The following is Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian’s weekly update to citizens, posted on Friday, March 14.
There’s been a lot of good news for Ocean City this week.
I’d like to thank the voters who have once again done the right thing for our children by overwhelmingly approving the referendum for the repairs to the Ocean City Primary School. Congratulations to the Board of Education and the School District administration for developing such a well-thought-out project. The kids deserve nothing less than to be educated in a safe, clean and comfortable environment.
Important legislation to ease the negative impacts of the Biggert-Waters Act has now passed both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and awaits the President’s signature. Earlier this week, I hosted Congressman LoBiondo, along with mayors and other elected officials from many coastal communities, to discuss this important bill. Without the reforms that the new legislation provides, our local economy would have been devastated. I thank Congressman LoBiondo, along with Senators Menendez and Booker, for their hard work and support.
Tomorrow, Saturday March 15 , from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, the Ocean City PTA will present their annual spring carnival. This year the event will held at Ocean City High School for the first time. The PTA promises that the event will be “Out of This World” with space and science games and activities, along with all of the favorite carnival style games from years past.
Proceeds from the carnival will benefit the Student Spaceflight Experimental Program, a great honor for OCHS and the community from Stockton College. Students and faculty involved with the program will be at the event to demonstrate their projects. The program will end with one team’s experiment actually taking place in outer space!
Have a great weekend.
Jay A. Gillian