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(July 12, 2019) The Worcester County Commissioners unanimously approved several requests during a meeting last Tuesday.

Jail generator 

The Worcester County Jail’s generator will be replaced following a favorable vote from the county commissioners.

The facility, on 5022 Joyner Road in Snow Hill, will also receive a 1,910-gallon fuel tank. However, County engineer William Bradshaw said the existing contract between the county and Scarborough Oil Company needed to be changed to include the fuel tank.

Commissioner Ted Elder moved to amend the contract, which Commissioner Joseph Mitrecic seconded. 

SDHS running course 

Stephen Decatur High School was permitted to use the Worcester County Landfill site in Berlin for the cross country team’s home course.

The team would practice on the course from mid-September to mid-October, and there is a home meet from 4-6 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the site, according to Coach Joseph Stigler. The team practiced and competed in the area since 2007.

“‘Mt. Decatur,’ as we call it allows our team to prepare for the hilly and difficult courses that we face during the course of a cross country season,” Stigler said in a letter.

Public Works Director John Tustin also recommended the school’s request to the commissioners last week.

Mitrecic moved to approve the request, which Elder seconded.

OP Pump Station project

Worcester County Commissioners allowed the water and wastewater division to waive the formal bidding process for improvement projects at the Ocean Pines Pump Stations.

Tustin said Sherwood Logan and Associates Inc., a flygt pump supplier for the two pumps at Station P, proposed completing the project for $34,396.

The projects were funded as part of a 2019 bond issue, according to Tustin, who said $250,000 was budgeted.

Commissioner Chip Bertino moved to waive the bidding process, and Elder seconded it. 

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