Red line indicates existing rail trail at Corson’s Inlet State Park.City Council has a full agenda for its public meeting 7 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 14) at City Hall, but here are a handful of items that might be of special interest:Boardwalk Rolling Chair Ban: Ocean City recently received an inquiry from a company interested in operating a rolling chair business like Atlantic City’s. But Police Chief Chad Callahan recommended against adding rolling chairs to an already chaotic mix on the summer boardwalk. City Council will consider the first reading of an amended ordinance prohibiting the use of rolling chairs on streets, alleys and the boardwalk in Ocean City.Corson’s Inlet State Park Boardwalk: City Council will consider a resolution that would approve of Ocean City co-signing an application for permits to build a small boardwalk connecting paved streets at 59th Street and West Avenue with an existing gravel rail trail in Corson’s Inlet State Park. The rail trail currently dead-ends in the marshes about 300 feet shy of Ocean City. The project would be on state property and funded by the state, but because it crosses rights of way controlled by Ocean City, the city’s support is necessary.Prettier Pilings: City Council will consider the first reading of an ordinance that would require “more aesthetically pleasing” screening of exposed structural pilings for elevated homes.Zoning Flood Elevation: City Council will consider another change to required elevation for new or substantially reconstructed homes. An ordinance proposes to measure “zoning flood elevation” from the bottom of the floor joists (and not from the top of the finished first floor). The change would help the city comply with “Community Rating System” requirements that help determine flood insurance discounts for communities as a whole.Return of the Community Services Department: City Council will consider re-establishing the Department of Community Services, which was merged last year into a new Department of Community Operations in a structural reorganization.For supporting documentation on all agenda items, see the agenda packet below:Download (PDF, 2.24MB)
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man allegedly killed his 32-year-old girlfriend and cut her daughter who tried to intervene before he committed suicide in their North Amityville home on Saturday night, Suffolk County police said.Officers responded to a 911 call reporting a man stabbing a woman at a house on North Drive where they found Virginia Vasquez and her boyfriend, Stephen Guillaume, 35, dead in the doorway of their home at 9:40 p.m.Vasquez’s 14-year-old daughter is undergoing surgery for a cut on the hand she suffered when she tried to help her mother. Vasquez’s 4-year-old son, who was also in the home at the time, was not harmed.Investigators learned that Guillaume began stabbing Vasquez after she told Guillaume that they were breaking up, police said.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information to contact them at 631-852-6392.