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.