David Hayes

Press of Atlantic City Editorial- Ocean City Land Buy Merits Scrutiny

From Press of AC: Ocean City wants to pay $9 million for a 1.9-acre lot on the west side of town. Residents led by the city’s Fairness in Taxes organization think it may be overpaying, and want to slow down and examine the deal. The rush by the city and the property’s sellers alone would …

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Private Emails Between Ocean City and Klause Enterprise Reveal Cozy Relationship

As a part of a continuing effort to protect the taxpayers of Ocean City, representatives from Ocean City Fairness in Taxes have secured documents from the city through the state Open Public Records Act (OPRA) regarding the Klause property purchase for 9 million dollars. Documents clearly show an alarmingly close relationship between Ocean City and …

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Letter to Editor regarding the City Council’s Poor Response to FIT’s Drive to Stop the Purchase of the Klause Property

To the Editor: If so many people on both sides agree that Ocean City should acquire the old Perry-Egan Chevrolet lot for public purposes, how did this become so divisive?  Many have blamed Michael Hinchman for causing the uncertainty by raising doubts about the two appraisals upon which the City based its $9 million-dollar offer. …

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The Petition Drive Continues! Contact us to Sign!

On October 9th, Dave Hayes and Dave Breeden delivered petitions containing 400 signatures to the Ocean City. Because Ocean City is a Faulkner Act community, a petition for a referendum requires 10% of the voters in the previous year’s municipal election. In our case, 3,980 voters participated in the 2017 May election and we required …

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Car lot tax should have been based on highest use of land, experts say

From the Press of AC October 7, 2018 OCEAN CITY — If two independent appraisals are correct in valuing a former car lot next to the Community Center at $8.3 million to $9 million, the tax assessment on the property should have gone up substantially in 2014, according to real estate experts. That’s when the …

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Our Petition is Moving Forward!

As many already know, Ocean City Fairness in Taxes is circulating a petition for a Public Referendum on the purchase of the Klause property at 16th and Haven. We believe it should be purchased, but the city is paying $2.5 to $3 million too much for the property. We must have 400 signatures by October 10, 2018. …

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