Worcester County, MD
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Worcester County 2-17-1998 by Bill No. 98-2.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
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Editor's Note: This bill also repealed former Title 3, Elections, adopted 8-25-1981 by Bill No. 81-5 as Title 3 of the County Government Article of the 1981 Code, as amended 5-18-1993 by Bill No. 93-6.

§ CG 3-101 Numbers and names of tax districts.

Worcester County is divided into eight tax districts named and numbered as follows: Pocomoke Tax District, No. 1; Snow Hill Tax District, No. 2; Berlin Tax District, No. 3; Newark Tax District, No. 4; St. Martins Tax District, No. 5; Atkinson's Tax District, No. 7; Stockton Tax District, No. 8; and Ocean City Tax District, No. 10.

§ CG 3-102 Tax District No. 1 - Pocomoke; boundaries established.

The First Tax District shall be known as Pocomoke and shall have the following boundaries: Beginning at the southeasterly corner of the district where Swans Gut Creek intersects the Maryland/Virginia State line and thence bound on the south by the Maryland/Virginia State line to its intersection with the Pocomoke River; bound on the west by the Pocomoke River; bound on the north by the Pocomoke River until its intersection with Bachelors Branch; thence following Bachelors Branch in a southeasterly direction crossing U.S. Route 113 and continuing along Bachelors Branch in a southeasterly direction to the Rayfield Ditch; thence southeasterly following said Rayfield Ditch to Klej Grange Road; thence for the easterly boundary thereof crossing Klej Grange Road and following the Rayfield Ditch until its intersection with the ditch cut by Marion Jones on his property; thence southeasterly along the Marion Jones ditch, crossing the Stockton Road (MD Route 366) and continuing approximately 1,500 feet to the Goodwill Tax Ditch; thence southwesterly along the Goodwill Tax Ditch for a distance of approximately 6,500 feet to the Holly Swamp Road; thence southeasterly following the Holly Swamp Road to the Steel Pond Road; thence southeasterly along the Steel Pond Road to the bridge over Little Mill Run; thence southerly along the Little Mill Run to Big Mill Pond and following Big Mill Pond southward to the bridge on Big Mill Road at Welbourne; thence southeasterly along Swans Gut Creek to the Maryland/Virginia State line, and the point of beginning.

§ CG 3-103 Tax District No. 2 - Snow Hill; boundaries established.

The Second Tax District shall be known as Snow Hill and shall have the following boundaries: Beginning at the southeasterly corner of the district where Taylor Landing Road intersects Johnsons Bay at the County Boat Ramp lot; bound on the southwest by a line following Taylor Landing Road in a northwesterly direction until its intersection with the southwesterly property line of Parcel 81, Tax Map 79, CWN 15/272 in the village of Girdletree; thence by and with this property line to a point at the easterly corner of Parcel 109, Tax Map 79, RHO 2098/115; thence by and with the rear property lines of the parcels abutting the northerly side of Boxiron Road in a westerly direction to intersect MD Route 12 at a point on the southerly property line of Parcel 58, Tax Map 79, FWH 436/202 and the northerly property line of Parcel 14, Tax Map 79, WCL 1237/312; thence by and with MD Route 12 in a northerly direction to the bridge over Spring Hill Branch; thence by and with Spring Hill Branch in a westerly direction to its intersection with Corkers Creek; thence following Corkers Creek in a northwesterly direction until its intersection with US Rt. 113; thence crossing US Rt. 113 and following Corkers Creek in a northerly direction until its intersection with the Pocomoke River (this being the same boundary described as the northeasterly boundary of the Eighth Tax District); bound on the northwest by a line running with the Pocomoke River in a northeasterly direction until its intersection with Nassawango Creek (this being part of the same boundary described as the southeasterly boundary of the Seventh Tax District); bound on the west by a line following Nassawango Creek in a northerly direction until its intersection with the Wicomico County line (this being the same boundary described as the easterly boundary of the Seventh Tax District); bound on the north by the Worcester/Wicomico County line in an easterly direction until its intersection with the Pocomoke River approximately 1,500 feet north of Whiton Crossing and near Whiton Ditch; bound on the east and southeast by a line following the Pocomoke River from the Worcester/Wicomico County line southerly to Porters Crossing Road; thence bound on the northeast by a line running from Porters Crossing Bridge by and with Porters Crossing Road to US Rt. 113; thence by and with US Route 113 in a southerly direction to its intersection with Cedartown Road; thence by and with Cedartown Road in an easterly direction until its intersection with Robins Creek (approximately 1,500 feet east of Taylor Road); thence by and with Robins Creek in a southeasterly direction to the Chincoteague Bay; thence bound on the east by the shoreline of the Chincoteague Bay rounding Ricks Point passing Snow Hill Landing (Public Landing), Figgs Landing, and rounding Watermelon Point and Scott Hammocks to Rattlesnake Landing; thence turning northwest by and with the shoreline to Brimer Landing; thence southwest passing Truitt Landing along the shoreline of Brockatonorton Bay through Bridge Creek along the northerly shoreline of Tizzard Island and then by and with the shoreline of Johnsons Bay and Rowley Cove around Hog Island Point to the intersection of Taylor Landing Road and Johnson Bay at the County Boat Ramp lot, and the point of beginning; and not including any of the islands in the Chincoteague Bay, particularly Martin Point, Rattlesnake Island, Tizzard Island, Shelldrake Island, Ready Cove Tump, Robins Tump, Big Bay Marsh, Big Bay Point, and Mink Tump.

