Worcester County, MD
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Worcester County 8-25-1981 by Bill No. 81-5 as Title 2 of the County Government Article of the 1981 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ CG 2-101 Election; number; qualification.

[Amended 5-18-1993 by Bill No. 93-6; 8-20-2002 by Bill No. 02-11]
At the general election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November 2002 and every fourth year thereafter, there shall be elected seven County Commissioners who shall be qualified voters of the county and have resided at least two years in Worcester County immediately preceding their election.

§ CG 2-102 County Commissioner districts.

[Amended 5-18-1993 by Bill No. 93-6; 1-15-2002 by Bill No. 01-19; 7-2-2002 by Bill No. 02-10; 9-17-2013 by Bill No. 13-2]
(a) 
County Commissioner districts. For the purpose of selecting persons eligible as County Commissioners, the County shall be considered as divided into seven County Commissioner districts. One of the County Commissioners shall be a resident of each of the seven County Commissioner districts so that the Board of County Commissioners shall be composed always of a representative from each of the seven County Commissioner districts. County Commissioner districts are hereby established as follows: [Note: The descriptions of the Commissioner districts may reference census block numbers. The census block numbers referenced herein were supplied to the Worcester County Department of Development Review & Permitting, Technical Services Division, by the U.S. Census Bureau as a geographical information system (GIS) data layer file containing 2010 census data.]
(1) 
Southern district. The Southern district shall be designated as County Commissioner District Number One and shall be described as follows: Beginning at the southeast intersection of MD Route 12 - Snow Hill Road and US 113 - Worcester Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway in a northerly direction to a right-of-way for an electric transmission line, thence running by and with the centerline of a right-of-way for an electric transmission line in a northerly direction to MD Route 365 - Public Landing Road, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 365 - Public Landing Road in an easterly direction 5,400 feet more or less to Census Block No. 1533 on the southerly side of MD Route 365 - Public Landing Road, thence running by and with the southerly perimeter of two contiguous census blocks (Census Block Nos. 1533 and 1537) all of which are adjacent to MD Route 365 - Public Landing Road for a distance of 1.17 miles, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 365 - Public Landing Road in an easterly direction to the intersection of Paw Paw Creek Road and Taylor Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Taylor Road in a northerly direction to an unnamed stream (approximately 2,745 feet from the intersection of MD 365 - Public Landing Road and Taylor Road), thence running by and with the centerline of unnamed stream in an easterly direction to the mid line of the Chincoteague Bay, thence running by and with the mid line of the Chincoteague Bay in a southerly direction to the state line between Maryland and Virginia and the county line between Worcester County, Maryland and Accomack County, Virginia, including named and unnamed islands in the bay, thence running by and with the centerline of state line between Maryland and Virginia and the county line between Worcester County and Accomack County, Virginia in a westerly direction to the Pocomoke River, thence running by and with the mid line of the meanderings of the Pocomoke River in a northerly direction to Pilchard Creek, thence running by and with the centerline of Pilchard Creek in a southeasterly direction to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway in a southerly direction to Carter Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Carter Road in a westerly direction to MD 756 - Old Snow Hill Road, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 756 - Snow Hill Road in a westerly direction to US 13 - Ocean Highway, thence crossing US Route 13 - Ocean Highway onto Linden Avenue, thence running by and with the centerline of Linden Avenue in a westerly direction to Third Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Third Street in a southerly direction to an unnamed alley between the Pocomoke Library and the Episcopal cemetery, thence running by and with the centerline of the aforesaid unnamed alley in an easterly direction to Fourth Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Fourth Street in a northerly direction to Oxford Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Oxford Street in an easterly direction east to Sixth Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Sixth Street in a southerly direction to Market Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Market Street in a southeasterly direction 570 feet more or less, to Census Block No. 862, thence running by and with the perimeter of Census Block No. 862 in a northerly and southeasterly direction to Oxford Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Oxford Street in a southeasterly direction to Eighth Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Eighth Street in a northerly direction to Lynnhaven Drive, thence running by and with the centerline of Lynnhaven Drive in a southeasterly direction to Somerset Avenue, thence running by and with the centerline of Somerset Avenue in a southerly direction to Snow Hill Lane, thence running by and with the centerline of Snow Hill Lane in a southeasterly direction to Fourteenth Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Fourteenth Street in a northerly direction to US Route 13 - Ocean Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 13 - Ocean Highway in a southeasterly direction to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway in a northerly direction to American Legion Drive, thence running by and with the centerline of American Legion Drive in a westerly direction to Bypass Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Bypass Road in a southerly direction to Taylor Lane, thence running by and with the perimeter of Census Block No. 759, returning to Bypass Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Bypass Road in a northerly direction 102 feet to the perimeter of Census Block No. 928, thence running by and with the southerly perimeter of Census Block Nos. 928 and 67 in an easterly direction to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway in a southerly direction 162 feet more or less, to Newtown Park Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Newtown Park Road in a southeasterly direction 1,060 feet more or less to Census Block No. 925, thence running by and with the northerly perimeter of Census Block No. 925 in a northerly direction to Groton Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Groton Road in a northwesterly direction 718 feet to Census Block No. 75, thence running by and with the easterly perimeter of Census Block Nos. 75 and 137 in a northeasterly direction to Byrd Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Byrd Road in an easterly direction 944 feet more or less to Census Block No. 146, thence running by and with the easterly perimeter of Census Block No. 146 in a northerly direction to an adjacent Census Block No. 620 at Pilchard Creek fronting on US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence running by and with the easterly perimeter of Census Block No. 620 in a northeasterly direction then northwesterly direction to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway to Betheden Church Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Betheden Church Road in a southerly direction to Onley Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Onley Road in an easterly direction to a right-of-way for an electric transmission line, thence running by and with the centerline of a right-of-way for an electric transmission line which coincides with the perimeter of Census Block No. 1917 in a southerly direction to Bird Hill Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Bird Hill Road in a southerly direction 633 feet more or less to Census Block No. 1915, thence running by and with the perimeter of Census Block No. 1915 166 feet more or less to the right-of-way of an electric transmission line, thence running by and with the centerline of the right-of-way for an electric transmission line, which coincides with the perimeter of Census Block Nos. 1644, 1915, 1938 and 1939, in a southerly direction to an electric transmission station located on the north side of MD Route 366 - Stockton Road, thence running by and with the easterly property line of the electric transmission station property to MD Route 366 - Stockton Road, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 366 - Stockton Road in a westerly direction to the right-of-way for an electric transmission line, said right-of-way coincides with the westerly perimeter of Census Block Nos. 1631 and 1615, thence running by and with the westerly perimeter of said census blocks in a southerly direction to Big Mill Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Big Mill Road in an easterly direction to MD Route 12 - Snow Hill Road, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 12 - Snow Hill Road in a northerly direction to Spring Hill Branch, thence running by and with the centerline of Spring Hill Branch in a westerly direction to a right-of-way for an electric transmission line, thence running by and with the centerline of a right-of-way for an electric transmission line in a northerly direction to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, and thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway in a northeasterly direction to the place of beginning.
