOLID WASTE WORKER II ............................43,660.10 POLICE CRIME SCENE TECH TRAINE ...........43,621.17 SIGN TECHNICIAN........................................43,496.76 PW CREW LEADER .......................................43,405.44 AIRPORT TECHNICIAN .................................43,342.76 INTERNAL OPERATIONS COORD..................43,224.79 WAREHOUSE TECH II ...................................43,199.22 WASTEWATER PLANT OPER III....................43,191.87 SOLID WASTE WORKER II ............................43,119.49 MAINTENANCE WORKER .............................42,831.24 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR...................42,780.49 MAYOR.........................................................42,780.14 P EMT - BASIC .............................................42,674.25 POLICE PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPC. .....................42,501.81 MAINTENANCE WORKER .............................42,412.16 ADMIN OFFICE ASSOCIATE I........................42,063.68 REVENUE SPECIALIST ..................................41,954.04 VEHICLE/EQUIP TECH I .................................41,759.05 CITY CLERK..................................................41,585.92 TRADES HELPER ..........................................41,173.87 PARKS WORKER...........................................41,144.99 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR...................41,081.50 WASTEWATER PLANT OPER III....................41,019.17 ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER.........................40,999.02 P EMT - PARAMEDIC....................................40,726.79 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR...................40,298.14 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR...................40,164.52 GOLF 2ND ASSIST SUPERINTENDENT.........39,665.12 MAINTENANCE WORKER .............................39,588.34

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GOLF GREENSKEEPER ..................................39,493.23 BUS DRIVER .................................................39,399.18 BUS DRIVER .................................................39,332.91 P EMT - INTERMEDIATE...............................39,068.04 ADMIN OFFICE ASSOCIATE I........................38,948.07 WASTEWATER PLANT OPER III....................38,658.33 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR...................38,607.71 COMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR I.................38,402.51 WAREHOUSE TECH I ....................................38,301.36 OFFICE ASSOCIATE III..................................38,179.73 WATER METER TECHNICIAN .......................38,062.77 T AIRPORT TECHNICIAN..............................38,000.00 ELECTRICIAN - GENERAL .............................37,942.47 SOLID WASTE WORKER II ............................37,921.00 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR...................37,856.76 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR...................37,443.17 OFFICE ASSOCIATE III..................................37,256.20 ADMIN OFFICE ASSOCIATE I........................37,238.68 CONVENTION MAINT WORKER I ..................37,182.66 SOLID WASTE WORKER I .............................37,088.58 ADMIN OFFICE ASSOCIATE I........................36,947.81 REVENUE SPECIALIST ..................................36,928.25 CONVENTION MAINT WORKER I ..................36,918.84 PARKS WORKER...........................................36,865.13 ADMIN OFFICE ASSOCIATE I........................36,823.01 P EMT - PARAMEDIC....................................36,820.07 CONVENTION MAINT WORKER I ..................36,711.92 BUS DRIVER .................................................36,690.48 REVENUE SPECIALIST ..................................36,593.06 BUS DRIVER .................................................36,578.72 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR...................36,242.16 POLICE RECORDS TECHNICIAN....................36,124.01 ADMIN OFFICE ASSOCIATE I........................36,106.61 BUS DRIVER .................................................36,066.56 MUSEUM CURATOR ASSISTANT.................35,958.06 ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER.........................35,590.59 POLICE CRIME SCENE TECH TRAINE ...........35,269.64 WASTEWATER PURCHASING TECH .............35,237.77 ADMIN OFFICE ASSOCIATE I........................35,184.66 COMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR I.................35,151.70 OFFICE ASSOCIATE II...................................35,065.27 CONVENTION MAINT WORKER I ..................34,753.39 COMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR I.................34,593.81 WATER PLANT OPERATOR III ......................34,580.78 BUILDING CUSTODIAN SUPERVISOR ...........34,555.36 CONVENTION MAINT WORKER I ..................34,478.34 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR...................34,454.97 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR...................34,338.87 POLICE OFFICER ...........................................34,306.78 CONVENTION MAINT WORKER I ..................34,284.65 MAINTENANCE WORKER .............................34,185.08 P EQUIP/PSB FACILITY SPEC. ......................34,021.06 POLICE OFFICER ...........................................33,966.11 BUILDING CUSTODIAN .................................33,929.44 COMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR I.................33,921.68 MAINTENANCE WORKER .............................33,912.40 COMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR I.................33,750.41 COMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR I.................33,730.00 BUILDING CUSTODIAN .................................33,592.03 WATER METER TECHNICIAN .......................33,395.43 BUILDING SUPERINTENDENT.......................33,352.11 CARPENTER .................................................33,323.07 P SKATE PARK MANAGER ...........................33,247.16 PERMIT PROCESSOR ...................................33,067.43 WAREHOUSE TECH I ....................................32,957.55 MAINTENANCE WORKER .............................32,928.31 CODE ENFORCEMENT FACILITATOR............32,844.02 CONVENTION MAINT WORKER I ..................32,840.11 TRANSPORTATION MAINT TECH.................32,568.09 SIGN TECHNICIAN........................................32,545.22

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P EMT - BASIC .............................................32,319.01 ADMIN OFFICE ASSOCIATE I........................32,210.21 P WASTEWATER LAB TECHNICIAN I ...........32,209.36 MAINTENANCE WORKER .............................32,149.08 PARKS WORKER...........................................32,054.02 METER TECHNICIAN ....................................31,855.65 PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE...................................31,777.50 PARKS WORKER...........................................31,696.63 CONVENTION MAINT WORKER I ..................31,653.65 PARKS WORKER...........................................31,630.53 P EMT - INTERMEDIATE...............................31,618.02 CONVENTION MAINT WORKER II .................31,516.01 P EMT - BASIC .............................................31,414.21 TRADES HELPER ..........................................31,413.73 CENTRAL MAIL ASSOCIATE.........................31,007.23 OFFICE ASSOCIATE III..................................31,003.07 MAINTENANCE WORKER .............................30,769.14 PARKS WORKER...........................................30,412.08 PARKS WORKER/PROJECT CREW ................30,323.02 P POLICE OFFICER........................................30,157.94 WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR I.............29,838.49 BUILDING CUSTODIAN .................................29,653.43 CONVENTION MAINT WORKER I ..................29,537.72 CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR......................29,412.71 PARKS WORKER/LANDSCAPE CREW ...........29,324.75 P EMT - INTERMEDIATE...............................29,157.68 WATER PLANT OPER-UNLICENSED ..............28,517.59 SECURITY GUARD ........................................28,256.36 POLICE OFFICER ...........................................28,028.78 SUPPORT SPECIALIST .................................27,684.54 P EMT - PARAMEDIC....................................27,662.79 POLICE OFFICER ...........................................27,385.58 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR...................27,179.84 T POLICE RECORDS TECHNICIAN ................26,896.34 POLICE OFFICER ...........................................26,750.31 BUILDING CUSTODIAN .................................26,746.26 SECURITY GUARD ........................................26,670.33 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR...................26,631.32 P EMT - BASIC .............................................26,152.08 POLICE OFFICER ...........................................25,868.66 T COMM DISPATCHER.................................25,800.25 P EVENTS COORD-PRIVATE EVENTS............25,796.98 PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE...................................25,421.92 P EMT - BASIC .............................................25,228.54 T BUS DRIVER..............................................25,126.53 P EMT - PARAMEDIC....................................24,756.62 P CASUAL LABOR ........................................24,699.69 P SKATE PARK ASSIST MGR.......................24,598.42 T POLICE OFFICER........................................24,581.95 T SRT /2ND LIEUTENANT.............................24,471.04 CONVENTION MAINT WORKER I ..................24,295.01 T BUS DRIVER..............................................24,098.49 ELECTRICIAN - GENERAL .............................24,048.69 P MOUNTED UNIT GROOM...........................23,969.97 P SR CITIZEN COORDINATOR ......................23,955.68 T BUS DRIVER..............................................23,893.27 P CONCESSION MANAGER...........................23,760.38 P TOWN ARBORIST......................................23,750.25 P EMT - BASIC .............................................23,645.89 T TRANSP MAINT TECH I ............................23,513.17 P EMT - BASIC .............................................23,462.37 P AIRPORT ASSOCIATE ...............................23,081.78 P CASUAL LABOR ........................................23,068.29 T VAN DRIVER/DISPATCHER........................23,001.41 P BUILDING MAINT. WORKER I....................22,948.15 P EMT - PARAMEDIC....................................22,721.70 P SRT 1ST LIEUTENANT ..............................22,698.32 P EMT - BASIC .............................................22,692.95 T SRT SERGEANT ........................................22,673.37 P CASUAL LABOR ........................................22,666.80


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P CASUAL LABOR ........................................22,616.24 P CASUAL LABOR ........................................22,568.26 P CASUAL LABOR ........................................22,523.62 T CARPENTER ..............................................22,433.93 P CASUAL LABOR ........................................22,349.39 P CASUAL LABOR ........................................22,076.75 T SOLID WASTE WORKER II.........................21,965.60 T VAN DRIVER/DISPATCHER........................21,132.70 P PARKS WORKER .......................................21,109.89 T OFFICE ASSOCIATE III...............................21,032.06 P EMT - BASIC .............................................20,992.63 T COMM DISPATCHER.................................20,987.37 T SRT/CREW CHIEF ......................................20,888.12 P EMT - INTERMEDIATE...............................20,845.93 POLICE OFFICER ...........................................20,818.08 BUILDING CUSTODIAN .................................20,561.94 P CASUAL LABOR ........................................20,433.91 P CASUAL LABOR ........................................20,127.20 P BUILDING CUSTODIAN I............................20,055.33 T BUS DRIVER..............................................19,810.09 T VAN DRIVER/DISPATCHER........................19,697.32 MAINTENANCE WORKER .............................19,575.83 AIRPORT MANAGER.....................................19,384.80 T BUS DRIVER..............................................19,341.84 P EMT - PARAMEDIC....................................19,157.67 AIRPORT TECHNICIAN .................................19,153.33 T CODE ENFORCMT/BUILDING INSPT ..........18,927.86 POLICE OFFICER ...........................................18,797.86 P EMT - PARAMEDIC....................................18,749.18 T POLICE OFFICER........................................18,744.06 P OFFICE ASSOCIATE III...............................18,727.20 T SRT SERGEANT ........................................18,608.74 T VAN DRIVER/DISPATCHER........................18,596.33 T POLICE OFFICER........................................18,585.41 T HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR................18,546.03 P BUILDING CUSTODIAN I............................18,410.45 POLICE SERGEANT.......................................18,396.19 T BUS DRIVER..............................................18,192.36 POLICE OFFICER ...........................................18,152.76 T PARKS WORKER .......................................18,142.53 T WINTERFEST WORKER .............................18,140.91 POLICE OFFICER ...........................................18,046.69 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ..........................18,032.02 T TENNIS MANAGER....................................17,986.21 WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR I.............17,966.85 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ..........................17,890.55 T POLICE OFFICER........................................17,790.70 T POLICE OFFICER........................................17,679.73 P EMT - INTERMEDIATE...............................17,395.45 T POLICE OFFICER........................................17,394.14 T POLICE OFFICER........................................17,352.13 T VEHICLE/EQUIP TECH I..............................17,261.75 T POLICE OFFICER........................................17,245.89 T SRT/CREW CHIEF ......................................17,231.49 T VAN DRIVER/DISPATCHER........................17,199.86 T POLICE OFFICER........................................17,149.91 T POLICE OFFICER........................................17,143.31 T POLICE OFFICER........................................17,072.74 T POLICE OFFICER........................................17,022.22 T POLICE OFFICER........................................17,006.54 T SRT/CREW CHIEF ......................................17,001.00 T HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR................16,997.41 T POLICE OFFICER........................................16,984.56 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ..........................16,978.32 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ..........................16,780.64 T BUS DRIVER..............................................16,568.05 T POLICE OFFICER........................................16,489.71 T POLICE OFFICER........................................16,485.13 T PARKS WORKER .......................................16,438.33 T COMM DISPATCHER.................................16,284.17

