Ocean City to Vote on Skateboard Park Funding on Thursday

first_imgCity Council will vote on spending $750,000 and borrowing $712,500 to build a skateboard park on city-owned land on the 500 block of Asbury Avenue.The first reading of the bond ordinance is scheduled for council’s public meeting 7 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 13) on the third floor of City Hall.If the measure passes, the city will be reimbursed $500,000 from a Green Acres Cape May County Recreation Grant. Council had already approved a capital plan that calls for borrowing $250,000 for the project.Thursday’s vote is one of the last major steps in the process of building the park, which could possibly be in place by spring 2015.READ MOREOcean City Skateboard Park: Latest Design and SiteCrowd Turns Out for Skateboard Park MeetingOcean City Gets $500,000 Grant for Skateboard ParkNIMPS, not NIMBYs, in Ocean City Skate Park DebateGroup Zeroes in on Skate Park Site for Ocean City__________Here are a few other things of interest on Thursday’s City Council agenda:Utility Poles in Merion Park: Council will vote on the first reading of an ordinance approving two new utility poles to service the new pump station for the flood-prone neighborhood.Downtown Business Zone Changes: Council will vote on the second reading of an ordinance that includes changes related to building height, design standards, parking requirements, balconies and decks, and residential units in the Central Business (CB) Zone. Read moreNew Height Guidelines for Residences: City Council will vote on the second reading of an amended ordinance that changes how building heights are measured. In determining how tall new buildings can be built, heights will measured from a point at three feet above base flood elevation (from that point to the top of the roof). A recently approved ordinance that requires the floor joists of new homes to be built two feet above BFE remains unchanged.New Height Guidelines for Businesses: Council will vote on the first of several amended ordinances designed to create a uniform measuring point for heights in all commercial districts. The reference point is base flood elevation (and not the center line of the street) under the proposed measure.See the Agenda Packet for full documentation on all agenda items.__________Click here to sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts [ready_google_map id=’1′]last_img read more