OCEAN CITY, MD – (March 21, 2018): The Ocean City Development Corporation (OCDC), in cooperation with the Town of Ocean City and the Ocean City Police Department, has created a voluntary pilot program to install new light fixtures along alleyways in downtown Ocean City. The intent of the program is to provide lighting of the alleys for improved crime prevention and also to improve public safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.
The first phase of this pilot program will target Washington Lane, between 4th and 10th Streets, which was identified by the police department as a priority after reviewing crime statistics. Business owners that qualify for this program will be reimbursed by OCDC up to 50 percent of the cost of purchase and installation of light fixtures, up to a maximum of $500.
“Adding additional lighting to your property is a very basic crime prevention measure but it also is very effective,” commented OCPD Patrol Commander, Captain Mike Colbert. “We are excited to be working with the OCDC on this very valuable program.”
In order to qualify for reimbursement, the property must abut Washington Lane, between 4th and 10th Streets, and the fixture must be an LED energy efficient light and comply with Town of Ocean City standards. Participation is first come, first served until funds have been expended. Business owners interested in the program should contact OCDC at 410-289-7739 or [email protected].