Friday, April 20, 2012
Tonight is 3rd Friday anf it is expected to be a fun time as we will be having a Comicon which is cool way for people to dress up as their favorite Comic characters. It is also the first Third Friday this year to be back outside as well as In so I will be out and about. Fun starts at 5 pm Downtown so be there
Pork in the Park kicks off Fridat night as well with the ribbon cutting at 4pm.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 4/20/2012 03:30:00 PM
Flashback To September 2010 and Still Holds True Today Wicomico County Sheriff's Department Deserves Collective Bargaining Agreement UPDATE!
The Daily Times has an article out this morning by Greg Latshaw which can be read here which brings up the collective bargaining agreement and the WCSO. I know that times are tough economically but the men and women that put their lives on the line for us each and every day deserve everything they can possible get and that means Collective Bargaining is a must. I don't understand why the Sheriff's Department doesn't already have LEOPS.
The Law Enforcement Officers Pension System (LEOPS) is a defined benefit plan sponsored by the State of Maryland; Members contribute 4% of their annual earnable compensation and are eligible to retire at age 50 or at any age upon accumulating 25 years of creditable service; The plan pays a benefit of 2% of average final compensation for each year of service up to a maximum benefit of 60% and includes up to a 3% annual COLA, ordinary and accidental disability allowances and death benefits. Members may participate in a Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) between their 25th and 30th years of employment while they continue working and their retirement allowance is placed in an account earning 6% interest; Most creditable service with other Maryland government employers may be transferred to LEOPS
The Salisbury City Police already have LEOPS and it is time that the County take care of the Deputies with this as well.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 4/20/2012 01:00:00 PM
Residents in Somerset County are quite upset with Marjorie Miles and her seeming lack of concern for public input on the new Crisfield High restructuring plan. I have heard from many residents that just feel like she just made some quick decisions after having the School consolidation plan shot down and hasn't put enough thought into what would really work best for the children and parents.
Parents and residents who are getting involved feel like they are being ignored because they are speaking up with their own thoughts on the process, and any time residents take an interest in their local School they should be encouraged to participate, not feel like trouble makers.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 4/20/2012 11:00:00 AM
I am aware that by Calendar date Spring has already arrived, but for me today starts spring. With Third Friday being back outside and Pork in the Park starting today it is my Spring and I am ready. I am looking forward to getting back out among the people and socializing as I can say its been since the Winterfest of Lights ceremony since I have been out so I am ready for tonight and to the start of getting back among the good and not so good people of Delmarva.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 4/20/2012 09:14:00 AM
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 4/20/2012 07:13:00 AM