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T POLICE OFFICER........................................16,221.16 T POLICE OFFICER........................................16,217.53 P FACILITIES MONITOR................................16,160.11 T POLICE OFFICER........................................16,092.62 T POLICE OFFICER........................................16,078.60 P EMT - PARAMEDIC....................................16,074.86 T POLICE OFFICER........................................16,062.63 T VAN DRIVER/DISPATCHER........................15,964.95 MAINTENANCE WORKER .............................15,919.33 T POLICE OFFICER........................................15,906.23 T SRT/CREW CHIEF ......................................15,858.13 T POLICE RECORDS TECHNICIAN ................15,809.02 T POLICE OFFICER........................................15,783.57 T POLICE OFFICER........................................15,771.14 P EMT - PARAMEDIC....................................15,751.14 T POLICE OFFICER........................................15,688.68 POLICE OFFICER ...........................................15,645.19 T POLICE OFFICER........................................15,493.15 T TRANSP MAINT TECH I ............................15,332.45 T POLICE OFFICER........................................15,323.74 T ACCOUNT CLERK I....................................15,190.70 T POLICE OFFICER........................................15,164.63 P EMT - PARAMEDIC....................................15,065.39 T BUS DRIVER..............................................15,061.44 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ..........................15,057.24 T VAN DRIVER/DISPATCHER........................15,056.41 PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE...................................15,042.71 P EMT - BASIC .............................................14,986.63 T POLICE OFFICER........................................14,983.68 T POLICE OFFICER........................................14,953.40 T BUS DRIVER..............................................14,925.73 T POLICE RECORDS TECHNICIAN ................14,900.65 T POLICE OFFICER........................................14,876.28 T SRT SERGEANT ........................................14,803.32 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ..........................14,758.89 P EMT - BASIC .............................................14,725.96 T POLICE OFFICER........................................14,654.21 P PARKS WORKER .......................................14,645.78 T POLICE OFFICER........................................14,643.53 PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE...................................14,603.07 PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE...................................14,571.78 T BUS DRIVER..............................................14,565.87 T PARKS WORKER .......................................14,456.00 ACCOUNTANT..............................................14,412.78 PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE...................................14,200.86 T TRANSP MAINT TECH I ............................14,097.05 P EMT - PARAMEDIC....................................14,047.47 T POLICE OFFICER........................................14,044.46 T AIRPORT TECHNICIAN..............................13,988.91 T POLICE OFFICER........................................13,966.46 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE................................13,848.16 P EMT - BASIC .............................................13,801.58 T BUS DRIVER..............................................13,764.69 T BUS DRIVER..............................................13,761.83 T BUS DRIVER..............................................13,723.36 P CASUAL LABOR ........................................13,653.92 T BUS DRIVER..............................................13,624.59 T VAN DRIVER/DISPATCHER........................13,616.00 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ..........................13,548.84 T POLICE OFFICER........................................13,524.49 T SRT ...........................................................13,521.00 T ACCOUNT CLERK I....................................13,505.98 T SKATE PARK WORKER .............................13,500.57 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE................................13,489.33 T BUS DRIVER..............................................13,483.29 T SRT SERGEANT ........................................13,472.39 T POLICE OFFICER........................................13,447.83 T BUS DRIVER..............................................13,412.84 T POLICE OFFICER........................................13,385.91 T SRT/ASST CREW CHIEF ............................13,350.84

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T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE................................13,347.67 T BUS DRIVER..............................................13,336.90 T POLICE OFFICER........................................13,300.61 P EMT - INTERMEDIATE...............................13,294.12 T BOAT RAMP ATTENDANT ........................13,288.28 T SRT SERGEANT ........................................13,193.18 T BUS DRIVER..............................................13,155.35 T PERMIT ASSOCIATE .................................13,150.37 T SOLID WASTE WORKER II.........................13,129.09 T RECREATION SUPERVISOR .......................13,104.87 P EMT - PARAMEDIC....................................13,097.85 T SRT/CREW CHIEF ......................................13,040.70 P EMT - PARAMEDIC....................................13,030.33 T BUS DRIVER..............................................12,967.46 T POLICE RECORDS TECHNICIAN ................12,955.43 LICENSE INSPECTOR....................................12,954.37 T VAN DRIVER/DISPATCHER........................12,927.86 T SRT/ASST CREW CHIEF ............................12,887.95 T SRT ...........................................................12,854.31 T SRT/CREW CHIEF ......................................12,838.89 T BUS DRIVER..............................................12,745.20 T TRANSP MAINT TECH I ............................12,743.54 P EMT - BASIC .............................................12,738.17 P AIRPORT ASSOCIATE ...............................12,735.31 T SRT ...........................................................12,669.63 P EMT - PARAMEDIC....................................12,599.18 T BUS DRIVER..............................................12,573.93 T POLICE HR COORDINATOR .......................12,540.00 T BUS DRIVER..............................................12,538.35 T POLICE OFFICER........................................12,537.22 T SRT/CREW CHIEF ......................................12,460.00 T BUS DRIVER..............................................12,456.54 T SRT/CREW CHIEF ......................................12,439.80 T BUS DRIVER..............................................12,415.79 T SOLID WASTE WORKER II.........................12,360.67 T POLICE OFFICER........................................12,355.84 T POLICE OFFICER........................................12,350.08 T SRT/ASST CREW CHIEF ............................12,338.73 T BUS DRIVER..............................................12,332.56 SUPPORT SPECIALIST .................................12,328.25 PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE...................................12,266.55 T SRT/CREW CHIEF ......................................12,220.04 T SRT/ASST CREW CHIEF ............................12,162.19 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ..........................12,133.48 T POLICE OFFICER........................................12,105.90 T COMM DISPATCHER.................................12,104.93 T BUS DRIVER..............................................12,081.36 T PARKING LOT SUPERVISOR......................12,024.19 T BUS DRIVER..............................................12,024.16 T SOLID WASTE WORKER II.........................11,978.06 T ACCOUNT CLERK I....................................11,967.67 T TRAM DRIVER...........................................11,957.58 T SRT ...........................................................11,921.59 T GOLF GREENSKEEPER...............................11,909.85 T POLICE OFFICER........................................11,899.27 T BUS DRIVER..............................................11,886.26 T PARKING LOT SUPERVISOR......................11,873.71 T POLICE OFFICER........................................11,861.80 T SRT/ASST CREW CHIEF ............................11,801.15 T TRAM DRIVER...........................................11,797.01 T INTERN .....................................................11,791.46 T POLICE OFFICER........................................11,770.00 T SOLID WASTE WORKER II.........................11,766.05 T POLICE OFFICER........................................11,764.40 P EMT - PARAMEDIC....................................11,731.21 T WINTERFEST WORKER .............................11,649.83 T SRT/CREW CHIEF ......................................11,618.55 P EMT - BASIC .............................................11,618.51 P MARKETING COORDINATOR.....................11,615.86 T SRT ...........................................................11,586.48


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T SOLID WASTE WORKER II.........................11,558.91 T SRT SERGEANT ........................................11,517.19 T BUS DRIVER..............................................11,496.92 T TRAM DRIVER...........................................11,496.44 T TRAM DRIVER...........................................11,437.80 T SRT ...........................................................11,429.42 T POLICE OFFICER........................................11,426.19 T POLICE RECORDS TECHNICIAN ................11,421.89 T POLICE OFFICER........................................11,405.05 T POLICE OFFICER........................................11,382.23 T BUS DRIVER..............................................11,349.97 T SRT ...........................................................11,313.38 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE................................11,304.21 T POLICE OFFICER........................................11,276.24 T BUS DRIVER..............................................11,220.75 T POLICE OFFICER........................................11,186.78 POLICE OFFICER ...........................................11,175.65 T SRT ...........................................................11,166.82 T SRT ...........................................................11,166.80 T SRT ...........................................................11,145.21 T TRANSP MAINT TECH I ............................11,143.90 T BUS DRIVER..............................................11,123.03 T SRT ...........................................................11,080.30 P EMT - BASIC .............................................11,057.49 T SRT ...........................................................11,048.55 T BUS DRIVER..............................................11,008.82 T GOLF CONCESSION WORKER....................11,001.81 COUNCIL PRESIDENT ...................................11,000.08 T SRT ...........................................................10,979.34 T SRT ...........................................................10,975.64 T SRT ...........................................................10,964.94 T SKATE PARK WORKER .............................10,922.35 T BUS DRIVER..............................................10,917.38 T SRT ...........................................................10,907.20 T SRT ...........................................................10,849.51 PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE...................................10,847.88 T SRT ...........................................................10,820.66 T BUS DRIVER TRAINEE II............................10,792.32 T SRT ...........................................................10,777.44 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE................................10,761.27 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE................................10,750.09 T SRT ...........................................................10,734.24 T BUS DRIVER..............................................10,712.22 T SRT ...........................................................10,687.42 T POLICE OFFICER........................................10,616.65 T POLICE OFFICER........................................10,578.60 T SRT ...........................................................10,571.88 T BUS DRIVER..............................................10,542.39 T SRT ...........................................................10,517.84 T POLICE OFFICER........................................10,517.27 T SRT ...........................................................10,515.06 T SRT/ASST CREW CHIEF ............................10,506.52 T SRT/ASST CREW CHIEF ............................10,475.18 T BUILDING CUSTODIAN I............................10,448.02 T WINTERFEST WORKER .............................10,435.30 T BUS DRIVER..............................................10,425.43 T SRT ...........................................................10,409.77 T POLICE OFFICER........................................10,397.93 T SRT ...........................................................10,364.91 P POLICE OFFICER........................................10,334.86 T SRT ...........................................................10,315.81 T POLICE OFFICER........................................10,313.43 T SRT ...........................................................10,310.78 T POLICE OFFICER........................................10,295.37 T COMM DISPATCHER.................................10,271.35 T POLICE OFFICER........................................10,270.35 T SRT SERGEANT ........................................10,265.69 T BUS DRIVER..............................................10,261.28 T SRT/CREW CHIEF ......................................10,255.86 T BUS DRIVER..............................................10,235.30

