E-Newsletter
May 10, 2018 
 

In This Issue
MAYOR'S MESSAGE

Earlier today, I was honored to speak at a Law Enforcement Memorial Day Ceremony at the Public Safety Training Center in Crest Haven, where the County kicked-off National Police Week. I was very happy to support our police officers during that special event, and I ask everyone who reads this message to take the time to thank a law enforcement official for their service. <<READ MORE>> 

CITY COUNCIL'S MESSAGE

There has not been a City Council Meeting since the last E-Newsletter on April 26, and so there is no new meeting information to share with you today. Therefore, Council would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of several important safety issues to keep in mind as the summer season approaches <<READ MORE>> 

PROJECT UPDATES

New Bocce Courts
Utility Reconstruction
Road Improvements
Water Tower Painting
South Jersey Gas Project
85th Street Playground
Sea Isle Boulevard
IMPORTANT BEACH TAG INFO

Time Is Running Out To Buy Beach Tags
At The Pre-Season Rate


Sea Isle City's 2018 Seasonal Beach Tags are currently on sale for $20 each (the pre-season rate); however, Beach-goers must purchase their seasonal beach tags by Tuesday, May 15, to receive the pre-season rate. After May 15, seasonal beach tags will cost $25 each (the regular rate).

Beach Tags are on sale seven days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Sea Isle City Beach Tag Office inside the Welcome Center, 300 JFK Boulevard. Beach Tags are also on sale Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Tax Collector's Office on the second floor of City Hall, and they can be purchased 24 hours / 7 days a week at the Beach Tag Vending Machine, located in the lobby of City Hall. Please Note: The vending machine accepts cash only and does not make change. For more information about Sea Isle City's Beach Tags, visit  or phone the Beach Tag Office at 609-263-8687, Ext. 106.

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT IN SIC

Looking For A Summer Job?

Summer Employment is available with the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol.   The test for prospective lifeguards will take place on Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10. Go to the beach patrol's website, www.sicbp.com , for more information.
 
The Sea Isle City Department of Public Works is hiring laborers for the summer of 2018. Applicants must be age 18 or older. CLICK HERE to download a Summer Employment Application.  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. 
 
APRIL POLICE REPORT

The Sea Isle City Police Department
is an Accredited Agency with the
New Jersey State Association of
Chiefs of Police

 
BEACH CLEAN-UP RESULTS
 
A Wide Variety of Items
Were Collected on April 21 

CLICK HERE To Read  
The Environmental Commission's  
Spring Beach Clean-Up Report
 
CITY-WIDE YARD SALE

What Treasures Will You Find?

The Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization will sponsor a City-Wide Yard on Saturday, May 12, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Participating homes will be listed on the Chamber's website, and flyers listing the addresses will be available at the Welcome Center on Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12. For more info about the City Wide Yard Sale, phone 609-263-9090 or visit www.seaislchamber.com 
 
BINGO NIGHT
 
Join The Fun On May 16

The Italian-American Club of Sea Isle City will host a BINGO Night on Wednesday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.). The cost is $35 for 10 games; cash prizes go to the winners. Food and light refreshments will be available. This event is open to the public, however seating is limited. Proceeds benefit the Italian-American Club's charitable causes. For more info, visit the Italian-American Club on Facebook.

COMMUNITY DAY

Come Learn What Your
Community Has To Offer!


Sea Isle City's annual Community Day celebration on Saturday, May 19, will include a City Council Meeting at 9:00 a.m. in City Hall and a Municipal Bicycle Auction at the Community Lodge at 10:30 a.m. (anyone wishing to bid on bicycles can register in the parking lot of the Community Lodge starting at 9:30 a.m.). Community Day will also feature a variety of other activities in the Community Lodge between 10:00 a.m. and 12 noon, including free personal document shredding (courtesy of First Bank of Sea Isle City), free blood pressure screenings, face painters, an award ceremony, live animal exhibits by the Cape May County Zoo, bicycle registrations, and displays by the Cape May County Sheriff's Office, local civic organizations, the Sea Isle City Police Department and several other City Departments. For more info, please phone 609-263-4461, ext. 1245.

BICYCLE AUCTION MAY 19

Need A Bike?

Mayor Desiderio will host a Municipal Bicycle Auction at Sea Isle City's Community Lodge, 300 JFK Boulevard, starting at 10:30 a.m. on May 19 (Community Day), featuring nearly 50 bicycles that have been recovered by the Sea Isle City Police Department. Residents and visitors wishing to bid on bicycles can register in the parking lot of the Community Lodge starting at 9:30 a.m. on the morning of the auction.

SCHOOL BOARD PRESENTATION

Sea Isle City's School Budget 

On Saturday, May 19, during the 9:00 a.m. City Council Meeting in City Hall, the Sea Isle City Board of Education will present their 2018-2019 School Budget to City Council. Why does Sea Isle City have a School Board since Sea Isle's only public school closed in 2012? New Jersey State Law requires that a municipal taxing authority (the City of Sea Isle City) and the school taxing authority (the BOE) must be separate entities, and funds cannot be co-mingled.

FLOWER SALE MAY 19 & 20

The Earth Laughs In Flowers,
Get Your Joy Here!

The Sea Isle City Garden Club will host their annual Flower Sale at Dealy Field on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. The Flower Sale will feature a large selection of quality flowers sold in flats, as well as flowering mandevilla and hibiscus, hanging floral baskets, tomato plants, herbs and perennials. The Sea Isle City Environmental Commission will give-away free tree seedlings to every person who attends the Flower Sale (while supplies last). Proceeds from the Flower Sale will benefit the Garden Club's charitable efforts. For more info, phone (609) 263-1157 or (609) 263-0622, or email ladybugsic@comcast.net .

