Voices From The Readers

Property Tax Increase?

I want to alert you to a posting in the Ocean City Today dated April  18,2014 found on page 14. It states that the town of Ocean City gives notice of a proposed  real property tax increase.

A public hearing on the proposal will be held at 6:00 p.m. on May 5, 2014  at City Hall, 301 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, Md. City Council wants our testimony. Here is your opportunity to bring your pros and cons to where they can do some good, in addition to sharing them across the backyard fence.

Why does the city need more taxes this year than last year? Are they over-spending? Are funds being used for wants rather than needs? Do we have more city employees than are needed?    Do we buy more equipment than is needed? Times are rough could wage increases for city employees be lessened?

John and Ann McDermott

Ocean City, MD