Commissioner Candidate Forum set for next week

Commissioner Candidate Forum set for next week

(Sept. 19, 2014) The West Ocean City Association invites all registered voters in District 3 to attend its Third District Commissioner Candidate Forum next week.

The forum will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Lions Club on Airport Road in West Ocean City.

District 3, which includes West Ocean City, the Route 611 corridor, South Point and part of Berlin, has been the fastest growing of the county’s seven voting districts during the past decade. Several businesses, from retail stores to restaurants and pharmacies, as well as residential dwellings, have been built.

Worcester County Commissioners President James “Bud” Church, owner of Coldwell Banker Bud Church Realty, and his challenger, firefighter/paramedic Mike Maykrantz, will answer questions about issues concerning the voting district. Carolyn Cummins, a West Ocean City Association member, will moderate the forum.

Attendees at WOCA social events this year were informally surveyed about their concerns and a committee of WOCA members submitted questions pertaining to those concerns for the forum. Most of the concerns and questions were related to infrastructure improvements, such as additional sidewalks, and additional services, such as ambulance service, for the community.

All of the questions relate to one or more areas of District Three. Four questions were provided to the candidates in advance of the forum. Additional questions will also be asked. Cummins will select those questions randomly from a jar where audience members will have placed their questions. Papers and pens will be provided for that purpose.

The West Ocean City Association welcomes all District Three voters to attend and hear what Commissioners President Church and his challenger, Maykrantz, have to say about issues of concern to the constituents.

The association also encourages people to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

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