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Amenities continue to keep Pines in black for fiscal year

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Golf, beach and yacht club keep HOA numbers healthy, revenues continue to grow  By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Nov. 23, 2023) Revenues increased and expenses decreased last month, Ocean Pines Association General Manager John Viola reported to the  board of directors on Saturday. The golf and yacht clubs both came in favorably, at $13,000 and $19,000… Read more »

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ARC process now reflects HOA rules

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Resolutions outline rights, authority and enforcement By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Nov. 23, 2023) The Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors approved two resolutions to conform with the Maryland HOA Act related to Architectural Review Committee guidelines. The changes related to the workings of the committee and enforcement/notification of homeowners about violations. Director Jeff Heavner noted… Read more »

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OPA GM gives dept. updates in Nov. report

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Nov. 23, 2023) Ocean Pines Association General Manager John Viola provided highlights of last month during his report to the board of directors at its meeting on Saturday. Racquet Center: Public Works installed a fence at the racquet center in an effort to stop people from using the courts without paying…. Read more »

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Berlin ready to bid Tyson demo project

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Engineers conclude grant will cover more work than what town had estimated By Cindy Hoffman Staff Writer (Nov. 16, 2023) The Berlin Town Council unanimously approved a request for proposals drawn up by its engineering consultants for the partial demolition of the Tyson’s processing plant at Heron Park on Old Ocean City Road. Andrew Welsch, the… Read more »

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Thankfully, area has been spared in 2023

As area residents count their blessings this week, they might overlook one of the most significant reasons to be thankful that they live where they do. And, no, it is not residing near the beach, and it isn’t the low crime rate, good schools, recreational opportunities, low tax rates, access to healthcare or the population’s… Read more »

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Public has role to play  in fire station outcome

As has happened in many communities, Ocean Pines is experiencing friction between its volunteer fire company and the local governing authority, as it and its counterparts elsewhere grapple with rising costs versus the need to maintain an excellent level of service. Fortunately for Ocean Pines, this has been a low-volume discussion, which on the surface… Read more »

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