December 6, 2013
This is a quick update on two capital improvements that many people are interested in.
We have settled on the location of the skatepark. The Administration will recommend to City Council that the park be located just north of the Sports and Civic Center near the shuffleboard courts. A conceptual design has been developed in consultation with Spohn Ranch Skateparks, one of the leading such companies in the country. We will review this conceptual design with interested stakeholders for their input over the next two weeks. We then finalize the design and go to bid just after the first of the year.
The road and drainage improvements for Merion Park are nearing final design. Earlier today our engineering consultants on this job, Baker Engineers, reviewed the project with City staff and a group of neighbors. The project is on schedule to go out to bid by the end of January, with construction beginning by the end of March. I appreciate the patience of the residents and property owners of Merion Park as this challenging project was closely studied. We will invite the entire neighborhood to a public information center on the project in early 2014.
Have 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
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