County Committed To Testing State On Sprinkler Mandate

County Committed To Testing State On Sprinkler Mandate

SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Commissioners’ plans to not enforce residential sprinkler requirements are drawing criticism from fire safety officials.State Fire Marshal Brian Geraci said this week the county would be in violation of state law if it permitted those building single family homes to opt out of installing sprinklers. He said the commissioners… Read more »

Ocean City Beach Music Festival Headliners Announced; Town Co-Sponsoring Event With $198K Investment

Ocean City Beach Music Festival Headliners Announced; Town Co-Sponsoring Event With $198K Investment

OCEAN CITY – The Styx, Crack the Sky, Newsboys and Ballyhoo are among the 18 acts scheduled to appear at this year’s inaugural Jellyfish Festival in Ocean City.With nearly four months remaining until live music, extreme sports and family fun converge in a weekend-long special event, producers this week gave community stakeholders a glimpse of… Read more »

Council Willing To Renew Talks About Midtown Gym’s Future; Petition Effort Unable To Challenge Property Purchase

Council Willing To Renew Talks About Midtown Gym’s Future; Petition Effort Unable To Challenge Property Purchase

OCEAN CITY — The door was left open this week for continued dialogue to keep the World Gym at 67th Street open at least temporarily with the town in the process of buying the property for a future water treatment plant on the site.Late last year, the Mayor and Council approved an ordinance authorizing the… Read more »

Council Delays Decision On Nine New Cell Towers In Neighborhoods

Council Delays Decision On Nine New Cell Towers In Neighborhoods

OCEAN CITY — Despite a scaled-back proposal that dropped one Ocean City community from consideration, a decision on the installation of cell phone towers in certain residential areas of the resort was again tabled.In December, representatives of the private-sector company Crown Castle announced a proposal to install small cell towers in certain north-end residential neighborhoods… Read more »

Council Questions BFC On Old Library Building’s Future

Council Questions BFC On Old Library Building’s Future

BERLIN – Town officials encouraged the Berlin Fire Company to consider leasing the former library building to generate additional revenue.As Berlin Fire Company (BFC) leaders presented the organization’s quarterly report to the Berlin Town Council this week, the now vacant library building was a key point of discussion. Municipal officials said the building, which is… Read more »

Ocean City Continues Room Tax Increase Talks; Council Seems Supportive Of Hike, But How To Spend New Revenue Remains Unclear

Ocean City Continues Room Tax Increase Talks; Council Seems Supportive Of Hike, But How To Spend New Revenue Remains Unclear

OCEAN CITY — After hours of often-tense debate, resort officials this week chose not to increase the room tax rate in Ocean City in favor of having their counterparts in the county begin to explore the potential change.During Tuesday’s work session, the debate over potentially increasing the room tax in Ocean City from the current… Read more »