April 13, 2017

In This Issue:

Earlier today, I was happy to attend AARP Chapter 710's monthly meeting in the Community Lodge, where Cape May County Surrogate Susan Sheppard, Esq. spoke to audience members about the role a Surrogate Judge plays in the community. Judge Sheppard also shared a wealth of other information that the members of Chapter 710 will no doubt be able to put to good use. While we are on the topic of Chapter 710, I would like to acknowledge all the good work that the members of AARP perform in our community.  <<READ MORE>>


During the April 11 City Council meeting, four Ordinances were adopted, including Ordinances 1601 and 1602, both of which will put the City in compliance with its current Watershed Management Plan, which was developed in 2016. The changes created by Ordinances 1601 and 1602 were recommended by FEMA after their review of our Watershed Management Plan. Ordinances 1607 and 1608 were also adopted on April 11, both of which will allow the City to create a paid Ambulance Division.  <<READ MORE>> 

Road Reconstruction
Utility Improvements
Sea Isle Boulevard
Bulkhead Construction
Outfalls & Check Valves
Little League Lighting


Please Use Alternate Route

The Cape May County Engineer's Office has informed Sea Isle City and Avalon that the Townsends Inlet Bridge (connecting Sea Isle and Avalon) has been closed to traffic for repairs that must be made based on the findings of an underwater inspection performed on April 3, 2017.  The Townsends Inlet Bridge is operated and maintained by the County of Cape May.
The County has contracted with the firm of South State, Inc. to perform the necessary repairs to allow the bridge to be opened to traffic as quickly as possible.  The objective is to complete the repair work and open the bridge to traffic prior to the Memorial Day weekend.  <<READ MORE>>  

Help Prevent Substance Abuse...

Take the Municipal Alliance Survey

The Sea Isle City Municipal Alliance is a program that contributes to the local community's substance abuse prevention efforts.  In order to provide programs and activities that meet the needs of our community, the Sea Isle City Municipal Alliance Committee is asking people affiliated with our community to complete a survey about the issue of substance abuse. The survey is voluntary and confidential - and your input is greatly appreciated. The survey end date is April 28. 

Volunteers Needed on April 22

Attention Volunteers! Your are needed for the Sea Isle City Environmental Commission's annual Spring Beach Clean-Up on Saturday, April 22, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. No pre-registration is required. Volunteers can sign-in and pick-up supplies on the morning of the event at JFK Boulevard and the Promenade. Participants will receive free event tee-shirts (while supplies last). Each volunteer will also be given a free tree seedling. For more info about the Spring Beach Clean-Up, please phone 609-263-2081


Your Input Is Needed
The goal of Sea Isle City's Floodplain Management Committee is to maintain consistency with FEMA requirements, which will hopefully result in greater flood insurance discounts for local property owners. As part of this process, public input will be gathered during two Public Meetings taking place on Tuesday, April 25, and Tuesday, May 30, at 9:00 a.m. in Council Chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 233 JFK Boulevard. Both meetings are being held prior to regular City Council meetings, which take place at 10:00 a.m. on those days. Residents and property owners are encouraged to attend the Public Meetings in order to share suggestions and learn more about Floodplain Management. For additional information regarding the Floodplain Management Public Meetings, please phone Construction Official Neil Byrne at 609-263-4461, ext. 1301.  

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


Looking For A Summer Job?

The Sea Isle City Department of Public Works is hiring seasonal employees for the summer of 2017 including nighttime janitors.  Applicants must be at least 18 years old.  CLICK HERE to download a Summer Employment Application.  Mail completed applications to City Hall, Attn: Public Works / Vicky Rutledge, 233 JFK Boulevard, Sea Isle City, NJ  08243.  Feel free to drop-off completed applications at City Hall or fax to (609) 263-9972.  For additional info about summer employment with the DPW, phone (609) 263-6000, ext. 17.

The Sea Isle City Beach Patrol is hiring employees for the summer 2017.  The test for prospective lifeguards will take place on Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11.  For more info, go to the Beach Patrol's website: www.sicbp.com .


Tree Dedication Ceremony on April 28

The Sea Isle City Historical Society will host a Tree Planting and Dedication Ceremony in the Historical Museum's Memorial Garden, located at 4800 Central Avenue, on Friday, April 28, 2017, beginning at 12 noon. During the ceremony, an Ornamental Cherry Tree will be planted in honor of all past, present and future Historical Society volunteers. Light refreshments will be served in the Historical Museum immediately afterwards. All are welcome to attend. Guests attending the event will be given a tree seedling. For more info, please phone the Historical Society at 609-263-2992.

Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet,
Keep Your Family Safe

The Sea Isle City Police Department will host a free Prescription Drug Disposal Event on Saturday, April 29, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the first floor of the Police Department (City Hall, 233 JFK Boulevard). This event will allow the public to anonymously and safely dispose of unwanted/unused medications, which will then be properly destroyed by law enforcement officials. Needles/sharps and liquid medications will not be accepted. For more info, please contact Sgt. Bill Bradshaw 263-4311, ext 2302.

Regular Maintenance Ensures Reliability

During the months of April and May, Sea Isle City's Water Department will flush-out the water distribution system through 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: dteefyjr@seaislecitynj.us .


Can You Help?

Due to a large increase in recent Veterinary expenses, S.O.S. Sea Isle Cats, Inc. is in need of donations. This volunteer-based grass-roots organization is dedicated to the humane management of stray cats in our community. S.O.S. sponsors a Spay/Neuter Program, they help place cats in permanent homes and they even nurse sick and injured felines back to health. Donations to S.O.S. will be used to provide food, shelter and medical care for community cats and for animal awareness education. Donations of gently worn clothing, toys, books, decorative items and other household goods are also welcomed at The Crooked Tail Thrift Shop, located at 4208 Landis Avenue (open daily, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.). For more information, please phone 609-972-5887 or send your tax-deductible check (made payable to "SOS Sea Isle Cats Inc.") to 4208 Landis Avenue, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243. You can also make a monetary donation online at http://www.seaislecats.org
There's Always Something
Fun Happening in Sea Isle

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.


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