§ CG 3-104 Tax District No. 3 - Berlin; boundaries established.

The Third Tax District shall be known as Berlin and shall have the following boundaries: Beginning at the southeasterly corner of the district where Bassett Creek enters the Newport Bay; bound on the south by a line running by and with Bassett Creek in a northwesterly direction until its intersection with Goody Hill Branch; thence following Goody Hill Branch in a northwesterly direction crossing US Route 113 and continuing to follow Goody Hill Branch in a northwesterly direction until its intersection with Downs Road; thence following a straight line of approximately 65 degrees northwest for an approximate distance of 12,700 feet to intersect Bethards Road at Bowens Branch; thence following Bowens Branch northwesterly to its intersection with Ninepin Branch (approximately 5,800 feet); thence following Ninepin Branch westerly to Ninepin Branch Road (approximately 5,700 feet); thence crossing Ninepin Branch Road and continuing along Ninepin Branch in a northwesterly and westerly direction until its intersection with Sandyfield Road; thence crossing Sandyfield Road and continuing along Ninepin Branch in a westerly direction until its intersection with the Pocomoke River (this being the same boundary described as the northerly boundary of the Fourth Tax District); bound on the west by the Pocomoke River running in a northerly direction from Ninepin Branch until its intersection with Bellfield Ditch approximately three miles north of US Route 50; thence bound on the north by a line following the Bellfield Ditch in a northeasterly direction for approximately 2,250 feet to its intersection with Sheppards Crossing Road; thence following Sheppards Crossing Road southeasterly until its intersection with Shavox Church Road; thence by and with Shavox Church Road in an easterly direction until its intersection with MD Route 610 and Peerless Road; thence crossing MD Route 610 and thence by and with Peerless Road to its intersection with Campbelltown Road; thence crossing Campbelltown Road and continuing by and with Peerless Road in an easterly and southeasterly direction until its intersection with US Route 113; thence northward following US Route 113 for a distance of 225 feet to the intersection of Shingle Landing Road; thence following the centerline of Shingle Landing Road in an easterly direction to its intersection with Shingle Landing Prong; thence by and with the centerline of Shingle Landing Prong to the St. Martins River; thence by and with the centerline of the St. Martins River generally in a southeasterly direction passing around the northern shoreline of the Ocean Pines Subdivision to a point at the center channel span on the MD Route 90 bridge over the St. Martins River; bound on the east by a line beginning at the center channel span on the MD Route 90 bridge over the St. Martins River; thence running in a southerly direction to the intersection of the mouth of Turville Creek and the mouth of Herring Creek; thence in a westerly direction by and with the centerline of Turville Creek to the intersection of Perch Gut on the northerly shoreline of the Riddle Farm; thence following Perch Gut in a southwesterly direction for approximately 2,000 feet; thence running in a straight line from the southerly end of Perch Gut in a southwesterly direction of approximately 30 degrees, for approximately 3,300 feet to the intersection of Holly Grove Road and US Route 50; thence crossing US Route 50 and following the centerline of Holly Grove Road in a southerly direction until its intersection with the abandoned Baltimore and Eastern railroad right-of-way; thence running in a southerly direction from the intersection of Holly Grove Road and the abandoned railroad right-of-way to a point on the northwest corner of Parcel 364, Tax Map 26, FWH 218/212; thence by and with the westerly property line of Parcel 364 southerly to Sinepuxent Road at a point approximately 400 feet west of Lewis Road; thence crossing Sinepuxent Road and following a ditch in a southerly and southwesterly direction for approximately 750 feet to Ayer Creek; thence by and with the centerline of Ayer Creek in a southerly and southwesterly direction to the MD Route 376 bridge; thence continuing in a southerly direction by and with the centerline of Ayer Creek to the intersection of Trappe Creek; thence in a southerly direction by and with the centerline of Trappe Creek passing along the easterly shoreline of Ayer Island and passing on the easterly side of Buddy Pond southward through Greys Inlet and into Newport Bay; thence by and with the easterly shoreline of Wallops Neck and Peters Neck to the mouth of Bassett Creek, and the point of beginning.

