December 27, 2013
As we finish the last few days of 2013, we, as a community, can look back with pride at what we were able to accomplish by working together. City government, the business community, local churches, non-profit organizations and hundreds of volunteers helped us to continue to recover from one of the worst storms in our city’s history. One year later, we must remember that that recovery continues for some.
Working together, we were ready to greet our second homeowners and visitors for summer.
I would like to thank the City Council for their actions during the past year. In addition to the normal workload, funding needed to be put in place, and ordinances needed to be enacted to allow for the timely repair, rebuilding, elevation and replacement of damaged homes at the new FEMA required heights. These zoning changes were enacted quickly and without controversy.
The lesson we carry forward is simple. If we all work together, there’s nothing we can’t overcome. That’s what Ocean City’s all about.
See you at First Night and First Day at the Beach.
Michele and I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!
Jay A. Gillian