2016 Legislative Bills

Bill 2016-01 Mandatory Leave

2016-01 an Act to amend the Wicomico County Personnel Manual Chapter 15 entitled "Leave Benefits and Holidays," Section 1506 entitled "Mandatory Leave," to authorize the County Executive to declare Mandatory Leave.
  • Introduced:  January 5, 2016
  • Adopted:  February 2, 2016
  • Effective:  April 4, 2016

Bill 2016-02 Recordation Tax

2016-02 an Act to amend the Wicomico County Code, Chapter 203, titled "Taxation," Article I, titled "Tax of Recorded Instruments," to add a new Section 203-1.1 titled "Tax Collected" to authorize the Director of Finance to collect recordation tax in Wicomico County.
  • Introduced: January 5, 2016
  • Adopted: February 2, 2016
  • Effective: April 4, 2016

Bill 2016-03 Street or Road Improvements

2016-03 an Act to amend Chapter 197 of the Wicomico County Code, titled "Streets and Addressing System" and to enact Section 197-16.1- "Road and Street Improvements-Building Permit" to provide the County with authority to regulate street or road improvements due to the traffic flow associated with new residential, commercial, agricultural, or industrial building permits.
  • Introduced:  March 1, 2016
  • Adopted: Withdrawn
  • Effective: Withdrawn

Bill 2016-04 Agricultural Reconciliation Committee-Residency Requirement

2016-04 an Act to amend the Wicomico County Code, Chapter 186, titled "Right to Farm," Article II, titled "Wicomico County Agriculture Reconciliation Committee," Section 186-5, titled "Establishment; membership; terms of office; meetings." to remove the residency requirement for appointments to the Wicomico County Agricultural Reconciliation Committee.
  • Introduced: March 15, 2016
  • Adopted: April 5, 2016
  • Effective: June 6, 2016

Bill 2016-05 Collective Bargaining Agreement-Personnel Manual Conflicts

2016-05 AN ACT pursuant to Chapter 59, Article II, Section 59-10 E of the Wicomico County Code, approving provision(s) in a Collective Bargaining Agreement between Wicomico County, Maryland, the Office of the Sheriff of Wicomico County and the Wicomico County Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #111, that are in conflict with the Wicomico County Personnel Manual and amending the Wicomico County Personnel Manual Section 0104 titled “Scope” to reference the relationship between the Collective Bargaining Agreement and the Personnel Manual.
  • Introduced: April 5, 2016
  • Adopted: May 3, 2016
  • Effective: July 5, 2016

Bill 2016-06 Annual Budget and Appropriation Bill

2016-06 The Annual Budget and Appropriation Bill of Wicomico County, Maryland, to adopt the County Budget, consisting of the current Expense Budget for fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, the Capital Budget for fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, the Governmental and Enterprise Fund Budgets for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017; and to appropriate funds for all expenditures for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016, and ending June 30, 2017.
  • Introduced:  May 3, 2016
  • Adopted: June 7, 2016 
  • Effective: July 1, 2016

Bill 2016-07 Household Refuse Permits

2016-07 An Act to amend Chapter 156 of the Wicomico County Code, titled "Garbage, Rubbish and Refuse" Article II, titled "Household Refuse Permits," Section 156-8, titled "issuance of permit."
  • Introduced: July 5, 2016
  • Adopted: August 2, 2016
  • Effective: October 3, 2016

Bill 2016-08 Bond Bill

2016-08 AN ACT to authorize and empower Wicomico County, Maryland to borrow on the faith and credit of Wicomico County, Maryland an aggregate amount not exceeding Twenty Million Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($20,300,000) and to evidence such borrowing by the issue and sale from time to time of one or more series of general obligation bonds of the County, the proceeds thereof to be used by Wicomico County to finance, refinance or reimburse the costs of certain projects for the Board of Education of Wicomico County, the Board of Elections and Emergency Services, including costs of planning, design, acquisition, construction, improvement, installation, renovation, rehabilitation, repairing, furnishing and equipping of land, facilities, buildings and structures, together with other costs and financing costs related thereto.
  • Introduced: July 19, 2016
  • Adopted:  August 16, 2016
  • Effective:  October 15, 2016

Bill 2016-09 Classification and Pay Plan Amendment-Sheriff's Office

2016-09 AN ACT to amend the Wicomico County Classification and Pay Plan by the addition and deletion of certain job classifications in the Sheriff’s Office and establishing certain class titles and grades.
  • Introduced:  August 2, 2016
  • Adopted: August 23, 2016
  • Effective: October 24, 2016

Bill 2016-10 Tipping Fees for State Permitted Construction and Demolition Facility

2016-10 AN ACT to amend the Wicomico County Code, Chapter 141, titled “Fees” Section 141-4, titled “Department of Public Works” to add language adjusting the per ton tipping fee for a State permitted construction and demolition facility located in Wicomico County, to encourage recycling.
  • Introduced: August 2, 2016
  • Adopted: FAILED
  • Effective: FAILED

Bill 2016-11 Poultry Houses

2016-11 AN ACT to amend Chapter 225 of the Wicomico County Code, titled “ Zoning” Part 3, titled “Basic Definitions and Interpretations,” Article VI, titled “Terms Defined,” Section 225-25 and Part 8 titled “Special Standards for Particular Uses,” Article XX, titled “Uses and Standards Enumerated,” Section 225-106, titled “ Poultry houses,” to regulate the construction, location and use of poultry houses.
  • Introduced: August 2, 2016
  • Adopted: September 6, 2016
  • Effective: September 15, 2016

Bill 2016-12 Impact Fees

2016-12 AN ACT to repeal Chapter 130 of the Wicomico County Code, titled "Development Impact Fees."
  • Introduced:  September 20, 2016
  • Adopted: November 1, 2016
  • Effective: January 2, 2017