(2) 
Central district. The Central district shall be designated as County Commissioner District Number Two and shall be described as follows: Beginning at a point at the intersection of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway and MD Route 346 - Old Ocean City Boulevard, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 346 - Old Ocean City Boulevard in an easterly direction 3,380 feet more or less to Census Block No. 3002 and the corporate limit line for the Town of Berlin, thence running by and with the westerly perimeter of Census Block No. 3002 or corporate limit line for the Town of Berlin in a northerly direction to US Route 50 - Ocean Gateway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 50 - Ocean Gateway in an easterly direction to the intersection of western terminus of MD Route 707 - Grays Corner Road, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 707 - Grays Corner Road in an easterly direction to a connector road between MD Route 707 - Grays Corner Road and US Route 50 - Ocean Gateway, thence running by and with the centerline of a connector road between MD Route 707 - Grays Corner Road and US Route 50 - Ocean Gateway in a southeasterly direction to US Route 50 - Ocean Gateway, thence crossing US Route 50 - Ocean Gateway to Census Block No. 4298 which coincides with the corporate limit line for the Town of Berlin, thence running by and with the easterly perimeter of said census block in a southerly then westerly direction to Seahawk Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Seahawk Road in a southerly direction 2,470 feet more or less to Census Block No. 4149, on the easterly side of Seahawk Road (Census Block No. 4149 is a part of the Central District), thence running by and with the boundary lines of Census Block No. 4149 returning to Seahawk Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Seahawk Road in a northerly direction 45 feet more or less to Census Block No. 4148 situated on the westerly side of Seahawk Road, thence running by and with the boundary lines of Census Block No. 4148, (Census Block No. 4148 is not part of the Central District), also coinciding with the 38C Legislative District line, returning to Seahawk Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Seahawk Road in a southerly direction to Mary Road in a southerly direction 446 feet more or less to Census Block No. 2632, thence running by and with said census block in an easterly direction continuing to the adjacent Census Block No. 2634 in a southeasterly direction to an abandoned railroad right-of-way once used by the Baltimore, Chesapeake & Atlantic Railroad, both census blocks are contiguous and adjacent to Mary Road, thence running by and with the centerline of an abandoned railroad right-of-way once used by the Baltimore, Chesapeake & Atlantic Railroad in an easterly direction to Holly Grove Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Holly Grove Road in a southerly direction to Sinepuxent Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Sinepuxent Road in an easterly direction to Census Block No. 3324 situated on the north side of Sinepuxent Road 876 feet more or less from the intersection of Sinepuxent Road and Antique Road, thence running by and with the perimeter of said Census Block No. 3324 in a northerly direction to the abandoned railroad right-of-way once used by the Baltimore, Chesapeake & Atlantic Railroad, thence running by and with the centerline of the abandoned railroad right-of-way once used by the Baltimore, Chesapeake & Atlantic Railroad in an easterly direction 2040 feet more or less to Census Block No. 3330, thence running by and with the southerly perimeter of Census Block No. 3330 in a southerly then easterly direction to MD Route 611 - Stephen Decatur Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 611 - Stephen Decatur Highway in a southerly direction to MD Route 376 - Assateague Road, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 376 - Assateague Road in a westerly direction to the midpoint of the bridge at Ayer Creek, thence running by and with the mid line of Ayer Creek in a northerly direction to Sinepuxent Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Sinepuxent Road in a westerly direction to MD Route 376 - Assateague Road, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 376 - Assateague Road in a westerly direction 68 feet more or less to Census Block No. 4052, following said census block in a southerly direction 512 feet more or less to Trappe Creek, thence running by and with the mid line of Trappe Creek in a southeasterly direction to Ayres Creek, Newport Bay, Chincoteague Bay to Scarboro Creek, thence running by and with the centerline of Scarboro Creek in a westerly direction to the northerly fork of Scarboro Creek to Taylor Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Taylor Road in a southerly direction to MD Route 365 - Public Landing Road, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 365 - Public Landing Road in a northwesterly direction 1.18 miles to Census Block No. 1537 adjacent to the southerly side of MD Route 365 - Public Landing Road, thence running by and with the southerly perimeter of said census block in a southerly then westerly direction to the point of intersection with Census Block No. 1533, continuing with the southerly and westerly perimeter of the census block, returning to MD Route 365 - Public Landing Road, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 365 - Public Landing Road in a westerly direction to the right-of-way of an electric transmission line, thence running by and with the centerline of the right-of-way for the electric transmission line in a southerly direction to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway in a southwesterly direction to the right-of-way for an electric transmission line, thence running by and with the centerline of said right-of-way for an electric transmission line in a southerly direction to Spring Hill Branch, thence running by and with the centerline of Spring Hill Branch in an easterly direction to MD Route 12 - Snow Hill Road, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 12 - Snow Hill Road in a southerly direction to Big Mill Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Big Mill Road in a westerly direction 1.69 miles more or less to a farm lane, or 1,186 feet more or less from the intersection of Big Mill Road and Steel Pond Road, said lane coincides with the boundary of Census Block No. 1615, thence running by and with the westerly perimeter of Census Block Nos. 1613 and 1615, which also coincides with a right-of-way for an electric transmission line, in a northerly direction to MD Route 366 - Stockton Road, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 366 - Stockton Road in an easterly direction 106 feet more or less to the easterly side property line of an electrical substation, thence running by and with the eastern property line of the electrical substation in a northerly direction to the right-of-way for an electric transmission line, thence running by and with the centerline of the right-of-way for an electric transmission line in a northerly direction following the perimeter of Census Block Nos. 1644, 1915, 1938 and 1939 to Bird Hill Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Bird Hill Road in a northeasterly direction 633 feet more or less to Census Block No. 1917, thence running by and with the westerly perimeter of the census block which coincides with the right-of-way for an electric transmission line in a northerly direction to Onley Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Onley Road in a westerly direction to Betheden Church Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Betheden Church Road in a northwesterly direction to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway in a southwesterly direction to Census Block No. 620 which is 1,495 feet more or less east of Pilchard Creek, thence running by and with the southerly perimeter of said census block and the adjacent Census Block No. 146, both of which are contiguous and front on US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, in a southerly direction to Bryd Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Bryd Road in a westerly direction to Census Block No. 137 situated on the southerly side of Byrd Road, thence running by and with the easterly perimeter of Census Block Nos. 137 and 75 in a southwesterly direction to Groton Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Groton Road in a southeasterly direction 718 feet more or less to Census Block No. 72, thence running by and with the easterly perimeter of said census block in a southwesterly direction to Newtown Park Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Newtown Park Road in a northwesterly direction to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway in a northerly direction 180 feet more or less to Census Block No. 67, thence running by and with the southerly perimeter of Census Block Nos. 67 and 928 in a northwesterly direction to Bypass Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Bypass Road in a southerly direction 100 feet more or less to Town Branch which coincides with the perimeter of Census Block No. 759, thence running by and with the perimeter of said census block returning to