City Council

Regular meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Dates are posted on Channel 97. Workshop meetings and special meetings may be scheduled as needed and are advertised in the official newspaper of the City of Ocean City (Sentinel-Ledger). All meetings are held in the Council Chambers, third floor, City Hall unless otherwise noted. Please view our online City Council Meeting Calendar (includes Agenda, Approved Minutes and Video)

Click HERE to view ARCHIVED City Council Minutes and City Ordinances Online

 RECENT City Council Approved Minutes can be viewed HERE

Rules for Citizen Participation

The City of Ocean City was incorporated March 25, 1897. Since July 1, 1978, the City has operated under the Mayor-Council form of government pursuant to the Faulkner Act, Chapter 69A of Title 40 of the New Jersey Statutes.

This form of government provides for election of a mayor and seven council members. Three council members may be elected at large and four are elected by wards; and serve four-year concurrent or staggered terms.

The Council powers consist of:

• Adopting Resolutions and Ordinances.
• Reviewing, revising and adopting the municipal budget.
• Authorizing the debt and borrowing of money for capital projects through bond ordinances.
• Levying taxes.
• Working with the Mayor and Administrative branch of the government in establishing and implementing municipal policy.


Peter V. Madden
47 Bay Road
Cell: 609-513-4781
Keith Hartzell
720 Asbury Avenue, Apt. 3
Cell: 609-289-1484
Karen Bergman
39 Bayview Place
Cell: 609-703-7817
First Ward
Longport Bridge to  N. side of 4th St.
Michael DeVlieger - Council Vice President
861 Asbury Avenue
Cell: 609-231-8987
Second Ward
S. side of 4th St. to  N. side of 12th St.

Tomaso Rotondi
407 Bay Avenue
Cell: 609-374-5636
Third Ward
S. side of 12th St. to N. side of 26th St.

Jody Levchuk 
2 Bayonne Place
Home: 609-385-2187
Fourth Ward
S. side of 26th St. to 59th St. 
(including Ocean Reef)
Bobby Barr - Council President  
118 Roosevelt Boulevard
Cell: 609-703-0750