mayor rick meehan

Jan 17, 2018

In Md., Democrats and Republicans oppose offshore drilling

Environmental groups opposed to allowing offshore drilling near the Maryland coast picked up bipartisan support Tuesday ahead of an open house by the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

Sep 4, 2013

Ocean City drops idea of cars on beach

OCEAN CITY — Town leaders have rejected a plan to allow surf fishermen to drive on Ocean City beaches. The Daily Times reports that the town council unanimously voted Tuesday to drop the proposal in response to public opposition. Mayor Rick Meehan says the comments he received were overwhelmingly negative. Last month, Councilman Joe Mitrecic […]

May 22, 2013

Reconstructed Ocean City Fishing Pier to open

Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend, Ocean City officials will celebrate on Friday the reconstruction of the iconic Ocean City Fishing Pier.

Jun 14, 2012

Ocean City swears in new city manager

OCEAN CITY — The resort of Ocean City has sworn in its new city manager. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports David Recor, a former city manager in Fort Pierce, Fla., officially took over the position this week. Recor says he wants to immerse himself in the community and to meet with at least one […]

Jun 12, 2012

Ocean City enjoying wave of summer tourists

OCEAN CITY — So far this tourist season, Ocean City has hosted a multitude of special events in town that have coincided with mostly sunny and warm weather. The conditions have brought visitors in droves to the resort community, producing what Mayor Rick Meehan metaphorically calls “a perfect storm” — one he’s optimistic will continue […]

May 7, 2012

Lower Shore officials slow to embrace social media

SALISBURY — Within the past few years, politicians have begun courting voters in 140 characters or less on Twitter and by making friends on Facebook. As more and more people sign up for the two social media platforms, state lawmakers in Maryland and those at the local level have begun using Facebook and Twitter to […]

Apr 30, 2012

Eastern Shore communities consider tax increases

SALISBURY — Local governments in Maryland’s shore communities are weighing whether to raise taxes as they struggle with budgets hurt by declining property values. The Daily Times reports that Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton has proposed raising the property tax rate to 1.5 cents. It hasn’t changed in four years and the city’s tax base has […]

Dec 19, 2011

Ocean City plans to choose city manager in March

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City has hired a firm to conduct a nationwide search for a new city manager and plans to select the person in March. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that officials have hired Springsted Inc., a public sector advising firm, to conduct the search. John Anzivino, senior vice president of Springsted, […]

Aug 31, 2011

Ocean City bans synthetic marijuana

OCEAN CITY — Officials in the beach resort town of Ocean City have banned synthetic marijuana. Mayor Rick Meehan signed an emergency ordinance Tuesday banning the sale, possession and manufacturing of K2 and other substances that contain marijuana imitations or hallucinogenic agents, and any associated paraphernalia. The town council had approved the measures. Councilman Joe […]

Aug 25, 2011

Ocean City residents ordered to leave town

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City officials have ordered residents to evacuate the resort and the mayor has declared a state of emergency as Hurricane Irene approaches. Mayor Rick Meehan says phase three of the hurricane action plan goes into effect at midnight. Anyone other than emergency personnel is ordered to leave. Meehan is also banning […]

Mar 23, 2011

Ocean City bans smoking in parks, playgrounds

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Town Council has voted to ban smoking at some parks and playgrounds in town. If the ordinance is signed into law by Mayor Rick Meehan, people found smoking at certain locations would face a maximum fine of $500 and immediate removal from the park. The new rule would be […]

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