§ CG 3-105 Tax District No. 4 - Newark; boundaries established.

The Fourth Tax District shall be known as Newark and shall have the following boundaries: Beginning at the southeasterly corner of the district where Robins Creek enters the Chincoteague Bay; bound on the south by a line running by and with Robins Creek in a northwesterly direction following Robins Creek until its intersection with Cedartown Road (approximately 1,500 feet east of Taylor Road); thence following Cedartown Road in a northwesterly direction to the intersection of Cedartown Road and Basketswitch Road; thence continuing to follow Cedartown Road in a northwesterly direction to intersect US Route 113; thence by and with US Route 113 northerly to its intersection with Porters Crossing Road; thence continuing along Porters Crossing Road in a northwesterly direction until reaching the Pocomoke River (this being the same boundary described as the northeasterly boundary of the Second Tax District); bound on the west by the Pocomoke River running in a northerly direction from Porters Crossing past Whitons Crossing to Ninepin Branch; bound on the north by a line running from the Pocomoke River by and with Ninepin Branch in an easterly direction crossing Sandyfield Road and continuing to follow Ninepin Branch in an easterly direction crossing Ninepin Branch Road; thence continuing along Ninepin Branch in a northeasterly direction until its intersection with Bowens Branch (approximately 5,700 feet); thence continuing along Bowens Branch in a southeasterly direction until intersecting Bethards Road (approximately 5,800 feet); thence continuing in a straight line of approximately 65 degrees southeast direction for a distance of 12,700 feet to intersect a point on Downs Road at its intersection with Goody Hill Branch; thence by and with Goody Hill Branch, continuing in a southeasterly direction crossing US Route 113 and continuing to follow Goody Hill Branch in a southeasterly direction to Bassett Creek and thence continuing in a southerly direction by and with Bassett Creek to the Newport Bay; thence bound on the east by the shoreline of the Newport Bay in a southerly direction passing on the easterly side of Cropper Island and rounding Outpoint, Logpoint, Handys Hammock, Windmill Point and Kelly Point to the intersection of Robins Creek and the Chincoteague Bay, and the point of beginning; and including the islands known as Cropper Island and Kelly Point.

§ CG 3-106 Tax District No. 5 - St. Martins; boundaries established.

