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(Dec. 28, 2018) The Worcester County Commissioners approved several projects at their meeting last Tuesday:

Land/Water Conservation

The commissioners unanimously agreed to allow permission to pursue a $175,000 Land and Water Conservation grant, which would cover half the cost to develop Grey’s Creek Nature Park’s passive recreation components.

The proposed nature park consists of 574 acres complete with small beaches, marshes, inlands, and woodland areas, according to the project description. 

Resiliency project in Wor.

The commissioners unanimously approved a request for design proposals for a flood mitigation project at the Cape Isle of Wight community.

Planner Katherine Munson said the commissioners previously entered into a $50,000 grant agreement with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources for design and permits. The area is approximately 7.5 acres of marshes, beaches and upland.

A pre-bid meeting will be held at the end of Selsey Road, and propos

Master water, sewer plan

The Worcester County Commissioners unanimously award a $124,095 contract to up the water and sewer plan to Davis, Bowen & Friedel Inc. The other two firms were George, Miles & Buhr LLC. for $175,210 and J.W. Salm Engineering Inc. for $119,644,91.

Robert Mitchell, director of environmental programs, said the county reviewed  three proposals and weighed several factors, including experience and scheduling.

Commissioner Chip Bertino asked why Mitchell did not recommend the least expensive option, and he replied that Davis, Bowen & Friedel had the highest overall evaluation score are also due on Jan. 28.

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