(Nov. 8, 2019) The following took place at Monday night’s Ocean City Council meeting:


Mayor Rick Meehan and members of Ocean City Council honored the 25th anniversary of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. 

The order is an Irish Catholic Woman’s organization organized in 1894 in Omaha, Nebraska. 

At the time, it was called the “Daughters of Erin” and the group aided young Irish immigrant girls find employment and provided a community to the homesick girls. 

The motto of the group is, “Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity.” 

Eagle Scout award

City officials honored Outstanding Eagle Scout Award recipient Joerg Leinemann Monday night. 

The award is the highest achievement or rank attainable at the local, state or regional level, and is obtained through dedicated service to the Boy Scouts of America organization and community. 

Leinemann is a member of Ocean City Troop 261, which was chartered by the American Legion in 1946. 

Leinemann became Troop 261’s first Eagle Scout in 1974, and has continued to serve as a mentor to hundreds of Scouts and Eagle Scouts. 

He currently serves as the Unit Advancement Chair for OC Troop 261. 

In accordance with Boy Scouts of America protocols, Leinemann received the award from 2016 Distinguished National Eagle Scout recipient Clifford Berg. 

Future meetings

The following meetings will take place next week: 

Transportation Committee — Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m. in the Public Works conference room on 204 65th St. building E. Topics include updates on bus ridership, revenue and deployments and a discussion on the “MEDTRN” program. 

Recreation and Parks Committee — Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 3:30 p.m. in the Northside Park Recreation Complex. Topics will include a private event review, downtown recreation complex update and follow up and a recreation and parks projects review. 

Police Commission — The Nov. 13 meeting has been cancelled because of scheduling conflicts, and no other November meetings will be scheduled. 

Tourism Commission — Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 1 p.m. in room 214 of the Ocean City convention center on 40th Street. Topics include a 2020 event enhancements proposal, survey results on local booking trends, Ocean City’s pet policy, a 2019 public relations recap, discussion on becoming the number one amateur sport’s destination and organizational reports. 

Bike Committee — Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. in the City Hall executive conference room. Topics include bike route project updates, status update on the Bicycle Friendly Communities application and a status update on the Ocean City Strava profile. 

Green Team — Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 3:30 p.m. in the City Hall council conference room. Topics include a shallow flooding report, an update on the Sustainable Maryland application, discussion on the statewide Styrofoam ban, updates on cigarette butt containers, an update on the Protect our Sand & Sea initiative, an update on the Adopt your Beach and Adopt a Street initiative and discussion on pollinator garden.

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