Grant To Fund Surveillance Cameras On Most Resort Buses

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OCEAN CITY — With the help of a major federal grant, all of the municipal buses in Ocean City’s fleet could be outfitted with surveillance cameras inside and out. At Tuesday’s Transportation Committee meeting, Public Works Director Hal Adkins told members the Maryland Transit Authority (MTA) was considering including a $500,000 investment in a state-of-the-art… Read more »

Resort Begins Process For Next Major Convention Center Expansion; More Exhibit Space Needed, Officials Say

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OCEAN CITY — Citing a need to gain a competitive edge over similar facilities in the region and increase the economic impact, Ocean City officials on Tuesday moved forward with the next proposed major expansion of the Roland E. Powell Convention Center. The Mayor and Council on Tuesday approved hiring the Becker Morgan Group to… Read more »

Ocean City To Increase Inlet, Street Parking Rates For This Summer; Revenue Will Be Used To Fund Improvements

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OCEAN CITY — It will cost more to park at the Inlet lot and along most streets and municipal lots in the downtown area this summer after the Mayor and Council on Friday agreed to across-the-board hikes to offset the increased costs of maintaining the facilities. During a final budget wrap session last Friday, Public… Read more »

OCPD Seasonal Cop Shortage Still Exists, But Not As Significant As Last Summer

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OCEAN CITY — Whether it’s a decrease in the number of applicants or fewer applicants that meet the standards, finding enough seasonal officers to meet the Ocean City Police Department’s needs continues to be a challenge. OCPD Chief Ross Buzzuro presented the department’s requested fiscal year 2017 budget to the Mayor and Council on Monday… Read more »