November 9, 2017

In This Issue

In a blink, October came and went. Now that November has arrived, it won't be long before the 2017 Holiday Season is here. However, before anyone starts wrapping Christmas presents and singing Jingle Bell Rock, there are several events on our immediate horizon that I hope you can attend...

First and foremost, November 11 is Veterans Day, and since it falls on a Saturday this year, we are looking forward to having a very large crowd of people at Veterans Park for Sea Isle's 2017 Veterans Day Ceremony. That day we will honor all of America's military veterans with words of praise, patriotic songs, and a floral wreath tribute. There will also be a presentation from the South Shore Stitchers, who will give handmade "Quilts of Valor" to several local vets. So, please mark your calendars and join us on 11-11 at 11:00 a.m.  >>READ MORE<<

Our most recent City Council meeting took place on October 24, so there has not been a Council meeting since the last E-Newsletter. Nonetheless, Council is looking forward to our next meeting on November 14, when we will have a discussion regarding issues and practices that affect our beaches and beachgoers. The November 14 meeting agenda may also include the introduction of a new Parking Ordinance, which is more of a "housekeeping" ordinance that will clarify minor changes that have occurred in some of our parking areas in recent years (such as the addition of specific handicapped parking spaces, etc).
Following the November 14 City Council meeting, there will be a Capital Plan Workshop that same day at 12 noon in Council Chambers, which will be open to the public.
Council would like to remind everyone of two upcoming events that are worth noting: Girls Weekend on November 17, 18 & 19, and the Holiday Extravaganza over Thanksgiving Weekend. We hope to see everyone in Sea Isle City at these and other events throughout the 2017 holiday season!
As always, you can find City Council meeting agendas, meeting minutes and our meeting dates on the "City Council" page of Sea Isle's municipal website, www.seaislecitynj.us .
Best Regards from the Members of City Council,
Council President Mary Tighe ( mtighe@seaislecitynj.us )
Frank Edwardi ( fedwardijr@seaislecitynj.us )
J.B. Feeley ( jbfeeley@seaislecitynj.us )
JackGibson ( jgibson@seaislecitynj.us )
Bill Kehner ( wkehner@seaislecitynj.us )
Water Tower Project
Public Works Garage
Fall Utility Reconstruction
SIC Boulevard
Bridge to Close Briefly for Repairs 
The Townsends Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City will be closed from 10:00 p.m. Friday, November 10th to 5:00 a.m. Saturday, November 11th to install the concrete construction barrier curb and temporary traffic signal system for the first phase of work under the Bridge Railing Replacement project. When traffic is permitted on the bridge at 5:00 a.m. Saturday, the southbound lane will be closed to traffic and alternating traffic will be maintained in the northbound lane by a temporary traffic signal system. No tolls will be collected when the bridge is reduced to one lane of traffic.
To read entire press release from the Cape May County Department of Public Works/Office of the County Engineer CLICK HERE.
In Honor of  Our Veterans

Please join us for Sea Isle City's annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, at Veterans Park, JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue. During the ceremony, Mayor Desiderio and other community leaders will honor our nation's military veterans and thank them for their service to our nation. Additionally, South Shore Stitchers will present "Quilts of Valor" to a group of local vets. For more information about the Veterans Day Ceremony, please phone 609-263-4461, ext. 1245.

Cash Prizes and  
A Good Time For All  
Sea Isle City's Italian American Club will host monthly BINGO Nights this fall and winter at the SICIAC's clubhouse, located at 309 JFK Boulevard (adjacent to the Sea Isle Bridge). The next BINGO Night is Wednesday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. The entrance fee is $35 (pay at the door), and there are cash prizes. For more details, please phone:
Mark Mallia at (609) 425-1835
Fun Filled Holiday Season 
Sea Isle City is the perfect place to spend the holidays. You can kick-off the season in grand style at the Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization's annual Holiday Extravaganza on November 24 & 25 at Excursion Park. The first night of the Extravaganza (Friday, November 24) will feature a Parade of Lights and Mayor Desiderio's Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa Claus. Then, don't miss the Mayor's annual "Holiday Dash" fundraiser on November 25 at Kix McNutley's, the Sea Isle City Historical Museum's Christmas Open House on December 2, the Recreation Office's Santa's Calling Program on December 6, the Holiday House Lighting Contest on December 7, the Chamber's Holiday Stroll through Sea Isle's business districts on December 9, the Holiday Wine Sampling at Kix McNutley's on December 9 (benefiting the Catholic Daughter's charitable efforts), and VFW Post 1963's Brunch with Santa on December 17. To ring in 2018, bring your family to Sea Isle's New Year's Eve Celebration for Kids and New Year's Eve Fireworks Display on December 31. For more information about all of the "Holiday Happenings" in Sea Isle City, go to www.VISITSICNJ.com .

Annual Drive Kicks Off Soon
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. 

Semi-Annual Hydrant
Flushing Alert 
During the month of November, the 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 to ensure that hydrants and 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 you to 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

Basketball Is Back 
The 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, several self-led workouts have been 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 "Rec Room," which has ping-pong, foosball, board games and more!
Winter Basketball is Back! Men's Pick-up Basketball takes place in the gym on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., and "Over 40" Men's Basketball happens in the gym on Saturday mornings from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.
For additional information, please contact the Recreation Office at 609-263-0050.

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

City Wide Flood 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.
We recently completed the first phase of drainage improvements between 38th and 40th Street (from Cini Street to the bay); work on Venicean Road; and at the Townsends Inlet section of the island at 90th and 91st Streets.  >>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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