Ocean Pines Association (OPA) will mail out the election ballots to its members in good standing on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. In accordance with the OPA By-laws, no member may vote if the member has failed to pay the annual charge, including any assessed interest levied by the Association. There are four candidates to fill two open positions on the Board of Directors. You can vote for no more than two of the following candidates and write-in candidates are not allowed:
• Colette Horn
• Nicole Schafer Crosariol
• Douglas Parks
• Martin Clarke
One election ballot and a postage-paid return envelope will be mailed for each Ocean Pines property that you own, regardless of the number of lot owners on the land record.
Mailed ballots must be received at the Post Office by Thursday, Aug. 10. Ballots may be dropped off in the ballot box located inside the Ocean Pines Police Station at the OPA Administration Building no later than 5 p.m. on Aug. 10. Votes will be counted on Aug. 11. Election results will be announced at the Annual Meeting that is to be held on Saturday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Ocean Pines Community Center, located at 235 Ocean Parkway. The Elections Committee encourages members to meet and hear from the candidates before casting a ballot.
Second Candidates’ Forum
The Elections Committee invites members of the Association to attend the second Candidates’ Forum, which is set for Saturday, July 22 at 10 a.m. at the Assateague Room in the Ocean Pines Community Center. Candidates running for the Board of Directors are invited to the forum to express their positions on Ocean Pines issues.
Residents are encouraged to submit questions, 75 words or less, by calling the Elections Committee Telephone Hotline at 410-208-3989, or sending questions by email to Elections Committee Chair Steve Tuttle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submitting questions is Friday, July 21.
About the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is a legislative policy-setting body of the Ocean Pines community. The affairs and business of the Association are managed by a Board of seven and the terms of the Directors will be for three years and until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified.
If you have questions regarding the status of your owner account, call OPA Administration on 410-641-7717. The Elections Committee will monitor the Elections telephone 410-208-3989 for questions and/or requests for replacement ballots.
For more information, contact Elections Committee Chair Steve Tuttle at email@example.com or Denise Sawyer, director of marketing and public relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at (410) 641-7717 ext. 3006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.