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April 11, 2014

Dear Friends:

I’m pleased to report that the boardwalk has reopened between 5th and 6th Streets.  You will notice that a widened area at 5th Street provides for a smoother transition where the boardwalk narrows heading north.  This provides a much safer situation for pedestrians, 
bikers and runners. 

You will also notice a firmer feel underfoot due to the three inch decking and shorter spans in the support structure.

Our in-house team replaced the boardwalk decking from about 3rd Street to within 150 feet of this project.  We will complete that last stretch prior to the season.  All of this, combined with previous off season work at the northern end,  has the boardwalk
in the best shape in years from St. James to the end of this project.

Last evening the City Council unanimously introduced on first reading an ordinance exempting veterans from beach fees in Ocean City.  The ordinance was sponsored by Councilmen Allegretto, Hartzell and Wilson.  State legislation passed earlier this 
year permitted municipalities to do this.  In my mind this is just a small token of 
gratitude for those who have served our country.

Have a great weekend and see you at the Doo Dah Parade!

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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