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T POLICE OFFICER........................................10,180.83 T SRT ...........................................................10,171.67 T POLICE RECORDS TECHNICIAN ................10,170.76 T POLICE OFFICER........................................10,163.43 T BUS DRIVER TRAINEE II............................10,149.96 T BUS DRIVER..............................................10,138.47 T POLICE RECORDS TECHNICIAN ................10,131.61 AIRPORT TECHNICIAN .................................10,125.37 T POLICE OFFICER........................................10,108.28 T POLICE OFFICER........................................10,104.61 T POLICE OFFICER........................................10,020.14 T RECEPTIONIST..........................................10,003.55 COUNCIL MEMBER.......................................10,000.12 COUNCIL MEMBER.......................................10,000.12 COUNCIL MEMBER.......................................10,000.12 COUNCIL MEMBER.......................................10,000.12 COUNCIL MEMBER.......................................10,000.12 COUNCIL MEMBER.......................................10,000.12 T ACCOUNT CLERK I......................................9,992.94 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................9,990.30 T SRT/CREW CHIEF ........................................9,932.53 T SRT .............................................................9,919.35 T SRT .............................................................9,888.23 T PARKING LOT SUPERVISOR........................9,824.19 T BUS DRIVER TRAINEE II..............................9,820.10 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................9,810.32 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................9,778.16 T SRT/ASST CREW CHIEF ..............................9,776.82 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................9,774.87 T SRT .............................................................9,746.19 T BUILDING CUSTODIAN I..............................9,725.48 P EMT - INTERMEDIATE.................................9,713.79 P EMT - PARAMEDIC......................................9,713.76 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................9,692.01 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................9,678.73 POLICE OFFICER FIRST CLASS.......................9,641.85 T SOLID WASTE WORKER II ...........................9,611.89 T SRT .............................................................9,608.37 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................9,605.84 T BUS DRIVER................................................9,598.76 T BUS DRIVER................................................9,585.10 T SRT .............................................................9,580.33 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................9,572.69 T OFFICE ASSOCIATE III.................................9,562.27 T BUS DRIVER................................................9,542.43 T BUS DRIVER................................................9,541.00 T SRT .............................................................9,537.05 T SRT .............................................................9,519.60 T TRAM SUPERVISOR ....................................9,492.00 T COMM DISPATCHER...................................9,485.40 T SRT .............................................................9,462.85 T BUS DRIVER................................................9,457.70 T COMM CALL TAKER....................................9,415.73 T SRT/CREW CHIEF ........................................9,377.65 T SRT .............................................................9,369.59 T SRT .............................................................9,367.62 T SRT .............................................................9,356.84 T SRT .............................................................9,327.92 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ............................9,315.75 T WINTERFEST WORKER................................9,293.50 T MUSEUM AIDE ............................................9,285.28 T GOLF LABORER ...........................................9,281.34 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................9,281.04 T SRT/ASST CREW CHIEF ..............................9,274.68 T POLICE RECORDS TECHNICIAN ..................9,251.02 T BUS DRIVER................................................9,221.33 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ............................9,210.04 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................9,204.80 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................9,199.62 T SRT .............................................................9,177.12

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T TRAM DRIVER.............................................9,172.86 T SRT .............................................................9,165.68 T SRT .............................................................9,141.26 T GOLF LABORER ...........................................9,138.50 T SRT/ASST CREW CHIEF ..............................9,133.43 T SRT .............................................................9,118.95 T SRT .............................................................9,112.14 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................9,105.37 T SRT .............................................................9,099.61 T BUS DRIVER................................................9,094.80 T SRT .............................................................9,072.27 T BUS DRIVER................................................9,064.06 T SRT .............................................................9,060.70 T ACCOUNT CLERK I......................................9,056.90 P EMT - BASIC ...............................................9,043.36 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................9,019.24 T SRT .............................................................9,010.52 T SRT .............................................................9,007.93 T SRT .............................................................8,984.91 T BUS DRIVER................................................8,979.22 T BUS DRIVER................................................8,976.67 T BUILDING CUSTODIAN I..............................8,963.32 T BUS DRIVER................................................8,959.56 T TRANSP MAINT TECH I ..............................8,946.48 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................8,936.34 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ............................8,929.35 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................8,924.24 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................8,915.05 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................8,910.23 T BUS DRIVER................................................8,907.66 T SRT .............................................................8,906.09 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................8,893.25 T BUILDING CUSTODIAN I..............................8,885.82 T SRT/ASST CREW CHIEF ..............................8,874.49 T BUS DRIVER................................................8,859.43 T BUS DRIVER................................................8,822.25 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................8,814.52 T SRT .............................................................8,798.86 T BUS DRIVER................................................8,788.00 T SRT .............................................................8,775.26 T SRT .............................................................8,765.43 T BUS DRIVER................................................8,763.49 T SRT .............................................................8,737.74 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................8,735.85 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................8,724.23 T GOLF OPERATIONS WORKER ......................8,718.02 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................8,704.91 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................8,704.91 T MUSEUM AIDE ............................................8,701.71 T SRT .............................................................8,701.34 T SRT .............................................................8,700.51 T BUILDING CUSTODIAN I..............................8,696.93 T SRT .............................................................8,685.56 T BUILDING CUSTODIAN I..............................8,667.62 T PARKS WORKER .........................................8,630.66 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................8,626.37 T SRT .............................................................8,624.32 T SRT BEACH FACILITOR...............................8,620.28 T SRT .............................................................8,597.99 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................8,594.98 P OFFICE ASSOCIATE III.................................8,592.68 T SRT .............................................................8,565.44 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................8,565.12 T SRT .............................................................8,552.42 T ACCOUNT CLERK I......................................8,540.66 T SRT .............................................................8,536.52 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................8,522.41 T SRT .............................................................8,511.97 T SRT .............................................................8,509.62 T SRT .............................................................8,509.20


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T BUS DRIVER................................................8,503.54 T BUS DRIVER................................................8,503.38 T SRT .............................................................8,501.33 T SRT .............................................................8,487.84 T BUILDING CUSTODIAN I..............................8,480.90 T GOLF CONCESSION WORKER......................8,477.67 P EMT - BASIC ...............................................8,475.64 T BUILDING CUSTODIAN I..............................8,455.85 T SRT .............................................................8,444.52 T SRT .............................................................8,422.91 T SRT/CREW CHIEF ........................................8,421.52 T SRT .............................................................8,408.48 T SRT .............................................................8,399.08 T BUS DRIVER................................................8,381.50 T BUILDING CUSTODIAN I..............................8,374.82 T SRT .............................................................8,370.00 T WINTERFEST WORKER................................8,367.18 T BUILDING CUSTODIAN I..............................8,365.29 T SRT .............................................................8,365.23 T SRT/ASST CREW CHIEF ..............................8,364.46 T GOLF LABORER ...........................................8,362.83 T BUS DRIVER................................................8,343.41 T SRT .............................................................8,342.51 P EMT - PARAMEDIC......................................8,336.57 T SRT/CREW CHIEF ........................................8,331.91 T BUILDING CUSTODIAN I..............................8,329.89 T BUILDING CUSTODIAN I..............................8,327.32 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................8,326.52 T RECEPTIONIST ............................................8,298.86 T BUS DRIVER................................................8,298.72 T SRT .............................................................8,296.76 T ACCOUNT CLERK I......................................8,283.13 T SRT .............................................................8,259.48 T BUS DRIVER................................................8,253.82 T SRT .............................................................8,174.12 T SRT PROBATION.........................................8,141.86 P EMT - BASIC ...............................................8,097.13 T SRT .............................................................8,084.01 T SRT .............................................................8,083.99 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................8,081.26 T SRT PROBATION.........................................8,073.66 T BUILDING CUSTODIAN I..............................8,050.61 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................7,998.41 T RECEPTIONIST ............................................7,995.79 T BUS DRIVER................................................7,977.67 T BUS DRIVER................................................7,935.00 T SRT .............................................................7,896.45 T COMM CALL TAKER....................................7,892.02 T BUS DRIVER................................................7,888.28 T BUILDING CUSTODIAN I..............................7,887.28 T BUILDING CUSTODIAN I..............................7,877.02 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ............................7,876.02 T BUS DRIVER................................................7,869.05 T SRT .............................................................7,860.45 P EMT - BASIC ...............................................7,849.30 T SOLID WASTE WORKER I ............................7,848.60 T TRAM DRIVER.............................................7,847.44 T SOLID WASTE WORKER I ............................7,826.97 T BUS DRIVER................................................7,826.76 T SOLID WASTE WORKER I ............................7,813.06 T SOLID WASTE WORKER I ............................7,809.30 T PROJECT MANAGER...................................7,805.00 T BUILDING CUSTODIAN I..............................7,803.10 T CASUAL LABOR ..........................................7,772.92 T SOLID WASTE WORKER I ............................7,750.46 ELECTRICIAN - MASTER.................................7,749.09 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ............................7,746.61 T BUS DRIVER................................................7,741.41 T BUS DRIVER................................................7,731.73 T BUS DRIVER................................................7,712.86

