As we approach the holiday weekend, I want to remind you all that the city’s 2018-19 bayside dredging program is underway and there is a lot of equipment on the water in the back bay.
Boaters should be advised that the hydraulic dredge contractor is installing pipeline from the Carnival/Venetian Bayou areas near 17th Street south to the disposal facility on the marshes near Roosevelt Boulevard. Please use caution when operating near this equipment.
The city contracts should be complete in November or December, and contractors can then switch over to work for private slip owners as time and conditions allow.
Homeowners who wish to make arrangements to have their slips dredged are advised to contact Trident Marine (609-703-7466) and/or Southwind Construction (812-867-7220).
Additionally, owners can reach out to ACT Engineers at OceanCity@ACTEngineers.com to be placed on a list or have general questions answered.
Road and drainage projects continue throughout town, and after Columbus Day, a New Jersey American Water contractor will begin work to upgrade infrastructure underneath Bay Avenue from Second Street to Sixth Street.
This work must be completed before our north end drainage project contractor can begin its own work on Bay Avenue. The projects will require several weeks of detours along that stretch of Bay Avenue. I ask you all to be prepared to seek alternate routes. The entire project continues to make great progress.
It looks like we’re going to have good weather for our Fall Block Party 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 6) on Asbury Avenue.
All parking in town (meters and municipal lots) is now free. I encourage everybody to come down to enjoy all that Ocean City has to offer this weekend .
We’re also holding our semi-annual paper-shredding and household cleanup day 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Shelter Road Recycling Center.
I hope you all have a great holiday weekend.
Mayor Jay A. Gillian