June 9, 2023
Dear Friends,
City Council last night tabled a proposed ordinance that would prohibit riding e-bikes on the boardwalk. I will continue to work with Council, Police Chief Jay Prettyman and the community as we look for the best ways to keep everybody safe while enjoying the boardwalk.
With the summer fast approaching, I want to remind everybody of the importance of safety not just on the boardwalk, but on all of our streets.
Drivers must stop for pedestrians at crosswalks, and just as importantly, I want to ask pedestrians to make eye contact with drivers before walking out into any street. Bicyclists and e-bike riders should heed all stop signs and red lights, and follow the same rules as cars. Parents can set an example for all kids by wearing helmets. Low-speed vehicle (golf cart) operators and all of their passengers should remember to use their seat belts.
With so many people sharing the streets, these rules are extremely important.
The twice-a-week trash and recycling pickup schedule starts tomorrow, and more information is available here. I also want to remind everybody that the city now provides a new service that allows residents to drop off trash and recycling at the Shelter Road Recycling Center from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every Sunday. The service will be available through the weekend of the Fall Block Party (Oct. 8).
Warm regards,
Jay A. Gillian

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Mayor Jay GillianWelcome 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, Fire and Rescue, and Beach Patrol. Residents participate in activities for every age and interest including the cultural arts, music and theater 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, 12-hole golf course, Aquatic and Fitness Center as well as the famed Ocean City Pops Orchestra.

Ocean City is also host to more than 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, the Baby Parade in August, our mile-long block parties in May and October, and our family-friendly First Night New Year’s Eve Celebration.

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

Phone: 609-525-9333

Mayor Jay A. Gillian
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