Governor’s Press Release

ANNAPOLIS, MD (April 1, 1998) -- A project to design and restore watershed culverts along Wood Creek near the Town of Delmar in Wicomico County today received Board of Public Works approval of a $50,000 grant.

"The re-construction of this watershed will reduce the severity and frequency of flooding at the road culverts along Wood Creek," said Governor Parris N. Glendening. "The flooding erodes the streambank and washes sediment into Leonard Pond Run, the Wicomico River and eventually the Chesapeake Bay."

In addition to the State grant, the town is contributing $25,000 for a total project cost of $75,000. Construction will begin this August and will be completed by the end of this year.

"I want to thank Governor Glendening and the Board of Public Works for stepping forward, recognizing the severity of the flooding and helping the Town of Delmar," said State Delegate Bennett Bozman.

"This is a very exciting project for the Town of Delmar, and we are very grateful that the State of Maryland is supporting us,' said Delmar Mayor P. Douglas Niblett.

Chaired by Governor Glendening, the Board of Public Works also is comprised of Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein and Treasurer Richard N. Dixon. The Board is empowered to approve construction and consultant contracts, equipment purchases, property transactions and other procurement actions.