David Recor


Ocean City is facing a $1.5 million budget shortfall in the next fiscal year.

Council members are trying to come up with ways to close the gap ranging from upping parking lot fees and municipal bus fares to the creation of a stormwater utility.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the council is likely to hike the property tax rate by 1 percent with every penny generating $863-thousand in revenue.

Ocean City is backing away from strictly enforcing its 42 inch limit on body boards.

This week the Ocean City Beach Patrol began pulling users of -- what are commonly called – beater boards from the water warning not to use them.

The Beach Patrol had been lax about enforcing the 1972 law.

But the Salisbury Daily Times reports that the decision to clamp down on the boards was the result of a complaint from a beachgoer who said that someone on a beater board nearly hit them in the water.

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - The resort of Ocean City has sworn in its new city manager.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports David Recor, a former city manager in Fort Pierce, Fla., officially took over the position this week.

Recor says he wants to immerse himself in the community and to meet with at least one community group or organization each week.


Ocean City has a new town manger.

David Recor will start on June 11th with the Town Council set to officially approve his contract at next Tuesday’s work session.

He is quitting his job as city manager for Fort Pierce in Florida.

Council member Jim Hall told the Salisbury Daily Times that Recor is a get-it-done guy with an eye toward watching the resort’s finances.

Recor’s salary: $147-thosuand for his first year.



Ocean City could hear from the leading candidate to become the resort’s next city manager.

He was given until 5:30 pm this afternoon.

On a 4-to-3 vote the Town Council okayed negotiations for the position after the ouster of Dennis Dare nine months ago.

Council President Jim Hall said that if the answer is no then a consulting firm will be allowed to resume a nationwide search for a new candidate.

The name of the candidate under consideration has not been made public.