Ocean City Today

T POLICE OFFICER..........................................7,710.06 T SRT/ASST CREW CHIEF ..............................7,681.82 T SECURITY GUARD.......................................7,676.48 T BUILDING CUSTODIAN I..............................7,667.85 T COMM CALL TAKER....................................7,665.23 T TRANSP MAINT TECH I ..............................7,635.92 T ACCOUNT CLERK I......................................7,635.37 T SOLID WASTE WORKER I ............................7,618.72 T SRT/ASST CREW CHIEF ..............................7,611.21 T COMM DISPATCHER...................................7,609.73 T PARKING LOT ATTENDANT ........................7,591.56 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ............................7,587.02 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ............................7,567.68 T SRT .............................................................7,567.16 T TRAM DRIVER.............................................7,560.73 T SRT .............................................................7,542.78 T ACCOUNTANT.............................................7,523.25 T SRT SERGEANT ..........................................7,513.89 T PARKING LOT ATTENDANT ........................7,507.50 T BUS DRIVER................................................7,502.80 T GREYHOUND TICKET SELLER......................7,485.07 T CASUAL LABOR ..........................................7,471.15 T SRT .............................................................7,471.00 T TRAM DRIVER.............................................7,465.01 T BUS DRIVER................................................7,459.70 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ............................7,444.89 T SOLID WASTE WORKER I ............................7,430.23 T SRT P/T.......................................................7,398.91 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................7,391.90 T SRT .............................................................7,391.67 T SRT .............................................................7,384.45 T PARKING LOT ATTENDANT ........................7,367.00 T WINTERFEST WORKER................................7,356.23 T SRT/ASST CREW CHIEF ..............................7,328.65 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ............................7,322.02 T SRT .............................................................7,290.68 T TRAM DRIVER.............................................7,277.34 T TRANSP MAINT TECH I ..............................7,274.40 T SRT .............................................................7,264.31 T WINTERFEST WORKER................................7,242.96 T TRANSP MAINT TECH I ..............................7,234.40 T WINTERFEST WORKER................................7,223.97 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ............................7,217.87 T CASUAL LABOR ..........................................7,204.37 T PARKING LOT ATTENDANT ........................7,180.48 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................7,165.98 T BUS DRIVER................................................7,147.49 T BUILDING CUSTODIAN I..............................7,132.17 T PARKING LOT ATTENDANT ........................7,129.34 T OFFICE ASSOCIATE III.................................7,122.05 T RECEPTIONIST ............................................7,119.58 P EMT - BASIC ...............................................7,119.36 T PARKING LOT ATTENDANT ........................7,104.64 T SRT BEACH FACILITOR...............................7,104.08 T PARKING LOT ATTENDANT ........................7,082.37 T BUILDING CUSTODIAN I..............................7,077.59 T SRT/ASST CREW CHIEF ..............................7,061.94 T BUS DRIVER................................................7,045.47 T SRT .............................................................7,040.77 T TENNIS ASSIST MANAGER.........................7,017.80 T VAN DRIVER/DISPATCHER ..........................7,002.21 T SRT .............................................................6,995.05 T SRT .............................................................6,984.25 T SRT .............................................................6,981.90 T WINTERFEST WORKER................................6,978.68 T BUS DRIVER................................................6,948.02 MAINTENANCE & C0NSTRUCTION SUPER ....6,942.00 P EMT - PARAMEDIC......................................6,918.27 T SRT .............................................................6,872.24 T GOLF LABORER ...........................................6,866.02

MARCH 2, 2012

POLICE RECORDS TECHNICIAN......................6,856.11 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................6,837.05 T SRT BEACH FACILITOR...............................6,813.72 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................6,813.47 T BUS DRIVER................................................6,785.37 T PARKING LOT ATTENDANT ........................6,775.93 T BUS DRIVER................................................6,770.45 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................6,765.74 T COMM CALL TAKER....................................6,744.55 P EMT - BASIC ...............................................6,736.36 T TRANSP MAINT TECH I ..............................6,726.18 T BUILDING CUSTODIAN I..............................6,724.55 T SRT .............................................................6,721.34 P EMT - BASIC ...............................................6,707.93 T BUS DRIVER................................................6,674.80 P EMT - BASIC ...............................................6,655.31 T PARKING LOT ATTENDANT ........................6,635.61 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................6,635.48 T WINTERFEST WORKER................................6,633.99 T BUS DRIVER ...............................................6,597.28 T GOLF LABORER ..........................................6,596.16 T RECEPTIONIST ...........................................6,583.57 T SRT ............................................................6,549.26 T TRAM DRIVER ............................................6,540.27 T TRAM DRIVER ............................................6,527.14 T TRAM DRIVER ............................................6,516.61 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ...........................6,480.04 T PARKING LOT ATTENDANT .......................6,473.08 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ...........................6,469.03 T SRT ............................................................6,458.15 P EMT - PARAMEDIC .....................................6,455.60 T GOLF STARTER/CART ATTENDANT ...........6,433.60 T SRT ............................................................6,415.90 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE .................................6,415.29 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE .................................6,415.29 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE .................................6,371.08 T BUS DRIVER ...............................................6,365.39 T BUS DRIVER ...............................................6,303.49 T POLICE OFFICER .........................................6,291.57 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE .................................6,282.59 T TRAM DRIVER ............................................6,275.81 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE .................................6,267.00 T BUS DRIVER ...............................................6,252.30 T PARKING LOT ATTENDANT .......................6,221.68 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE .................................6,194.10 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ...........................6,171.62 T BUS DRIVER ...............................................6,165.34 T BUS DRIVER ...............................................6,133.20 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE .................................6,131.52 T SRT ............................................................6,130.89 T GOLF OPERATIONS WORKER .....................6,103.57 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ...........................6,102.65 T SRT BEACH FACILITOR ..............................6,097.50 T GOLF STARTER/CART ATTENDANT ...........6,083.05 T BUS DRIVER ...............................................6,075.43 T SRT ............................................................6,075.31 T GOLF OPERATIONS WORKER .....................6,061.52 T SRT ............................................................6,061.22 T CASUAL LABOR ..........................................5,995.98 T SRT BEACH FACILITOR...............................5,973.06 T OFFICE ASSOCIATE III.................................5,955.68 T SRT P/T.......................................................5,934.90 T TRAM DRIVER.............................................5,933.20 T CASUAL LABOR ..........................................5,932.21 T TRAM DRIVER.............................................5,910.48 T CAMP ASSISTANT DIRECTOR ....................5,903.32 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................5,884.39 T SRT .............................................................5,883.00 T SRT PROBATION.........................................5,855.52 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................5,851.21


MARCH 2, 2012

T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................5,840.13 T BUS DRIVER................................................5,785.97 T COMM DISPATCHER...................................5,783.71 T BUS CLEANERS...........................................5,775.74 T COMM DISPATCHER...................................5,775.22 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................5,764.75 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................5,762.72 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................5,754.43 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................5,735.08 T BUS DRIVER................................................5,718.95 T TRAM CONDUCTORS..................................5,714.37 T BUS DRIVER................................................5,700.62 T SKATE PARK WORKER................................5,698.47 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................5,697.54 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................5,679.80 P EMT - INTERMEDIATE.................................5,657.05 T TRAM DRIVER.............................................5,650.71 T BUS DRIVER................................................5,615.64 T GREYHOUND TICKET SELLER......................5,604.46 T SRT .............................................................5,603.58 P EMT - INTERMEDIATE.................................5,593.77 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................5,574.69 T SRT .............................................................5,551.37 T TRAM CONDUCTORS..................................5,508.29 T TRAM DRIVER.............................................5,480.28 T BUS CLEANERS...........................................5,479.95 T GOLF CONCESSION WORKER......................5,467.99 T BUS CLEANERS...........................................5,464.23 T SRT PROBATION.........................................5,462.57 T INTERN .......................................................5,450.23 T BUS DRIVER................................................5,383.34 T BUS DRIVER................................................5,362.41 T BUILDING CUSTODIAN I..............................5,346.93 T TRAM DRIVER.............................................5,333.54 T BUS DRIVER................................................5,329.39 T SRT .............................................................5,318.30 T BUS DRIVER................................................5,292.57 T TRAM CONDUCTORS..................................5,281.57 T TRAM DRIVER.............................................5,274.81 P EMT - BASIC ...............................................5,271.92 T TRAM CONDUCTORS..................................5,266.91 T TRAM CONDUCTORS..................................5,266.52 T SOLID WASTE WORKER I ............................5,266.42 T TRAM CONDUCTORS..................................5,256.35 T TICKET SELLER ...........................................5,255.91 T TRAM CONDUCTORS..................................5,239.16 T TRAM CONDUCTORS..................................5,230.60 T RECREATION LEADER .................................5,222.56 P EMT - PARAMEDIC......................................5,202.82 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................5,198.62 T BUS CLEANERS...........................................5,167.12 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................5,151.58 T TRAM CONDUCTORS..................................5,142.85 T TRAM CONDUCTORS..................................5,106.02 T TRAM DRIVER.............................................5,105.44 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................5,070.77 P EMT - BASIC ...............................................5,056.15 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................5,050.78 T TICKET SELLER ...........................................5,025.98 P EMT - PARAMEDIC......................................4,992.33 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................4,955.61 T BUS DRIVER................................................4,953.52 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................4,944.37 T NON PAY INTERN........................................4,927.49 T TRAM CONDUCTORS..................................4,924.27 T GOLF OPERATIONS WORKER ......................4,920.73 T BUS DRIVER................................................4,914.59 T TICKET SELLER ...........................................4,910.57 T OFFICE ASSOCIATE III.................................4,857.59 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................4,857.31

Ocean City Today

P EMT - PARAMEDIC......................................4,849.44 T TRAM CONDUCTORS..................................4,833.15 T BUS DRIVER................................................4,811.30 T SRT BEACH FACILITOR...............................4,807.06 T TRAM CONDUCTORS..................................4,766.79 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................4,726.02 T WINTERFEST WORKER................................4,724.75 T BUS DRIVER................................................4,665.82 T GOLF OPERATIONS WORKER ......................4,658.66 T TICKET SELLER ...........................................4,653.01 T GOLF STARTER/CART ATTENDANT............4,646.55 T CASUAL LABOR ..........................................4,644.45 T BUS DRIVER................................................4,634.54 T SRT P/T.......................................................4,600.86 T GOLF OPERATIONS WORKER ......................4,592.40 T COMM CALL TAKER....................................4,582.00 T BUS DRIVER................................................4,574.46 P EMT - BASIC ...............................................4,447.29 T GOLF CONCESSION WORKER......................4,425.01 T TRAM CONDUCTORS..................................4,414.27 T BUS DRIVER................................................4,409.21 T GOLF STARTER/CART ATTENDANT............4,379.29 T BUS DRIVER................................................4,366.70 T GOLF CONCESSION WORKER......................4,359.17 P EMT - PARAMEDIC......................................4,357.55 T TRAM DRIVER.............................................4,356.08 T GOLF LABORER ...........................................4,355.78 T SUNFEST ELECTRICIAN ..............................4,316.13 T TRAM CONDUCTORS..................................4,265.11 T BUS DRIVER................................................4,198.14 T BUS DRIVER................................................4,197.15 T EVENT COORDINATOR ASSISTANT ............4,195.46 T MUSEUM AIDE ............................................4,158.80 T BUS DRIVER................................................4,129.24 T TRAM DRIVER.............................................4,124.91 T BUS DRIVER................................................4,115.80 T BUS DRIVER................................................4,107.72 POLICE CORPORAL.........................................4,096.10 T GOLF STARTER/CART ATTENDANT............4,087.48 T BUS DRIVER................................................4,086.83 T BUS DRIVER................................................4,075.99 T GOLF LABORER ...........................................4,009.50 T SECURITY GUARD.......................................3,944.99 T SECURITY GUARD.......................................3,936.62 T CASUAL LABOR ..........................................3,928.24 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................3,915.56 T BUS DRIVER................................................3,907.58 T PARKS WORKER .........................................3,893.09 T POLICE OFFICER TRAINEE...........................3,854.70 T OFFICE ASSOCIATE II..................................3,835.24 COMFORT STATION ATTENDANT..................3,825.00 T GOLF CONCESSION WORKER......................3,817.12 T TRAM CONDUCTORS..................................3,770.51 T MUSEUM AIDE ............................................3,768.65 T COMM DISPATCHER...................................3,757.94 T BUS DRIVER................................................3,637.11 T CAMP COUNSELOR .....................................3,618.67 T VAN DRIVER/DISPATCHER ..........................3,614.95 T CAMP COUNSELOR .....................................3,612.97 T CASUAL LABOR ..........................................3,602.10 T CASUAL LABOR ..........................................3,590.77 WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR IV.............3,583.42 T GOLF OPERATIONS WORKER ......................3,572.64 T COMM DISPATCHER...................................3,560.14 T BUS DRIVER................................................3,534.40 T SRT P/T.......................................................3,529.55 T CAMP COUNSELOR .....................................3,516.07 T CAMP COUNSELOR .....................................3,482.81 T CAMP COUNSELOR .....................................3,478.00 T CONSTRUCTION WORKER ..........................3,475.00

