Showing posts with label Pocomoke city. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pocomoke city. Show all posts

Friday, March 7, 2014

Delmarva Discovery Center ~ Be A Volunteer

DONATE time. ENRICH your community. VOLUNTEER.

Do you have a few hours a week that you would like to spend giving back to your community?

The Delmarva Discovery Center has numerous volunteer opportunities available. Whether you are interested in history, ecology, educational programming, greeting our visitors, or becoming a docent. We would love to have you join our team!

 Contact Megan at 410-957-9933 ext. 102, to find out the many ways you can volunteer.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Pocomoke Mayor and Council Meetng~ December 2013

Pocomoke Mayor and Council Meetng
December  2013
December 9, 2013
The regular meeting of the Pocomoke Mayor and Council was held in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Monday, December 9, 2013 the meeting was called to order at 7:30 P.M.
                                       Present: Mayor Bruce Morrison
                                                Council Members: RobClarke,           
               Diane  Downing
                               Don Malloy, George Tasker
                                  City Attorney William Hudson
                                   City Manager Russell W. Blake
                              City Clerk Carol L. Sullivan
Review Minutes:
In a motion (Malloy, Clarke passed), to approve the minutes of November 4, 2013.
Review Bills:
      In a motion (Downing, Malloy passed), the bills presented to be paid. (Copy of bill list attached to original minutes).
Authorize Mayor to sign proclamation for 125th Anniversary of the Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company:
       Mayor Morrison read the proclamation for the record.
       In a motion (Malloy, Downing passed) to authorize         Mayor Morrison to sign proclamation for 125th Anniversary of the PCVFC.
Presentation of retirement plaque to Mr. James Norton following twelve (12) years’ service on the City’s Board of Zoning Appeals:
       Mayor Morrison presented Mr. James Norton a plaque thanking him for his service on the Board of Zoning Appeals.
       Mr. Norton thanked the Mayor and City Council and stated that Pocomoke City has the best Police Department, Public Works Department and city manager on the Eastern Shore. He added that the Mayor and Council deserve resignation for an outstanding job of service to our citizens. He said that he has enjoyed his service on the Board of Zoning Appeals.
Special recognition of Chairman Mike Shannon and the Pocomoke Christmas Parade Committee for the successful Christmas Parade held on December 2, 2013:
      Mayor Morrison presented Mike Shannon a Certificate of Appreciation for serving as Chairman of the Pocomoke City Christmas Parade for the past thirteen years.
       Mr. Shannon thanked the Mayor and Council for the certificate. He said that he appreciated everything the City does for the community and he is glad that he is a part of the events and is able to volunteer his time. He stated that there are things going on all the time and that some others are stepping up to volunteer. He announced that there would be a Gala on February 15, 2014, at the Elks. This is a fundraiser for the Boat Docking Contest to be held in August 2014.
Authorize City Manager to sign Basic Interconnectivity Agreement with Delmarva Power for new solar electricity-generating system:
       City Manager Blake stated that this is the next step toward the Solar agreement. If all goes well the solar plant should be in operation by late 2014.
       City Attorney Hudson stated that there was no reason that the City could not sign this agreement and that it needed to be signed before going onto the next step.
       In a motion (Tasker, Malloy passed) to authorize City Manager Blake to sign the Basic Interconnectivity Agreement with Delmarva Power.
City Manager to present recommendation from Housing Coordinator Harvey Davis for repair or demolition of several buildings:
       City Manager Blake stated that 201 Fourth Street, 516 Laurel Street, 618 Clarke Ave., and 415 Oxford Street have been vacant for some time and no activity from owners. If the Mayor and Council agree to proceed, the owners would receive a notice to repair or demolish the buildings. If they object there would be an opportunity for a hearing at the next Mayor and Council meeting.
       In a motion (Malloy, Tasker passed) to proceed with repair or demolish letters to the owners of all four buildings.
Discuss recommendation from Police Chief and City Manager for purchase of two new police patrol vehicle using grant funds from U.S.D.A. and local matching funds:
       City Manager Blake stated that we would be using U.S.D.A Grant Funds in the amount of $43,000 to purchase two Tahoes for the Police Department. The City would match $14,400 funds for these two new vehicles. Chief Sewell stated that the Tahoe’s will be nice for bad weather.
       Councilman Clarke asked if we would piggy back on another agency to get a good price.
       Chief Sewell stated that we would purchase the vehicles from Joe Basil Chevrolet as they have contracts with Law Enforcement Agencies.
       In a motion (Tasker, Clarke passed) to approve the purchase of two Tahoes with U.S.D.A. funds and matching funds of $14,400 from the City.
Consider request from Snow Hill Chamber of Commerce for use of City Festival Tent on Sunday, February 23, 2014:
       Mayor Morrison stated that Snow Hill Chamber of Commerce would like to use the City’s tent for their Annual Oyster Roast to be held on Sunday, February 23, 2014.
       In a motion (Malloy, Downing passed) to allow Snow Hill Chamber of Commerce to borrow the City’s event tent for their Annual Oyster Roast to be held on Sunday, February 23, 2014.
Mayor to discuss holiday schedule for City employees:
      Mayor Morrison stated that he would like to propose that City employees have Christmas Eve off as an extra holiday this year for Christmas.
      In a motion (Malloy, Tasker passed) to give City employees Christmas Eve off as an extra holiday.

