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SUDLERSVILLE — The Sudlersville Town Com­mis­sion elec­tion sched­uled for May 15 has been can­celed, ac­cord­ing to Town Clerk Michelle Mar­shall.

Two seats were up for elec­tion and only two in­ter­ested in­di­vid­u­als sub­mit­ted ap­pli­ca­tions be­fore the 5 p.m. dead­line on April 17, there­fore, the elec­tion has been called off.

David Ruffner, a cur­rent town plan­ning com­mis­sion mem­ber, will fill the seat of cur­rent com­mis­sioner Gre­gory Clark as he did not file for re-elec­tion. Ron­ald Ford, a cur­rent town com­mis­sioner, filed for re-elec­tion and was un­op­posed.

The town has a pol­icy that if there are no op­po­nents in a given elec­tion it is to be can­celed to save money, and the sin­gle can­di­dates take of­fice.

The cur­rent elected of­fi­cials are Pres­i­dent Bill Faust, Con­stance En­grem, Kevin Kerr, Gre­gory Clark and Ford.

The town holds its com­mis­sion meet­ing the first Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month at Town Hall, lo­cated at 200 S. Church St., Sudlersville.

QUEEN­STOWN — The Queen­stown Com­mis­sion­ers will hold a hear­ing on Pro­posed Or­di­nance 17-03 on Wed­nes­day, May 24, at 7 p.m. at the town of­fice.

Or­di­nance 17-03 pro­poses the town adopt a gen­eral bud­get for the fis­cal year be­gin­ning July 1, 2017, and end­ing June 30, 2018, and estab­lish­ing a tax rate of .1773 per $100 of as­sessed real prop­erty value and a tax rate of .44 per $100 on all com­mer­cial or busi­ness per­sonal prop­erty and pub­lic util­i­ties; and also adopt­ing an en­ter­prise bud­get for the town’s wa­ter and sewer oper­a­tions.

Copies of the pro­posed bud­gets are avail­able at the town of­fice or on the town web­site at http://www. queen­stown-md.com.

CHURCH HILL — About 3 p.m. April 24, troop­ers from the Mary­land State Po­lice Cen­tre­ville Bar­racks re­sponded to a sin­gle-ve­hi­cle col­li­sion on MD Route 301, north of MD Route 405. The pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion found the ve­hi­cle, driven by Brian Marc Cross­ley Jr., for un­known rea­sons, trav­eled off the road­way and into the me­dian.

Cross­ley, age 19, was pro­nounced dead at the scene. A pas­sen­ger in the ve­hi­cle, Daniel Joseph Ward, age 20, was flown to the Univer­sity of Mary­land Shock Trauma with non-life threat­en­ing in­juries, po­lice said. Teo other pas­sen­gers, Lan­don Tyler Ver­donck and Alexan­dra Kay Daw­son, also 20 years old, were trans­ported via am­bu­lance to Univer­sity of Mary­land Hos­pi­tal at Ch­ester­town.

Ac­cord­ing to Sgt. Todd Red­path, the pas­sen­gers in the two-door Chevro­let car, were all look­ing down at their phones when the crash oc­curred; none of them were cer­tain why the ve­hi­cle left the road. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on go­ing.

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