- Sep 5, 2023
The recent relocation of a balloon festival to Triple Creek Winery in Cordova, Talbot County has drawn criticism of Worcester County's permit process. The festival, originally planned for West Ocean City, faced delays due to a lack of official permits. Jennifer Keener, the Director of Developmental Review and Permitting, emphasized the significance of obtaining permits well in advance, particularly for large-scale events such as the balloon festival. The process involves multiple agencies ensuring factors such as traffic, parking, emergency access, and public safety. Cooperation among agencies and thorough planning is crucial to ensure a successful event. Definitely a lesson to be learned! Read more..