City Council has a full agenda (see attached PDF) for its public meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at , but here are five things that might be of special interest.
The meeting is the first for newly elected City Council members Michael DeVlieger (First Ward), Antwan McClellan (Second Ward) and Pete Guinosso (Fourth Ward).
- City Council will vote to seek new bids on the first phase of a 10-year boardwalk reconstruction project. The city received 13 bids for work from Fifth Street to Sixth Street, but decided to seek permission to readvertise based on new technical specifications. After an extended controversy led the city to give up on a plan to use the Brazilian hardwod ipe, the city is look for other ways to make sure the new construction is durable.
- City Council will vote to release money to the owners of the DuBois Estate at the corner Battersea and Pinnacle roads. The money ($62,078.40) is being held as a performance guarantee for the estate to complete infrastructure work related to subdividing the vacant property into six lots. The release of the money signals the next stage in the development of the property, which was . The resolution calls for 10 percent of the guarantee to be held for two more years.
- City Council will vote to endorse a plan by Cape May County to move to single-stream recycling. That would mean users would not have to separate bottles, cans and paper. All recycling could be placed in the same container.
- City Council will vote to renew an engineering services contract with Michael Baker Jr. Inc. of Hamilton Township for road construction projects in Merion Park. The contract is not to exceed $67,900.
- City Council will vote to apply for Sustainable Jersey grants. The City of Ocean City has been a Sustainable Jersey Certified community since the inception of the program in 2009. Communities must meet a stringent criteria of actions to receive certification each year.