first_imgDear Friends,A break in the extremely cold temperatures has allowed work in Ocean City to resume from beach to bay.The Public Works team is moving stockpiles of sand to rebuild dunes at Fifth Street and in the area between 10th Street and 12th Street. The Army Corps left a supply for us to work with during the recent north end beach replenishment project.Work on the boardwalk reconstruction project between 10th Street and 12th Street remains on schedule. We expect to reopen the block between 10th Street and 11th Street in the coming days, and much of the decking on the final block is already in place.Multiple crews are now working to complete the network of new storm pipes in the Fourth Ward drainage project. A pre-construction meeting next week will determine the schedule for another major neighborhood drainage project between First Street and Eighth Street. At the same time, many other city road projects and utility upgrade projects are back underway.The downtown will benefit from sidewalk and crosswalk work expected to begin later this month. And contractors are back at work finishing private dredging contracts in Carnival Bayou.Last night, a young Ocean City resident put on a free concert of Billy Joel songs for an enthusiastic audience at the Ocean City Free Public Library. At just 13, Scott Nuss shows remarkable talent. The eighth-grader even penned and debuted an Ocean City theme song about a favorite vacation spot that became his home. I want to thank Scott and his family for sharing his gift and his new theme with us all.I hope you all have a great weekend.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayorlast_img