OC Mayor Vetoes Stacked Parking Change, Saying, “I Cannot, In Good Conscience, Support This Ordinance As Approved’; Meehan Continues To Maintain Margaritaville Property ‘Being Overdeveloped’

OC Mayor Vetoes Stacked Parking Change, Saying, “I Cannot, In Good Conscience, Support This Ordinance As Approved’; Meehan Continues To Maintain Margaritaville Property ‘Being Overdeveloped’

OCEAN CITY — Mayor Rick Meehan this week vetoed an ordinance passed by the majority of the council last month authorizing tandem, or stacked, parking with a valet system for major downtown redevelopment projects including the proposed Margaritaville project.The ordinance passed on a 5-1 vote, with Council President Matt James opposed and Councilman Frank Knight… Read more »

Assateague Beach Reopens After Military Ordnances Wash Ashore

Assateague Beach Reopens After Military Ordnances Wash Ashore

ASSATEAGUE – Assateague’s North Ocean Beach swimming area reopened to the public Thursday after the discovery of military munitions debris prompted a four-day closure.On Thursday, Assateague Island National Seashore Interpretation and Education Chief Liz Davis announced the park’s North Ocean Beach area has reopened to the public following a days-long effort to address pieces of… Read more »

Sports Complex Development Funds Removed As Bond Bill After Successful Petition Drive

Sports Complex Development Funds Removed As Bond Bill After Successful Petition Drive

SNOW HILL – Officials did not include a bond bill for the sports complex in a list of bills reintroduced this week following an advertising error.The Worcester County Commissioners on Tuesday introduced several new bond bills after learning previously approved bills didn’t adhere to advertising requirements. Though a bond bill for the county’s sports complex… Read more »

County To Fund Route 50 Access Study For Sports Complex; Environmental Report Found No Issues With Site

County To Fund Route 50 Access Study For Sports Complex; Environmental Report Found No Issues With Site

SNOW HILL – With an environmental assessment now complete, county officials agreed to have Route 50 access evaluated for the site of the proposed sports complex.The Worcester County Commissioners on Tuesday voted 4-3 to spend slightly more than $28,000 to have a consultant evaluate Route 50 access options for the site of the county’s proposed… Read more »

Assateague Group Raising Funds For ‘Break The Habit’ Initiative

Assateague Group Raising Funds For ‘Break The Habit’ Initiative

ASSATEAGUE – A friends group of Assateague State Park is raising funds to outfit the park’s picnic tables with horse-resistant storage bins.In recent months, Assateague State Park announced the launch of its newest initiative, “Break the Habit,” which aims to address ongoing issues of human-horse interactions.In addition to strong messaging that encourages park visitors to… Read more »

OC Council, Planning Commission To Brainstorm Ongoing Issues; Housing, Zoning, Large Projects, Comprehensive Plan Update On Agenda

OC Council, Planning Commission To Brainstorm Ongoing Issues; Housing, Zoning, Large Projects, Comprehensive Plan Update On Agenda

OCEAN CITY — With several weighty issues that could shape the future of the resort on the horizon, a joint meeting is being planned between the Mayor and Council and the town’s planning commission.The Mayor and Council have already completed an updated strategic plan process which establishes priorities, goals, policies and management actions for the… Read more »