Councilman Antwan McClellan to Host Skate Park Meeting Saturday Morning

The meeting will be held at the Eighth Street Recreation Center from 10 a.m.-noon.

Ocean City Councilman Antwan McClellan will host a meeting about the proposed skate park Saturday morning. (Patch File Photo)
Ocean City Councilman Antwan McClellan will host a meeting about the proposed skate park Saturday morning. (Patch File Photo)
Councilman Antwan McClellan will hold a meeting to discuss the proposed skateboard park on Saturday. The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m.-noon at the Eighth Street Recreation Center.

This is in addition to council’s workshop meeting scheduled for Thursday night, at which time it will provide the public with information concerning the park and the proposed location on the 500 block of Asbury Avenue. That meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the library.

OCnjOC April 03, 2014 at 01:28 PM
Bob Booey - You have fallen into the Hartzell trap. When people complain about the overstaffing they are normally talking about the high level people who get payback jobs. However, what the city does (and what Harzell always misrepresents) is that they lay off the low paid people who do all the work while keeping the worthless highly paid employees. Then they try to blame the people trying to reduce the budget when the work does not get done. It is a scam and you fell for it. The biggest offender is probably the City Solicitor who is a real estate attorney who masquerades as a municipal attorney. She is permitted to work about 10 hours a week for her "full time" salary so she is paid at the rate of about $400K+ and the only thing she does is do favors for her ex-clients (who will most likely be future clients once she is done milking the public till).
Denise Fisk-Baj April 03, 2014 at 08:55 PM
It's about time and I would support whoever wants to Re-build the Skatepark....... funny though it's during elections..... thought the talking was over long ago b/c every one swept the skatepark under the rug and Keith has been one of the only ones that fought for the park for the kids....so what......that's a bad thing?...... that he represents residents....and on a plus note tourists too ---- Funny, I thought that was his job? Seems to me he is doing it..... are we here to discuss politics or the subject?? This skatepark is needed and obviously would be an added attraction for the locals and tourists alike. For the kids who come every year and don't want to do the same old thing and ride rides ...... it not always about revenue - it's also about attracting the entire family and even something for the family members that like to skateboard...... it is a popular attraction..... and goes hand in hand with surfing and the whole seaside shore experience ....... :)
OCnjOC April 03, 2014 at 11:19 PM
Denise Fisk-Baj - If it is so popular why won't a private enterprise build it? This is about forcing many people who will never use it to pay for it. This is done by politicians so they can get elected. ... of course the excuse is that it is "for the children." What a scam. If you think it is so good then you pay the money for it out of your pocket instead of trying to force a bunch of seniors to pay for an attraction they will never use. What about the 2nd street piers, how many people use that? These projects are scams and giveaways for OC's version of welfare cheats.
spdrat99 April 05, 2014 at 01:34 AM
OCnjOC - show up to meetings if you want your opinion to be accurate. Current City revenue from parking spaces regained at 6th Street is offsetting the City cost of the park AND paying for the projected maintenance cost 50x over per year. Not taxpayer dollars. The free parking being lost for the designated site has already been found within a block of the site x150%. Everyone who SHOWED UP is working to make it a win for the community and working to rectify peripheral parking issues for our Historic District that needs the parking.
AB April 05, 2014 at 09:50 AM
The old park used to charge an admission fee. Will the new charge one to pay for itself? Or will it be "free." To say the parking revenue pays for this is disingenuous. Number 1, the people who give us the figures are the same people who tore down the last park. Also, The lot at 5th and Asbury could also be rented out for other uses. The city could sell parking permits to primary school teachers, and or residents. Or it could rent it our for commercial interests. Maybe Comcast would be willing to rent a permanent location on the property.


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