Comments from Audience:
      Mike Shannon thanked the Mayor and Council for the “Old Fashioned Christmas”, she stated that Karah Lacey did a great job and he felt that she was an asset to the City.
      Kim Jackson, owner of Market Street Bouquet, stated that she was making changes for her facility to be fully accredited to accept insurance for her business, one of the requirements was to have a designated handicap parking space. She asked if there could be a designated handicap parking space near her shop.
      In a motion (Malloy, Downing passed) to designate a handicap parking space on the corner of Clarke Ave and Market Street.
      Dale Trotter stated that he would like to clarify that he was not responsible for Mr. Gary Mclhiney from Schlachman Belsky & Weiner to attend last month’s meeting. He stated that he was interest in running for Council seat.

Comments from Council:
      Mayor Morrison asked what the Council would like if anything for Leona Hill in donating property for her project.
      After some discussion it was decided that a piece of property near the Farmer’s Market/Cypress Park could be designated for Leona Hill’s playground. Or maybe she could contact Worcester County Commissioners to see if they had any property that they would be willing to donate for her project.

      With no further discussion, a motion was made by Councilman Clarke and seconded by Councilman Malloy to adjourn at 7:57 PM.







Carol L. Sullivan

City Clerk


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The 5th Annual Reverend Tom Wall Memorial Pancake Dinner

Reverend Tom Wall
Photo/Christine Wall
The 5th Annual Reverend Tom Wall Memorial Pancake Dinner 

To benefit the Samaritan Shelter
At Lynnhaven Baptist Church

Saturday, November 23rd:  6:00 pm

The menu includes all you can eat pancakes, famous Lions Club sausage, home-made fried apples, biscuits, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, bacon, and a beverage.  

Tickets are $7.00 each, $3.00 each for children 3-6 years old, children under 3 are free, and can be purchased from all Board members, First Shore Federal, and Taylor Bank.  

Single seating dinner, carry-outs available.  

For more information, visit

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013

"Drums On The Pocomoke" ~ May 18th and 19th

20th Annual "Drums on the Pocomoke"
  Pocomoke Cypress Park
Pocomoke City, Maryland

 Saturday, May 18

Sunday, May 19, 2013
The park opens to the public at 10:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm each day with the
 Grand Entry at noon.
More information to be posted soon!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Ribbon Cutting ~ The River Gem Bed and Breakfast at Littleton's


The River Gem Bed and Breakfast at Littleton's
407 Second Street
 Pocomoke City, Maryland
Saturday, May 4th
10:00 a.m.
  Don’t miss a chance to visit this circa 1860 Second Empire Victorian historic home which has been restored with loving detail by an excellent craftsman and with the new ownership of the Margaritas has found its own voice as a magical place.
Treat yourself to amazing pastries and other gourmet breakfast treats as owner Mona, Aurora and Violet open this elegant bed and breakfast for a special tour.
You can also get a preview at

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Delmarva Discovery Center ~ Come Learn What Critters Eat

