|Could this be the new location for the Pocomoke City Police Dept.?|
"I'm sure it's going to boost the employees' spirits by moving into a nice, professional facility," said Pocomoke City Police Chief J.D. Ervin.
Once the sale is finalized, the one-story building will need to undergo renovations to accommodate the police department.
"The inside would have to be divided properly," Ervin said. "We would have to figure out what offices we need and where they need to be located so everything is functional."
Blake said once the sale is final, the city will begin to work with an engineering firm to determine how to remodel the property to suit the police department's needs.
Other businessCity officials are also expected to give second readings to two resolutions.
The first would amend the charter by bringing it up to date with current voting laws and regulations in Worcester County. Two sections of the charter that state in order to vote in city elections, residents must register at City Hall, are expected to be removed.
"The county has taken over the registration of voters for all municipal elections, so those paragraphs are no longer needed," Blake said.
The council is also scheduled to amend charter language on the employment of elected officials.
"If approved, it will stipulate that no elected official can be hired as a city employee unless it's at least one year after the expiration of their term or one year after they resign," Blake said.