Mayor Jay Gillian: Updates on Merion Park, Bay Avenue Work and West Avenue Bike…

first_imgDear Friends,I would like to provide an update on several capital improvement projects.The road and drainage project in Merion Park is nearly completed.  We are working on the final steps to install the pump equipment and provide electricity to them, while finishing up some small items.  I would like to again thank all of the residents of the neighborhood as they continue to share their input with us during the project.We heard today that the county is progressing on schedule with the Bay Avenue project.  If all goes as scheduled, 6th to 9th Street will be completed soon, and 9th to 12th will be completed before the Christmas holidays.  We also received an update from the county on the restriping of West Avenue south of 34th Street.  The City should be receiving a final report on the most recent traffic count shortly with a potential project in the spring, completed prior to Memorial Day.The next stage of the boardwalk project is also progressing on time. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation with the detour and we are optimistic that the job will be finished by the end of March.  I will continue to keep everyone updated on all of these projects.Lastly, I would like to thank City Council, the Downtown Merchants, the Chamber of Commerce and the City team members who work diligently this week to reschedule the Christmas Parade.  I ask that everyone supports our local businesses this holiday season and please join me in helping to make this year’s Christmas Parade a success for our entire Community.Thank you and have a great weekend.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayor A project to improve drainage in the flood-prone Merion Park section of Ocean City is nearly complete.The following is Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian’s weekly update to citizens posted on Friday, Nov. 14.last_img read more

Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul visits Southern Tier on State of the State address tour

first_img“This is the epicenter of clean energy, we’ve done a tremendous amount of work, the governor has also said he wants this area to be the leader of the electric vehicle revolution and hes asked Doctor Whittingham from Binghamton University to lead that effort,” she said. Hochul stopped at the Cornell Cooperative extension to discuss topics from Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address on Wednesday. (WBNG) — Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul made a stop in the Southern Tier on Friday during her State of the State address tour. She spoke about raising the Excelsior Scholarship eligibility threshold from $125,000 to $150,000 which will allow nearly 7,000 more Southern Tier residents to go to college tuition free. “We have invested over 7.4 billion dollars in the Southern Tier since we were elected to office and that’s extraordinary, that’s making a difference in small downtown’s all the way to the largest cities. We are investing money into the greater Binghamton fund to help people in poverty over to Elmira investing 10 million to help bring back their downtown,” said Hochulcenter_img In her time in the area, Hochul also touched upon the vape ban, legalizing marijuana and topics that would benefit agriculture in our area. Hochul also mentioned bringing more electric cars to the area through a possible proposal of a electric car tax rebate system. Hochul’s next stop on the State of the State tour will be in Buffalo.last_img read more