BEACH YOGA 

Every BODY Is Welcome!

Beach Yoga classes take place on Sea Isle City's JFK Boulevard Beach on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 7:30 a.m. now through September 28 (rain location is inside the Community Lodge). Yoga classes also take place inside the Community Lodge on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Classes cost $10 per person. For more info, phone 609-602-3398 or visit www.njBeachYoga.com.
 
NEW PAYMENTS OPTION

Never Miss a Tax or Utility
Payment Again!
 
A new "Direct Debit" payment option is coming in June. Sign up for Direct Debit and let us do the work for you .  Starting with quarterly due dates in June 2018, when you complete and return the authorization form, we will debit your designated bank account for your billed amount for water/sewer charges or property taxes - or both (you choose).  See Direct Debit Form for debit dates and further details. CLICK HERE to download the Direct Debit Form.

PLEASE NOTEIf you want your second quarter 2018 water-utility bill paid via Direct Debit, you must submit a completed form to the Tax Collector's Office by Monday May 21 (otherwise your Direct Debit application will apply to payments in the next quarter).

NEW TRASH & RECYCLING APP

Info About Trash & Recycling Is Just A Click Away!

A new app is available that will keep you informed about pertinent trash and recycling information in Sea Isle City. "Recycle Coach" is an addressed-based app that offers information about Sea Isle's recycling program specific to where you live. The app allows you to check your collection schedule, set alerts and reminders, receive instant updates on recycling events and bulk trash collections, and it makes you aware of any changes to the curbside collection schedule (including changes due to holidays) - directly to your mobile device. No smart phone?   No problem! You can enjoy the PC/Laptop-friendly version. To get started, go to the City's municipal website, www.seaislecitynj.us , and click the "Recycling and Trash" page for a link to the new recycling app

HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION

Be The Solution, Dispose Safely!

The Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day takes place from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the CMCMUA Transfer Station, located at 650 Shunpike Road in Burleigh, NJ 08210. During the collection event, county officials will collect thinners and solvents, cleaning products, gasoline and other flammable liquids, automotive products, pesticides and herbicides, glues and adhesives, photographic chemicals, mercury-containing items and pool chemicals. For additional info about what you can and can't drop-off at the CMCMUA, phone 609-465-9026.
 
SARA THE TURTLE PARTY MAY 20
 
Dinner & Dancing To Support The Beachcomber Program

Sea Isle City's Beachcomber Guides will host their annual "Sara the Turtle Party" at the Lobster Loft Restaurant, 42nd Place and the Bay, on Sunday, May 20, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tickets cost $35 per person, which includes dinner, beer and wine, live music, and dancing. Many gift baskets will be raffled-off during the Turtle Party. This event is intended for adults only, please. All proceeds benefit the Beachcomber Program, which is sponsored by the Sea Isle City Environmental Commission. For ticket info, phone Abby at 215-595-4601 or Marianne at 215-805-9277.

HYDRANT FLUSHING

Semi-Annual Flushing
Operations Underway

During the months of April and May, Sea Isle City's Water Department will flush-out the water distribution system through the fire hydrants throughout town. Semi-annual hydrant flushing is required toensure that hydrantsand the water distribution systems are functioning properly and can provide the proper drinking water quality (thus providing adequate water flow when needed).If a hydrant is being flushed near your home or business, we encourage youto avoid using washing machines, dishwashers or other water using devices during flushing operations. Residents can expect very little disruption in their water service - if any.  However, low water pressure and possible water discoloration may occur.  In the event of discoloration, simply allow water to run from the tap for a short while until clear. These conditions are not harmful and are usually short term. For additional info, phone 609-263-6000 (ext. 11) or email:

SIGN-UP FOR EVENT CANCELLATION ALERTS

Is It Cancelled?  No More Guessing!

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 City event has been cancelled, postponed or re-scheduled.

RECREATION EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Keep Active, Keep Moving!

The Municipal Gymnasium (in the former Public School building at 4501 Park Road) is now open every weekday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for public use. In addition to playing basketball and other games, you can walk laps and enjoy several self-led workouts that are posted on the gym's walls. Come visit the building's "Recreation Room," which has ping-pong, foosball, board games, X-Box and much more! There are also weekly fitness classes, including Yoga, Sit-Fit-Seniors and Chair Yoga in the Park Road facility - as well as Total Body Fitness Classes in the Community Lodge.  For more information, phone the Recreation Office at 609-263-1013 or 609-263-0050. 

 
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
  
There's Always Something
Fun Happening

For Sea Isle's Calendar of Events
TRASH & RECYCLING INFO

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

The "Winter" Curbside Trash and Recycling Collection Schedule is now in effect, with one collection each week on the following streets: 1st to 44th Street on Wednesday, 45th to 70th Street on Monday, and 71st to 94th Street on Tuesday    
 
The City's Trash and Recycling Depot, located on JFK Boulevard next to the bridge, is open all year, 7-days a week, 7:15 to 2:45 p.m. for drop-offs of trash and recycling. PLEASE NOTE: The Depot is closed on holidays except New Year's Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.  Free Refrigerator Magnets with a complete list of Sea Isle City's year-round trash and recycling information are now available at the Public Works Building, 3905 Central Avenue, and at the Welcome Center, 300 JFK Boulevard.  For more info about trash and recycling in Sea Isle City, please phone 609-263-6000, ext.14.

CLICK HERE
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.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
 
Sea Isle City 
is an
Active Community
 
DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION?

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.

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