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Several of the Ocean City standing committees plan to meet over the next week, including the police and tourism commissions and the transportation committee. Here is a rundown of what they plan to discuss during their respective meetings.

Police Commission

The Ocean City Police Commission will meet at 9 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 14 in the third-floor conference room of the Public Safety Building at 65th Street.

Like most police commission meetings, Chief Ross Buzzuro will give the latest crime statistics for the previous month, in this case January, before updating the commission on the department’s efforts to recruit seasonal and part time officers and public safety aids.

The commission will also discuss potential traffic regulations and road closures for an upcoming ride for autism called, Chariots for Charity.

Finally, members of the commission will get a 2021 year-end summary for the police department before discussing any additional business.

Tourism Commission

Members of the city’s tourism commission will meet at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 14 in room 214 of the convention center at 40th Street to continue discussions that range from the city’s ad agency to Broadway plays, and from the room tax to a gun show.

According to the posted agenda, Director of Tourism and Business Development Tom Perlozzo will kick off the meeting with an update on BVK, the Wisconsin-based advertising firm hired to run marketing campaigns for the city.

The discussion will then move into an update on the Mid-Atlantic Amateur Sports Alliance – or MAASA – contract pertaining to Ocean City collecting more from sporting events brought to the region, along with an update from the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Perlozzo is expected to also give updates on Zartico maps which were created to enhance the city’s destination marketing campaign, Jellyfish festival, the room tax, an upcoming Broadway show called, “Menopause,” scheduled for April 1, 2022, the 2022 Air Show, Cliff Sutherland’s gun show, and the proposed music festival from C3.

Transportation Committee

When the city’s transportation committee meets at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, it will do so in the public works administration building conference room.

Topics scheduled include the regular follow-ups on bus ridership and deployments, recruitment, and retention of employees for the upcoming summer season, and efforts to replace the transit manager.

The committee will also discuss summer bus schedules from 3-6 a.m., as well as tram scheduling during Sunfest, which will now take place from Oct. 20-23.

One additional topic to be discussed during the meeting is the “Play it Safe” program, and whether it will take place in 2022.

Recreation and Parks Committee

The Ocean City Recreation and Parks Committee will meet at Northside Park on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 3:30 p.m.

The agenda calls for discussions surrounding 2023 fees and charges, project reviews, grant updates, and operational updates in the Recreation and Parks and Special Events departments.

This story appears in the print version of Ocean City Today on Feb. 11, 2022.

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