Minutes from the Fairness in Taxes Meeting from June 7, 2019

Attendees: Dave Hayes, Marie Hayes, Dave Breeden, Jim Tweed, Vic Staniec, Don Kerns, Donna Moore The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance Presidents Report: Dave said that we’ve developed a very good working relationship with the government and City Council. They invite the President and Vice President to meetings,

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Gulls Beware: Raptors Staying Longer in O.C.

Falconer P.J. Simonis gets ready to give hawk OC a signal to patrol the skies in Ocean City. By MADDY VITALE Seagulls, don’t start planning your weekend food attacks in Ocean City just yet. The raptors will be watching you for a little longer. And it will be just enough

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If city buys former car dealership, residents get a say in its new use

Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 12:24 pm By ERIC AVEDISSIAN/Sentinel staff | 0 comments OCEAN CITY – Council approved an ordinance Aug. 22 authorizing the city to acquire the former Ocean City Chevrolet lot by purchase or condemnation. This is the second time the council voted to acquire the former car lot next to

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City Council, mayor laud success – and publicity – of anti-gull program

Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 11:20 am | Updated: 12:35 pm, Wed Aug 28, 2019. By ERIC AVEDISSIAN/Sentinel staff | 0 comments OCEAN CITY – Erik Swanson of East Coast Falcons of Lodi brought Ozzy, a Eurasian eagle owl, to council chambers Aug. 22. Gluttonous gulls poaching food from people prompted complaints earlier this summer. Visitors

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Ocean City moves forward to buy car lot again

August 14- Ocean City Sentinel By Eric Avidessian OCEAN CITY – Call it déjà vu. Council on Aug. 8 introduced an ordinance to acquire through purchase or condemnation the former Ocean City Chevrolet car lot almost a year after they did the same thing for the same property. A price

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FIT is doing their job in Ocean City- Jim Tweed, Past FIT President

As the second longest serving Board member at Fairness In Taxes I’ve witnessed four transformations of FIT’s leadership over the past 16 years.  Not only presidents but officers and board members as well. Recently I heard a criticism of FIT that brought back memories.  I had moved back to Ocean

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Talking Trash in Ocean City

FIT was well represented at the July 18, 2019 City Council Meeting, with Dave Breeden addressing the garbage collections. Dave Hayes pushed back on the City’s criticism of Mr. Breeden and stressed the importance of encouraging, rather than discouraging public discourse. Here’s an article from the Cape May Herald that

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Mayor Gillian’s Update from 7/26

July 26, 2019 Dear Friends, City Council last night authorized a contract for ACT Engineers to develop a Flood Mitigation and Drainage Master Plan. The city has now completed major drainage projects in three of the island’s most flood-prone neighborhoods. We have invested more than $20 million in these efforts

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The city’s ‘traffic is extremely dangerous’ Advocates urge city to take steps to improve safety for walkers, bicyclists

By ERIC AVEDISSIAN Sentinel staff OCEAN CITY — In the wake of recent pedestrian fatalities and accidents involving automobiles and bicycles, the public called upon the city to increase traffic safety measures. At City Council’s July 11 meeting, resident Susan Cracovaner noted that automobiles on Asbury and West avenues regularly

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