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T BUS DRIVER................................................3,471.37 T RECEPTIONIST ............................................3,461.85 T CAMP COUNSELOR .....................................3,458.29 T TENNIS ATTENDANT ..................................3,455.02 T CAMP COUNSELOR .....................................3,412.15 T CAMP COUNSELOR .....................................3,399.75 T CAMP COUNSELOR .....................................3,355.61 T CAMP COUNSELOR .....................................3,351.55 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ............................3,337.39 T SRT BEACH FACILITOR...............................3,303.02 T GOLF STARTER/CART ATTENDANT............3,231.70 T TENNIS ATTENDANT ..................................3,207.88 T SRT .............................................................3,194.66 T WINTERFEST WORKER................................3,177.47 T GOLF OPERATIONS WORKER ......................3,175.76 P EMT - PARAMEDIC......................................3,136.72 T GOLF OPERATIONS WORKER ......................3,130.18 T BUS DRIVER................................................3,109.16 T BUS DRIVER................................................3,097.10 T GOLF CONCESSION WORKER......................3,086.83 T SUNFEST WORKER .....................................3,047.32 T CASUAL LABOR ..........................................3,029.64 T SKATE PARK WORKER................................2,998.59 T WINTERFEST WORKER................................2,982.32 T SECURITY GUARD.......................................2,964.18 T POLICE OFFICER..........................................2,921.80 T BUS DRIVER................................................2,907.08 T SRT BEACH FACILITOR...............................2,850.10 T GOLF CONCESSION WORKER......................2,829.38 T CASUAL LABOR ..........................................2,822.38 T TENNIS ATTENDANT ..................................2,810.13 T CASUAL LABOR ..........................................2,799.14 T GOLF OPERATIONS WORKER ......................2,789.56 T WINTERFEST WORKER................................2,786.31 T OFFICE ASSOCIATE III.................................2,762.61 T SRT BEACH FACILITOR...............................2,709.04 T COMM DISPATCHER...................................2,697.08 T MUSEUM AIDE ............................................2,650.78 T WINTERFEST WORKER................................2,650.54 T BUS DRIVER................................................2,646.56 T BUS DRIVER................................................2,635.51 T COMM CALL TAKER....................................2,588.52 T GOLF OPERATIONS WORKER ......................2,555.33 T BUS DRIVER................................................2,547.65 T BUS DRIVER................................................2,544.57 T CASUAL LABOR ..........................................2,534.70 T TRAM DRIVER.............................................2,482.25 T TRAM DRIVER.............................................2,424.00 T CASUAL LABOR ..........................................2,410.97 P POLICE OFFICER..........................................2,400.00 T GOLF STARTER/CART ATTENDANT............2,398.77 T CASUAL LABOR ..........................................2,377.49 T SECURITY GUARD.......................................2,356.77 T CONCESSION WORKER ...............................2,349.19 T GOLF OPERATIONS WORKER ......................2,340.76 T BUS DRIVER................................................2,299.62 T SRT TRAINING ............................................2,283.82 T WINTERFEST WORKER................................2,261.65 T SRT P/T.......................................................2,260.86 T WINTERFEST WORKER................................2,260.84 T CASUAL LABOR ..........................................2,254.32 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ............................2,251.75 P EMT - BASIC ...............................................2,251.55 T WINTERFEST WORKER................................2,233.02 SOLID WASTE WORKER II ..............................2,225.28 T CAMP COUNSELOR .....................................2,221.08 T SRT TRAINING ............................................2,191.99 T CASUAL LABOR ..........................................2,165.46 T SRT .............................................................2,134.60 T CASUAL LABOR ..........................................2,099.96


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T SRT P/T.......................................................2,091.30 P OFFICE ASSOCIATE III.................................2,089.81 T GOLF BUILDING CUSTODIAN ......................2,081.28 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ............................2,063.53 T SECURITY GUARD.......................................2,031.70 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ............................2,022.49 T BUS DRIVER................................................2,000.30 T SRT TRAINING ............................................1,991.88 P EMT - BASIC ...............................................1,980.61 T PARKING LOT ATTENDANT ........................1,976.97 T TRAM DRIVER.............................................1,947.86 T TRAM CONDUCTORS..................................1,945.63 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ............................1,939.21 T CASUAL LABOR ..........................................1,879.68 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ............................1,857.56 T WINTERFEST WORKER................................1,791.54 T SRT P/T.......................................................1,788.45 P EMT - PARAMEDIC......................................1,753.78 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ............................1,715.95 SOLID WASTE WORKER II ..............................1,684.39 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ............................1,630.16 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ............................1,626.84 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................1,612.67 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ............................1,609.03 T WINTERFEST WORKER................................1,589.45 T TENNIS ATTENDANT ..................................1,567.00 T COMM CALL TAKER....................................1,548.54 T SRT P/T.......................................................1,521.66 T BUS DRIVER................................................1,516.46 T NURSERY ASSISTANT ................................1,506.34 T TENNIS ATTENDANT ..................................1,502.35 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ............................1,490.13 T OFFICE ASSOCIATE III.................................1,468.76 T NURSERY ASSISTANT ................................1,452.31 T CASUAL LABOR ..........................................1,365.00 T SOLID WASTE WORKER II ...........................1,351.44 T WINTERFEST WORKER................................1,339.05 T GOLF OPERATIONS WORKER ......................1,336.59 T WINTERFEST WORKER................................1,309.19 T BUS DRIVER................................................1,297.43 T WINTERFEST WORKER................................1,291.38 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE..................................1,170.87 T BUS DRIVER................................................1,146.50 TOW HEARING OFFICER .................................1,125.00 T TRAM CONDUCTORS..................................1,090.85 T CASUAL LABOR ..........................................1,089.78 T WINTERFEST WORKER................................1,021.41 T CASUAL LABOR ..........................................1,002.76 T GOLF CONCESSION WORKER.........................985.10 T CASUAL LABOR..............................................969.95 T CASUAL LABOR..............................................960.00 T BUS DRIVER ...................................................929.99 T SUNFEST WORKER.........................................923.16 T WINTERFEST WORKER...................................912.74 T SPRINGFEST WORKER ...................................906.73 T SECURITY GUARD..........................................895.68 TOW HEARING OFFICER ....................................855.00 P EMT - PARAMEDIC.........................................829.71 T SOLID WASTE ................................................816.94 T CASUAL LABOR..............................................812.75 P EMT - BASIC ..................................................803.47 T CASUAL LABOR..............................................800.00 P EMT - INTERMEDIATE....................................787.75 T CASUAL LABOR..............................................759.72 T CASUAL LABOR..............................................742.82 T CASUAL LABOR..............................................726.59 POLICE SERGEANT ............................................720.96 P FOOD AND BEVERAGE ASSISTANT................702.85 T CASUAL LABOR..............................................700.00 T BUS DRIVER ..................................................694.77

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BOARD OF PLANNING & ZONING .....................675.00 T CASUAL LABOR ............................................674.23 T CASUAL LABOR ............................................670.98 P EMT - BASIC .................................................651.17 T TENNIS ATTENDANT ....................................650.11 P POLICE OFFICER.............................................648.68 T CASUAL LABOR ............................................641.32 BOARD OF PLANNING & ZONING .....................630.00 BOARD OF PLANNING & ZONING .....................630.00 T CASUAL LABOR ............................................617.62 T SRT /2ND LIEUTENANT .................................600.67 T WINTERFEST ASSIST MANAGER...................592.32 BOARD OF PLANNING & ZONING......................585.00 T BUS DRIVER ...................................................556.08 T SRT P/T..........................................................555.29 T CASUAL LABOR..............................................544.00 BOARD OF PLANNING & ZONING......................540.00 T SECURITY GUARD..........................................537.54 T CASUAL LABOR..............................................529.53 T SRT ................................................................519.22 T CASUAL LABOR..............................................512.92 T CASUAL LABOR..............................................500.00 BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS............................495.00 BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS............................495.00 BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS............................495.00 BOARD OF PORT WARDENS..............................495.00 T WINTERFEST WORKER...................................461.54 T CASUAL LABOR..............................................459.33 BOARD OF PORT WARDENS..............................450.00 T CASUAL LABOR..............................................448.00 T POLICE OFFICER TRAINEE..............................441.66 T CASUAL LABOR..............................................436.36 T POLICE OFFICER.............................................434.84 T SRT ................................................................421.34 NOISE CONTROL BOARD MEMBER ...................405.00 BOARD OF PLANNING & ZONING......................405.00 NOISE CONTROL BOARD MEMBER ...................405.00 BOARD OF PORT WARDENS..............................405.00 T CASUAL LABOR..............................................405.00 T CASUAL LABOR..............................................400.00 T WINTERFEST WORKER...................................396.49 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE.....................................378.82 T GOLF BUILDING CUSTODIAN..........................373.79 T POLICE OFFICER.............................................366.90 T CASUAL LABOR..............................................362.94 BOARD OF PORT WARDENS..............................360.00 BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS............................360.00 BOARD OF PORT WARDENS..............................360.00 BOARD OF PLANNING & ZONING......................360.00 NOISE CONTROL BOARD MEMBER ...................360.00 T POLICE OFFICER.............................................353.30 T POLICE OFFICER.............................................353.30 T POLICE OFFICER.............................................353.30 T POLICE OFFICER.............................................353.30 T TRAM CONDUCTORS.....................................337.83 T POLICE OFFICER TRAINEE..............................337.74 BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS............................315.00 NOISE CONTROL BOARD MEMBER ...................315.00 T POLICE OFFICER.............................................312.53 T POLICE OFFICER.............................................312.53 T POLICE OFFICER.............................................312.53 T CASUAL LABOR..............................................310.33 T SECURITY GUARD..........................................303.30 T GOLF STARTER/CART ATTENDANT...............293.88 T SRT PROBATION............................................285.79 T POLICE OFFICER.............................................285.35 T POLICE OFFICER.............................................271.76 T POLICE OFFICER.............................................271.76 T POLICE OFFICER.............................................271.76 T POLICE OFFICER.............................................271.76