Bypass Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Bypass Road in a northerly direction to American Legion Road, thence running by and with the centerline of American Legion Road in a southeasterly direction to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway in a southerly direction to US Route 13 - Ocean Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 13 - Ocean Highway in a northwesterly direction to a line extending from Fourteenth Street, thence running by and with said extension line and the centerline of Fourteenth Street in a southwesterly direction to Snow Hill Lane, thence running by and with the centerline of Snow Hill Lane in a northwesterly direction to Somerset Avenue, thence running by and with the centerline of Somerset Avenue in a northeasterly direction to Lynnhaven Drive, thence running by and with the centerline of Lynnhaven Drive in a northwesterly direction to Eighth Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Eighth Street in a southwesterly direction to Oxford Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Oxford Street in a northwesterly direction to its terminus, which is in alignment with Census Block No. 862, thence running by and with the perimeter of said census block in a southwesterly direction to Market Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Market Street in a northwesterly direction to Sixth Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Sixth Street in a northeasterly direction to Oxford Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Oxford Street in a northwesterly direction to Fourth Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Fourth Street southwesterly to an unnamed alley between the Pocomoke Library and Episcopal cemetery, thence running by and with the centerline of said unnamed alley in a northwesterly direction to Third Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Third Street in a northeasterly direction to Linden Avenue, thence running by and with the centerline of Linden Avenue in an easterly direction to US Route 13 - Ocean Highway, thence crossing US Route 13 - Ocean Highway to MD Route 756 - Old Snow Hill Road, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 756 - Old Snow Hill Road to Carter Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Carter Road in a northeasterly direction to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway in a northerly direction to Pilchard Creek, thence running by and with the centerline of Pilchard Creek in a northwesterly direction to the mid line of the Pocomoke River, thence running by and with the mid line of the meanderings of the Pocomoke River in a northeasterly direction to Census Block No. 2299 at the Snow Hill bridge, thence running by and with the northerly perimeter of said census block in an easterly direction to US Business Route 113 - Market Street, thence running by and with the centerline of US Business Route 113 in a southwesterly direction to Green Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Green Street in a southwesterly direction to US Business Route 113, thence running by and with the centerline of US Business Route 113 in a southwesterly direction to Gunby Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Gunby Street in a southeasterly direction to Federal Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Federal Street in a southwesterly direction to Morris Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Morris Street in a southeasterly direction to Colbourne Lane, thence running by and with the centerline of Colbourne Lane in a southwesterly direction 820 feet more or less to Census Block No. 1762, thence running by and with the westerly perimeter of said census block in a southeasterly, then northeasterly direction to MD Route 12 - Church Street, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 12 - Church Street in a northwesterly direction to the Maryland & Delaware Railroad right-of-way, thence running by and with the centerline of Maryland & Delaware Railroad right-of-way in a northeasterly direction to Washington Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Washington Street in a northwesterly direction to Federal Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Federal Street in a northeasterly direction to MD Route 365 - Bay Street, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 365 - Bay Street in a southeasterly direction to Timmons Street, thence running by and with the perimeter of Census Block No. 2316 at the northeast corner of Timmons Street and MD Route 365 - Bay Street, (Census Block No. 2316 is part of the Central District), returning to MD Route 365 - Bay Street, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 365 - Bay Street in an easterly direction to the corporate limit line for the Town of Snow Hill, thence running by and with the centerline of the corporate limit line for the Town of Snow Hill in a northwesterly direction to the Maryland & Delaware Railroad right-of-way, thence running by and with the centerline of Maryland & Delaware Railroad right-of-way in a northeasterly direction to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway in a northeasterly direction to Census Block No. 1549, 760 feet more or less north of the intersection of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway and Timmons Road, thence running by and with the southerly perimeter of said census block in a southeasterly direction to the Maryland & Delaware Railroad right-of-way, thence running by and with the centerline of the Maryland & Delaware Railroad right-of-way in a northeasterly direction to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway in a northeasterly direction to Massey Branch, thence running by and with the centerline of Massey Branch in a northerly direction to Newark Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Newark Road in a westerly direction to Tindley Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Tindley Road in a northwesterly direction to Maryland & Delaware Railroad right-of-way, thence running by and with the centerline of Maryland & Delaware Railroad right-of-way, in a southwesterly direction to Patey Woods Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Patey Woods Road in a northerly direction to Bethards Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Bethards Road in a northeasterly direction to Ironshire Station Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Ironshire Station Road in an easterly direction to Foreman Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Forman Road in a northerly direction to its terminus, then following the perimeter of Census Block No. 1199 coinciding with Foreman Road to Cedar Lane Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Cedar Lane Road in an easterly direction to Evans Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Evans Road in a southerly direction to Ironshire Station Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Ironshire Station Road in an easterly direction to the Maryland & Delaware Railroad right-of-way, thence running by and with the centerline of the Maryland & Delaware Railroad right-of-way in a southerly direction to a line which is an extension of Williams Church Road, thence running by and with the said extension and the centerline of Williams Church Road in a southeasterly direction to Newark Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Newark Road in a southeasterly direction to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway to Census Block No. 1140 situated on the westerly side of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, 2,157 feet more or less north of the intersection of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway and Hayes Landing Road, thence running by and with the perimeter of said census block, returning to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway (Census Block No. 1140 is part of the Central district), thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway in a northerly direction 307 feet more or less to Census Block No. 2573 situated on the westerly side of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence running by and with the perimeter of said census block, returning to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway (Census Block No. 2573 is part of the Central district), thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway in a northerly direction to MD Route 818 - South Main Street (southbound merge lane), thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 818 - South Main Street (southbound merge lane) in a northerly direction 1,250 feet more or less to Census Block No. 3889, thence running by and with the southerly perimeter of said census block in an easterly direction to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway in a northerly direction to MD Route 376 - Bay Street, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 376 - Bay Street in a westerly direction to Pitts Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Pitts Street in a westerly direction to Vine Street, to Census Block No. 4380 situated at the corner of Vine Street and Williams Street, (Census Block No. 4380 is not part of the Central District), thence to Williams Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Williams Street in a northerly direction to Franklin Avenue, thence running by and with the centerline of Franklin Avenue in an easterly direction to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, and thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway in a northerly direction to the place of beginning.
