September 12, 2014
At last night’s Council meeting we announced some great news regarding recent grant awards to the City of Ocean City.  Over the past few weeks the City has been notified of successful grant applications to Federal, State and County agencies totaling nearly $1.6 million. 
The City was notified at the end of August of an award from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of a Community Development Block Grant award of just over $298,000.  This grant allows the City to improve handicap access and sidewalks in defined sections of our City. 
The City will receive grant awards from the New Jersey Historic Trust for three projects.  The projects include $149,000 for replacement of the doors and windows on the 9th street entrance to City Hall; $500,000 for restoration of the Transportation Center including replacement of the turret; and $143,000 for the Life Saving Station at 4th and Atlantic Avenue. 
We were also notified by the Cape May County Freeholders of an award of a $500,000 Open Space Grant for the construction of a skate board park on the 500 block of Asbury Avenue.  The City’s grant application indicated that the proposed project would be constructed on a portion of Block 504, Lot 1. This project will not require the Clothes Closet to relocate. 
I am thankful to City Council and all of the City team members who assisted in bringing these grant dollars to Ocean City.  
I would also like to welcome Kristin Gallagher to the City team as the new Director of Community Services.  We look forward to Kristin getting started, and I am confident she will do a great job leading this department. 
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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