Friday, April 12, 2013
Barricades in nearby neighborhoods will be removed by the weekend.
Ocean City by the weekend will remove barricades on Simpson Avenue near 34th Street and end an experiment to keep trucks and cars from using the neighborhood streets as a shortcut. "It was an attempt to find out how bad it was, and, well, it was really bad," Fourth Ward Councilman Pete Guinosso said. "Pretty chaotic." For vehicles backed up in traffic behind the signals at 34th Street, West Avenue and Bay Avenue, the neighborhoods along Simpson and Haven avenues are tempting alternative routes. But they are not designed for truck or high-speed traffic. The experiment was an attempt to try temporary measures to thwart through-traffic. A diverter at 31st and Simpson forced all vehicles to take right turns. A barricade at 33rd and Simpson …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Police seek feedback on temporary measures to reduce traffic in neighborhoods near 34th Street.
An experiment is underway on Simpson and Haven avenues near 34th Street to keep trucks and cars from using the neighborhood streets as a shortcut. For vehicles backed up in traffic behind the light at 34th Street and West Avenue, the streets are easy temptations. But they are not designed for truck or high-speed traffic, and the issue has long been a source of complaints from residents. "We were able to get some productive discussion started with residents on some of the concerns that they have regarding specific traffic safety issues in the areas of 29th to 34th Street between Haven and Simpson Avenue, including speeding, annoying truck traffic and pedestrian safety," Ocean City Police Sgt. Brian Hopely wrote in a letter to residents …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Rick McBride compiles photographs taken during and after Superstorm Sandy.
Rick McBride came down from his Pennsylvania residence to check on his home at 5400 Central Avenue as Hurricane Sandy bore down on the Jersey Shore on Oct. 28. He planned to leave at low tide on Oct. 29. But record flooding never receded that day, and because McBride was stuck, his south-end neighbors now have a spectacular photographic chronicle of the storm's impact on that part of the island. McBride compiled some of his images into a book created through a digital photograph printing service. The book is not any sort of commercial venture, but McBride said he can order additional copies for anybody interested. __________ An 8-by-8-inch version of the book costs $45 and a 12-by-12-inch version is $65. If anybody's interested they can …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Citizens are encouraged to attend and discuss Hurricane Sandy, base flood elevations and the municipal budget.
Fourth Ward Councilman Pete Guinosso will host a meeting for ward citizens from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Social Hall, 40th Street and Central Avenue. The meeting has on open format for questions and comments. But special topics will be Hurricane Sandy, new "base flood elevation" (BFE) guidelines and the 2013 municipal budget. All are welcome and encouraged to attend, and ample parking is available. If you have questions, call Guinosso at 609-398-2560 or email email@example.com. The Fourth Ward includes all properties south of 26th Street (and the Ocean Reef neighborhood off Tennessee Avenue).
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Councilman Pete Guinosso invites constituents to hear discussion of Master Plan and flood insurance program.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Councilman Pete Guinosso will host a Fourth Ward meeting 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Our Lady of Good CounselSocial Hall, 40th Street and Central Avenue. Discussion items: Master Plan Re-Exam and CRS Program (rating system for flood insurance). The Fourth Ward includes all properties south of 26th Street (and the Ocean Reef neighborhood off Tennessee Avenue). For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-398-2560.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Councilman Pete Guinosso invites constituents to discuss roads and drainage, and the city's Master Plan.
Councilman Pete Guinosso will host a Fourth Ward meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 at the social hall of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church at 40th Street and Central Avenue. The meeting will include a discussion of proposals for the repairs and upgrade of roads and drainage in the Fourth Ward and in the rest of Ocean City. Additionally, there will be a discussion of the Master Plan Re-exam of 2012 presently being conducted by the Planning Board. The Fourth Ward includes all addresses south of 26th Street (and the Ocean Reef community off Tennessee Avenue). Parking is available at the church, and anybody with an interest in the Fourth Ward is encouraged to attend. If you have questions, contact Guinosso at 609-398-2560 or pguinosso@…
Monday, July 2, 2012
Newly elected Councilman Pete Guinosso will meet with constituents at an open Fourth Ward meeting on July 7.
Fourth Ward Councilman Pete Guinosso will host his first meeting for ward citizens at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Social Hall, 40th and Central Avenue. The meeting has on open format for questions and comments. All are welcome and encouraged to attend, and ample parking is available. If you have questions, call Guinosso at 609-398-2560 or email email@example.com. The Fourth Ward includes all properties south of 26th Street (and the Ocean Reef neighborhood off Tennessee Avenue).
Saturday, April 28, 2012
City Engineer Arthur Chew reports on capital projects at the south end of Ocean City.
Fourth Ward residents gathered Friday afternoon to meet Arthur Chew — the man with the unenviable task of trying to keep water off the land — and land out of the water — on the low-lying island of Ocean City. Drainage and dredging are two of the city engineer's primary concerns, and he joined a meeting organized by Fourth Ward Councilman Roy Wagner to update residents on capital projects in progress on the south end of Ocean City. The 3:30 p.m. meeting was held in the social hall at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. Chew, a 1991 graduate of Ocean City High School and 1995 graduate of Princeton University (before moving on to grad school), used a PowerPoint presentation to highlight his department's projects, including: But the …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Councilman Roy Wagner will host a Fourth Ward meeting on Friday.
Ocean City Engineer Arthur Chew will be the guest speaker at a meeting of Fourth Ward residents and property owners scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, at the social hall of Our Lady of Good Counsel on 40th Street. Councilman Roy Wagner is hosting the meeting of his constituents. Chew will use visuals to talk about plans and improvements to roads and drainage in the south end of Ocean City. The public is invited to attend and bring questions and comments. For more information, call Wagner at 609-399-4429.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
In the May 8 election, Price is running for office in the Fourth Ward.
The municipal election on May 8 will decide the four ward seats on the seven-member City Council. The winners will serve four-year terms. Ocean City Patch asked each candidate to complete a questionnaire outlining biographical information, their platform and their stands on a handful of issues. The questionnaire is presented here in the same format it was given to the candidates. There were no further instructions, and none of the responses has been edited (beyond basic proofreading and formatting). Readers can make their own judgments on how the candidates did or didn't answer the questions. The candidates are as follows: FIRST WARD (all addresses north of the north side of Fourth Street): Mike DeVlieger, Fred Hoffman SECOND WARD (south …