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Several Ocean City standing committee meetings are expected to take place over the next two weeks. Here’s what they plan to discuss:

Police Commission

The Police Commission plans to meet on Monday at 9 a.m.at the Public Safety Building and discuss the pop-up rally scheduled for September, as well as where the OCPD stands on getting its officers outfitted with body-worn cameras. Additionally, Chief Ross Buzzuro plans to give his monthly update of crime statistics. A closed session is scheduled to take place to discuss “public security.”

Tourism Commission

Planned for Aug. 9 at 3 p.m., the Tourism Commission will meet at City Hall to discuss Director of Tourism and Business Development Tom Perlozzo’s plan to rebrand Ocean City.

As part of the discussion, Andrea Vernot, a strategic planning and branding consultant, will be introduced to the commission. Additionally, Steve Raabe of Opinion Works will present a research plan to investigate the public’s perception of Ocean City.

Transportation Committee

The Transportation Committee plans to meet on Aug. 10 at 9 a.m. at the Public Works complex at 65th Street to discuss topics like bus ridership and deployment schedules, recruitment efforts for both the buses and trams, the launch of a new credit card processing system for the Boardwalk trams, and the three new artciulating buses that were deployed this summer.

The committee will also talk about the retirement of 12 transit buses that are beyond their useful life, and the purchase of a new ADA service vehicle.

Coastal Resources Legislative Committee

This month, the Nuisance Flood Plan Work Group plans to meet on Aug. 11 at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall to review a report on the tides and rainfall for the second quarter of 2021.

The committee also plans to discuss a proposal to redevelop the Downtown Model Block for workforce housing while reviewing an update on changes to the National Flood Insurance Program criteria.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

The Bike and Pedestrian advisory committee plans to meet on Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. at City Hall. According to the draft agenda, the committee plans to continue its discussion of installing a bike repair station at the north end of the Boardwalk after a successful installation at the south end near the police substation.

Discussions about street-end bike racks at the north end of town are expected to resume, according to the agenda, as will conversations about the “Lights on Bikes” program, which aims to illuminate bicycles at nighttime. And finally, the committee will discuss the mayor’s bike ride and bike party.

This story appears in the print version of Ocean City Today on Aug. 6, 2021.

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