Mayor’s Message: Dec. 20

first_imgDear Friends,Ocean City businesses are open and the city is decorated for the holidays. Remember to visit our local shops and restaurants, and if you are visiting family out of town, bring some favorite treats from Ocean City.First Night is a little more than a week away, and if you have not purchased admission buttons for your family, there is still time to do so. You can order your buttons online at firstnightocnj.com  or by calling 609-399-6111. Buttons also can be purchased in person at the City Hall Welcome Center at Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue and at the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Ninth Street causeway.Online registration  is also open for the First Day 5K Run. The race will start at 1 p.m. and race-day registration will open at 11 a.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Registration for the 2 p.m. First Plunge in the Atlantic Ocean also will be at the Music Pier.Because Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on Wednesdays, there will be a change to the trash and recycling schedule. Pickup will be pushed back by one day for all routes normally scheduled for Wednesday through Friday. See more information.Michele and I also would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Please take the time to enjoy the holidays with your family, neighbors and friends.I hope you all have a great weekend.Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillian Mayor Jay Gillianlast_img read more