September 21, 2018
Two check valves were installed yesterday and today as part of the Fourth Ward drainage project. They should help prevent the high-tide flooding recently experienced along Haven Avenue in the blocks around 30th Street. Work to complete electrical connections and activate pumping stations continues. When that happens later this fall, residents will see a dramatic improvement in the routine flooding they have endured.
In the north end drainage project, paving crews will begin restoring roads on Monday, weather permitting. They will begin on Fifth Street and continue on the streets between there and Second Street. Concrete crews will work on the 400 block of Simpson Avenue and on Sixth Street. Other crews will install storm drainage pipeline along Seventh Street.
Elsewhere, city contractors are at work on drainage and paving projects on North Street, First Street, Second Street and Third Street between West Avenue and Central Avenue. South Jersey Gas will begin its fall gas main replacements in the south end, and New Jersey American Water will be replacing a sewer line on Eighth Street. Starting Monday, Cape May County will replace storm drainage pipes under West Avenue at 41st Street. West Avenue traffic will be detoured for two blocks for the week.
I thank you for your patience and understanding as this essential infrastructure work gets finished.
As we know from Superstorm Sandy, the actual storm is only the first part of the disaster. In the coming days, North Carolina and South Carolina residents affected by Hurricane Florence will be returning to flood-damaged homes and a long rebuilding process. Fellow Americans were extremely generous to us in the aftermath of Sandy, and I would hope that we can all show that same spirit. The following post includes a good list of different ways to contribute to the relief effort: “How to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Florence.”
I’d like to remind everybody about the annual Walk for the Wounded on Saturday morning with registration opening at 8:30 a.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier and the Boardwalk Corvette Show 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. See more information. This will be the final weekend of the season for the Ocean City Beach Patrol lifeguards. See list of protected beaches.
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