OCPD Weekly Activity Report August 31 – September 2

first_imgOcean City Public Safety Building Calls for Service: 1045           Daily Average: 149August 27, 2017: SundayCalls for service: 155Stops: 31 Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 27 Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 12 Fire and 10 EMS callsTheft, 900 block Boardwalk, at 8:23amAccidents, 9th St. & Central Ave., at 6:41pmAugust 28, 2017: MondayCalls for service: 176Stops: 5 Accidents: 2 Property Checks: 40 Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 14 Fire and 11 EMS callsTheft, 600 block Haven Ave., at 8:50amVehicle accident, Summer Ct., at 10:49amTheft, 1200 block Boardwalk, at 11:31amTheft, 2100 block Central Ave., at 11:39amVehicle accident, 800 block 9th St., at 1:55pmTheft, 900 block Boardwalk, at 2:30pmFraud, 800 block Seacliff Rd., at 3:50pmTheft, 3300 block Asbury Ave., at 3:55pmTheft, 400 block 5th St., at 7:25pmAugust 29, 2017: TuesdayCalls for service: 108Stops: 22 Accidents: 3 Property Checks: 33 Alarms: 5The Police Department assisted with 11 fires and 10 EMS callsAccidents, 5th St. & Bay Ave., at 8:15amFraud, 400 block Central Ave., at 12:09pmAccidents, 13th St. & West Ave., at 1:08pmAccidents, 3400 block Simpson Ave., at 6:15pmAugust 30, 2017: WednesdayCalls for service: 161Stops: 42 Accidents: 2 Property Checks: 24 Alarms: 6The Police Department assisted with 12 fires and 11 EMS callsAccidents, 800 block West Ave., at 8:43amAccidents, 1600 block Boardwalk, at 9:07amTheft, 600 block Boardwalk, at 1:14pmDWI, 400 block 22nd St., one in custody, at 9:20pmAugust 31, 2017: ThursdayCalls for service: 147Stops: 41 Accidents: 3 Property Checks: 24 Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 11 fires and 9 EMS callsAccidents, Gardens Pkwy. & W. Atlantic Blvd., at 7:23amAccidents, 800 block 5th St., at 9:24amTheft, Crescent Rd., at 10:15amTheft, 1100 block Beach., at 10:30amAccidents, 1100 block Ocean Ave., at 12:25pmTheft, 900 block 6th St., at 5:01pmTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 9:15pmTheft, 900 block Boardwalk, at 10:56pmSeptember 1, 2017: FridayCalls for service: 138Stops: 17 Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 35 Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 8 fire and 9 EMS callsWarrant, W. 17th St., one in custody, at 8:00amTheft, 1300 block Boardwalk, at 12:22pmTheft, 500block 13th St., at 3:38pmAccidents, 11th St. & West Ave., at 5:07pmTheft, 800 block Boardwalk, at 9:35pmSeptember 2, 2017: SaturdayCalls for service: 157Stops: 36 Accidents: 3 Property Checks: 48  Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 10 fires and 10 EMS callsAccidents, 14th St. & Simpson Ave., at 12:04pmCDS, 3400 block West Ave., at 12:25pmAccidents, 9th Street, at 7:08pmAccidents, 3400 block Simpson Ave., at 8:33pmPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.Bicycle riders must obey all motor vehicle laws similar to that of a motor vehicle. They must stop at stop signs, traffic lights and ride with the flow of traffic.       Bicycle riders are not pedestrians and do not have the same right of way as a pedestrian when crossing the street at an intersection.When traveling on Route 52, remember that New Jersey State Law requires vehicles to KEEP RIGHT and pass left. The speed limit is 45 mph for the causeway.By City Ordinance alcohol is not allowed on the beach and boardwalk or other public locations. Fines for this offense are $250.00last_img read more