(3) 
Sinepuxent district. The Sinepuxent district shall be designated as County Commissioner District Number Three and shall be described as follows: Beginning at a point at the intersection of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway and Georgetown Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Georgetown Road in an easterly direction to Griffin Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Griffin Road in an easterly direction to MD Route 707 - Grays Corner Road, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 707 - Grays Corner Road in an easterly direction to MD Route 589 - Racetrack Road, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 589 - Racetrack Road in a southerly direction to US Route 50 - Ocean Gateway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 50 - Ocean Gateway in an easterly direction to Herring Creek, thence running by and with the mid line of Herring Creek in a northerly direction to the mid line of Turville Creek, continuing in a northerly and easterly direction around Keyser Point to the midline of the Isle of Wight Bay northeast of Dog and Bitch Islands, thence in a southerly direction by and with the mid lines of Isle of Wight and the Sinepuxent Bays around Captain's Hill and Drum Point to the Ocean City Inlet, thence in an easterly direction out the Ocean City Inlet so far as the sovereignty of the County Commissioners of Worcester extends, thence in a general southerly direction in the Atlantic Ocean to an easterly projection of the Maryland - Virginia state line, thence by and with the state line dividing Maryland and Virginia or the county line dividing Worcester County, Maryland and Accomack County, Virginia both being the same, in a westerly direction to its intersection with the mid line of the Chincoteague Bay, Newport Bay, Ayer Creek and Trappe Creek and its meanderings in a northerly and westerly direction to within approximately 380 feet of the bridge on Harrison Road, thence extending a line approximately 512 feet in length in a northerly direction to MD Route 376 - Assateague Road along the easterly side of Census Block No. 4052, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 376 - Assateague Road in an easterly direction to Sinepuxent Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Sinepuxent Road in an easterly direction to Ayer Creek, thence running by and with the mid line of Ayer Creek to the bridge on MD Route 376 - Assateague Road, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 376 - Assateague Road in an easterly direction to MD Route 611 - Stephen Decatur Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 611 - Stephen Decatur Highway in a northerly direction to a point 1,227 feet more or less from the abandoned railroad right-of-way formerly part of the Baltimore, Chesapeake & Atlantic Railroad, thence running by and with the centerline of the edge of Census Block Nos. 3324 and 3330 in a westerly then northerly direction to the abandoned railroad right-of-way formerly part of the Baltimore, Chesapeake & Atlantic Railroad, thence running by and with the centerline of railroad right-of-way in a westerly direction 2,040 feet more or less to Census Block No. 4163, thence running by and with the easterly perimeter of said census block in a southerly direction to Sinepuxent Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Sinepuxent Road in a westerly direction to Holly Grove Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Holly Grove Road in a northerly direction to the abandoned railroad right-of-way formerly part of the Baltimore, Chesapeake & Atlantic Railroad, thence running by and with the centerline of the abandoned railroad right-of-way formerly part of the Baltimore, Chesapeake & Atlantic Railroad in a westerly direction 4,760 feet more or less to an unnamed stream which coincides with the boundaries of Census Block No. 2634, thence running by and with the centerline of the unnamed stream which coincides with the boundaries of said census block in a northerly direction to the intersection with the adjacent Census Block No. 2632, thence running by and with the centerline of the boundary of the second census block both of which are located on the easterly side of Mary Road in a northerly then westerly direction to Mary Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Mary Road in a northerly direction to Seahawk Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Seahawk Road in a northerly direction 46 feet more or less to Census Block No. 4148 located on the westerly side of Seahawk Road, thence running by and with the boundaries of Census Block No. 4148, (Census Block No. 4148 is a part of the Sinepuxent District), also coinciding with the 38C Legislative District line, returning to Seahawk Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Seahawk Road in a southerly direction 45 feet more or less to another Census Block No. 4149 located on the easterly side of Seahawk Road, thence running by and with the boundaries of Census Block No. 4149, (Census Block No. 4149 is not part of the Sinepuxent District), returning to Seahawk Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Seahawk Road in a northerly direction 2,470 feet more or less to Census Block No. 4298 which coincides with the corporate limit line of the Town of Berlin extending on the easterly side of Seahawk Road, thence by and with the boundary of the census block in a northerly direction to US Route 50 - Ocean Gateway, crossing US Route 50 - Ocean Gateway following the centerline of a connector road to MD Route 707 - Grays Corner Road, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 707 - Grays Corner Road crossing MD Route 452 - Friendship Road to MD Route 50 - Ocean Gateway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 50 - Ocean Gateway which coincides with the corporate limit line for the Town of Berlin in a westerly direction to a point where the corporate limit line makes a 90° turn (at Census Block No. 3002) and runs in a southerly direction to MD Route 346 - Old Ocean City Boulevard, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 346 - Old Ocean City Boulevard in a westerly direction to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway in a southerly direction to Franklin Avenue, thence running by and with the centerline of Franklin Avenue in a westerly direction to Williams Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Williams Street in a southerly direction 1,840 feet more or less to Census Block No. 4380 located at the corner of Williams Street and Vine Street, (Census Block No. 4380 is part of the Sinepuxent District), thence running by and with the perimeter of said census block in an easterly then southerly direction to Vine Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Vine Street in an easterly then southerly direction to Pitts Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Pitts Street in an easterly direction to MD Route 376 - Bay Street, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 376 - Bay Street in an easterly direction to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway in a southerly direction 3,774 feet more or less to a Census Block No. 2590 which is situated between US Route 113 - Worcester Highway and MD Route 818 - South Main Street, thence running by and with the northerly perimeter of said census block in a westerly direction 806 feet more or less to MD Route 818 - South Main Street, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 818 - South Main Street in a southerly direction to Buckingham Lane, thence running by and with the centerline of Buckingham Lane in a northwesterly direction to the Maryland & Delaware Railroad right-of-way, thence running by and with the centerline of Maryland & Delaware Railroad right-of-way in a northerly direction to MD Route 374 - Broad Street, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 374 - Broad Street in a westerly direction to Harrison Street, thence by and with the centerline of Harrison Street in a northerly direction to MD Route 818 - North Main Street, thence by and with the centerline of MD Route 818 - Main Street in a northerly direction to MD Route 346 - Old Ocean City Boulevard, thence by and with the centerline of MD Route 346 - Old Ocean City Boulevard in an easterly direction to the Maryland & Delaware Railroad right-of-way, thence by and with the centerline of the Maryland & Delaware Railroad right-of-way to MD Route 818 - North Main Street, and thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 818 - North Main Street in an easterly direction to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, crossing US Route 113 - Worcester Highway to the place of beginning.
(4) 
