Saturday, April 13, 2013
In a letter to the public, Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian provides information on a public safety review and plans for a bayside property.
- GOING GREEN
Saturday, April 13
Mayor Jay Gillian posted his weekly update Friday on the City of Ocean City website. The April 12 letter addresses a review of police and fire department operations and plans for the former Dan's Dock property at 10th Street and the bay. Dear Friends, As Mayor there’s nothing I take more seriously than public safety. Keeping people safe is the primary function of government. I’ve said repeatedly that I’ll consider any method of operating more efficiently, as long as public safety is not compromised. For a number of reasons, this is an opportune time to again review how we deliver our public safety services. I have advised the staff that I want a comprehensive review of our public safety services. I want to look at everything: …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Ocean City resident Michael Hinchman writes about a proposal to revive a marina and restaurant at 10th Street and Palen Avenue.
Wednesday, April 3
I have recently criticized City Council and the city administration for lacking the skill set to competently tackle different projects. I have repeated this most recently at the last council meeting. An article in the March 16 edition of The Press of Atlantic City reads in part, "Tom Gill said if it (10th and Palen) is deemed in need of rehabilitation, the city would be able to help finance the project, which is the key, because he said no bank would provide a loan for a property with such environmental problems." I have attended the recent council meeting and at no time did Solicitor Dorothy McCrosson disclose this. It is another example of the administration not telling the truth by omission (remember her bank where she serves on the …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Ocean City resident Michael Hinchman sees similar shortcomings in beaches, bay, boardwalk and roads projects.
To the editor: The former Dan's Dockside Marina property has long been a defunct operation and in foreclosure, and a white knight — the Gill family — has emerged to purchase the property. The plans are to construct a marina, restaurant, small shops and a gas filling station on the water. This approval will be accomplished at the Planning Board and eventually City Council. Let me state my desired result up front: the Gill family gets approved and builds an attractive functioning restaurant/marina. The " how" is my concern and it reflects what I have continually observe as the failing of the administration and council as they tackle the big issues of the day: 1) roads and drainage; 2) the Ocean City marina deal (at Second and Bay); 3) the …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Schilling Estate, south-end beaches, credit-card parking, elevation guidelines and a potential new marina.
City Council has a full agenda for its public meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday (March 14) at the Ocean City Free Public Library. But here are five things that might be of special interest. While the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., City Council is expected to go into a private executive session with the public portion of the meeting expected to resume at the usual 7 p.m. (See attached PDF for supporting documentation on all agenda items.)
Friday, March 1, 2013
The former Dan's Dockside Marina is under contract with new buyers.
City Council approved a resolution Thursday declaring abandoned lots on the bay near 10th Street as an "area in need of rehabilitation." The vote was described by attorney Keith Davis as "the first step in the process" of redeveloping the lots most recently occupied by Dan's Dockside Marina and Seafood Restaurant on the 900 block of Palen Avenue. The property is now bank-owned, but a corporation operated by Tom and Patrick Gill is the contract purchaser, according to Davis. The Gills own the Tackle Direct shop in Ocean City. Patrick Gill said that Ocean City, which was once home to 11 marinas, currently has no fueling station for boats. He said he hopes to make the property a working marina with a fuel dock and transient slips. The …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Beach replenishment update, rehab at old Dan's Dockside site, legal bills for Ethics Board case, lots of road repair, and a Special Improvement District vote.
City Council has a full agenda its public meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Ocean City Free Public Library, but here are five things that might be of special interest. (See attached PDF for supporting documentation for all agenda items.)