January 4, 2018

In This Issue

During this wonderful holiday season, the property owners of Sea Isle City received a very nice gift from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. On December 26, I had the pleasure of announcing that Sea Isle has achieved a "Class 3" rating with FEMA's Community Rating System, which means the owners of compliant properties will receive a 35% discount on flood insurance premiums beginning May, 2018. This newest rating (which "leap-frogs" us from Class 5 to Class 3 status) puts Sea Isle City among the top-ten communities in the entire Country in the eyes of FEMA's C.R.S. Program - and we are the only community to reach Class 3 status in the State of New Jersey. That's what I call "good news." <<READ MORE>> 

City Council hopes everyone enjoyed the holidays, and we wish each of you a Happy and Healthy New Year! -We are looking forward to a great 2018!
Our last City Council meeting of 2017 was held on December 26. During that meeting, Mayor Desiderio announced that FEMA has designated Sea Isle City as a "Class 3" community in their CRS program, which means owners of compliant properties will receive a 35% discount on flood insurance rates beginning May, 2018. The 35% discount will equate to an overall savings of $1.9 million for Sea Isle's property owners - which is a wonderful holiday present! Thanks to the hard work of Sea Isle City Flood Plain Manager Neil Byrne, City Solicitor Paul Baldini and others in the Administration, Sea Isle was able to achieve this prestigious community rating - and Council is grateful for their efforts. <<READ MORE>> 


40th Street Water Tower
Public Works Garage
Utility Reconstruction
Roadway Improvements
Sea Isle Boulevard Elevation
South Jersey Gas Project

Work Will Begin  
This Month  
South Jersey Gas will begin an improvement project in Sea Isle's south-end (69th to 93rd Street, Pleasure Avenue to the Bay) beginning the second week of January, 2018. Property owners in the affected area will be contacted directly by South Jersey Gas.  Work is expected to be completed by mid-June, 2018.  

Come Play, Paint, and Hang Out

Throughout the month of January, the City's Recreation Staff will offer a variety of activities and events for people of all ages in the former public school building on Park Road, ranging from arts-and-crafts classes, pick-up basketball games, Sit-Fit Classes for Seniors, Open Gym, Chair Yoga, and activities in the building's "Rec-Room" (such as Ping Pong, Fuse-Ball and other fun stuff!). For more info phone 263-0050. << READ MORE>> 

The City's Yoga and Total Body Fitness/Aerobics Classes in the Community Lodge are cancelled for Friday, January 5. Both classes will resume next week.

BINGO Fundraiser Fun 
Boy Scout Troop 76 will host their annual BINGO fundraiser on January 13, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the Saint Joseph Church Parish Auditorium, 44th Street and Central Avenue. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. - all are welcome to attend!  Food will be available for purchase and great prizes will be awarded to winners. Phone 609-425-8108 for more details. Proceeds will benefit Troop 76's summer camp program and other Scouting activities.


Calling All Single Ladies!  
The members of Sea Isle's newest social group for ladies who are single, divorced or widowed will host their next gathering on Thursday, January 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., inside the Community Lodge, 300 JFK Boulevard (adjacent to the Welcome Center). All single ladies are invited to attend and enjoy camaraderie, games and socializing. This is a free event, however please bring a snack, appetizer or dessert if you can. For more info, please phone 609-263-2081 -- or simply show up on January 18. 

What Type Of Hero Are You?

The American Red Cross will have a Blood Drive on Thursday, January 25, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Sea Isle United Methodist Church on JFK Boulevard. All Blood Donors will receive a voucher for a free cup of coffee and donut from Dunkin' Donuts. Walk-ins are welcomed, however to reserve a time-slot you can phone 263-8025. Remember, your blood donation can save a life!


Stay Connected To Security

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.

Comprehensive Flooding Study
A major priority of the Sea Isle City government is addressing the flooding which impacts our City and is most prevalent in low lying areas. Over the past several years, the City has implemented several drainage improvement projects to replace deteriorated storm drainage systems and tidal check valves; and we're coordinating with the county engineer's office on several projects, as much of our drainage system falls under county jurisdiction. << READ MORE>>
There's Always Something
Fun Happening in Sea Isle City

For Sea Isle's 2018 Calendar of Events
Also, Don't Forget To Check Out: www.VISITSICNJ.com

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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