August 2, 2018  

In This Issue
As I have said in the past, during this time of year, while many of our residents and visitors are focusing on the "joys of summer," the City's Administration continues to concentrate on the overall needs of our community - regardless of what month it is. That being said, I am happy to report that City Council has awarded a contract for the construction of a new storm water pumping station at 38th Street, which should alleviate flooding issues in that area. A pre-construction meeting is scheduled on August 9 for this project, and we expect to have Sea Isle's first storm water pumping station in place this coming autumn. << READ MORE>> 
At the start of our July 24 meeting, City Council introduced two Boy Scouts, who were visiting Sea Isle City from Pennsylvania. The scouts were in attendance in an effort to earn their Communication Merit Badges, and Council wishes them well as they work toward their scouting goals.
During the Administration Report portion of the July 24 City Council meeting, Business Administrator George Savastano informed Council that this year's Beach Tag sales are just slightly below sales during the same time in 2017 (with a total a total sales of $1,205,960 as of July 22, 2018). <<READ MORE>> 


In accordance with our typical practice, now that the summer season is here, we try to limit the amount of construction taking place on public property, in order to minimize the disruption to our residents and visitors, as for many, this time of the year is precious. We also are in the process of preparing and putting into place plans for the next round of capital improvements throughout the City. As these projects move forward through the design, bidding, and construction phases, we will continue to provide you with updates on their progress.


Annual Race Is Open To All
Competitive Runners
The Sea Isle City Beach Patrol's 2018 Captain Bill Gallagher 10-Mile Island Run will take place on Saturday, August 4, at 5:45 p.m. on the promenade at 44th Street (in front of Beach Patrol Headquarters). During this popular event, more than 1000 runners will compete for prizes on a cement and sand course. For more details about the 10-Mile Island Run, visit www.sicbp.com , phone 609-263-3655, or CLICK HERE.


Bring Your Family To Excursion Park on August 7 
Sea Isle City will celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Excursion Park, where families can enjoy complementary snacks and give-aways, face painters, inflatable bounce houses, a family photo booth, games, live music and other fun activities. There will also be a variety of interactive law enforcement and safety displays, manned by representatives from Sea Isle City's Police Department, Fire Department, Division of Emergency Medical Services and Beach Patrol, as well as the Cape May County's Sheriff's Office, Prosecutor's Office and S.W.A.T. Team. Afterwards, don't miss a free showing of the movie Cars 3, which will begin at dusk at Excursion Park (don't forget to bring folding chairs or beach blankets to recline on the park's lawn during the movie). For more info about National Night Out, go to www.VISITSICNJ.com.

Don't Miss Emari DiGiorgio  
Peter Murphy on August 20
The Beach Bards will continue their Summer Poetry & Prose Reading Series on Friday, August 20, at 6 p.m. inside the Sea Isle City Library, located at 4800 Central Avenue, with presentations from two outstanding poets: Peter Murphy and Emari DiGiorgio. For more information about this free event, contact the Beach Bards Coordinator at 609-263-5491, or CLICK HERE to read about the poets.


Nominate a Property  
You Admire 
The Sea Isle City Environmental Commission is now accepting nominations for their 31st Annual Beautification Awards. Local properties (businesses or private homes) that have shown improvement in their overall appearance, display attractive architecture and landscaping, or have maintained an eye-catching appearance will be considered for this yearly honor. Residents and visitors alike are encouraged to nominate a property they feel should be considered for a 2018 Beautification Award. Property owners can even nominate their own homes or businesses. Nomination forms must be submitted  by September 5.  Forms are available at the Sea Isle City Welcome Center, at City Hall and online at www.seaislecitynj.us (click the "Forms / Tourism" link on the home page). 2018 Beatification Awards will be presented to winners on September 16 during Fall Family Festival. For more information, please phone (609) 263-3537.


Only Swim When Lifeguards  
Are Present 
The Sea Isle City Beach Patrol Reminds all beach-goers to think "Safety First" whenever you walk on the sand. During the summer months, each lifeguard stand will fly a colored beach warning flag indicating surf conditions (determined by the color of the flag)...
GREEN = Low Hazard (calm conditions, exercise caution)
YELLOW = Medium Hazard (moderate surf and/or currents)
RED = High Hazard (high surf and/or strong currents)
Peace of Mind For Seniors and Those Who Live Alone 
Sea Isle City residents can easily sign-up for a wonderful free service called the "Citizen Call-Check" Program (also known as "CCC"), which helps ensure that seniors, the physically disabled and those who live alone are safe in their homes each day of the year. Once registered, residents simply phone the Sea Isle City Police Department each morning to say "I am OK." If the Police don't hear from you by 11:00 a.m. each day, they will phone you. And, if you don't answer your phone when they call, they will send an officer to knock on your door - just to make sure you're doing well. To learn how to register for the SICPD's Citizen Call-Check Program, please phone the SICPD Records Department Monday thru Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at (609) 263-4311 ext. 2223 or ext. 2246.

Looking For a Summer Job? 
The Sea Isle City Department of Public Works is hiring laborers for the summer of 2018. Applicants must be age 18 or older. Download a Summer Employment Application at www.seaislecitynj.us and c lick the "Employment" tab on the home page. Mail completed applications to City Hall, Attn: DPW-VRUT, 233 JFK Boulevard, Sea Isle City, NJ  08243 - or fax to (609) 263-9972. For additional information, please phone (609) 263-6000, ext. 17.  

Be Among The First To Learn When An Event Is Cancelled 
Anyone can register for event cancellation text messages by texting "sicalert" to "84483" on your smart phone. You can also sign-up for event cancellation text messages and email alerts by going to the City's Visitors Website, www.VISITSICNJ.com , and clicking the "Rained Out" link on the home page. Once signed-up, you will receive alerts whenever a local concert, festival or other outdoor event has been cancelled, postponed or re-scheduled.

There's Always Something
Fun Happening

For Sea Isle's Calendar of Events

Recycling Is More Than Just a Good Idea,  
It's The Law in Sea Isle City

for the Public Works Home Page, where you'll find links to Trash & Recycling Collection Schedules, the Water & Sewer Department, the County M.U.A. and other useful information.

Sea Isle City 
is an
Active Community

If you have questions or concerns, there is no need to wait for an upcoming City Council meeting to express your thoughts. You can contact the head of any City Department to obtain the answers you need. For a complete list of contact information, visit our Municipal Website, www.seaislecitynj.us, or phone City Hall at 263-4461.


Have You Seen  
What's Been  

Summer is in full-swing, and there's a lot going on in Sea Isle City. Click the links below for photos recently taken around town...


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