By DONALD WITTKOWSKI
In the first formal vote for the project, City Council introduced a bond ordinance Thursday night to pay for architectural design services for Ocean City’s proposed $35 million public safety building.
The $1.1 million bond ordinance will allow the city to work with an architect to design the building’s exterior and interior features and also nail down the development cost.
City Business Administrator George Savastano said the $35 million price tag is a preliminary estimate based on conceptual plans for the project.
The hiring of an architect will allow the city to “drill down” on the cost before Council is asked to approve another ordinance sometime in the future…