Western district. The Western district shall be designated as County Commissioner District Number Four and shall be described as follows: Beginning at a point where the State of Maryland and the State of Delaware intersect, specifically at the intersection of Wicomico County, Maryland, Worcester County, Maryland and Sussex County, Delaware, thence running by and with the state line between Maryland and Delaware, and the county line between Sussex County, Delaware and Worcester County, Maryland in an easterly direction to Hotel Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Hotel Road in a southerly direction to Old Stage Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Old Stage Road in a southerly direction to MD 575-I - Service Road B, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 575-I - Service Road B in a westerly direction to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway in a southerly direction 3,275 feet more or less to a point which is the beginning of the curve of the original alignment of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway prior to dualization, to the end of the curve at Danzi Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Danzi Road to its terminus, thence extending a straight line projecting from the terminus of Danzi Road in a southerly direction to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway in a southerly direction 1,500 feet more or less to a point, at said point extending a straight line to be in alignment with the terminus of MD Route 575-B, access road, thence running by and with the said extension and centerline of MD Route 575-B in a southerly direction to a point which is the original alignment of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway prior to dualization, continuing to MD Route 575-A - West Frontage Road, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 575-A - West Frontage Road in a southerly direction 2,100 feet more or less to a Point, thence along the projection of a straight line from said point across the north and southbound lanes of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway to the intersection of an off ramp associated with the northbound lane of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, and MD Route 575 - Worcester Highway formerly US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 575 - Worcester Highway in a southerly direction to Crippen Branch, thence running by and with the centerline of Crippen Branch in a southeasterly direction to Cathell Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Cathell Road in a southerly direction to Adkins Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Adkins Road in an easterly direction to Crippen Branch, thence running by and with the centerline of Crippen Branch in a southerly direction to Taylorville Creek, thence running by and with the centerline of Taylorville Creek in a westerly direction to MD Route 452 - Friendship Road, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 452 - Friendship Road in a southerly direction to Griffin Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Griffin Road in a westerly direction to Georgetown Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Georgetown Road to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence crossing US Route 113 - Worcester Highway to MD Route 818 - North Main Street, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 818 - North Main Street in a westerly direction to the railroad right-of-way, thence running by and with the centerline of the railroad right-of-way in a southerly direction to MD Route 346 - Old Ocean City Boulevard, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 346 - Old Ocean City Boulevard in a westerly direction to MD Route 818 - North Main Street, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 818 - North Main Street in a southerly direction to Harrison Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Harrison Street in a southerly direction to MD Route 374 - Broad Street, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 374 - Broad Street in an easterly direction to the railroad right-of-way, thence running by and with the centerline of the railroad right-of-way in a southerly direction to Evans Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Evans Road or Buckingham Lane (within the Town of Berlin) in an easterly direction to MD Route 818 - South Main Street, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 818 - South Main Street in a southerly direction to the merge lane of MD Route 818 - South Main Street to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway in a southerly direction 2,460 feet more or less to Census Block No. 2573 situated on the westerly side of and adjacent to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway and 147 feet more or less north of an unnamed stream, (Census Block No. 2573 is not part of the Western District), going around the census block returning to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway in a southerly direction 307 feet more or less south of same unnamed stream to Census Block No. 1140 situated on the westerly side of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, (Census Block No. 1140 is not part of the Western District), going around the census block returning to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway in a southerly direction to Newark Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Newark Road in a northwesterly direction to Williams Church Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Williams Church Road in a northerly direction to the intersection of Williams Church Road and Mulberry Road, thence from said intersection extending a straight line more or less perpendicular in a northwesterly direction to the Maryland & Delaware Railroad right-of-way, thence running by and with the centerline of the Maryland & Delaware Railroad right-of-way in a northeasterly direction to Ironshire Station Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Ironshire Station Road in a westerly direction to Evans Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Evans Road in a northerly direction to Cedar Lane Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Cedar Lane Road in a westerly direction 2,596 feet more or less to Census Block No. 1199, thence running by and with the westerly perimeter of the census block to its intersection with Forman Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Forman Road in a southerly direction to Ironshire Station Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Ironshire Station Road in a westerly direction to Bethards Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Bethards Road in a westerly then southerly direction to Patey Woods Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Patey Woods Road in a southerly then easterly direction to the Maryland & Delaware Railroad right-of-way, thence running by and with the centerline of Maryland & Delaware Railroad right-of-way in a northeasterly direction to Tindley Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Tindley Road in a southeasterly direction to Newark Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Newark Road in a northeasterly direction 115 feet more or less to Massey Branch, thence running by and with the centerline of Massey Branch to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway in a westerly direction to the Maryland & Delaware Railroad right-of-way, south of Newark, thence running by and with the centerline of Maryland & Delaware Railroad right-of-way in a southwesterly direction to south edge of Census Block No. 1549 which is 580 feet north of Timmons Road, thence running by and with the southerly perimeter of said census block in a westerly direction to US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway to Maryland & Delaware Railroad right-of-way, north side of the Town of Snow Hill, thence running by and with the centerline of Maryland & Delaware Railroad right-of-way in a southerly direction 3,350 feet more or less to the corporate limit line of the Town of Snow Hill, thence by and with the corporate limit line of Town of Snow Hill in a southeasterly direction to MD Route 365 - Bay Street, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 365 - Bay Street in a westerly direction 1,080 feet more or less to Census Block No. 2316 at the corner of MD Route 365 - Bay Street and Timmons Street, (Census Block No. 2316 is not part of the Western District), thence running by and with the perimeter of said census block in a northerly then westerly direction to Timmons Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Timmons Street in a southerly direction to MD Route 365 - Bay Street, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 365 - Bay Street in a westerly direction to Federal Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Federal Street in a southwesterly direction to Washington Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Washington Street in a southeasterly direction to the Maryland & Delaware Railroad right-of-way, thence running by and with the centerline of Maryland & Delaware Railroad right-of-way in a southwesterly direction to MD Route 12 - Church Street, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 12 - Church Street in a southeasterly direction to Census Block No. 1762 which coincides with the corporate limit line of the Town of Snow Hill, thence running by and with the southwesterly perimeter of said census block in a westerly and southerly direction to Coulbourne Lane, thence running by and with the centerline of Coulbourne Lane in a northeasterly direction to Morris Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Morris Street in a northwesterly direction to Federal Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Federal Street in a northeasterly direction to Gunby Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Gunby Street in a northwesterly direction to US Business Route 113 - Market Street, thence running by and with the centerline of US Business Route 113 - Market Street in a northeasterly direction to Green Street, thence running by and with the centerline of Green Street in a northeasterly direction to US Business Route 113 - Market Street, thence running by and with the centerline of US Business Route 113 - Market Street in a northeasterly direction 920 feet more or less to the boundary of a Census Block No. 2295; thence running by and with the northerly perimeter of said census block in a northerly then westerly direction to the Pocomoke River, thence running by and with the mid line of meanderings of the Pocomoke River in a southerly direction to Dividing Creek which coincides with the boundary between Somerset County, Maryland and Worcester County, Maryland, thence running by and with the centerline of said county line between Somerset County, Maryland and Worcester County, Maryland in a northerly direction to the point of intersection between Worcester County, Wicomico County and Somerset County, Maryland, thence running by and with the centerline of the county line between Wicomico County and Worcester County, Maryland in an easterly direction to the place of beginning.
