Crisfield officials prioritizing infrastructure in 2020
CRISFIELD, Md. – With the Maryland legislative session starting this week, officials on the Eastern Shore are taking time to share their priorities this year.
Crisfield officials say they’re focused on funding projects to improve infrastructure. The city reports that it lost about 90 percent of its funding when the recession hit and they’re still feeling the effects. But they say Governor Larry Hogan has tried to help by adding a little more money back in the budget for them each year. So we’re told the focus will be on those much needed paving and sewer projects.
“Crisfield is very anxious to see our highway user revenues restored completely. We lost quite a bit of our road paving money back during the recession and under Governor Hogan that money has gradually started to be replaced and we still have a long way to go to get back to where we need to be,” says Rick Pollitt, the city manager for Crisfield.
Pollitt also says the city has a handful of grant projects underway as well to strengthen business in the area.