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T POLICE OFFICER.............................................271.76 T POLICE OFFICER.............................................271.76 T POLICE OFFICER.............................................271.76 T POLICE OFFICER.............................................271.76 T POLICE OFFICER.............................................271.76 BOARD OF PORT WARDENS..............................270.00 BOARD OF PORT WARDENS..............................270.00 T CASUAL LABOR..............................................266.08 T BUILDING CUSTODIAN I.................................255.23 T MUSEUM AIDE ...............................................253.26 T TENNIS ATTENDANT .....................................252.62 T MAINTENANCE WORKER ...............................244.95 T CASUAL LABOR..............................................240.00 T BUS DRIVER ...................................................236.65 T TRAM CONDUCTORS.....................................223.72 T BUS DRIVER ...................................................206.38 P EMT - PARAMEDIC.........................................202.37 T BUS DRIVER ...................................................187.24 PENSION TRUSTEE............................................180.00 BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT & APPEAL................180.00 T POLICE OFFICER.............................................173.08 P EMT - PARAMEDIC.........................................157.40 T TENNIS ATTENDANT .....................................155.44 T POLICE OFFICER TRAINEE..............................142.89 ETHICS COMMISSION MEMBER........................135.00 ETHICS COMMISSION MEMBER........................135.00 PENSION TRUSTEE............................................135.00 BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT & APPEAL................135.00 T BUS DRIVER ...................................................134.57 T POLICE OFFICER TRAINEE..............................129.90 T POLICE OFFICER TRAINEE..............................129.90 P FACILITIES MONITOR.....................................128.01 T BUS DRIVER ...................................................122.60 T POLICE OFFICER.............................................122.31 T CASUAL LABOR..............................................121.17 T POLICE OFFICER TRAINEE..............................116.91 T GOLF OPERATIONS WORKER .........................111.79 T BUS DRIVER ...................................................106.99 T CASUAL LABOR..............................................103.57 T VAN DRIVER/DISPATCHER ...............................97.47 T TRAM DRIVER ..................................................91.27 ETHICS COMMISSION MEMBER..........................90.00 BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT & APPEAL..................90.00 BOARD OF PORT WARDENS................................90.00 ETHICS COMMISSION MEMBER..........................90.00 BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT & APPEAL..................90.00 BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT & APPEAL..................90.00 PENSION TRUSTEE..............................................90.00 T POLICE OFFICER...............................................89.14 T BUS DRIVER .....................................................84.19 T POLICE OFFICER...............................................81.54 T CASUAL LABOR................................................80.00 T POLICE OFFICER...............................................79.94 T CASUAL LABOR ...............................................64.00 ETHICS COMMISSION MEMBER..........................45.00 BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT & APPEAL..................45.00 T POLICE OFFICER...............................................40.77 T POLICE OFFICER...............................................40.77 T POLICE OFFICER...............................................40.77 T POLICE OFFICER...............................................40.77 T POLICE OFFICER...............................................40.77 T POLICE OFFICER...............................................40.77 T POLICE OFFICER...............................................40.77 POLICE OFFICER ..................................................40.77 T POLICE OFFICER...............................................40.77 T POLICE OFFICER...............................................40.77 T POLICE OFFICER...............................................39.77 T CASUAL LABOR................................................37.78 T PUBLIC SAFETY AIDE.......................................22.40 T WINTERFEST WORKER.....................................18.58


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LAUREN BUNTING ■ Contributing Writer (March 2, 2012) There’s no denying it’s a tough market for sellers, but for some homeowners, a curious tradition of burying St. Joseph in their yard is enough to inspire hope. I thought we’d take a closer look at the origin of this tradition. According to the U.S. Catholic Information Center in Washington, D.C., the tradition is traced back hundreds of years to Theresa of Avila, who prayed to St. Joseph when the convents needed more land and encouraged nuns to bury St. Joseph medals in the ground as a symbol of their devotion. Most sources say to bury the statue head first, with the feet pointing toward heaven. Others get more detailed and say bury the statue head first, facing the house, feet pointing toward heaven, and near the for sale sign. A Modesto, Calif. company markets the saint in a kit, which contains a 3.5-inch-tall plastic statue, a bag to carry it, instructions on how to bury it, and even a prayer: “Oh, St. Joseph, guardian of household needs, we know you don’t like to be upside down in the ground, but the sooner escrow closes, the sooner we will dig you up and put you in a place of honor in our new home. Please bring us an acceptable offer (or any offer!) and help sustain our faith in the real estate market.” I would say that most homeowners who look to St. Joseph to assist in the sale of their home will approach the tradition with more reverence than the above prayer indicates, and use the burying of St. Joseph as a time for a few moments of prayer. Custom dictates that once the house is sold, St. Joseph be dug up and put in a place of honor in the new home. There are two kinds of statues: one is St. Joseph the worker, who carries a water pitcher, a loaf of bread and an ax by his feet; and, the second is St. Joseph the patron of the family, holding his foster son, Jesus. Most people call on St. Joseph, the patron of the family, when trying to sell their home. — Lauren Bunting is a licensed Realtor with Bunting Realty, Inc. located in Berlin.

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Donald McLane, pictured with his wife, Jodi, opened Fashions For Less on Feb. 17. (Below) The eyecatching bright pink store is located at 10543 Ocean Gateway in Berlin near Cropper Oil & Gas.

FASHIONS FOR LESS OPENS Bright pink Route 50 store features variety of accessories LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (March 2, 2012) Fashions For Less, located on Route 50, offers “More bling for less cha-ching,” selling an assortment of fashion accessories at affordable prices. Company President Donald McLane’s goal is to provide the best quality products at a low cost. He can do that because he and his team develop, design and create their own products, which they sell wholesale to businesses. His company’s products are in thousands of store nationwide, as well as in shops in Europe and Canada. McLane has been in the business for more than 20 years and has his own factory in Northern China where the fashion accessories are produced. “I started from the ground up, but I could see the future,” McLane said. “Wholesale was always our main focus, but now we’re trying to build the retail side of it.” McLane, his wife Jodi and their four children lived in New Jersey until about a year ago when they moved to West Ocean City. The family had vacationed in the resort for years. In New Jersey, McLane owned and operated three Fashions For Less stores. He closed those stores when the

Flashback Photos captured major honors at the 2012 Antique and Amusement Photographers International Photo Contest, held Feb. 2, in Tampa, Fla. Photographer Kasey Tieder placed first in two categories: Best Portrait of a Child and Best Portrait of a Pet with Owner. Tieder also placed third for Best Native American-Themed Portrait and received an honorable mention for Best Portrait of a Man. In addition to Tieder’s awards, photographers from the same company placed for seven additional awards including Monica Siddiqui, first place for Best Portrait of Two Persons; Sue McCrodden, first place for Most Humorous Portrait; and Sarah Conklin, honorable mention for Best Portrait of a Woman. Flashback Photos has three Ocean City locations: on the Boardwalk at First Street and Somerset Street, and on Coastal Highway at 120th Street, as well as several locations in Virginia Beach. For more information and to view the first place-winning portraits, visit www.oldtimephotos.org.

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family moved to the Eastern Shore to “enjoy the weather and beach life.” McLane took over a storage warehouse at 10543 Ocean Gateway in Berlin near Cropper Oil & Gas, to house his products, in August. Construction of a building on the property wrapped up in January and Fashions For Less opened Feb. 17. The small store, which is hard to miss from Route 50 because of its eye-catching bright pink color, is about 500 square feet and filled with a variety of merchandise including rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, scarves, belts, sunglasses, tights, wallets, purses, perfumes, hair extensions and nail polish strips in hundreds of different designs. Prices of store merchandise range from $1 to about $12. “Product is what Fashions For Less is all about. We’re

always evolving each product and coming up with something new,” he said. “The store has been well received so far. People think the prices are great and they love the variety of product here.” McLane’s wife, daughters Chelsea, 15, and Chloe, 11, and son, Donnie, 22, are very involved in the family business, providing him with their own product ideas. McLane’s other son, Dylan, 19, is a student at Hofstra University in New York. Online shopping is available at www.FashionsForLess.net, with free shipping on all orders. McLane plans to begin offering daily deals on the Web site, which is being revamped, and in the store within the next few months. Fashions For Less store hours at this time are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dr. Carl E. Ortman of RE/MAX Premier Properties recently announced the top performers for January. It was as a three-way tie for top listing producer: Pam Price, Marlene Ott and Holly Campbell. Earning the top position for sales volume were Campbell and Mary Ann OMalley, both over the $1 million mark. Ten of the RE/MAX agents started the year in the top 100 of the Coastal Association of Realtors.

Tawes promoted BB&T recently announced the promotion of Greg Tawes to area executive for the Lower Eastern Shore. Tawes succeeds Hunter Calloway as the market leader for BB&T’s banking operations in Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester and Greg Tawes Somerset counties. After developing BB&T’s line of business as city executive in Southern Maryland, Tawes, a native of Crisfield and graduate of Salisbury University, has relocated with his family to Berlin. Continued on Page 43


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BUSINESS BRIEFS Continued from Page 42 ”I am very excited to be returning to the Eastern Shore,” Tawes said. “I look forward to helping our existing clients and prospects meet their financial needs. I am also fortunate to work for an organization that is deeply committed to making a positive impact on the communities we serve.” Calloway has retired from BB&T after a 42year banking career. He will continue to contribute to BB&T’s future as chairman of the local advisory board. As the commercial banking team continues to expand, Rob Fore has joined as a business services officer. A graduate of East Carolina University and BB&T’s Leadership Development Program, Fore and his wife, a native of Salisbury, welcome the opportunity to return to her hometown and serve the Lower Eastern Shore

Trimble promoted Wayne Benson, president and CEO of Bank of Ocean City, along with the board of directors, announced the promotion of Susan E. Trimble, CPA to vice president and financial officer. Trimble joined the Bank of Ocean City in 2010 after serving more than 17 years in public accounting. Born and raised in Willards, she graduated from Susan Trimble Parkside High School and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Salisbury University. After graduation, she began working at a public accounting firm in Salisbury, where she earned her CPA designation and continued her

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career with the firm until joining the Bank of Ocean City. She joined the bank as an accountant and has now taken on all the duties of financial officer. Trimble lives in Berlin with her family and works out of the Berlin branch.