(5) 
Ocean Pines district. The Ocean Pines district shall be designated as County Commissioner District Number Five and shall be described as follows: Beginning at a point at the intersection of Ocean Parkway and MD Route 589 - Racetrack Road at the north gate of Ocean Pines, thence by and with the centerline of Ocean Parkway east to Fairway Lane, thence projecting a straight line in alignment with Fairway Lane in a southerly direction to the mid line of a man-made canal locally referred to as Wood Duck Canal, situated between Wood Duck Drive, Watertown Road and Westfield Circle, thence by and with the mid line of Wood Duck Canal in a southerly direction to the mid line of Manklin Creek (easterly perimeter of Census Block No. 3655), thence by and with the mid line of Manklin Creek in an easterly direction around Horse Island curving east then south to the mid lines of Turville and Herring Creeks, tributaries of the Isle of Wight Bay, thence by and with the mid lines of Turville Creek and Herring Creek in a southerly direction to a point where it meets a line which is an easterly projection of the southerly boundary line of Ocean Pines, thence running by and with the southern boundary line of Ocean Pines in a westerly direction to MD Route 589 - Racetrack Road, and thence by and with the centerline of MD Route 589 - Racetrack Road in a northerly and northwesterly direction to the place of beginning.
(6) 
Northern district. The Northern district shall be designated as County Commissioner District Number Six and shall be described as follows: Beginning at a point at the intersection of Hotel Road and the boundary between the State of Maryland and the State of Delaware specifically Sussex County, Delaware and Worcester County, Maryland, thence running by and with the centerline of the state line between Maryland and Delaware or the county line between Sussex County, Delaware and Worcester County, Maryland being all the same in an easterly direction to the mid line of Assawoman Bay, thence running by and with the mid lines of the Assawoman Bay and Isle of Wight Bay in a southerly direction to the mid line of Manklin Creek, including all of the islands and hammocks adjacent or in close proximity to the mainland, thence running by and with the mid line of Manklin Creek to the mid line of a man-made canal locally referred to as Wood Duck Canal, situated between Wood Duck Drive, Watertown Road and Westerfield Circle, thence running by and with the mid line of Wood Duck Canal to a point that intersects with a straight line projecting from and in alignment with Fairway Lane (easterly perimeter of Census Block No. 3655), thence running by and with said line to Ocean Parkway, thence running by and with the centerline of Ocean Parkway in an easterly direction to MD Route 589 - Racetrack Road, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 589 - Racetrack Road in a southerly direction to the southern boundary of Ocean Pines, thence running by and with the southern boundary of Ocean Pines in an easterly direction to a point which is the projection of the southern boundary of Ocean Pines to the mid lines of Turville Creek and Herring Creek, thence running by and with the mid lines of Turville Creek and Herring Creek in a southerly direction to the Herring Creek bridge at US Route 50 - Ocean Gateway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 50 - Ocean Gateway in a westerly direction to MD Route 589 - Racetrack Road, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 589 - Racetrack Road in a northerly direction to MD Route 707 Grays Corner Road, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 707 - Grays Corner Road in a westerly direction to Griffin Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Griffin Road in a westerly direction to MD Route 452 - Friendship Road, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 452 - Friendship Road in a northerly direction to Taylorville Creek, thence running by and with the centerline of Taylorville Creek in a northeasterly direction to Crippen Branch, thence running by and with the centerline of Crippen Branch in a northerly direction to Adkins Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Adkins Road in a westerly direction to Cathell Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Cathell Road in a northerly direction to Crippen Branch, thence running by and with the centerline of Crippen Branch in a westerly direction to MD Route 575 - Worcester Highway (Old US Route 113), thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 575 - Worcester Highway in a northerly direction to the off ramp associated with the northbound lane of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence along the projection of a straight line from the intersection of MD Route 575 - Worcester Highway and the off ramp of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, across US Route 113 - Worcester Highway in a northwesterly direction to MD Route 575-A - West Frontage Road, thence running by and with the centerline of West Frontage Road in a northerly direction 2,100 feet more or less to a point which is the original alignment of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway prior to dualization, continuing to MD Route 575-B - Worcester Highway at the Village of Showell, thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 575-B - Worcester Highway in a northerly direction to its terminus at a cul-de-sac, thence along the projection of a straight line from the terminus of MD Route 575-B - Worcester Highway in a northerly direction 1,500 feet more or less across US Route 113 - Worcester Highway to the terminus of MD Route 575-E - Danzi Road (located on the easterly side of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway), thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 575-E - Danzi Road in a northerly direction 550 feet more or less to a point which is the beginning of the curve of the original alignment of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway prior to dualization, to the end of the curve at US Route 113 - Worcester Highway, thence running by and with the centerline of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway in a northerly direction to MD Route 575-I - Service Road B (located on the easterly side of US Route 113 - Worcester Highway (northbound lane), thence running by and with the centerline of MD Route 575-I - Service Road B in an easterly direction to Old Stage Road, thence running by and with the centerline of Old Stage Road in a northerly direction to Hotel Road, and thence running by and with the centerline of Hotel Road in a northerly direction to the place of beginning.
(7) 
Ocean City district. The Ocean City district shall be designated as County Commissioner District Number Seven and shall be described as follows: Bounded on the north by the Transpeninsular Line erected originally by Colonial Surveyors in the mid 18th Century, erroneously run from the "False Cape," Cape Fenwick rather than from Cape Henlopen as agreed between the heirs and successors of William Penn and Lord Baltimore to the main waters of the Chesapeake Bay and which is often mistaken for the Mason-Dixon Line but which, regardless of name, now separates the County of Worcester, State of Maryland from the State of Delaware; bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean; bounded on the south by the Ocean City Inlet; and bounded on the west by the midline of the Sinepuxent Bay, Isle of Wight Bay, Assawoman Bay, and Fenwick Ditch; and including all lands within the corporate limits of the Town of Ocean City, and also a peninsula of land situated between the Fenwick Ditch and the Assawoman Bay locally referred to as Edgewater Acres, Yellow Banks, or Glen Acres.
(b) 
County Commissioner district maps. The maps attached hereto are made a part of this section and shall be included in the Code of Public Local Laws of Worcester County, Maryland as Appendix II. They shall be used as guides in interpreting district boundaries.
(c) 
Conflicts between text and maps. The County Commissioner district boundary lines shall be interpreted by the Board of Election Supervisors in accordance with the text of the law using the maps to aid in such interpretation. The boundary lines as described in the text shall govern in the event of any and all otherwise unresolvable inconsistencies. The Board of Election Supervisors in making interpretations shall be provided by the County Commissioners with such census data, paper and electronic, as may be reasonably necessary to determine all district boundary lines. In addition, aerial photographs, other maps and data may be used. Where roads, waterways and other features have varying names, the Board of Election Supervisors shall interpret this section in accordance with the best evidence and the legislative findings hereof.

