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Editorial

Accolades for Yacht Club

5/29/14

Certainly there are hot-button issues motivating those who choose to join a crowded field competing for two Ocean Pines Board of Directors seats.

Issues such as spending, the lighting of Ocean Parkway, OPA compensation packages, water backup after storms and certainly the future of its golf course are difficult issues that hopefully will be candidly addressed during the campaign leading up to a candidate forum on June 21 and then balloting beginning by mail on July 14 with all other ballots submitted by August 7. Results of the balloting will be revealed during the Ocean Pines annual meeting on August 9.

With all of the recent criticisms that have been written ranging in what to do about the geese to the compensation of OP General Manager Bob Thompson to the very future of the golf course, we at least want to say “hold on for a second.”

There are those who have had their issues with Ocean Pines Yacht Club, but over the Memorial Day holiday, the new facility opened, and from what we’re observing and hearing, it opened to rave reviews.

So in this time of political angst, we want to say “good job” to OP President Tom Terry and everyone connected to this project. The new Yacht Club even hosted a wedding prior to the “soft opening.” The official grand opening of the Yacht Club is scheduled for 5 p.m., Sunday, June 8.

We know there are discussions to be had. We’ve heard the arguments about compensation, about geese and golf. But for this one moment in time, before the elections heat up, it’s appropriate for Ocean Pines to be proud of itself. The Yacht Club is a gem, and it was something the entire OP community and the general public should enjoy with pride.

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