Know before you go: Ocean City beach replenishment update

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Know before you go: Ocean City beach replenishment update Know before you go: Ocean City beach replenishment update

OCEAN CITY — Officials from the US Army Corps of Engineers and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will give a presentation on the city’s north end beach replenishment project when Ocean City Council meets 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 in the Ocean City Library, 1735 Simpson Ave.

In addition, a presentation will be given by the administration on a proposed rehabilitation plan for city Block 911, Lots 1 to 4.01, also known as Dan’s Docks. The property at the west end of 10th Street near Palen Avenue, owned by Capital Builders, Inc. and BNB Bank of New York, was gated off by the city in May 2012 due to safety concerns. It was previously a popular seafood restaurant and marina. There will be a special meeting of the Ocean City Planning Board 6 p.m. March 13 in the senior center where Bayfront Preservation Foundation, LLC will present a redevelopment plan for the lots.

The first ordinance on the agenda for introduction Thursday will execute a “deed of dedication and perpetual storm damage reduction easement” for 338 and 336 Waverly Boulevard, in the city's far north end. According to the ordinance, this will allow the state of New Jersey to construct Great Egg Harbor Inlet and Peck’s Beach. The easement states that the state Bureau of Coastal Engineering, under the DEP, recognizes the beach there is subject to constant erosion and degradation and wants to participate with the Army Corps to construct the beach and inlet. The project includes periodic re-nourishment.

A $5.788 million bond ordinance, up for public hearing and approval Thursday, was introduced at the Feb. 14 council meeting. The bond will pay for city improvements, including $550,000 for lagoon dredging; $2.9 million for road reconstruction and repair; $15,000 for ADA beach access paths; $690,000 for repairs to City Hall and the 29th Street firehouse; $425,000 for repair of the 15th Street playground and fountains and footbaths near the beach; $65,000 for acquisition of parking meters; $100,000 for acquisition of buildings and grounds equipment, and chairs for the Music Pier; $25,000 for public safety radios; and $1.018 million to purchase a pumper truck, mini dump truck with snow plow and spreader, utility body pick-up truck, an extended cab pick-up truck and utility vans. These items are related to the 2013 capital plan.

Council will also vote on the Special Improvement District budget for 2013 after a public hearing. The $259,612 budget was introduced at the Jan. 24 council meeting. (related story)

RESOLUTIONS – CONSENT AGENDA:

Resolution Authorizing the Award of City Contract #13-25, Fabrication & Supply of Welded Aluminum Railing to Include All Incidentals

A Resolution Authorizing Payment to Serber Konschak, LLP for Services Rendered Pursuant to the Employment Contract Between the City of Ocean City and the Ocean City Beach Patrol Administrative Association

A Resolution Authorizing Payment to Lanciano & Associates, LLC for Services Rendered Pursuant to the Employment Contract Between the City of Ocean City and the Ocean City Beach Patrol Administrative Association

A Resolution Authorizing a Professional Services Contract between the City of Ocean City & Tetra Tech, Inc. as a Consultant for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

A Resolution Authorizing a Contract between the City of Ocean City & Line Systems, Inc. for Supply & Delivery of Local & Long Distance Telephone Exchange Service

A Resolution Authorizing the Award of a Contract to Mobile Dredging and Pumping Company for the Drainage System Clean Out after Hurricane Sandy

A Resolution Authorizing the Award of a Contract to Waste Management of New Jersey, Inc. for Additional Solid Waste Containers for Hurricane Sandy Debris

A Resolution Authorizing the Payment of Claims

A Resolution Finding that Block 911, Lots 1, 1.01, 1.02, 2, 2.01, 3, 3.01, 4 & 4.01, Located at Palen Avenue and Tenth Street, May Be An Area In Need of Rehabilitation and Should, Therefore, Be Reviewed by the Ocean City Planning Board

A Resolution Amending and Re-Adopting a Floodplain Management Plan For Ocean City

A Resolution Appointing Linda DeLanzo & Denise Frehe as members to the Utility Advisory Commission


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