Public Hearing Set For Property Buy In Ocean City

A public hearing is set for August 22nd in Ocean City after council, this week, introduced a measure to pursue the purchase of a parcel of land near the Ocean City Community Center. The Press of Atlantic City reports much of the property is owned by former used car lot owner Harry Klause and his brother. It involves the entire block between 16th and 17th streets and Haven and Simpson avenues. Last year, a group called Fairness in Taxes successfully petitioned to force a referendum vote on the issue. The Klause brothers then withdrew from an agreement to sell the property.