By Josh Davis, Associate Editor
(April 19, 2018) The Ocean Pines Association will host a town hall today, Thursday, at 7 p.m. in the Assateague Room of the Community Center on 235 Ocean Parkway.
The agenda includes a presentation by the Matt Ortt Companies, which have been hired to run association food and beverage operations, and a Q&A session.
According to a press release, “The membership is encouraged to come with questions, concerns and ideas. Questions may be submitted in advance via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Association President Doug Parks said he has two goals in mind.
“One, to let Matt Ortt present what they’re going to do,” he said. “Everybody is concerned and excited and the yacht club and food and beverage operation is top of mind, as it should be. It’s an area that clearly needs improvement.
“We stepped forward as a board and put this management company in place, and we want to get everybody exposed to that before things start, so they know where everybody is going with it,” he added.
The second goal, Parks said, is to “provide a question-and-answer session that can’t be done at a regular board meeting, because board meetings are regulated by our governing documents.”
He said public comments during those meetings are restricted to just that – comments.
“This, since it’s not a regular board meeting where we would conduct board business, is an open dialog,” Parks said. “So, it eliminates any restrictions of not being able to ask a question or have a conversation.”
The meeting will be streamed online at www.OceanPines.org and broadcast live on Mediacom channel 78.