July 6, 2017 

In This Issue

Without a doubt, there is a lot going on in Sea Isle City this month. It all began on July 1, when City Council held their Inauguration and Re-Organization meeting, during which new Council member J.B. Feeley and Councilpersons Mary Tighe and Jack Gibson each took their oaths of office. I look forward to working with J.B. and wish him well as he serves the people of Sea Isle City. As you probably are aware, Councilman Feeley has filled the seat of John Divney, who honorably served on City Council for ten years before stepping down from his post last month. My thanks go to John - and to all of our current City Council members - for their devotion to our community and their ongoing commitment to excellence. <<READ MORE>>> 


During the June 27 City Council meeting, Ordinance 1610, pertaining to Flood Plain Management, was introduced on First Reading and approved unanimously by Council. This Ordinance will have second reading and possible final adoption during the July 25Council meeting. Once adopted by the City, Ordinance 1610 will help Sea Isle achieve a 30% discount on flood insurance premiums for qualified policy holders.
Also during the June 27 meeting, Ordinance 1611 was introduced. This ordinance appropriates $1,125,000 toward water and sewer infrastructure improvements throughout the City. Second reading for Ordinance 1611 will also take place on July 25.  <<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.


Look For The Colored Flags on
Lifeguard Stands

In an effort to keep beach-goers well-informed of surf conditions, the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol has instituted a new system using colored flags mounted at each Lifeguard Stand. The color of the flag will indicate current surf conditions.
Green :  Low Hazard - Calm Conditions, Exercise Caution.
Yellow : Medium Hazard - Moderate Surf and/or Currents.
Red : High Hazard - High Surf and/or Strong Currents.
For more info about the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol, visit www.sicbp.com or phone 609-263-3655.

McHale, McCann, Lederer and Savage
Will Be Inducted July 8

The Sea Isle City Beach Patrol Alumni Association will host their annual Hall of Fame Induction Dinner at 7:00 p.m. on July 8
on the 2nd floor of The Lobster Loft Restaurant, 42nd Place and the Bay. The 2017 Hall of Fame inductees will be Captain Mike McHale, Joe McCann, Becky Lederer and Jim Savage.  Tickets will be available at the door for $25 each (includes buffet dinner). For more info about the Hall of Fame Induction Dinner, please phone 609-408-8106 or visit www.sicbp.com and click the "Alumni" link on the home page.


Free Yoga Class July 9

NJ Beach Yoga will host a free Full Moon Yoga Class on Su nday, July 9, from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the JFK Boulevard Beach. This class is open to all ages and skill levels. For more info, visit www.njBeachYoga.com or phone 609-602-3398.


Batting Competition For Boys & Girls, Age 7 to 12

The Philadelphia Phillies will bring their annual Home Run Derby for kids (ages 7-12) to Sea Isle's Dealy Field on Sunday, July 9 (rain date: July 16). Participants can register on the day of the event for this fun batting competition beginning at 11:30 a.m. for Girls (ages 7-12) and Boys (ages 9-10). Registration for Boys (ages 7-8 & 11-12) will begin at 12:30. For more info about this free event, phone the Recreation Office at 609-263-0050.


Join The Fun, Enter the Baby Parade 

Sea Isle City's annual Baby Parade will take place on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. along the Promenade,
34th to 44th Street, featuring newborns and children up to age 10 wearing costumes, riding on floats or strolling along in their "Sunday Best" attire. The parade will also feature live music and other entertainment. Prizes will be awarded to participants in numerous categories. Participants must register 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 17.  For additional information, please phone (609) 263-8687. The Baby Parade's rain date is July 19.

Check Out This
Summer's Line-Up of 
Free Weekly Events 
Stay Active This Summer!

Sea Isle's Division of Recreation Offers a wide variety of Camps, Clinics and Exercise Classes, ranging from Sand-Barre Fitness Classes, SAT Camps and Cooking Lessons, to Total Body Fitness, Art Camp and Sports Clinics.  Click the links below for more details...

Don't Get Caught In The Rain
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.


Clean Out Your Closets,
Help a Good Cause

The Italian American Club of Sea Isle City is hosting a Clothing Drive, which will benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Italian American Club's Women's Auxiliary. Donations of old or used clothing, shoes, blankets, curtains, etc. are welcomed at the Italian-American Club on JFK Boulevard (next to the Sea Isle Bridge). If no one is present, donations can be left by the club's front door (club members will be by every day). Please place all donations in plastic trash bags. No glass or glassware items please! For more info, phone
263-0700 or 267-261-0404. The Clothing Drive ends July 12.

Enjoy Prose & Poetry This Summer

The 2017 Beach Bards Poetry & Prose Reading Series will celebrate its 5th year by presenting nationally prominent poets and writers as well as regional and emerging authors, who will showcase their work for all to enjoy. The programs will take place inside the Sea Isle City Library, located at 4800 Central Avenue, from 6:00 to 7:45 p.m. on July 17, August 21 and September 18. The Programs are free and open to the public.
The Beach Bards Poetry & Prose Reading Series is sponsored by the Cape May County Library. For more information, contact the Cape May County Library at karenf@cmclibrary.org or 609-463-6389; or contact the Series Coordinator at tlibro@aol.com or 609-263-5491.


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 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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