Ocean City News In Brief

Joanne Shriner
Staff Writer

OCEAN CITY – This week’s Mayor and City Council meeting was minimal, but the council added a few last minute items of note to the list.

Among the items added to the agenda were scoot coupes, issues on Somerset St., removal of street performers from certain areas of the Boardwalk and payroll for new hires. Here’s a review

Bids In Review

The Gorman Ave. Wastewater Treatment Plant is in need for paint and repairs. Five bids were placed and two were chosen for staff review. The apparent low bid for the first section of repairs of $417,068 came from a company in Stanton, Del. and for the second section of repairs the apparent low bid of $70,000 came from Pro Coat LLC, in Salisbury.

Bids were also made to provide chemicals used at the Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant. There were no responses from three companies, and 15 bids made from others. The council voted the bids to be reviewed by staff. Councilwoman Margaret Pillas asked if it was possible to use generic brand chemicals to save money, and it was responded that it depends on what works for a certain application but the town is not committed to any specific brand.

Scoot Coupes Allowed On Streets