Divided OC Council Approves E-Bike Rentals

OCEAN CITY – A divided council this week agreed to drafting an ordinance that would, if approved, allow for the rental of electric bicycles, or e-bikes, in the resort.For the last couple of months, the Mayor and Council have been wrestling with several issues related to the proliferation of e-bikes. In 2020, the Mayor and… Read more »

Fenwick Parking Ratio Talks Stall

Fenwick Parking Ratio Talks Stall

FENWICK ISLAND – Discussions on proposed commercial parking ratios came to a standstill this week as business owners continue to seek changes to a new ordinance.Business owners came before the Fenwick Island Ad Hoc Parking Committee Wednesday with a letter of opposition to proposed legislation aimed at parking in the town’s commercial district.With the Fenwick… Read more »

Phillips Property Site Plan Extended

OCEAN CITY – Satisfied the current plan does not represent a departure for what was originally approved, resort planners last week agreed to extend the site plan for the redevelopment of the former Phillips Seafood House property uptown for an additional 18 months.In April 2021, the Ocean City Planning Commission approved a presented site plan… Read more »

Shore Gives More Campaign Raises $290K

Shore Gives More Campaign Raises $290K

SALISBURY – The eighth annual Shore Gives More campaign raised $290,466 for 124 Lower Shore nonprofits this week.On Tuesday, more than 2,490 donations were made during the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s eighth annual Shore Gives More campaign.Community Foundation President Erica Joseph said the online giving event gave community members an opportunity to support… Read more »

Study Estimates Sports Complex With Fields, Indoor Facility Development Cost At $153M; Report Predicts 64 Tourneys Possible A Year

Study Estimates Sports Complex With Fields, Indoor Facility Development Cost At $153M; Report Predicts 64 Tourneys Possible A Year

BERLIN – A sports complex that features indoor and outdoor facilities on Route 50 in Berlin is estimated to cost at least $153 million in today’s marketplace, according to a report released this week.The Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) on Monday released the much-anticipated study update commissioned by the Town of Ocean City for $49,400 regarding… Read more »

Council Approves Incentive Plan To Retain, Recruit Bus, Tram Drivers

Council Approves Incentive Plan To Retain, Recruit Bus, Tram Drivers

OCEAN CITY – Citing a continued need to recruit seasonal municipal bus drivers and Boardwalk tram drivers and conductors, resort officials last week approved a series of incentives to attract and reward new employees.Ongoing discussions at the Ocean City Transportation Committee level regarding a series of incentives for municipal bus drivers and Boardwalk tram drivers… Read more »

Fenwick Committee Eyes Ordinance Revisions

Fenwick Committee Eyes Ordinance Revisions

FENWICK ISLAND – Discussions on parking ratios, construction hours and rental tax categories highlighted this week’s meeting of the Fenwick Island Charter and Ordinance Committee.On Tuesday, officials met to consider potential ordinance amendments referred to the charter and ordinance committee.Mayor Natalie Magdeburger, committee chair, noted one of the suggestions is to review parking ratios in… Read more »

One-Time Payments Approved For Town Of Berlin Employees

One-Time Payments Approved For Town Of Berlin Employees

BERLIN– Elected officials this week agreed to give municipal employees a $500 holiday bonus.The Berlin Town Council on Monday voted 4-1 to use contingency funds to provide each of the town’s 60 employees with a $500 one-time bonus.“People really appreciate it, especially during the holidays,” Finance Director Natalie Saleh said.Mayor Zack Tyndall said a discussion… Read more »