The Fifth Tax District shall be known as St. Martin's and shall have the following boundaries: Beginning at the southeasterly corner of the district at the center channel span of the MD Route 90 bridge over the St. Martins River; bound on the south by a line running by and with the centerline of the St. Martins River in a northwesterly direction until its intersection with the Shingle Landing Prong; thence by and with the centerline of the Shingle Landing Prong in a westerly direction until its intersection with Shingle Landing Road; thence by and with Shingle Landing Road in a westerly direction until its intersection with US Route 113; thence following US Route 113 in a southerly direction for approximately 225 feet to the intersection of Peerless Road; thence following Peerless Road in a northwesterly direction crossing Campbelltown Road and continuing to follow Peerless Road in a northwesterly direction to its intersection with MD Route 610 and Shavox Church Road; thence crossing MD Route 610 and following Shavox Church Road in a northwesterly direction to its intersection with Sheppards Crossing Road; thence following Sheppards Crossing Road in a northwesterly direction to its intersection with the Bellfield Ditch; thence following the Bellfield Ditch in a southwesterly direction for a distance of approximately 2,250 feet to its intersection with the Pocomoke River (this being the same boundary described as the northerly boundary of the Third Tax District); bound on the west by the Pocomoke River and following the Pocomoke River in a northerly direction until its intersection with the Maryland/Delaware State line (transpeninsular line); bound on the north by a line following the Maryland/Delaware State line (transpeninsular line) in an easterly direction to the mid-point of the Assawoman Bay east of Lone Cedar Point; bound on the east by a line beginning at the Maryland/Delaware State line (transpeninsular line) and the centerline of the Assawoman Bay running due south to the center channel span of the MD Route 90 bridge over Assawoman Bay passing on the easterly side of Lone Cedar Point, Johns Hammock, Big Island, Corn Hammock, South Hammock, Drum Point and White Point; thence by a line departing the center channel span on the MD Route 90 bridge over the Assawoman Bay in a southerly, westerly and northwesterly direction rounding the southerly shoreline of the Isle of Wight Wildlife Management Area and terminating at the center channel span on the MD Route 90 bridge crossing the St. Martins River, and the point of beginning.

§ CG 3-107 Tax District No. 7 - Atkinson's; boundaries established.

The Seventh Tax District shall be known as Atkinson's and shall have the following boundaries: Beginning at the southeasterly corner of the district where Nassawango Creek intersects the Pocomoke River and thence bound on the southeast by the Pocomoke River and following the Pocomoke River in a southwesterly direction until its intersection with Dividing Creek; bound on the west by Dividing Creek and following Dividing Creek in a northerly direction until its intersection with Meadowbridge Road; thence following Meadowbridge Road in a northerly direction until its intersection with the Wicomico County line; bound on the north by the Worcester/Wicomico County line and following the Worcester/Wicomico County line in an easterly direction until its intersection with Nassawango Creek; bound on the east by Nassawango Creek and following Nassawango Creek in a southerly and southeasterly direction until its intersection with the Pocomoke River, and the point of beginning.

§ CG 3-108 Tax District No. 8 - Stockton; boundaries established.

The Eighth Tax District shall be known as Stockton and shall have the following boundaries: Beginning at the southeasterly corner of the district where the Maryland/Virginia State line intersects the Chincoteague Bay south of Goose Point and thence bound on the south by the Maryland/Virginia State line following same in a westerly direction until its intersection with Swans Gut Creek; bound on the west by a line following Swans Gut Creek in a northwesterly direction crossing Big Mill Road at Welbourne and continuing along Big Mill Pond and Little Mill Run in a northerly direction until its intersection with Steel Pond Road; thence following Steel Pond Road and Holly Swamp Road in a northerly and northwesterly direction until the intersection of Holly Swamp Road with the Goodwill Tax Ditch; thence continuing along the Goodwill Tax Ditch in a northeasterly direction approximately 6,500 feet until its intersection with the northeasterly property line of Parcel 50, Tax Map 85, WCL 1257/221; thence in a northwesterly direction along the property line approximately 1,500 feet crossing the Stockton Road (MD Rt. 366) and continuing northwesterly along the Marion Jones Ditch until its intersection with the Rayfield Ditch; thence following the Rayfield Ditch crossing Klej Grange Road and continuing along the Rayfield Ditch until its intersection with Bachelors Branch; thence continuing along Bachelors Branch in a northwesterly direction crossing US Route 113 and continuing in a northwesterly direction along Bachelors Branch until its intersection with the Pocomoke River (this being the same boundary described as the easterly boundary of the First Tax District); bound on the northwest by the Pocomoke River until its intersection with Corkers Creek; bound on the northeast by a line running in a southeasterly direction from the intersection of the Pocomoke River and Corkers Creek by and with Corkers Creek crossing US Route 113 and thence with Corkers Creek until forking to the east at the intersection of Spring Hill Branch and Tarr Branch; thence by and with Spring Hill Branch in an easterly direction to its intersection with MD Route 12; thence by and with MD Route 12 south to a point in the village of Girdletree on the southerly property line of Parcel 58, Tax Map 79, FWH 436/202 and the northerly property line of Parcel 14, Tax Map 79, WCL 1237/312; thence in an easterly direction by and with the rear property lines of the parcels abutting the northerly side of Boxiron Road to a point at the easterly corner of Parcel 109, Tax Map 79, RHO 2098/115; thence by and with the southwesterly property line of Parcel 81, Tax Map 79, CWN 15/272, to Taylor Landing Road; thence in a southeasterly direction by and with Taylor Landing Road to its intersection with Johnson Bay at the County Boat Ramp lot and bound on the east by Johnson Bay; thence by and with the shoreline of Johnson Bay in a generally southerly direction around Sandy Point, Hunting Point, Shell Point, by and with the shoreline of Parker Bay to Purnell Point and by and with the shoreline of Purnell Bay around Goose Point to the Maryland/Virginia State line, and the place of beginning; and not including any of the islands in the Chincoteague Bay, particularly Mills Island, Assacorkin Island, Clam Harbor Tumps and Parker Bay Tumps.

