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‘Doug Parks and the current mess’ Editor, The candidate forum on July 22 provided those in attendance, and those watching at home, something that has been missing – a ray of hope out of the political mess created by the ongoing feud between Directors Slobodan Trendic and Brett Hill. Director Doug Parks, the only Board… Read more »

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Crisis in OPA governance Editor, I am writing in response to your 7/13/17 article Politically bloody Sunday in Pines. The two topics on the agenda for the “bloody Sunday” meeting illustrate that there is a crisis in our HOA management and governance. The other clear sign of crisis is the unprecedented number of “emergency” and… Read more »

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Oasis reversal is age discrimination This is an open letter to the Board of Directors of Ocean Pines Directors,  First, I thank you for the time and effort you give to this community. I am sure it is very frustrating at times. I am addressing the current topic of the Yacht Club pool converting to… Read more »

Letters to the Editor

Marina, YC workers aided in rescue The following letter was sent to the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors and the Bayside Gazette Editor, It is with great joy, happiness and pleasure that I address all the directors of the yacht club and marina with the following circumstances occurring on July 1, 2017 at about… Read more »

Letters to the Editor

Ocean Pines looking like D.C. Editor, So here we are. We have leadership who have been caught in blatant lies and who may have illegally audio-taped employees. Who fired management because they stood in the way of jamming through a technology conversion without competition, even though management oversaw the best year financially in decades. Who… Read more »

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Questions after Board meeting Editor, Yesterday evening [Monday] I attended a “special” meeting of the Board of Directors of the Ocean Pines Association. I did not know the agenda prior to the meeting and after checking the OP website today, I still do not know the substance of the agenda.   Comments in the brief… Read more »

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Board needs better oversight Editor, I am writing in response to the article you published on 6/8/17 entitled “GM Hill talks up renovation during packed town hall.” In it you report that our Acting General Manager, Mr. Brett Hill, announced a net-year loss for fiscal year 2017 of approximately $270,000 against budget. You reported him… Read more »

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Better read the fine print Editor, Notwithstanding outgoing OPA Director [Dave] Stevens’ polemic about how a lot of owner’s applications to run for director of OPA should be passed around from committee to department, to secretary, to another committee, etc. Section 5.02(b) of OPA’s by-laws provides “The Secretary of the Association, not a committee or… Read more »

Letters to the Editor

Volunteer for Coastal Hospice Editor, For five years, I have been an active volunteer at the Coastal Hospice Thrift Shop in Berlin and I want to share with the community what a great place this is to volunteer. When I was considering where to spend my volunteer time after I retired, I knew I wanted… Read more »

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Kiwanis celebrate club’s anniversary Editor, When James Grimm moved to Ocean Pines in 1979, he brought with him the pleasant memory of having belonged to a Kiwanis Club in Baltimore. As he made friends in his new community, he promoted the idea of forming a Kiwanis Club in Ocean Pines. That idea came to fruition… Read more »