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Council Adds Downtown/Boardwalk SID Budget to Thursday Agenda

Ocean City will vote to approve contracts for road, boardwalk repairs and Life Saving Station repairs.

City Council has a full agenda for its public meeting 7 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 9) at the Ocean City Free Public Library. Council revised its agenda on Wednesday morning to include a second reading of the 2014 Special Improvement District budget (see more information). But here are five other things that might be of special interest:

  • VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION: A special presentation at the start of the meeting will recognized volunteers for their service on Ocean City boards and commissions.
  • 10TH STREET MARINA PLAN: City Council will consider the second reading of an ordinance that corrects a clerical error on a redevelopment plan for a proposed marina, fuel dock and restaurant on the bay near 10th Street. Council first approved the plan in November.
  • FALL ROAD IMPROVEMENTS: City Council will vote to approve a $1.2 million contract with GWP Enterprises of Williamstown to repair and repave the following streets: Stenton Place, Pelham Place, Arkansas Avenue, Bayshore Drive, Pinewood Drive, Windsor Drive, 1100 block (east side) Simpson Avenue, 11th Street (from Bay Avenue to the Simpson/Haven alley, including significant drainage improvements), 12th Street (Bay Avenue to Simpson Avenue, south side).
  • BOARDWALK REPAIR AT 22ND STREET: City Council will vote to approve a $16,500 contract for R.A. Walters and Sons of Cape May Court House to repair the substructure of the Ocean City Boardwalk at 22nd Street, including 27 new pilings.
  • LIFE SAVING STATION RENOVATION: City Council will vote to approve a $32,000 increase to what is now a $645,000 contract for exterior renovations at the historic U.S. Life Saving Station at Fourth Street and Atlantic Avenue. Crews working to repair the foundation noticed deteriorated cedar posts and perimeter piers when the structure was raised in the fall.
See the City Council  Agenda Packet  for the full text and supporting documentation for all agenda items.
Eric Sauder January 08, 2014 at 05:31 PM
Its all about the money here and who is making it.
Eric Sauder January 08, 2014 at 05:35 PM
More and more it has to do with who is fronting the money. People in government seem to have the notion that tax payer dollars are a source for their own investment. I think they need to be disabused of that notion.
vic January 08, 2014 at 11:47 PM
the life saving station is a hobby for several preservationists, many of whom do not even live in ocean city. I don't mind them having a hobby, but I really resent them financing it with my tax dollars.
OCnjOC January 09, 2014 at 02:32 AM
The people involved with this have been lying for years claiming there is "no cost" to the City. In fact they used spend thousands in legal fees every month but they never showed the costs under the project, it is buried in the hundreds of thousands in legal fees. The whole thing is promoted by a local attorney who ran for surrogate. He gets senior citizens to go before council to say we should honor the dead people we never met instead of taking care of the living. they do that because nobody wants to say anything against some senior who gets up before council. Once they got the state money they let their web site lapse and stopped most of the promotion. then these people claim they are helping the community after they rip everyone off. This thing is a scam from beginning to end. The State AG was asked to step in after they stopped all the promotion once they got their grant so hopefully some of these people will get arrested at some point.
Big c January 10, 2014 at 01:05 PM
It seems the local government has has adopted the senator from Philadelphia's motto, use opm.

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