L&N helps local family The Resorts Division of Legum & Norman, Inc. recently donated $1,000 to the DelRicco Benefit Fund. On Dec. 16, 2011, a car accident in Ocean City changed the life of George and Ann Marie DelRicco and their baby daughter, Ava. While stopped at an intersection, mother and daughter were struck from behind by a driver under the influence of drugs. Since then, Ava has been hospitalized at Johns Hopkins struggling to survive and recover.   Blocks away, the Legum & Norman and Amtek employees had gathered to celebrate the holiday season. Once they heard about the tragic accident, staff members, lead by Bayside at Bethany Lakes Site Manager Nancy Lowe, submitted a request for assistance from Associa Cares, its 501(c)3 nonprofit organization created to help families and communities in crisis.

Small business seminar A Low Budget, High Impact Strategies for Small Business Success seminar will take place on Wednesday, March 21, from 5:307:45 p.m. at the Mar-Va Theater & Performing Arts Center. The program is sponsored by the City of Pocomoke, Worcester County Office of Tourism and the Downtown Pocomoke Association. It is free to DPA members, $10 for Main Street programs and Chamber of Commerce

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members from Pocomoke, Berlin, Snow Hill, Princess Anne and Eastern Shore areas. The cost is $15 for all others. Light fare and refreshments included. Register by Monday, March 12, at downtownpocomoke@gmail.com. Nationally recognized retail consultant, speaker and author Margie Johnson will focus on innovative ideas to re-energize, re-strategize and re-think the way you compete. She has worked with hundreds of small business across the nation to grow their business. Since 1985, her company, Shop Talk, has been providing consultation and research for the retail, hospitality and financial industries. To learn more about Johnson, visit www.shoptalk.org.

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LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (March 2, 2012) The Worcester Prep boys’ basketball squad put forth a 100 percent effort against the Holly Grove Eagles during the Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference tournament semifinals Feb. 22 in Westover, but the Mallards came up a bit short, falling to the home team 56-51. “The boys had a great game. They gave it all they could for four quarters and I am very proud of them,” said Prep Coach Mike Grosso. The Eagles held a 12-11 lead at the end of the first quarter and outscored the Mallards 1312 in the second to go into the halftime break on top 25-23. In the third quarter, Holly Grove netted 17 points, while Worcester tallied 10, to increase its advantage to 42-33. The Mallards fought back in the fourth quarter scoring 18 points to the Eagles’ 14, but the team was unable to take over the lead. Zander Farr was the Prep squad’s top producer with 19 points and five rebounds. Harrison Brennan contributed nine points and three steals. Worcester advanced to the semifinals after edging out the Salisbury Christian Jaguars 47-43 in first-round action on Feb. 20. The Mallards ended the season with an 11-8 record. “We have had a lot of changes to the line-up this season and to get 11 wins and a playoff win is quite an accomplishment,” Grosso said. “We are only losing one starter, Matteo [Petrera] (to graduation), and plan on making another strong run next year. We all wanted to win the championship this year, but we can take a lot of positive things from this season and plenty of learning experiences to use for next year.” Brennan was named to the All-ESIAC First Team. He led Worcester this year with 225 points. Farr (172 points and 120 rebounds) received Second Team honors and Matt Reilly, who was the Mallards’ top rebounder with 130, was awarded honorable mention accolades.

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Stephen Decatur wrestlers, from left, Nate Rosenblatt, Alford Hardy, Ryan Kail and Dakota Roderick placed fourth or higher during the 4A/3A East Regional tournament, held Feb. 24-25, at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, to advance to this weekend’s state competition at University of Maryland College Park. Kaelan Patterson, second from right, and, Alex Schiffer right, finished fifth in their regional weight class divisions and will go to the tournament as alternates.

SEAHAWKS: STATE BOUND Rosenblatt, Hardy, Roderick and Kail to compete at championship meet LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (March 2, 2012) Four Stephen Decatur wrestlers placed fourth or better during the 4A/3A East Regional tournament, held Feb. 24-25, at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, to advance to this weekend’s state championship in College Park, Md. Sophomore Nate Rosenblatt took second place in the regional 106-pound division. Decatur Coach Todd Martinek said he had a standout

performance in the tournament. “Nate Rosenblatt avenged an earlier season loss in the semifinals to get into the finals by beating a highly ranked wrestler — David Beck from River Hill,” he said. Rosenblatt lost in the finals, 9-0, to Chesapeake’s Jeremy Morrow. “I think I did pretty good except for the finals. I got lazy,” said Rosenblatt, who hopes to place among the top eight wrestlers competing in the statewide champion-

ships, which kick off today. “I just need to come out really hard and wrestle hard.” Senior Alford Hardy edged out Mt. Hebron’s Connor Strunk 8-2 to win third place in the 126-pound weight class. Hardy said he did OK during the regional tournament, but admitted he could have done better. “I didn’t wrestle as offensively like I should have,” Hardy said. “I don’t have a next season because I’m a senior, so my goal is to imSee PRELIMINARY on Page 45

Petersen wins state high jump title SDHSseniorearns gold medal despite discouraging start LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (March 2, 2012) Though Greg Petersen struggled early in the state high jump championship last week in Landover, Md., the Stephen Decatur senior pulled it together in the end to earn the 3A title

Recreation supervisor speaks at conference Al “Hondo” Handy, recreation supervisor for the Town of Ocean City, recently was a guest speaker at the Delaware Recreation and Parks Society 32nd annual conference in Rehoboth Beach, Del. Handy discussed managing youth sports coaches. Handy is a certified recreation and parks professional, as well as a certified youth sports administrator. He has served as the National Global Gear Drive coordinator for the National Alliance For Youth Sports Certified Youth Sports Alumni. He currently is on the board for the National Alliance For Youth Sports and is on the National Advisory Board for the Sammy Wilkinson Memorial Foundation. He has received the Maryland Recreation and Parks most prestigious award, the Citation Award and he is a member of the National Recreation and Parks Association. 

Drop-In volleyball is back at county gym Adult drop-in volleyball returns to the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill on Wednesday nights from 7:30-9:30 p.m. through March 28. Starting in April, the program will run from 7-9 p.m. The cost is $3 per night or $25 for 12 weeks. All are welcome. Teams will be formed upon arrival. For more information, contact Aaron Sweet at 410-632-2144, Ext. 106 or e-mail asweet@co.worcester.md.us.

in the event. “The beginning was rough. I just got done with the 55meter hurdles and it wasn’t my best race,” Petersen said of the Feb. 21 contest, held at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex. “I was tired, but I just had to brush it off.” The high jump started with the bar set at 5 feet 6 inches. Petersen missed on his first attempt, but succeeded on the second. On his See SIX on Page 47

Terry Underkoffler will replace Tom Westcott as the Worcester Prep varsity boys’ soccer coach. Westcott announced his retirement in October after 35 years coaching the Mallards. Underkoffler, who serves on the technology staff at Worcester, is not only adept at techT. Underkoffler nologies, but also at soccer. When he’s not helping teachers with computers, interactive whiteboards and other digital devices, he coaches and evaluates young soccer players for the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program. Underkoffler is looking forward to working with Worcester’s soccer program.

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Lady Seahawks fall in first round of 3A East Reg. LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (March 2, 2012) The Stephen Decatur girls’ basketball team was outscored 18-1 by the Mt. Hebron Vikings during the second quarter of last Friday’s game in Berlin, and although the Lady Seahawks fought to make a comeback, the deficit was too large to overcome. The visiting team won the 3A East Regional first-round match 61-47. “Except for the second quarter, we did so great,” said Decatur Coach Amy Fenzel-Mergott. “Mt. Hebron changed up [its] defense and we had a hard time adjusting to it. And we threw the ball away a few times.” The fifth-seeded Seahawks held the lead for a majority of the first quarter, but the Vikings hit a shot in the final seconds to pull ahead 14-13. More than two minutes went by in the second quarter before any points were scored. The 12th-seeded Vikings went on to net 13 unanswered points and increase their advantage to 2713. Jamie Parker sunk a foul shot to score Decatur’s only second-quarter point. At the halftime break, Mt. Hebron led 32-14. “During halftime, we said we’re down by all this and there are two ways to go — the girls could give up or fight back, and they chose to fight back,” Fenzel-Mergott said. “That’s the nice thing about this team — they’ve fought back all year.” The Seahawks chipped away at the Vikings’ lead in the third, but by the end of See COACH on Page 46

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Stephen Decatur’s Katie Purnell shoots over a Mt. Hebron defender during last Friday’s 3A East Regional tournament first-round game in Berlin. The Vikings outscored Decatur 61-47 .

St.Pat’s indoor soccer series continues this weekend LISA CAPITELLI ■ Assistant Editor (March 2, 2012) The Ocean City Recreation and Parks’ St. Patrick’s Indoor Soccer Tournament Series will continue this weekend with 16 U10 and 34 U14 boys’ and girls’ teams competing at the Northside Park Complex on 125th Street. The 24th annual event kicked off last weekend with 11 boys’ and 17 girls’ U18 teams. During the third weekend of matches, set for March 9-11, 29 U12 and 19 U16 girls’ and boys’ teams will battle it

out. And during the final weekend of competition, March 16-18, 38 mens’ and 12 womens’ teams will participate in the adult open (18 and older) divisions. Tournament matches will be six-onsix (including a goalie). Each half will be 17 minutes long. Teams are guaranteed two pool play games before they are seeded in a single elimination playoff tournament. Champions and runners-up in each division will receive a team trophy and T-shirts for all players. Many teams return to compete annually in the tournament, which this year features 173 club/travel and recreational

squads from the mid-Atlantic region. The series has grown so much since its inception nearly a quarter of a decade ago that, in 2009, the three-weekend event was extended to four to accommodate the overwhelming number of athletes. “It’s very popular. [Participants] just love it,” said Recreation Supervisor Kim Kinsey, who organizes the tournament with Ron Strickler. For more information about the tournament or other Ocean City Recreation and Parks programs, leagues and camps, call 410-250-0125 or visit www.oceancitymd.gov.

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prove from regionals and do the best I can at states.” Senior Dakota Roderick lost a close match to Wilde Lake’s Malik Jackson, 86, to place fourth in the 132-pound division. Roderick said he made a few mistakes during the tournament, but overall, he was pleased with his performance. He said his ultimate goal is to win states, but he would be happy just to place. “I just need to get my head in the game, be focused and do the best I can,” he said. Heavyweight Ryan Kail, a senior, was outscored 9-3 in the third/fourth-place

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match by Meade’s Stephen Lloyd. Kail said he did well during regional competition, but that he could have done better. “I lost matches that I had a chance to win. I just didn’t capitalize,” he said. “My goal is to win states. I just need to wrestle as well as I know I can.” All four Decatur wrestlers will be making their state championship meet debut. “They need to work hard this week and not be intimidated by going to states. This is a first for all of them,” Martinek said Monday. Alex Schiffer (138) and Kaelan Patterson (152), both juniors, finished fifth in their regional weight class divisions and

will go to the tournament as alternates. Senior Jeff Evans also competed at regionals. He placed sixth in the 170-pound division. Andrew Borradaile, a sophomore, represented Decatur in the 145pound division, but did not place. As a team, Decatur finished tied for fourth out of 25 schools represented. “We wrestled well. To come out fourth in the toughest region in the state, I was, overall, very pleased,” Martinek said. Preliminary rounds of the state tournament are set to begin at 2:30 today. Consolation and championship matches will take place Saturday at the University of Maryland’s Cole Field House.

