Ocean City Today

County considers dissolving South Point service area

By Brian Gilliland | Oct 05, 2017

(Oct. 6, 2017) The South Point Village Townhomes Sanitary Service Area was created in late 1998 or early 1999, when the county 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, which would allow the county to come in and remove the equipment and grant the homeowner’s association full use of the building that stored it.

But first, it must dissolve the sanitary service area — and the county can’t do that without holding a public hearing, according to county code.

The commissioners approved scheduling the required hearing on Nov. 21, during the board’s regular meeting.

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