August 28, 2015
We had an informative Town Hall Meeting earlier this week regarding dredging of our bay front and lagoon areas. Those in attendance heard a presentation from ACT Engineering regarding the many issues we are facing in undertaking this significant project. I am confident that the team that ACT has assembled will assist us in undertaking both a short term and long term sustainable plan to keep our waterways clear.
Last evening City Council approved a contract to dredge Snug Harbor this fall. This material will be placed in the Route 52 site and then removed to Wildwood. The removal of material from Site 83 continues.
The beach replenishment project in the south end has reached to about 47th Street. In the next few days the contractor will shift operations to 54th Street and begin filling south to 59th Street. Work on dune crossovers and fencing continues.
I appreciate the cooperation and patience our residents and guests have shown during this project. We often are asked why such a project would be undertaken during the summer season. Lt. Colonel Michael Bliss, the District Commander for the United States Army Corps of Engineers, recently issued an informative open letter explaining the many factors that are involved in these projects, and why it is often necessary for them to take place during the season. You can review this letter HERE
Our summer concert series concluded with a bang as Ocean City welcomed the Beach Boys to four sold out performances earlier this week. I would like to thank our promoters and our Music Pier team for their outstanding efforts this summer.
Of course the Music Pier will continue to host outstanding entertainment featuring the Ocean City Pops Orchestra and the Ocean City Theatre Company in the coming weeks. September is a great time to attend a concert or show at the Music Pier!
I hope everyone has a great weekend.
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