The mayor and City Council of Ocean City filed a lawsuit last week asking the court to declare work order contracts involving the cleanup of paintdamaged vehicles to be null and void.
Ocean City hired D&M Painting Corp. of Washington, Pa., to paint
the water storage tank at 64th Street. During the paint job, droplets of
paint landed on several vehicles owned by the town and some of its
employees. The paint damaged windows and other vehicle parts, according
to the lawsuit filed May 9 in Circuit Court in Snow Hill.
Because of the damage, D&M hired Overspray Removal Specialists of
Sarasota, Fla., to remove the paint and clean the damaged vehicles.
Employees of Overspray Removal Specialists came to Ocean City to do the
work, but required that work orders be signed before actually commencing
An unnamed, but unauthorized employee of the Ocean City Public Works
Department and the individual employees whose personal vehicles were
affected signed the work orders.