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Votes counted Friday, annual meeting on Saturday

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 9, 2018) Results of the 2018 Ocean Pines Board of Directors Election are scheduled to be announced Friday, immediately after ballots are counted, and those results will be validated during the annual membership meeting Saturday morning. Ballot counting will start at 9 a.m. in the Marlin Room of the community… Read more »

Hill, Moroney have different recollection on bulkheads

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) Former Ocean Pines Director and interim General Manager Brett Hill took credit on Friday for attempting to move the bulkhead staging area away from the association swim and racquet club, although Director Ted Moroney in an email exchange said that was not the whole story. Hill, speaking during… Read more »

Vote mandates town hall meetings

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) Based on a recommendation from the Ocean Pines Communications Committee, the association board of directors voted 5-0 on Friday to require three town hall meetings per year. Director Colette Horn, in introducing the motion, said the members consistently appeals for improved communication and more interaction with the board…. Read more »

Financial software decision delayed

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) The Ocean Pines Board is likely to put off the purchase of new financial software until after the Aug. 11 election, based on an extensive discussion last Friday. The delay of several months in making a decision has apparently affected the association’s bottom line. Treasurer John Viola said… Read more »

Protestors flock to Pines meeting

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) Some Ocean Pines residents continued to express outrage last week over the recent removal of several hundred resident Canada geese, while others applauded the decision. Outside a regular board meeting Friday morning about half a dozen women held up signs reading “SECRET Slaughter,” “SHAME ON YOU” and “A… Read more »

Sheriff’s sale could impact suit against OPA

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) A sheriff’s sale of 3 Windward Court in Ocean Pines, scheduled Aug. 20, could play a role in the Brett Hill lawsuit against the Ocean Pines Board of Directors. Hill, who listed the property as his home address in a petition for writ of mandamus filed June 6… Read more »

S&R Club remains bulkhead staging ground

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) Heavy construction equipment and materials used for bulkhead repairs will remain, for now, left in the area behind the Ocean Pines Swim and Racquet Club. Residents had complained of unsightly and unsafe conditions in the waterfront area adjacent to a park that’s often used by fishermen and dog… Read more »

Wednesday deadline to vote in OPA election

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) For those who have not yet voted, Ocean Pines property owners have until 5 p.m. next Wednesday to cast ballots in the 2018 Board of Directors election. Ballots were mailed in July and can be returned either by mail or dropped off at the ballot box inside the… Read more »

Residents to OPA: Convert crab pier to nature preserve

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) Residents of the Whitetail Sanctuary in Ocean Pines delivered a series of recommendations to the board regarding the crab pier last Friday, although the directors decided to delay any decision. During an April board meeting, General Manager John Bailey read from a report from Snow Hill firm J…. Read more »