§ CG 2-103 Compensation and expenses.

[Amended 8-19-1986 by Bill No. 86-6]
The salary and traveling expenses of each of the Commissioners shall be as set by resolution of the County Commissioners. The County Commissioners shall adopt said resolution, which shall set the salary and expenses of the County Commissioners for the forthcoming term, prior to each general election for the office of County Commissioner. The salaries of the County Commissioners shall not be increased or decreased during their terms in office. A County Commissioner may also receive additional allowance or reimbursement for specific extraordinary expenses actually incurred in the course of his official duties as may have been specifically authorized and approved by the County Commissioners.

§ CG 2-104 Service by Commissioners, designees or employees on independent nongovernmental boards, agencies or commissions.

[Added 5-15-1984 by Bill No. 84-4]
(a) 
Intent. It is the legislative intention of the County Commissioners that actions of the county government shall be by act of the County Commissioners duly taken and not by the Commissioners as individuals and that the county government shall not be bound by the individual acts of Commissioners. Individual Commissioners and county employees should, however, be able to serve the community or independent nongovernmental boards, agencies and commissions, but not as representatives of the county government except as specifically authorized.
(b) 
Limitation. No County Commissioner, designee of the County Commissioners or county employee shall serve as a representative of the County Commissioners or county government on any independent nongovernmental board, agency or commission or organization except where specifically prescribed or authorized by Public General Law or Public Local Law or specifically authorized in individual cases by resolution of the County Commissioners.
(c) 
Private action. Nothing in this section shall prohibit a Commissioner or county employee from sitting as a member of such board, agency, commission or organization as an individual and not in his capacity as a County Commissioner or as a county employee.
(d) 
Actions nonbinding. The act of a Commissioner, a designee of the County Commissioners or other county employee sitting as a member of such a board, agency, commission or organization shall not be binding upon the County Commissioners or county government except in such cases where the Commissioner, designee or county employee is serving as a representative of the county government as provided in Subsection (b) hereof and then only where such action is specifically approved by the appropriate act of the County Commissioners duly taken.

