FY19-20 Budget Process, Schedule

Ocean Pines General Manager John Bailey announced today that the Ocean Pines Association (OPA) will host several meetings, work sessions and public hearings during the next five months to discuss the Association’s budget outlook for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 (FY19-20) and to solicit savings, reform and revenue ideas from staff and residents.

“In preparing for FY19-20, OPA invites members of the Association to get involved,” said Denise Sawyer, marketing and public relations director for OPA. “Mr. Bailey, along with the Ocean Pines Budget & Finance Committee and Ocean Pines Board of Directors, is working to ensure the budget represents a collaborative process and reflects input from residents throughout the community.”

Throughout the budget process, the Association and its members will hear directly from directors of each department within Ocean Pines, appointed advisory committee members and elected Board members to identify fiscally responsible solutions that will build upon the success of the current fiscal year.

“There are a total of ten meeting opportunities for Member Comment, plus the respective committees are being involved in the budget development process,” said Bailey.

The Association’s budget for FY19-20, which would go into effect May 1, must be adopted by the Board of Directors by the end of February. The Board, with the recommendation from the Ocean Pines Budget & Finance Committee and General Manager John Bailey, will review the proposed budget and is expected to vote on a final budget at the Regular Board Meeting on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 9 a.m. in the Community Center, located at 235 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines.

The below events have been scheduled to promote membership participation and ensure the membership has the opportunity to become familiar with the budget process. TIMES AND LOCATIONS: TBA

About Ocean Pines:

Ocean Pines is a premier residential community nestled on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in Northern Worcester County with over 9 miles of waterfront property on 3,000 acres of wooded areas and amenities throughout the community including a beachfront property located 5 miles in Ocean City and on the Atlantic Ocean. Today, there are approximately 8,452 platted lots in the community with about 12,000 full-time residents and 8,000 part-time residents and associated guests living and participating in Ocean Pines. It also has restaurants, shops and extensive recreation facilities.

For more information, contact Denise Sawyer, director of marketing and public relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at (410) 641-7717 ext. 3006 or dsawyer@oceanpines.org.

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