*** Correction: 

In an article titled “Judlee land sale moves to appraisal stage of process” a photo of a building unrelated to the sale was mistakenly used. No buildings are involved in the proposed sale, which entails only a vacant piece of unused city-owned property. Ocean City Today apologizes for the error. 

(Oct. 9, 2020) The Ocean City Council on Monday agreed to designate public property on Judlee Avenue as not needed so it can be sold to Del. Wayne Hartman. 

“The owner of lot 2600 [Judlee Avenue] has expressed interest in the property. It is 34 feet by 50 feet and staff has determined that we have no use for it,” City Engineer Terry McGean said. 

By staff, McGean meant himself, Recreation and Parks Director Susan Petito and Public Works Director Hal Adkins. 

He later clarified that Hartman is not the owner of 2600 Judlee Avenue, but has a contract to purchase it. 

The council voted to close the public hearing, authorize the appraisal to be undertaken by Hartman and negotiate the sale. 

Hartman will pay for the appraisal, but the city will select the appraiser who reports to the city.  

This would be followed by an ordinance, deed preparation and settlement.

Josh covers everything Ocean City government and crime. He graduated from the University of Richmond in 2019 with a B.A. in French and Journalism.

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