§ CG 3-109 Tax District No. 10 - Ocean City; boundaries established.

The Tenth Tax District shall be known as Ocean City and shall have the following boundaries: Beginning at the southeasterly corner of the district where the Maryland/Virginia State line intersects the Atlantic Ocean; bound on the south by a line running by and with the Maryland/Virginia State line in a westerly direction to its intersection with the mainland south of Goose Point (also being the beginning point of Tax District No. 8); bound on the west by a line running along the mainland shoreline in a northerly direction to the intersection of Taylor Landing Road with Johnson Bay (this being the same boundary described as the easterly boundary of the Eighth Tax District); thence by a line following along the mainland shoreline in a northerly direction until its intersection with Robins Creek (this being the same boundary described as the easterly boundary of the Second Tax District); thence by a line along the mainland shoreline in a northerly direction to the intersection of Bassett Creek (this being the same boundary described as the easterly boundary of the Fourth Tax District); thence by a line running in a northerly direction following Trappe Creek to Ayer Creek to Sinepuxent Road to Holly Grove Road and the intersection of an abandoned railroad track; thence following Holly Grove Road in a northerly direction to US Route 50; thence crossing US Route 50 in a straight line in a northerly direction to the head waters of Perch Gut; thence following Perch Gut in a northerly direction to its intersection with Turville Creek; thence by a line following the centerline of Turville Creek easterly to the intersection of Herring Creek and Turville Creek; thence by a line along the easterly shoreline of the Ocean Pines Subdivision in a northerly direction to its intersection with the center channel span of the MD Route 90 bridge over the St. Martins River (this being the same boundary described as the easterly line of the Third Tax District); thence bound by a line leaving the center channel span of the MD Route 90/St. Martins River Bridge and passing around the southerly shoreline of the Isle of Wight Wildlife Management Area to intersect with the center channel span of the MD Route 90 bridge over the Assawoman Bay; thence by a line from the center channel span of the MD Route 90 bridge over the Assawoman Bay in a northerly direction until its intersection with the Maryland/Delaware State line at the mid-point of the Assawoman Bay east of Lone Cedar Point (this being the same boundary described as the easterly boundary of the Fifth Tax District); bound on the north by a line from the mid-point of the Assawoman Bay on the Maryland/Delaware State line east of Lone Cedar Point running in an easterly direction to the intersection of the Maryland/Delaware State line with the Atlantic Ocean; bound on the east by a line beginning at the intersection of the Maryland/Delaware State line and the Atlantic Ocean following the Ocean City shoreline in a southerly direction and thence following the Assateague Island shoreline in a southerly direction until its intersection with the Maryland/Virginia State line and the Atlantic Ocean, and the point of beginning; and including those islands in the Chincoteague Bay, particularly Robins Marsh, Martin Point, Rattlesnake Island, Shelldrake Island, Ready Cove Tump, Big Bay Marsh, Robins Tump, Mink Tump, Tizzard Island, Assacorkin Island, Mills Island, Parker Bay Tumps, and Clam Harbor Tumps.