§ CG 2-105 Vacancies.

[Added 4-16-1985 by Bill No. 85-1]
(a) 
Selection by Commissioners; qualifications. In the event of a vacancy prior to the expiration of the term in the office of County Commissioner due to death, resignation or other reason, that vacancy shall be filled by a person selected by majority vote of the remaining members of the Board of County Commissioners from nominations submitted pursuant to Subsections (b) and (c) herein. The selection of a person to fill the vacancy shall be an executive act of the County Commissioners. The person chosen to fill the vacancy shall meet the same residency requirements and be of the same political party as the Commissioner who has vacated the office. The person chosen to fill the vacancy shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term of the Commissioner who has vacated the office.
(b) 
Nominations for vacancy. Within thirty days of the creation of the vacancy, the State Central Committee of the political party of the Commissioner who has vacated the office shall submit to the Board of County Commissioners at least three nominations to fill the vacancy. The individuals nominated shall meet the same residency requirements as the Commissioner who has vacated the office. In the event that the County Commissioners cannot select from the nominations submitted, the Board of County Commissioners may request additional nominations from the State Central Committee.
(c) 
Public hearing required. The County Commissioners shall hold a public hearing on the nominations submitted to fill the vacancy.
(d) 
Multiple vacancies. Should more than three vacancies on the Board of County Commissioners occur simultaneously, then those vacancies shall be filled by a special election to be held within ninety days of the creation of those vacancies. The Commissioners so elected shall meet the same residency requirements as the Commissioners who have vacated the office. The Commissioners so elected shall serve the remainder of the unexpired terms of the Commissioners who have vacated the office.
[Amended 8-20-2002 by Bill No. 02-11]

§ CG 2-106 President and Vice President.

[Added 8-19-1986 by Bill No. 86-6]
The Board of County Commissioners shall elect one of their members to serve as the President of the Board of County Commissioners. The duties of the President shall be to serve as Chairman of meetings of the County Commissioners and to sign official documents on behalf of the Board. The Commissioners shall also elect one of their members to serve as Vice President, who shall assume the duties of the President in his absence. The President and Vice President may perform such additional functions as shall be specifically authorized and directed by the Board of Commissioners.

§ CG 2-107 Execution of documents by Chief Administrative Officer.

[Added 8-20-2002 by Bill No. 02-11]
The Board of County Commissioners may, by resolution, authorize and empower the Chief Administrative Officer to execute documents other than deeds, bonds, resolutions, bills and laws, on behalf of the County. Execution of a document by the Chief Administrative Officer pursuant to any such resolution shall be binding as though executed by the President of the Board of County Commissioners.

§ CG 2-201 Commissioners' meetings.

[Added 8-19-1986 by Bill No. 86-6; amended 8-20-2002 by Bill No. 02-11]
The Commissioners shall meet at least two days each month and shall remain in session so long as may be necessary to properly transact the business of the County as established on the meeting agenda. The Commissioners shall meet at such other times after proper notice as a majority of the entire Board may determine.

§ CG 2-202 Open meetings.

(a) 
Decisions in open meetings. So that members of the public are advised of the performance of the County Commissioners and of the decisions that are reached in public activity, whenever the County Commissioners make a decision or recommendation involving official action, they shall conduct their business in an open and public manner, unless such action is executive or otherwise permitted to be taken in closed session by Public General Law.
[Amended 8-20-2002 by Bill No. 02-11]
(b) 
Notice of meetings.
(1) 
The County Commissioners shall give written public notice of their regular meetings at the beginning of each calendar or fiscal year or at the time the Commissioners begin to meet. This notice shall include the dates, times and places of the meetings.
(2) 
The County Commissioners shall give supplemental written public notice of any special or rescheduled meeting no later than forty-eight hours before the meeting. The notice shall include the agenda, date, time and place of the meeting.

§ CG 2-203 Legislative sessions and procedures.

(a) 
Regular legislative sessions. The County Commissioners may hold a regular legislative session on the second and third Tuesdays of each month.
(b) 
Additional legislative sessions. Additional legislative sessions, not to exceed the total legislative sessions in any one year as limited by law, may be held following due notice as provided by law upon resolution of the County Commissioners.
(c) 
Publication of bills. All bills other than emergency bills, as provided by law, or a fair summary thereof shall be published in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the County not less than two times between the time of the bill's introduction and the time the hearing required by law is held on such bill. The notice of publication of any such bill shall include information as to the time, date and place of the hearing to be held on such bill as required by law. The notice of publication may include such other information as the County Commissioners may deem appropriate. In the event that a bill is amended, it need not be readvertised.
(d) 
Executive and legislative sessions on same day. Executive and legislative sessions may be held on the same day.
(e) 
Bills not voted on declared defeated. Any bill pending before the County Commissioners which is not passed or defeated within one year from the date of the initial public hearing thereon shall be declared defeated and may not be further considered by the County Commissioners unless reintroduced in the same manner in which any bill must be introduced.
[Added 12-18-1990 by Bill No. 90-15]
(f) 
Legislative procedures. Legislative procedures shall be in accordance with Public General Law.
[Added 8-20-2002 by Bill No. 02-11]

§ CG 2-204 Executive procedures.

[Amended 8-20-2002 by Bill No. 02-11]
(a) 
Quorum. Unless otherwise provided by law, four Commissioners shall constitute a quorum.
(b) 
Majority of total Board to govern actions. Unless otherwise provided by law, a majority of the total number of Commissioners shall govern actions of the Board of County Commissioners.
(c) 
Emergency executive action. Subject to the provisions of this section as to required vote and quorum for participation, the Board of County Commissioners may take emergency (as determined by the Board) executive action where deemed appropriate and necessary by the Commissioners through telephonic, electronic or other communication techniques provided that a good faith effort is made to provide for participation of all Commissioners.
(d) 
Confirming action. Failure to strictly comply with the requirements of this section shall not automatically void any action taken not in compliance with such requirements unless void by Public General Law. Any action not in compliance with these requirements may be confirmed, nunc pro tunc, by the Commissioners, and if so, shall be effective as of the original date of the action thereon.