E-Newsletter
November 22, 2017



In This Issue
MAYOR'S MESSAGE
 
Here we are, on the verge of the 2017 Holiday Season! It seems difficult to believe that tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day and that autumn is rapidly coming to a close. Nonetheless, I always look forward to this time of year because the holidays tend to bring out the best in us all.
 
Here in Sea Isle City, you don't have to look very far to find kindness and selflessness on display - especially at Christmastime. As is the case in many communities, we are blessed with a variety of local civic organizations that regularly host events and fund raisers in support of good causes - and during this time of year, those organizations really shine! << READ MORE >>

CITY COUNCIL'S MESSAGE
 
Prior to our regular meeting on November 14, City Council held a closed session meeting for the purpose of discussing pending litigation regarding the application of the City of Sea Isle City to petition immunity from Mount Laurel Lawsuits , relative to affordable housing.  Afterwards, Council began its regular meeting at 10:00 a.m. on November 14, during which there were no reports from the Mayor, the Administrator or Council members.
 
Ordinance 1614 was introduced during November 14's regular meeting.  This ordinance was written to revise the City's general ordinance entitled "Traffic" to reflect necessary changes and to allow for consistency and traffic flow. Ordinance 1614 is a "housekeeping" ordinance that clarified where the City's current handicapped and 15-minute parking spaces are located throughout town. It also changed several of our streets to a "one-way" traffic pattern, including 40th Street (Central to Cini, Westbound), 51st Street (Central to Landis, Eastbound), and 52nd Street (Landis to Central, Westbound). <<READ MORE>>
   
PROJECT UPDATES
   
Water Tower Painting
Public Works Garage
Utility Improvements
Road Reconstruction
Sea Isle Boulevard   


HOLIDAY BEACH TAGS ON SALE NOW
 
Don't Miss Out!  
 
Limited Edition Holiday Beach Tags are now available at the Pre-Season Rate of $20 each. Beach Tags make great gifts and are good for the entire 2018 beach going season. Get them before they run out!
 
You can purchase Holiday Beach Tags in City Hall's Tax Office, 233 JFK Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Room #204, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (except holidays); or at the Welcome Center, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (cash or checks only).
 
Holiday Beach Tags are also now on sale in the Beach Tag Vending Machine located in the Lobby of City Hall, which is accessible 24/7 (the vending machine accepts cash only and does not make change)
 
Gift Certificates are also available for $20.00 each at City Hall or by mail. You can mail gift certificate requests along with your payment to: City of Sea Isle City, Attn: Central Receipting, 233 JFK Blvd., Sea Isle City, NJ 08243. After April 15, 2018, Gift Certificates are to be "exchanged" at the Beach Tag Office for 2018 Seasonal beach tags.
 
HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA
 
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 
 
Don't miss this weekend's Holiday Extravaganza at Excursion Park, November 24 & 25. On Friday, you can enjoy free Ice Skating from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m., Entertainment at the Band Shell from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., a Christmas Parade at 6:00 p.m., Mayor Desiderio's Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa's Arrivalat 7:00 p.m. - and free Hot Chocolate and cookies. The fun continues on Saturday with Ice Skating from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Entertainment from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m., Visits with Santa Claus from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., free cookies and the chance to win a Flat Screen TV!
 
The Holiday Extravaganza is sponsored by the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce & Revitalization in cooperation with City of Sea Isle City. For more information, please phone 263-9090 or visit www.seaislechamber.com
   
SPEND THE HOLIDAYS IN SEA ISLE
 
Holiday Happenings
 
Sea Isle City is a great place to spend the holidays because there is so much going on!!  
 

MAYOR'S TOY & FOOD DRIVE
   
Gifts That Keep On Giving 
 
Mayor Desiderio's 25th Annual Holiday Toy and Food Drive will kick-off on Thanksgiving Weekend. Beginning Friday, November 24, donations of unwrapped new toys, non-perishable food items and gift cards can be brought to several drop-off locations around Sea Isle City, including City Hall (near the elevator on the second floor and in City Council Chambers on the third floor), First Bank of Sea Isle City (Landis Avenue branch), Kix-McNutley's, Mrs. Brizzle's Buns & Deli, Rick's Breakfast House and the Sea Isle City Welcome Center. All items collected will be delivered to local families in need prior to Christmas Day. For more information, please phone (609) 263-4461, ext. 1245. 

LETTERS TO SANTA
 
Dear Santa, I've Been Good This Year 
 
It's easy to contact Saint Nick! Letters addressed to Santa Claus can be deposited in a special red mailbox in the lobby of City Hall, located at 233 JFK Boulevard. All letters will be delivered to Santa at the North Pole prior to Christmas Eve. No postage is required, because Santa's mail is handled by a special Christmas delivery service run by his elves - so just drop-off your letter at City Hall and it will be delivered to Saint Nick.

GIVE "HISTORIC" GIFTS THIS HOLIDAY
 
  "The More You Know About The Past, The Better Prepared You Are For The Future" 
 
The Sea Isle City Historical Museum welcomes visitors throughout the year. The museum is currently operating with its "winter schedule" and is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The museum is located on the first floor of the Sea Isle City Library, 4800 Central Avenue. The Historical Museum has a special gift section, which is filled with terrific gift options, including Sea Isle tee-shirts, mugs, tree ornaments, books by local historians, blankets featuring historic Sea Isle City landmarks and more. To offer the public additional time to shop for the holidays, the Historical Museum Gift Shop will be open on Saturday, December 2, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - during the museum's annual Christmas Open House celebration. 

POINSETTIA SALE FUNDRAISER
 
Plants, Wreaths, Grave Blankets,  
and More 
 
Don't miss the Sea Isle City Italian-American Club Women's Auxiliary 2017 Poinsettia and Wreath Sale, which will feature high-quality plants, wreaths, grave blankets, bows and other seasonal items. The event's "Preview Sale" will take place at the Italian American Club (next to the Sea Isle Bridge) on Saturday, November 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Then, customers can pick-up their orders on Saturday, December 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more info or to place an order, phone 609-374-2721 or email elvisotto@comcast.net . Proceeds from the Poinsettia and Wreath Sale benefit the Italian-American Club's charitable efforts.

OCTOBER POLICE REPORT
 
The Sea Isle City Police Department is an Accredited Agency with the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police
 
 
RECREATION EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Fun For Everyone!
 
The Municipal Gymnasium (in the former Public School building on 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, such as an Alphabet/Number Workout, a Walkercise workout - and a few conditioning suggestions. 
 
Kids can enjoy some after-school fun in the gym and in the building's "Recreation Room," which has ping-pong, foosball, board games and more!   
 
CLICK HERE for Info About Other Recreation Events 
   
CITIZEN CALL CHECK PROGRAM

Checking In For Safety

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

FLOOD MITIGATION PLAN
 
Present and Future Projects
Being Addressed
 
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. 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
 
There's Always Something
Fun Happening in Sea Isle City

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


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
 
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