It's Lunch Time ~ Come and Get It!!
Lunch isn't just for us.
Photo/Delmarva Discovery Center
Come learn that the critters eat at the
 Delmarva Discovery Center
Photo/Delmarva Discovery Center
Sunday April 14
1:30 PM

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Summer Camp ~ Delmarva Discovery Center

Delmarva Discovery Center

It's time to think
Three great programs for children entering 2nd grade through 8th grade!
Space is limited!
RESERVE  a spot for your child now
Camps run Monday-Friday
9 AM - 3 PM
 Early registration - (ends May 31st)
 Member $170
 Non-Member - $180
 Regular Registration - (as of June 1st)
 Member - $190
 Non-Member $200

 After Camp is available from 3 PM - 5 PM for $40 per day.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Save the Youth Adult Computer Classes

 Adult Computer Classes
Sponsored by
Save The Youth
of Pocomoke City
126  Willow Street
Pocomoke City, Maryland

Stop by the Save The Youth office on Willow Street  to
sign up by April 30, 2013.

Office is OPEN 9:00 AM  until 3:00 PM


Friday, April 5, 2013

NEW To Downtown Pocomoke City....

Market Street Boutique
145 A Market Street
Market Street Boutique carries
 unique perfumes
 handbags and hats
 gifts and more!!
Store hours:
Tuesday thru Friday~ 10am-6pm
Saturday~ 10am-7pm.

City bling in a small town setting!
MasterCard and Visa accepted
Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening
Friday, April 19 at noon

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Delmarva Discovery ~ Critter Corner Today

Critter Corner TODAY at The Delmarva Discovery Center
1:00 PM until 1:30 PM
Meet a new animal or animal group today and then create a
 critter-themed craft to take home!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Midway Is Looking For Driven Individuals....


Want to increase your earnings potential?

Midway is looking for driven individuals to join our sales force.
Experienced sales professionals are encouraged to apply, however, we will accept entry-level applicants who show the drive and energy that we desire. Competitive salary and benefit packages, as well as bonus pay!

Please bring us your resume in person, or email our general manager, Wib Davenport, at

Friday, February 22, 2013

The Pocomoke Area Chamber of Commerce is considering holding a plastic boat regatta made of homemade crafts.

This event would be held during the Pocomoke Cypress Festival 2013 (June 12-15).  The Pocomoke Area Chamber of Commerce is trying to determine if there would be enough interested in participating.

 Would your company, civic organization, or group of friends be interesting in entering a craft to race on the Pocomoke River?

 If you may be interested in entering a team click here.   This is not an entry form, it is only to indicate your interest.
Photo BW
Cypress Park 2012

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

RE-EDITED/ From "Why Do We Kill" - Episode Three

"The Five Women Who Died"


Based on the book "Why Do We Kill"
Written by Kelvin D. Sewell and Stephen Janis

When is one life, worth more than another? T
hat's the question Baltimore faced as the bodies of strangled women were found strewn across the city during the summer of 2008. In roughly four months, five women died, all strangled, all victims discarded in back alley's and side streets of West Baltimore. Among the victims, Nicole Sesker, the daughter of Baltimore's former top cop, Leonard Hamm.

The killings spurred speculation that a serial killer was targeting prostitutes, and shortly after the last victim was found, a man was arrested who had indeed strangled two women and nearly killed another. But what happened after the arrest, and how the cases were handled, revealed just how treacherous life is for the city's  poorest, and most vulnerable.
Why Do We Kill? EP3 "The Five Women Who Died" from Why Do We Kill? on Vimeo.

To read more about this case and why people kill in Baltimore and beyond go to:

Here are the links to episode one and two if you would like to review them.  There is no word yet on when these videos will become a television show nor what the viewing area will be. 

But in the meantime, in order to gain some insight on how Chief Sewell was able to make such a difference in Pocomoke and why he feels the way he does about community policing you need to read the book. 



"Because in a sense being a police officer seems right when you're part of the community you serve.  When the people you are sworn to protect are a part of what you do, it's easy to put on the uniform, in fact you look forward to it."    
- Pocomoke City Police Chief  Kelvin D.  Sewell -