Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

A Modest Start To CutsEditor:The current expense cutting proposals by the city manager and department heads is commendable. However, with the predicted large revenue deficit looming, they are, at best, very modest. It is time for city officials to fully address the investment strategy for the employee pension plan funds.A recent report by Wilshire Associates… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Howard Reaches OutEditor:Election time is over for Ocean City and the dust is beginning to settle. The recent election cycle was of special interest to me this go round because for the first time in 12 years I wasn’t personally involved – other than being an interested, voting citizen. I chose not to run for the council… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Welcome Back To Joe HallEditor:First I would like to congratulate Councilman Joe Hall on his victory in the past election. Then I would like to say how refreshing it is to read in this paper how he is upsetting the rest of the council by having the nerve to question the capital expenditures being proposed. How… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Trimper’s LegacyEditor:Granville Trimper, the long-time steward of Ocean City’s most iconic amusement destination has left us. All who are familiar with Ocean City’s history know that it really began when Granville’s grandparents established their amusement park in what is now Old Ocean City.In these troubled times of ours, this I know: that Ocean City’s memory… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

WOC Deserves New LookEditor:Regarding The Dispatch’s story, “Resort Land Values Plummet,” Assessor Robert Smith says 95 percent of land value has gone down 15 percent in Ocean City.I think West Ocean City is in the same boat. Our assessment was for 2008, 2009 and 2010 and we should get another assessment at least for 2009… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Official Not AbidingBy Charter Change Editor: Thank you so much Steve Green for your recent article in “Between the Lines” on Friday, Oct. 3 in The Dispatch. You are right, it is campaign season, which is why I felt it necessary to address the issue of our city tax money being spent to settle a… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Community Input Was Never SoughtEditor:I live on 4th St. at the corner of St. Louis Ave. Not many year-round residents live on this block but of the five I spoke with, no one had even heard of these 640 forms for public response to St. Louis Avenue development, said to have been mailed to residents… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Comp Plan Being GuttedEditor:My comments come to you in the interest of the “Critters” which populate our county. The ones that help our marsh grass and wetlands grow and subsequently protect our lives and property from catastrophe. And the Critters who want to flourish in our bays, and thus continue to massage the economic engine… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Two Different Kinds Of AcknowledgementsEditor:I happened to be in Ocean City the week of Sept. 11, staying on the Boardwalk. The morning of Sept. 11 we all heard the loud but slow roar of the beautiful Harley motorcycles approach, almost countless, like sparkling sticks of dynamite glistening in the sun. They headed up the center… Read more »