Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Silencing PublicLeaves Bad TasteEditor:Ocean City Council President Joe Mitrecic’s actions at the Jan. 27 council meeting were reprehensible.Council member Joe Hall requested the Ocean City taxpayers show up at the meeting to offer suggestions on solving the Ocean City budget crisis. Evidently, Mitrecic, who sets the agenda for council meetings, did not want taxpayers’ comments…. Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Swimming Ban ProposalNeeds ConsiderationEditor:I am writing in response to the proposal to ban swimming after certain hours. Specifically, I am very concerned with the latest discussion of keeping this ban in-line with Ocean City Beach Patrol hours.As the wife of a local surfer, I know how much he looks forward to an early morning session… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Questions To ConsiderEditor:The first chance to address the new budget will be at the Jan, 27 work session of the Mayor and City Council. We will have the opportunity to express our options and possible concerns about the next year’s budget.I believe Ocean City’s government has grown to a size, that it will not be… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Group Thinks PinesDeserves Slots MoneyEditor:(The following letter was addressed to Delegate Norman H. Conway.)We are writing as co-chairpersons of Citizens for Ocean Pines Equity (C.O.P.E.), a diverse and non-partisan group of Ocean Pines citizens.C.O.P.E. is seeking equitable treatment for Ocean Pines in the distribution of slots impact funds. To that end, we respectfully request legislation… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Against ExpansionEditor,My question to the council, “How can you expand in this economy?” The employees were recently told the heating bill needs to be cut by $150,000 and any use of space heaters will be confiscated. You can’t keep the employees warm but you can add on space. When the economy was in better shape,… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Support Needed To Reduce OC Tax RateEditor:(The following letter was addressed to the taxpayers of Ocean City with a copy forwarded to this newspaper for publicatin.)I thank you for your vote of confidence in my candidacy for Ocean City Council. I find the job of serving you challenging and exciting. We are in a serious… Read more »

Voices From the Readers

Voices From the Readers

Schools Must PinchLike Rest Of UsEditor:In reading the various articles this week regarding our Board of Education and how they cannot decrease their budget by 3 percent, I have this question, “Has the Board of Education ever turned a light switch off in any of the schools?”If they did, we would save not only money but reduce energy costs. Heating… Read more »

Voices From the Readers

Voices From the Readers

Why No Discourse?Editor:I am ashamed to admit, but last night I attended my first Ocean City Council meeting after living in Caine Woods for the last eight years. My motivation for attending was to see how the council would respond to a request from the Elks Lodge for support of slots machines for fraternal organizations.The… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Thanks For NothingEditor:I would like to send out a big thank you to all the local contractors and businesses that employ illegal aliens. As a result of their diligent efforts to compete in today’s market and drive wages down even farther, many skilled craftsmen like myself are barely surviving. Thanks to them, I will be… Read more »