Mayor’s Message: Jan. 15

first_imgDear Friends,Council President Bobby Barr, senior staff members and I met virtually this afternoon with U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew to learn more about a proposed wind energy farm in federal waters in the Atlantic Ocean about 15 miles off the coast of southern New Jersey.The city team continues to do its due diligence by working with federal and state regulators, the wind energy company Ørsted, and other experts to get all the facts and determine our options.I will continue to communicate with all local stakeholders as the process moves forward. The only piece of this proposed project Ocean City could control would be an easement from a coastal town to bring transmission lines to the mainland.While Ørsted could take the transmission line elsewhere, this could be a major source of funding for improvement projects in the city.I want to encourage you all to watch our annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, which will be made available for viewing on www.ocnj.us and OCTV-97 starting at 1 p.m. Monday (Jan. 18).The event was pre-recorded this year, but as always, one of the highlights will be the recitation of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech by the Rev. Gregory Johnson.We also will recognize the volunteerism of three citizens with our Martin Luther King Community Services Awards. Kathy Thompson, Jennifer Bowman and Mike Morrissey have always given much of their time and energy to help others in our community, and each was especially important in this year when the pandemic changed our lives.Monday’s presentation will include much more on each of these exemplary citizens.It also will include the recognition of seventh-graders Joseph Heng and Gabrielle Henry and eighth-graders Danna Ramirez and Catie Brooks, who will read their winning essays on the legacy of Dr. King.The video will remain available on-demand at www.ocnj.us and it will be rebroadcast on OCTV-97 at 9 p.m. Jan. 19, 7 p.m. Jan. 20, 12 p.m. Jan. 21 and 10 a.m. Jan. 23.At the next meeting on Jan. 28, City Council will consider a proposal to begin flood mitigation efforts on West 17th Street.The first steps will include studying the effects of groundwater on flooding with the use of piezometers and marking the elevations of all bulkheads.This work will help the city remain on track to coordinate its flood relief efforts with a utility company project to replace sewer mains and add a pumping station.We also have been able to address some of the issues raised by citizens at our flood mitigation town hall meeting. The standing water around 28th Street and Wesley Avenue was re-routed from an ineffective French drain into the main storm drainage system.Perforated pipe on 22nd Street between West Avenue and Haven Avenue was replaced with a new solid underground pipeline, eliminating the constant water in the gutter.A temporary pump was placed at 25th Street and Haven Avenue and has already proven effective in reducing the severity of flooding at that location.Based on the success of that experiment, a permanent solution is being designed to move the water to the bay.The county’s wastewater main replacement on Bay Avenue is nearing completion.But one of the final phases will include detours of southbound traffic on Bay Avenue from Eighth Street to Ninth Street. Drivers leaving the island from the north end should plan to use West Avenue next week.After the pipeline work is complete, the roadway will be temporarily restored, and final paving will take place in the spring.COVID-19 vaccinations are now open to all 65-and-overs and people ages 16 to 64 with medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19.Please visit www.ocnj.us/covid19 to learn more about how to register to receive the vaccine. Appointments remain limited, but more vaccine is expected to be delivered in the coming weeks, so it’s important to be registered.I hope you all have a great weekend.Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillian Mayor Jay Gillianlast_img read more

DISAPPOINTMENT AFTER FUNDING PULLED ON DONEGAL SUMMER SCHOOL

first_imgThe Micheal O’Cleirigh Summer School committee has expressed unanimous disappointment at the loss of badly-needed funding.In its inaugural year in 2014 the school, centred at Creevy and Rossnowlagh, outside Ballyshannon, received €2,000 from Donegal County Council strategic development fund which is allocated by councillors to local deserving organisations.The committee has just learned that the school will get none of the local allocation this year. Most of the money allocated in the Ballyshannon area is going instead to the Rory Gallagher festival and the Aodh Rua GAA club. Public records show the council agreed to give €10,000 to the Rory Gallagher festival and €9,000 to Aodh Rua for park development and conversion.The Micheal O’Cleirigh School runs for three days from May 15 to 17, after a decision to extend it following the success of last year’s one-day event.Committee members were told at a recent meeting that they are now struggling to fund the school.They were told by Failte Ireland that the school is still too small to receive funding from its grant aid sources. Failte recommended that the school seek continued funding from the council’s strategic development fund. Brian McAuley, chairman of Scoil Micheal O’ Clerigh said: “We are gravely disappointed that we have been ignored by our local councillors.“The Rory Gallagher festival is receiving €10,000 and the Aodh Rua Club is receiving €9,000.“Both also received funding from other grant-aiding sources while we have none.“The council’s strategic development fund was established to give aid to small events like ours to develop and grow.“I cannot understand why the GAA, a national organisation with so many million euro, is getting extra funding from a local source when a school to honour the head of the Four Masters who did such great work on the annals of the Kingdom of Ireland is left struggling. “It also appears a blues guitarist who left Ballyshannon at a few weeks of age is more important to our councillors than the scholar who led a team to produce the ancient annals of Ireland.“Surely, the council could have given a little less to the Rory Gallagher festival and the Aodh Rua club and make a small fund available for the Micheal O’ Cleirigh school”Information about the School can be found on www.mocleirigh.ie or by linking to Micheal O’Cleirigh on Facebook or on 087 444 5848.DISAPPOINTMENT AFTER FUNDING PULLED ON DONEGAL SUMMER SCHOOL was last modified: April 26th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more