BREAKING NEWS: OC Council Votes 4-3 To Restrict Smoking On Beach, Boardwalk
After a presentation this afternoon at City Hall, the Ocean City Council voted 4-3 to move to ordinance form smoking regulations for the beach and Boardwalk. The plan would be to create designated smoking areas year-round starting May 1, 2015. Council members Brent Ashley, Mary Knight and Margaret Pillas voted to oppose, while Doug Cymek, Dennis Dare, Lloyd Martin and Joe Mitrecic were in favor. Ashley, Knight and Pillas were opposed because they wanted to ban smoking altogether on the Boardwalk. The public will have the opportunity to address this during the requisite two readings of the ordinance in the near future. Full story coming tomorrow.