(Feb. 14, 2020) The following took place during Ocean City Recreation and Parks Committee meeting held on Tuesday, Feb. 11. 

Eagle’s Landing

Recreation and Parks Director Susan Petito said bridge repair work was almost complete at the Eagle’s Landing Golf Course, located at Eagle’s Nest Road, Berlin.

She said the work cost less than expected, which resulted in roughly $20,000 leftover in the budget. 

With this money, Petito said she would like to fund four projects: bulkhead repair at $5,000, a master plan assessment at $2,250, a utility vehicle purchase at $9,500 and an HVAC unit for the golf course’s club kitchen at $3,000. 

The request was approved, and it will be presented to the mayor and council during budget time in March. 

Semper Fi 

The committee approved to forward a favorable recommendation to the mayor and City Council for a Semper Fi bike ride event. 

Bob Broderick, representing the First State Detachment Marine Corps League, told committee members that although the league participated in various charity events it did not have one of its own. 

If approved by the council, the bike ride would take place on Oct. 18, and the organization would work with local bike businesses to promote it. 

Councilman Mark Paddack recommended reaching out to Nancy Howard, president of the Life-Saving Station Museum, who was very familiar with the event approval process and could help move it forward. 

The event will go before the mayor and council next Tuesday, Feb. 18. 

Fees and charges

Recreation and Parks Director Susan Petito presented department fee changes to the committee, which was approved to move forward to the mayor and council during budget time in March. 

The fee changes were marginal, with most no more than a f

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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