Oct. 18, 2019
I want to remind everybody about our public town hall meetings tomorrow morning (Saturday, Oct. 19) at the Ocean City Tabernacle (550 Wesley Avenue).
The first session at 9:30 a.m. will provide updates on our bayside dredging plans. The presenters will be available to answer individual questions following the presentation. A second session at 11 a.m. will address island-wide flood mitigation plans – again followed by time for individual questions.
Representatives of ACT Engineers will join city team members in making the presentations. ACT administers Ocean City’s bayside dredging program and is working on a Flood Mitigation and Drainage Master Plan. I encourage all Ocean City property owners to attend to learn more about these initiatives.
Next week’s City Council meeting on Thursday (Oct. 24) will have an early start time at 5 p.m. to avoid a conflict with our annual Halloween Parade at 7 p.m. A full agenda includes items related to affordable housing, bonding for capital projects, and zoning.
New Jersey American Water is continuing its work to replace the sanitary sewer lines leading to the Municipal Utilities Authority pumping station at the intersection of Third Street and West Avenue. The entire intersection will be closed to traffic through next week. Please seek alternate routes to West Avenue from Second Street to Fourth Street. As always, I thank you for your patience and understanding as this important work is completed.
I want to welcome all of the owners who are in town for the Porsche Boardwalk Reunion. Porsche models from 1948 to the present will be on display on the Boardwalk starting at 11 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 19). I also want to encourage everybody to consider joining the John R. Elliott HERO Walk or 5K Run on Sunday morning. The event promotes the use of sober designated drivers, and more information is available at www.herocampaign.org.
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