October 17, 2014
Dear Friends,
I am happy to announce that beginning next week, the second phase of the boardwalk reconstruction project will begin. The City has developed a multi-year approach to replace the entire boardwalk and substructure from 5th Street to 12th Street, and this phase of the project includes the area of boardwalk beginning just north of 6th Street, including portions of the 6th street ramp, and ending just north of 7th Street.  The City’s multi-year approach for boardwalk replacement is included in the City’s capital plan, which will be updated at an upcoming Council workshop. Please keep this project in mind as you enjoy the boardwalk this winter. 
I would like to update everyone on the artificial turf project.  Earlier this week, following consultation with City Council and the school district I notified the community that I feel it is best if we place the Carey Stadium turf project on hold for the time being.  City Council and I strongly feel that we cannot endorse moving forward with this project knowing that there may be a potential chance of a young athlete being harmed or contracting an illness.  The City has had many successful programs and teams on the existing grass surface, and at this time, it is in all of our best interests to pause and allow further studies to proceed so that we can make an informed decision. The City will still proceed with the replacement of the track surface.  I certainly hope you can all understand this decision. 
I hope everyone has a great weekend. 
Warm regards,
Jay A. Gillian




Welcome to The City of Ocean City, New Jersey!

Ocean City is a town rich in history and a deep sense of community. Families have been vacationing in Ocean City for generations and many have made Ocean City their year round home.

Our residents enjoy award winning schools, world-class recreation facilities and outstanding municipal services from all City Departments including Police and Fire. Residents participate in activities for every age and interest including the cultural arts, music and theatre as well as sports and recreation programs available at our many parks, playgrounds and City facilities.

The City also maintains and operates a Municipal Airport, twelve-hole golf course, Aquatic and Fitness Center as well as the famed Ocean City Pops Orchestra.

Ocean City is also host to over 200 family friendly special events held year round. Many of our events are popular family traditions including the Night in Venice Boat Parade in July, our exciting Indian Summer Weekend in October featuring the mile long block party and fireworks, and our family friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration, First Night.

If you are vacationing in Ocean City, I know you’ll enjoy our seven miles of beautiful beaches and exciting boardwalk lined with shops, restaurants and amusements. And be sure to visit our unique and charming downtown shops and restaurants located in the heart of town on Asbury Avenue.


I am truly proud to serve as Mayor for this great community and hope you and your family enjoy your time in America’s Greatest Family Resort.


Jay Gillian, Mayor


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