2018 Legislative Bills

2018-01- AN ACT to repeal the current Chapter 133 of the Wicomico County Code, entitled "Dogs and Other Animals" and enact a new Chapter 133 titled "Animal Control."

  • Introduced:  January 2, 2018
  • Adopted:  Pending
  • Effective:  Pending

2018-02- AN ACT to amend Chapter 225 of the Wicomico County Code, titled "Zoning" Section 225-67, Table of Permitted Uses, and Section 226-108, Retail Sales, to add General Merchandise Retail Sales in Commercial Buildings not exceeding 10,000 sq. ft. of gross floor area by Special Exception in the LB-2 Light Business and Residential District. 

  • Introduced: February 6, 2018
  • Adopted: March 8, 2018
  • Effective: May 7, 2018

2018-03- AN ACT to amend Chapter 225 of the Wicomico County Code, titled "Zoning" amending the map entitled "Wicomico County Official Zoning Map" referred to in Section 225-16, to re-zone property consisting of 4.12 acres, more or less, situation in the Salisbury Election District, Wicomico County, Maryland, bounded on the northerly side of Nanticoke Road, westerly side of Kenney Drive, and southerly side of Old Quantico Road. 

  • Introduced: February 6, 2018
  • Adopted: March 8, 2018
  • Effective: May 7, 2018

2018-04 - AN ACT to add Chapter 30 titled "Clean Energy Loan Program" to the Wicomico County Code to establish a Clean Energy Loan Program for commercial property owners; establishing the scope and eligibility for the Clean Energy Loan Program; providing for qualifying criteria; establishing a calculation of the clean energy loan surcharge; providing for a recorded agreement and certain notice; providing for the collection of loan payments; establishing default procedures; providing for financing of a loan under the Program; defining certain terms; and generally relating to the Clean Energy Loan Program. 

  • Introduced: April 3, 2018
  • Adopted: May 4, 2018
  • Effective: July 3, 2018

2018-05- AN ACT to Adopt the County Budget, consisting of General Fund Revenue and  Expense Budget for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2019, the Capital Budget for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2019, the Governmental and Enterprise Funds Budgets for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2019; and to appropriate funds for all expenditures for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019. 

  • Introduced: May 1, 2018
  • Adopted: June 14, 2018
  • Effective: July 1, 2018

2018-06 - AN ACT to add Chapter 13, titled "County Internal Auditor" to the Wicomico County Code to clarify the powers and duties of the County Internal Auditor and to include regulatory provisions related to the conduction of audits. 

  • Introduced: May 15, 2018
  • Adopted: June 19, 2018
  • Effective: August 18, 2018

2018-07 - An Act to Amend the Wicomico County Personnel Manual Chapter 9 entitled "Work Rules;", Chapter 10 entitled "Employee Benefits;" and Chapter 15 entitled "Leave and Holiday Benefits;" to comply with the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act. 

  • Introduced: June 5, 2018
  • Adopted: July 3, 2018
  • Effective: September 3, 2018

2018-08 - An Act to authorize and empower Wicomico County, Maryland to borrow on the faith and credit of Wicomico County, Maryland an aggregate principal amount not exceeding Ten Million Five Hundred Four Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($10,504,500) 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, 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 and the Sheriff's Office including costs of planning, design, acquisition, construction, improvement, installation, renovation, rehabilitation, repairing, furnishing and equipping of land, facilities, buildings and structures, together with the costs and financing costs related thereto;

  • Introduced: June 19, 2018
  • Adopted: July 17, 2018
  • Effective: September 15, 2018

2018-09 - AN ACT to repeal the current Chapter 133 of the Wicomico County Code, entitled "Dogs and Other Animals" and enact a new Chapter 133 titled "Animal Control."

  • Introduced:  August 7, 2018
  • Adopted:  Pending
  • Effective:  Pending