April 24, 2015
Last night City Council authorized the Administration to solicit bids for a summer dredge project. As many of you know we are already working to empty a portion of site 83. Following the removal of 50,000 cubic yards of material we will begin dredging at Carnival Bayou, located between 16th and 17th Street, until we refill site 83. We also will mechanically dredge Snug Harbor into the disposal site under Route 52. These are important first steps to our long term approach to dredging that includes emptying disposal sites, pursuing new disposal sites, and seeking alternative methods of disposal of materials. I will keep you updated on when these projects will begin.
The south end beach replenishment project is continuing and Great Lakes is currently pumping sand near 39th Street beach, with the beach closed roughly between 39th – 41st Street. Dune crossover work is expected to begin on Monday. Remember, daily updates are provided on the Army Corps website: www.nap.usace.army.mil/GET and the City will continue to provide information at www.ocnj.us/beachfill.
The City also has a great deal of utility work ongoing. New Jersey American Water is replacing aging pipe to improve water flow and reliability. They plan to be completed their work in early June. Atlantic City Electric crews are working in various locations in Ocean City to improve the reliability by installing fusing and adding animal guards. Work is expected to be completed by Memorial Day. And South Jersey Gas is presently working on projects in several areas, which they plan to complete prior to the summer season, and have several more capital projects planned for the fall.
City Council also awarded a contract to Spohn Ranch to construct the skate park. We are optimistic the construction will begin soon, with the facility completed 90 days after construction begins, weather permitting.
I hope you all 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