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Ocean City Task Force Holds First Motor Event Meeting

Posted: Dec 14, 2017 6:11 PM Updated:

OCEAN CITY, Md.- It's no secret that some of the motor events held in Ocean City throughout the year have stirred a lot of controversy in the community. 

Ocean City officials say they recognize that some of the motor events can be a problem and they're hoping to make the events safer by forming a task force. 

Neighbors, businesses owners and the motor event promoters are all a part of this task force. It's comprised of approximately  25 people. The task force held its first meeting Thursday, Dec. 14 at Ocean City's convention center. 

Ocean City Police Chief Buzzoro is one of the members of the task force, which he believes will be helpful. 

"I think working with the community, working with our citizens, we can find some possible solutions as we move forward," says Buzzoro. 

Some ideas were heard Thursday.

Some members say beefing up security at hotels and restaurants, passing stricter laws for violators, and even adding inspection stations, are ways to make sure participating event vehicles are safe and street ready. 

Tina Poole and her husband, Lee, live in Ocean City. They don't sit on the task force, but they remain hopeful that thetask force will make things better. 


"It was getting a bad rap and we need to hear both sides and {discuss} how we're going to make it all work out," says Pool. 

Bob Rothermel, who works with Cruisin in OC, is one of the task force's members. He says he's willing to work with the town to make the event safer. 

"Hopefully find common ground with some of the people who may or may not appreciate all of the aspects that the event has brought to town and has brought for the past three decades."

The task force will eventually report back to the mayor and council. Task force members say it could take more than one meeting to determine proper recommendations.

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