Two years after the original ordinance was passed and largely ignored, numerous Ocean City business owners now have until September to post signs on their properties reminding members of the public that disorderly conduct is illegal.
It is one part of the Police Commission’s plan to crack down on bad behavior during car events.
“This is not a penalty for the businesses. It’ll allow us to work to keep the peace and allow us to have better control during the events,” Mayor Rick Meehan said during Monday’s meeting. “We passed this ordinance, and people forget very quickly until the impact of the events is felt again.”
It was September 2015 that the City Council passed an ordinance that requires all “public places” with parking fronting Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia Avenue, or Coastal Highway, to have signs that say disturbing the peace is against state law.