Ocean City News in Brief

OCEAN CITY — In the brief this week, the City Council decided to wait until chiming in on a national offshore oil drilling debate, the total for town seized taxi medallions now stands at three and the newly amended undomesticated animals ordinance continues to spark conversation.Council Stays Mum On Offshore Drilling DebateOcean City is staying… Read more »

Cowger, Commissioners Differ On Budget

SNOW HILL – A handful of potential changes to the fiscal year 2011 Worcester County budget, thought to be mostly finalized last week, prompted county elected officials to schedule one final meeting on the budget before it must be passed.The County Commissioners agreed to hold a work session on Tuesday, May 25, at 9 a.m…. Read more »

County Decides Against Barking Dog Law

SNOW HILL – Neighbors suffering from chronically barking dogs still have no legal recourse after the County Commissioners rejected new regulations that would fine owners of noisy canines.The public hearing attracted several speakers who have been impacted by barking dogs, but have no remedy under the law except a civil suit.Bishopville resident Jack Davis testified… Read more »

OC Density Change Blasted

OCEAN CITY — The Planning and Zoning Commission rejected a proposal that would have reduced the allowable density of commercially zoned properties in Ocean City after a barrage of negative public comment seemingly gave them no other choice.Several weeks ago, the Mayor and City Council sent a proposal or amendment to the town’s comprehensive plan… Read more »