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Five Things to Know From City Council's Meeting on Thursday

Read about dredging, the B.L. England power plant, a lawsuit, offensive T-shirts and real-time election results.

At its public meeting on Thursday (April 26), City Council in the downtown shopping district, and , but here are five other things that might be of interest:

  • Business Administrator Mike Dattilo reported that the city administration will be prepared to recommend a contractor for bayside dredging at the City Council meeting scheduled for May 3. He said the project is still on track to be completed this year. The work is planned for lagoons between 17th Street and Waterway Road. He said the work will include more than the lagoon mouths — with "major parts" of the lagoons to be dredged to a minimum depth of four feet (at low water), an average of five feet and six feet in some spots.
  • City Council unanimously approved a resolution calling for the B.L. England Generating Station in Beesleys Point to comply with federal anti-pollution standards. Two units of the power plant are coal-fueled, and the plant faces a December 2012 deadline to reduce emissions. The city's Environmental Commission drafted the resolution, and members of the public spoke of the dark ashes that settle over Ocean City on certain days and of the potential health hazards from the plant. Ocean City has no jurisdiction over the power plant. 
  • City Council voted to go into executive session to discuss .
  • Ocean City resident Jacqueline McAllister complained of displays of offensive T-shirts at some Boardwalk shops. "We'll deal with that immediately," Dattilo responded later in the meeting. "We have a good amount of experience (in working with merchants to get rid of offensive displays)."
  • Dattilo reported that the city is working on a plan to release municipal election results on the night of May 8 on public-access Channel 2, on the Ocean City website and through Facebook and Twitter. 
Amanda Thomas April 27, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Wow very excited to see they will get rid of offensive tee shirts. I have seen so many with vulgar language and sexual undertones its horrible. Not the way OC boardwalk should be
Allan Emenheiser April 27, 2012 at 07:08 PM
we are a dry town, we need to lose all the drinking team t-shirts, beer bongs, and all that other crap.
ocdreaming April 27, 2012 at 07:36 PM
There could never be any offensive tshirts displayed on the boardwalk. OC is a dry town, family oriented thats why everyone bought here. Business and dining is booming. How dare you say anything could be offensive or wrong. LOL. Keep dreaming OCers, Snooki is knocking on the door !!!!!

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