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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Controversy Surrounds Ocean City Town Manager Candidate

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP)- David Recor has signed a written agreement with the town of Ocean City to become the resort's next town manager. The Ocean City Council will take an official vote on the agreement on Tuesday, May 15. Recor will be coming from Fort Pierce, Fla., where he served as city manager.

On Monday, May 7, during the Fort Pierce (Fla.) City Commission meeting, Recor told the mayor and commissioners that his future remains in Fort Pierce. However, after Recor's comments, Commissioner Tom Perona expressed strong concerns that Recor had not been forthright with commissioners about his active search for jobs elsewhere and asked his fellow commissioners to consider not renewing Recor's annual contract, which expires in September. To view the video, click here and select Item 16, which shows Recor speaking, and Item 17, which shows Perona speaking.
But two days later, on Wednesday, May 9, Recor resigned from his Fort Pierce job. The Fort Pierce commissioners unanimously voted that same evening to accept his resignation, according to published reports.
Ocean City will pay Recor $147,000 his first year. His contract will be reviewed annually.
Dennis Dare resigned as Ocean City manager in September. Mayor Rick Meehan has served as interim city manager since then.

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