Ocean City Today

Co. Commissioners dissolve South Point service area

By Brian Gilliland | Nov 22, 2017

(Nov. 24, 2017) The Worcester County Commissioners voted 6-0 on Tuesday to formally dissolve the South Point Village Townhomes sanitary service area, following a public hearing that produced no comment from residents or officials.

The area receives service from the Mystic Harbour Wastewater Treatment Plant, thus making the sanitary service area pointless.

The South Point Village Townhomes Sanitary Service Area was created in late 1998 or early 1999 when the commissioners accepted the treatment equipment used to supply the community in a building owned by the development’s homeowner’s association.

A 2003 bond issue supplied the funds to hook the development into the Mystic Harbour water system, and the existing system stopped operation according to John Tustin, public works director. The county has been providing both water and sewer service to the development for the past 15 years.

On Aug. 1, 2017, Tustin explained, that bond issue was paid off, allowing the dissolution of the service area to proceed. After the decision to delete the service area, the county could come in and remove the equipment and grant the homeowner’s association full use of the building that stored it.

Commissioner Joe Mitrecic was absent from the meeting.

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