Worcester Co. Sets Hearing On Sports Complex Proposal


You’ll have a chance next month to weigh in on a bond bill and proposal to buy land for a sports complex in Worcester County.
The County Commission is looking at an $11-million bond issue for the project that would go on 95 acres in the Berlin / West Ocean City area.
Supporters say it would provide county residents and guests with more recreational and event opportunities by providing more field space. According to Worcester County officials, “conceptual plans for this project include multi-purpose fields, with restrooms, parking, and concessions for recreation and travel sports. Additional park amenities would include walking trails, ponds, and a playground.”
The hearing is on April 19th at 6:00 p.m. at Steven Decatur High School.
The complex is one of many projects planned under the county’s five-year, $200-million capital improvement plan. Some of those projects will be on the agenda at the next commission meeting on April 5th. According to the County, bond issues in the CIP would fund: Stephen Decatur Middle School addition, Snow Hill Middle School and Cedar Chapel Special School roof replacement, public safety logistical storage facility design and development, County Jail Phase 2 improvements, and a belt filter press water and wastewater project in the Ocean Pines Sanitary Service Area.