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The Ocean City Planning and Zoning Commission decided not to include a new are that would limit short-term rentals in certain residential areas.

On a vote of 4-to-2 the commission left that proposal out of its comprehensive plan.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Ocean City now only allows four non-family tenants to rent a single-family unit in a residential development.

The paper says this comprises 5.4 percent of the resort’s residential units.

The current code does not limit the length of stay.

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Ocean City has formed a task force to deal with the problems that have arisen with the resorts major motor vehicle events.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the public has expressed concern over the some of the incidents that have taken place over the last few months.

Last night’s town council meeting was filled by the public as officials took up seven recommendations by the Police Commission.

The Daily Times reports that among these was sending a letter to the H2O International Car show promoters asking that the event be relocated.

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The deal has been finalized for the sale of the Uptown Center in Ocean City which has been sold for $5.5 million.

The 15-thousand square foot property is located on 123rd Street on Coastal Highway.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that neither the buyer nor the seller has been identified.

Ocean City Council member Wayne Hartman told the paper that it doesn’t surprise him given the strength of the resort’s real estate market.

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The landmark Dumser’s Dairyland on the Ocean City boardwalk will be around a little bit longer

Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan says the town will not move against the establishment until there is a final decision by the Court of Special Appeals.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that means the restaurant will not have to shut down at the end of this month.

The paper adds that Meehan’s statement indicated a decision would not be forthcoming until sometime next year.

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Another weekend, another round of cars descending on Ocean City.

This time it’s Endless Summer Cruisin’ with 25-hundred people signed up for the official event that kicked off yesterday.

It follows last weekend’s unsanctioned H2Oi gathering that involved suped-up Audis and Volkswagens.

That event had actually been called off until next year but many showed up leading to nearly 80 arrests and more than 27-hundred service calls.

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - The police chief in Ocean City are has blasted participants in the unsanctioned H20i car rally over the weekend for "appalling behavior" that forced officers to respond to more than 2,700 calls.

The annual event brings crowds to Ocean City to showcase heavily modified Audis and Volkswagens.

About two weeks ago, the organizer announced that this year's event would be postponed until 2018. But hundreds of people showed up anyway, beginning Thursday, and caused headaches for local police.

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Ocean City police have arrested two people after they struck two officers while evading arrest.

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The notorious H2Oi event may be cancelled but car enthusiasts are expected to still come to Ocean City.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Ocean City police said that they are making preparations for the large number of car owners.

The event has celebrated heavily modified Audis and Volkswagens but is not officially sanctioned by the resort.

Organizers announced that they delayed the event until next year because of venue issues.

One of the most serious events took place three years ago when a large fight broke out around 45th street.

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Heavy winds hit the Ocean City Inlet yesterday morning as Tropical Storm Maria moved past the Delmarva Peninsula.

WBOC reports that the U.S. Geological Survey said that two-thirds of the beaches in Maryland and Virginia could expect serious erosion.

Town officials urged beach goers to stay out of the water especially this weekend when the weather warms up.

There won’t be any lifeguards on duty until next year.

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It's the end of the tourist season and merchants are counting their money to see how they did this year. Delmarva Public Radio's Tyler Simpson took a swing along the Ocean City Board to check out the mood as the season wraps up.

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