March 16, 2018
The Ocean City Boardwalk reconstruction project is complete in time for Palm Sunday and Easter Weekend, which mark the start of a full calendar of special events for the year. Schiavone Construction is finishing a punch list of items, and I want to thank their entire team for doing a quality job. From sand to railings, the entire boardwalk between Fifth Street and 12th Street has been rebuilt.
I want to thank all of the boardwalk merchants, runners, bikers and walkers who have put up with the detours and closings over the past five off-seasons. This important investment will ensure that the boardwalk is ready to serve new generations of Ocean City residents and visitors.
Crews working for New Jersey American Water continue to make emergency repairs to a sewer main on 46th Street between Asbury Avenue and West Avenue. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the work is expected to be complete and the road reopened by 10 p.m. tonight.
I had a great meeting this morning with representatives of Atlantic City Electric. Multimillion-dollar infrastructure investments in the past five years have dramatically improved reliability – with 40 percent fewer outages across the region. I also learned about the Helping Hands, which provides assistance for those having difficulty paying electric bills. Anybody who wants to learn more about the program can visit atlanticcityelectric.com or contact customer service at 800-642-3780.
A planned Atlantic City Electric power outage is now scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday (March 28). The interruption of service had been postponed a couple times due to the weather. The outage will affect the area between North Street and 13th Street and is expected to last no more than 15 minutes. We will send reminders to residents of the affected area as March 28 approaches.
A water company project continues on Eighth Street and a portion of the road is expected to be closed between West Avenue and Haven Avenue starting at 8 a.m. Monday (March 19). Access to Acme from Eighth Street will remain open.
I want to remind you all that our Department of Fire and Rescue Services will hold a swearing-in ceremony at 6 p.m. tonight (March 16) at the Ocean City Tabernacle. The event will include the swearing-in of Jim Smith, who is the 18th chief in the 125-year history of the Ocean City Fire Department. The ceremony also will welcome members of each rank of the fire department, including deputy chief, captain and firefighter. The Ocean City Beach Patrol chief of operations and captain will be sworn in, and retired OCBP Chief of Operations Tom Mullineaux will be honored for his 51 years of service. Everybody is invited to attend this traditional event and show their support for these first responders and public servants.
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