Wildwood Police have charged 37 year old Gary Nelson with weapons offenses after he fired a weapon in the backyard of a home located on Poplar Avenue Saturday night. Police say Nelson attempted to flee when approached and had a flare gun and a knife in his possession. Nelson is now lodged in the County…
Wildwood Police announced that all of Ocean Drive between Schellenger Avenue to Cresse Avenue will be closed Monday, Tuesday, and a portion of Wednesday of next week. Milling and paving of the street will be done in advance of Memorial Day weekend. The street will be re-striped.
Wildwood Police have charged 18 year old Daniel Corkery of Wildwood on charges that he caused the drug induced death of another individual. Police responded on May 2nd to a call of a possible narcotics overdose; the victim died as a result of taking the drug. Corkery was lodged in the Cape May County Jail.
Wildwood city officials have approved a change in its solid waste contract with Gold Medal Environmental. City officials added another $128,000 to the contract to continue trash and recycling services through the summer. Avalon was the first community to change its contract; solid waste haulers are being crushed by labor and fuel costs.
Wildwood Police are advising the public about parking meters in the city. They will be turned on starting Monday. On Sunday, all traffic lights in the city will be in full operation.
Wildwood officials are poised to adopt a municipal budget with a tax hike on Wednesday. The City Commission will also consider a plan to have an independent financial advisor provide an analysis of the water and sewer utility. Wildwood also will consider a resolution to increase funding paid to a private trash hauler.
There was some wind damage and power outages as a result of the storm on Saturday. Wildwood City Police put photos on their social media page of fences blowing over, and some wind damage on storefronts along the city’s boardwalk. In Stone Harbor, a house under construction experienced wind damage. Avalon saw a utility pole…
A very wet start to Mother’s Day weekend has forced the closure of Mariner’s Pier on the Wildwood boardwalk both Friday and Saturday. The Morey Organization announced it will consider opening the pier on Sunday if weather conditions cooperate. Graphic courtesy of Morey organization social media page.
Wildwood officials announced the current phase of the boardwalk replacement project has been completed ahead of schedule and it should be open before nightfall Friday. City officials announced a three block section of boardwalk between Oak and Maple avenues has been repaired. The city had targeted the boardwalk to be open before Memorial Day weekend.
Wildwood officials announced an award of $3.2 million from the United States Economic Development Administration that will be used to replace nearly three blocks of the city’s boardwalk. Mayor Pete Byron says this is “great news for our City” and the award will help the city achieve its goal of a boardwalk replacement.