SNOW HILL – Despite Ocean City’s campaign for funding to address tax differential, Worcester County officials voted 4-3 this week to fund the municipality at the same level it was funded last year.
During a budget work session Tuesday, the Worcester County Commissioners made a decision to keep funding to all of the municipalities flat in the coming fiscal year. Instead of the $5 million grant Ocean City was seeking, the resort will receive $3,084,956.
“I don’t think you should flat-fund anybody unless you’re going to flat fund everybody,” Commissioner Ted Elder said.
A committee of county staff proposed funding Ocean City with an additional $200,000 in FY 2016, which would have brought the total grant to $3,284,956.
“It was just put out here for conversation,” said Harold Higgins, the county’s chief administrative officer.