(March 2, 2012) The Stephen Decatur boys’ basketball team topped the Northeast Eagles, 65-54, during 3A East Regional tournament firstround competition last Friday, and met the Atholton Raiders in the quarterfinals on Tuesday, where the Seahawks’ lost 73-56. The 12th-seeded Decatur team traveled to Pasadena on Feb. 24, and was delayed getting to the game site when traffic came to a standstill because of an overturned tractor trailer near Cambridge. The Seahawks arrived close to game time, 7 p.m. The players changed into their uniforms and hit the court for a 20-minute warmup. “We started out a little slow, but then we got into a rhythm,” Decatur Coach Mark Engle said. The Berlin squad led 14-10 at the end of the first quarter and outscored No. 5 Northeast 20-14 in the second to go into the halftime break ahead 34-24. Engle said his team was sluggish in the third quarter, only netting seven points, while the Eagles tallied 16 to cut the Seahawks’ lead to one (41-40). “We picked it up in the fourth quarter and put a lot of pressure on them. Our pressure really caused them some problems,” Engle said. Decatur scored 24 points in the final quarter and limited Northeast to 14 to win 65-54. Shae Farmer led Decatur with 21 points and seven rebounds. Drakar Purnell chipped in with 13 points. “I was pleased with our defensive performance, but we only shot 41 percent from the floor,” Engle said. “We did a good job on the boards. We had 36 team rebounds and Chase Sams had 10 of those.” The Seahawks were back on the road Tuesday to face fourth-seeded Atholton in Columbia. The Raiders outscored the visiting team 15-12 in the opening quarter and 24-11 in the second to lead 3923 at halftime. Decatur edged out Atholton 15-13 in the third quarter, but the home team put up 21 points in the fourth, while the Berlin squad recorded 18. “The score was not indicative of how close the game was. We were in it the whole way,” Engle said after the 73-56 loss. “We had 22 turnovers and we gave up a few uncontested lay-ups, which hurt us, but I thought overall, the boys played a solid game and they have nothing to be ashamed about.” Purnell was Decatur’s top scorer with 22 points. The Seahawks ended the season with a 10-14 record. Engle said his players worked hard and with a core group returning, the team should be solid next year.


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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Run for a Reasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Worcester Youth and Family is calling on the community for support during the Ocean City Half Marathon and 5K Race on April 28. For several years, the private nonprofit has formed a group called Team GOWOYO to run, jog or walk during the annual event. Members of the team raise money to benefit the many programs serving children and families of Worcester County. For more information, call Worcester Youth and Family at 410-6414598 or e-mail sgordy@gowoyo.org.

Bunnypalooza The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation is seeking family-friendly performers to entertain hundreds of runners and spectators at Bunnypalooza on Saturday, April 7, in Bethany Beach, Del. Bunnypalooza! is a 5k or 10k run/walk that will start on Garfield Parkway and Atlantic Avenue in downtown and will end at the bandstand on the boardwalk. Musicians, magicians, jugglers, face-painters, balloon artists, stilt walkers and all similar performance artists are encouraged to donate their time. For information about the race, or about participating as a performer, contact Ernie Felici at 610613.4425 or Ernie@crgsite.com.

Coaches pleased with both teamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; performances this season; look forward to â&#x20AC;&#x2122;13 LISA CAPITELLI â&#x2013; Assistant Editor (March 2, 2012) The Stephen Decatur boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; swim team finished sixth out of 28 teams competing last Saturday in the 3A/2A/1A state championship at the University of Marylandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eppley Recreation Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a pretty good meet the whole way through. There was tough competition this year,â&#x20AC;? Decatur Coach Rick Cawthern said of the strong field of boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; teams. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were in second place with three races left, but we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t score points in those events. We did end on a good note, though. Everyone swam [his] best times of the season and I was pleased with that. They left it all in the pool.â&#x20AC;? Decatur boys who finished top 10 in their individual events were senior Jake Blazer (50-meter freestyle, 22.65 seconds, second; 100m freestyle, 49.92 seconds, third), junior Shayne Custodio (200m IM, 2:00.7, second; 100m butterfly, 54.44 seconds, fourth) and sophomore Jake Middleton (500m freestyle, 5:05.97, fifth; 200m freestyle, 1:53.36, seventh). Blazer, Custodio, Jake Middleton and his brother, Jeff, a junior, placed fourth in the 200-meter medley relay event (1:46.94). Sophomore Zak Hoshino

joined Custodio, Blazer and Jake Middleton for the 200-meter freestyle relay race; the boys finished in second (1:33.05). The Lady Seahawks placed 13th in the state competition. Finishing 10th or better in their races were seniors Karlie Straight (500m freestyle, 5:45.17, sixth) and Brianna Carroll (200m freestyle, 2:12.04, 10th). Straight, Carroll, junior Julia Wellen and freshman Maria Zweifel finished ninth in the 400-meter freestyle relay race (4:10.48). â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought the girls did really well against strong competition,â&#x20AC;? said Jenny Miller, who joined Cawthern to coach the Decatur swimmers this year.

Overall, both coaches were pleased with the Seahawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; performance over the past three months. The boys took home their second consecutive regional title this year. The girls finished second at regionals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The season went very well. Our studs did what they were supposed to do, and a lot of first-year guys showed potential,â&#x20AC;? Cawthern said of the boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Next year, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be just as strong as we were this year.â&#x20AC;? Added Miller, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You never know what to expect when you come into a program as a new coach, but I was really happy. I think it was a successful season. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking forward to see what they do next year.â&#x20AC;?

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the quarter, the home team trailed by 10 points (42-32). With 3:48 remaining in the contest, Decatur was behind by just six, but seconds later, Mt. Hebron netted back-toback three pointers to pull in front 57-45. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the best team weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen all year, in their discipline, their shooting, their passing, their defense,â&#x20AC;? Fenzel-Mergott said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Other than the second quarter, I was happy with our play. We had some great passes inside and that was where we scored all our points, except for foul shots.â&#x20AC;? Abbey Schorr was the Seahawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; top producer with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Decatur finished the season with an 1112 record, a vast improvement from last year when the team won just six games. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Four or five of our losses were by six points or less. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy with the effort and the immense improvement,â&#x20AC;? FenzelMergott said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told the girls I thought this year was a turning point for the program and they should all feel good about the season.â&#x20AC;?

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Decaturâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Abbey Schorr drive by a Mt. Hebron player during last Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3A East Regional match-up. Schorr had 20 points and 12 rebounds in the 61-47 loss.

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first two attempts at 5 feet 8 inches, the bar fell over. He cleared it on his third attempt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I went and sat off to the side to try and focus,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was telling myself to stay together, to stay focused.â&#x20AC;? Things started to turn around for Petersen on the next height, 5 feet 10 inches, and he made each jump thereafter. Petersen soared over the bar set at 6 feet 4 inches, the height at which he won the 3A East Regional meet on Feb. 7. He admitted he was nervous after that, as the bar was moved higher to 6 feet 6 inches; his best of the season was 6 feet 5 inches. There were three boys remaining in the competition. Petersen nearly cleared the bar on his first attempt at 6 feet 6 inches and was even closer on the second try. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It wobbled, then one side fell off,â&#x20AC;? he said of his second attempt. He had one chance left. His two other competitors missed on their third attempts, so it was Petersenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to win. If he was successful, he would take home the gold medal. If he failed, he would finish in third place. Each athlete is given five minutes to complete his jump and Petersen said he took just about all his time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a perfect approach, a perfect arch â&#x20AC;&#x201D; everything felt on. [The bar] wobbled a bit, but it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fall off,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It all happened so fast. It was like a dream almost. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one thing to get a PR (personal record), but to win states; I jumped off the mat and ran all over the place.â&#x20AC;? Added Coach Jody Stigler, â&#x20AC;&#x153;He had good form, good speed. It looked like it was effortless.â&#x20AC;? The senior captured his first state title. He has competed in outdoor track for three seasons, but this was Petersenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first time participating indoors, which made winning the gold medal even sweeter. He also holds the school record and is the Bayside champion in the event. Petersen said he is looking forward to the outdoor season, which began yesterday, Thursday. He will go head-to-head again with many of the same jumpers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Winning] puts pressure on me now for outdoors,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They will be out for me. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to protect my title.â&#x20AC;? Six other Decatur athletes also competed at states last Tuesday. Sophomore Chloe FauntLeRoy finished seventh in the 800-meter race (2:28.15) and Layla Fowler, also a sophomore, placed 10th in the 500-meter event (1:25.95). Seniors Ravyn Saunders and Carly Bodolus joined FauntLeRoy and Fowler for the 3,200-meter relay race. The girls placed 10th (10:37.75). Christine Timko, a senior, took ninth in the pole vault (7 feet 6 inches) and senior Ian Bresnahan tied for 10th in the high jump (5 feet 6 inches). Stigler thought the season went well, overall. The Decatur girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; teams both took home first-place honors during the Bayside Conference championship, held Jan. 25. The Lady Seahawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; won their fourth consecutive conference title.

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If costs to have your furnace installed. new premium packages (if one of the four premium systems were not among best these premium systems were not the among sizes I have will fit your home, of course), on thebest market, I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t to make such the on the market, afford I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford to I am giving you a gas or electric furnace a make promise. such a promise. FREE.All I ask is for the $628 in labor it costs to have your new furnace installed.

WHY THIS CANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T of LAST You must actOFFER fast because You must act- fast because of limited limited supply I only have about 8 each of When all the furnace units thesupply. four sizes. When allFREE the FREE furnace areare given away in ainparticular size, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s it. units given away a particular size, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s it. There no at more this price. If There are noare more thisatprice. I have any of the 32 systems left over by April 15 (I doubt that I will), this offer still ends.

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companies. P.S.S. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget, the home and duct leakage test is free, and there is NO P.S.S. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t for forget, home and duct OBLIGATION this the service valued at $289! leakage test is free, and there is NO OBLIGATION for this service valued at $289. 00

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Ocean City Today

MARCH 2, 2012

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Ocean City Today is the newspaper for Ocean City, Md. and the Maryland beach resort area, including West Ocean City, Berlin and Ocean Pines,...