Mayor’s Update – March 23, 2018

first_imgMayor Jay Gillian Dear Friends,We endured yet another nor’easter this week, and if you’re like me, you’re ready for some spring weather.The Cape May County project replacing the West 17th Street Bridge blocked a major outfall pipe before the storm. This caused extensive flooding in the area from the bridge all the way to West Avenue. This is a county project, not a city project, and the county contractor did not follow approved plans. The city team took immediate action when the issue was discovered and required the county’s contractor to find a way to drain the flooded area. This is not acceptable, and I can assure you all that the county contractor will be working late into the evening to install a diversion pipe to fully correct the problem until the bridge project is complete.At last night’s City Council meeting, Business Administrator Jim Mallon provided an update on the city’s efforts to acquire 903 Bay Avenue, the former Exxon gas station property. A judge in our condemnation proceeding conducted a settlement conference to try to see if we could resolve the litigation without more attorney’s fees and court costs. But the property owner wanted far more than the appraised value of the property, and we were unable to reach an agreement.In light of what the City would have to pay in combined litigation and acquisition costs, the city voluntarily withdrew its condemnation complaint. We will continue to pursue more cost-effective opportunities for using taxpayer dollars to acquire open space. The owner is now free to pursue whatever plans he has for the property.All floors of Gardens Plaza have reopened and residents are allowed to return following water damage from a standpipe that burst during the extreme cold of early January. I want to thank our construction code team for expediting permit applications and inspections to aid these residents.A planned Atlantic City Electric power outage is now scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday (March 28). The interruption of service had been postponed a couple times due to the weather. The outage will affect the area between North Street and 13th Street and is expected to last no more than 15 minutes. We will send reminders to residents of the affected area as March 28 approaches.I want to remind everybody that the Boardwalk Merchants Association will hold the first of two egg hunts on the beach between 11th Street and 14th Street at 2:30 p.m. Saturday (March 24). The event is free for children ages 7 and under, but be sure to arrive early to make sure you don’t miss the action. All parking on streets and municipal lots is free at this time of year, and remember that the 34th Street Bridge is still limited to one lane. The second egg hunt is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. March 31.I hope you all have a great weekend.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayorlast_img read more

South Haven teams win, Caldwell girls, Oxford boys victorious

first_imgScoring: Oxford – Derek Williams 3, Gage Burkes 21, Dexter Norris 1, Carson Crain 6, Oggie Shimkus 1, Colter Silhan 5, Timmie Catlin 1, Alex Jones 15, Garret Kennedy 18. CVD – Sweaney 2, Boatman 2, Ames 25, Hollingshed 12, Helphingstine 3, Massey 6 3 PT FG- Oxford: Burkes 2, CVD: Ames 2, Hollingshed 1, Helphingstine 1, Massey 1 Caldwell 76 Sedan 42The Bluejays roared to a 17-13 first quarter lead and led 36-27 at the half in this high-scoring affair.Kambree York scored 28 points for Caldwell.Caldwell: Ty Issacs 14, Te. Issacs 2, Rice 7, Ward 4, S. York 2, K. York 28, Lebeda 6, Arnold 8, Arnett 5. Totals: 26 (3) 15-23 76. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The South Haven basketball teams swept their opponents. Oxford, Argonia and Caldwell were also in action Friday night…Girls: South Haven 52 West Elk 25South Haven kept its winning streak going with a rather easy win against West Elk. Asthon Barlow led South Haven with 12 and Launa White had 11.South Haven:  10  21  13  08—52West Elk:  05  10  05  05—25South Haven scoring:  Barlow 12, White 11, K. Tanner 9, Harris 8, P. Turek 6, Jacobs 4, Parks 2 Flinthills 50 Argonia 17. South Haven 50 West Elk 34South Haven used a 22-3 output in the second quarter to put the Patriots away.Scoring for South Haven: Lowe 6, Harris 2, Cully 3, Showman 20, Byers 6, Schuster 6, Ray 5, Moreland 2. Totals 19 (3) 9-18 50.West Elk was led by Loudermilk with 8. Boys: Oxford 71 CV-Dexter 50Quote from Oxford head boys coach Kyle Green: About as complete a game as we have played in a while. I was very proud of our kids. Garret Kennedy played well, finished inside and did a great job of posting and working inside. Our guards did a great job of getting him the ball. Gage Burkes and Alex Jones played well, they hunted great shots out of our offense and just played well. Overall it was a good team effort, our kids play hard and that’s all I can ask for. I was very proud of the way they played tonight. We are 9-4 on the year now, 4-0 in the SCBL, and we will get ready for Argonia on the road Tuesday. FT: Oxford: 16/29, CVD: 13/19 Cedar Vale/Dexter 45 Oxford 29 The Spartans led for all four quarters.CV-Dexter: Stone 4, Berkley 11, Kuntz 2, Ames 2, Rhodd 6, Burdelk 4, Arthurton 10, Clapp 6. Total: 19 (0) 7-15 45.Oxford: Norris 8, Payne 11, Moore 2, Metz 1, Mets 2, Whitlock 5. Total: 10 (0) 9-18 29 Oxford 11 15 24 21 71CVD 6 17 14 13 50 Sedan 43 Caldwell 30 Caldwell scored 16 of its 30 points in the fourth quarter after going scoreless in the third.Scoring for Caldwell: Halling 2, Ward 6, Kendrick 8, Webster 6, York 2, Wencel 6. Totals 10 (6) 4-8. No score was available for Argonia vs. Flinthills. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more