August 21, 2015
A reminder that I will be holding a Town Hall Meeting regarding bay and lagoon dredging on Tuesday, August 25 at 7:00 pm at the Senior Center. Representatives from ACT Engineers will be present to provide background on their firm, an update on 2015 and 2016 dredging plans, and concepts for future projects. Going forward, Act Engineers will be able to provide full time attention to our dredging issues. If you are unable to attend the town hall meeting, we will post the presentation on the City’s website.
Our team, along with outside consultants where needed, continues to implement the Five Year Capital Improvement plan adopted by City Council. I would like to take a moment to discuss what we have done to guide our decision making as we implement road and drainage improvements.
Each drainage area in the City has been rated based on the following criteria:
Adequacy to handle a two year storm.
Tidal flooding potential.
Public, health, safety and welfare.
Size in acres of potential flooding.
Outside funding potential.
Reduction in maintenance following improvements.
We have analyzed these rating in conjunction with our road rating system, which similarly rates which streets are in the most need of improvements.
This analysis, combined with our team’s experience and knowledge of the most flood prone areas of the town, allows the Administration to make informed recommendations to the City Council for funding and improvement projects.
Fixing our deteriorated infrastructure and improving neighborhoods remains one of my top priorities as Mayor. I continue to insist on getting the facts from our professionals to insure we are spending tax dollars wisely.
The beach replenishment project continues in the south end. Approximately 800-1,000 feet of beach is closed roughly between 49th and 51st Streets. Work will progress north from there into next week, so the exact area closed is likely to change on a daily basis. You can check daily updates at www.ocnj.us/beachfill
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