Sept. 23, 2016
I’d like to remind everybody that Atlantic City Electric will be performing restoration work next week. The utility company anticipates rolling 30-minute outages for many downtown and north-end areas on Tuesday (Sept. 27) between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The interruptions will be an inconvenience, but they are necessary to ensure improved and reliable service. See more information and a map of locations.
This morning, more than 2,000 Ocean City School District students of all ages joined me for a ribbon-cutting at Carey Stadium to celebrate the opening of the new artificial turf field. I am grateful for the support of the community and would like to thank City Council, city team members and all the school officials who helped make this important project a reality. The new surface is getting great reviews from all of the students who have used it already. The field will be home to a variety of school and community teams and a venue for many special events in Ocean City. I’m confident it will be a great community resource for years to come.
The temporary road to “Site 83” off Roosevelt Boulevard is now complete. The road will allow trucks to haul material away from the disposal facility to make room for substantial new dredging projects on Ocean City’s bay side. Work should begin there within the next few weeks.
The current dredging project at Snug Harbor, Glen Cove and South Harbor is making good progress. Work at Snug Harbor is complete and crews were expected to finish at Glen Cove today. That puts the entire project ahead of schedule. These are small projects, but they’re part of our ongoing commitment to making all Ocean City waters navigable.
Ocean City does not anticipate any problems, but in this day and age, you can never be too careful. Extra police and fire patrols, and CERT volunteers will be on hand. And we ask anybody who notices anything suspicious to call the non-emergency police number at 609-399-9111 or to flag down an officer.
Fall is officially here, and I hope everybody 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