City employees to get holidays off
For the first time in years, many Ocean City employees wilhave off Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day. Ocean City Manager Dennis Dare recommended that the Ocean City Council change the policy of keeping City Hall open on summer holidays because, he said, "I never thought it made too much sense. It was time for a change."
City employees will still have 14 paid holidays off a year, substituting several winter days for the summer ones.
Opposition delays meter proposal
A proposal to put parking meters from Third to 27th streetsbetween Washington Lane and the boardwalk, has been tabled due to strong public opposition.
The meters would have raised about $65,000 for the town, but several businessmen told the Ocean City Council this week that they would rather pay a higher property tax rate than make tourists feed more meters.
Arbor Day ceremony to honor 'Tree City'
Ocean City will observe Arbor Day with a ceremony April 29 a10 a.m. at Northside Park, 125th Street and the bay. At the ceremony, town officials will accept a plaque honoring Ocean City as a "Tree City U.S.A."
Gregory Purnell, public grounds specialist for the town, said being named a tree city "points out that Ocean City is working to save the environment."
Worcester to receive five surplus buses
The town of Ocean City will lend five surplus buses tWorcester County for an experimental county bus system. These buses, which were slated to be sold as surplus vehicles, will be painted to distinguish them from Ocean City buses.
Young at Heart Walk will promote fitness
The third annual Young at Heart Walk, sponsored by thAmerican Heart Association, will be held May 21 at 9 a.m. on the boardwalk. The four-kilometer walk is open to participants of all ages and is designed to promote walking for improved cardiovascular fitness.
Money from pledges will benefit the heart association. Call 524-3827.