E-Newsletter
September 28, 2017

In This Issue
MAYOR'S MESSAGE
 
What a fall season we are having! For the most part, the days have been warm and sunny, the sunsets have been amazingly colorful and our events have been very well attended by people who are eager to extend the summer season. Two weeks ago, the City's Tourism Office hosted Fall Family Festival, which brought thousands of folks to the Promenade and Excursion Park for two days of family-friendly entertainment and activities, including free amusement rides, a huge vendors market, live music, free trolley rides, an antique auto show and much more. And, as if that weren't enough, the weather could not have been more ideal - which greatly added to everyone's enjoyment!  >>READ MORE<<

CITY COUNCIL'S MESSAGE

The "Administration Reports" portion of the September 26 City Council meeting was dominated by updates from Sea Isle's Beach Patrol Captain, Police Chief and Chief Financial Officer.

During his presentation, Sea Isle City Beach Patrol Captain Renny Steele reported that the SICBP had 96 employees this summer, among them were 82 beach lifeguards, plus administrative staff, EMT's and a nurse. During the four months that the SICBP was on the sand in 2017, they manned 23 lifeguard stands 7-days a week, as well as an after-hours "ALERT" team. Captain Steele also reported that the SICBP responded to 145 medical service calls, they successfully reunited 49 lost children with their families, and they conducted 12 flag rescues. Additionally, a new Flag Warning System was initiated this year, with colored flags mounted on each lifeguard stand that indicate surf conditions.  >>READ MORE<<

PROJECT UPDATES

Sea Isle Boulevard 
Utility Improvements 
Road Reconstruction 
Public Works Garage 
Water Tower Painting
 
HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT
 
Must See Free Workshop  
For Concerned Adults
 
On Thursday, October 12, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. inside the former Sea Isle City Public School at 4501 Park Road, the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office, Mayor Leonard Desiderio, Sea Isle City's Municipal Alliance Committee and the Sea Isle City Police Department will host an interactive workshop called Hidden in Plain Sight for parents, grandparents and other concerned adults. During this free event, participants will get a closer look at the latest substance abuse trends & hiding spots - and they will learn specifically what to look for in their own homes (including ways kids hide harmful drugs and paraphernalia "in plain sight"). Participants will walk through a simulated teenager's bedroom - and they will be amazed by what they learn! Due to the nature of the materials being discussed, this event is for adults only. Pizza and salad will be served and child care for school-aged children will be provided.
 
For more information about Hidden in Plain Sight, please contact  
Sea Isle City Municipal Alliance Coordinator Kellie Seib at 609-263-4461 ext. 1222.
 

SAFE DRIVING COURSE
 
Safety First 
 
AARP is sponsoring a Safe Driving Class for seniors (or any interested motorists) on Wednesday, October 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Sea Isle City Library, 4800 Central Avenue. The course costs $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.  There's also an online course available for $19.95 for members and $24.95 for non-members. Completion of this course may result in auto insurance discounts. This event is open to the public.  
 
To sign-up, visit www.aarp.org/drive or phone 1-877-846-3299.
 
BLOOD DRIVE
 
Your Help Is Needed 
 
The American Red Cross will sponsor a Blood Drive on Thursday, October 12, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., at the Sea Isle United Methodist Church, located on JFK Boulevard. Walk-ins are welcome - but making an appointment can save you time! To register or get more info, please phone Norma Poole at 263-8025 or visit www.redcrossblood.org (and be sure to enter sponsor code "sea isle umc").
 

LIONS CLUB PASTA NIGHT
 
Bring Your Appetite 
 
The Avalon Lions Club (which has numerous members from Sea Isle City) will host a "Pasta Night" fundraiser on Sunday, October 15, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Windrift Hotel, 80th  Street & the Beach in Avalon. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $8 for children under 12 (in advance or at the door). Proceeds will benefit the Lions Charity Foundation. For more info, please phone 609-254-2763 or 917-846-6587. Sea Isle residents can call Marianne Snyder for tickets (215-805-9277) and she will deliver them to you!
 
SPECIAL THANKS : The Lions would like to thank everyone who recently donated money during their Hurricane Relief Drive in front of Sea Isle City's Acme Market. The Lions collected $1,381 from the people of Sea Isle during their drive - and they are very grateful! Those funds will be used to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma
 
CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS CARD PARTY
 
Masquerade Magic Card Party
 
The Catholic Daughters of Saint Joseph Church, Court Our Lady of Mercy, will host a "Masquerade Magic" Autumn Card Party on Friday, October 20, from 12 Noon to 3:00 p.m. in the Parish Auditorium, located 44th Street & Central Avenue. Tickets cost $22 each (tickets in advance only). This event will feature games, lunch, a 50/50 raffle, gift baskets, door prizes and plenty of camaraderie. For tickets, please call Ethel Judge (609-374-5589) or Pat Halfpenny (215-629-6638).

ANNUAL PIE-BAKING CONTEST
 
Calling All Bakers! 
 
Attention Bakers!  It's almost time for the 2017 Octoberfest Pie Baking Contest! This year's competition takes place on Saturday, October 21, at the Bracca CafĂ©, where prizes will be awarded to the top three winning pies (First Prize is $100). Only dessert pies will be accepted in this completion. Pies from professional kitchens will not be accepted. Entry forms must be received by Thursday, October 19. There is no entry fee, and only pre-registered pies will be judged. The Pie Baking Contest is part of the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization's annual Octoberfest celebration on October 21 at Excursion Park. To download a Pie Baking Contest entry form or to learn more about the family-friendly activities taking place during Octobefest, please go to www.VISITSICNJ.com and click the "Calendar" and Octoberfest" links.  For more details, please contact Contest Organizer Cheryl Kehner at 609-263-8847 or kehner@comcast.net.

PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISPOSAL EVENT
 
Old and Unused Medicine Disposal 
 
The Sea Isle City Police Department will host a free Prescription Drug Disposal Event on Saturday, October 28, 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.

BEAUTIFICATION AWARD WINNERS
 
 
Don't Miss This Year's Winning Properties! 
 
On September 17, the Sea Isle City Environmental Commission announced the winners of their 2017 Beautification Awards competition during a special ceremony on the Promenade on Sunday of Fall Family Festival. As is the case each autumn, Beautification Awards are presented to property owners who have improved or maintained the appearance of their homes or businesses. Congratulations to each of this year's winning properties!
 

HYDRANT FLUSHING
 
Hydrant Flushing May Cause
  Low Water Pressure 
 
During the months of October and November, 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

OPEN GYM & AFTER SCHOOL FUN
 
Come Play With Us! 
 
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! For additional info, please contact the Recreation Office at 609-263-0050.   Click the links below to learn more about Recreation events taking place this fall... 
 
 

ENVIRONMENTAL TEE-SHIRTS
 
Get Your "Save A Turtle" 
Tee Shirt Today 
 
The Sea Isle City Environmental Commission's 2018 "Sara the Turtle" short-sleeved tee-shirts are on sale now at the Welcome Center for $10.00 each (sizes range from children's to Adult-2X). The Environmental Commission also has long-sleeved "Save a Turtle Today" tee-shirts on sale for $15 each. These shirts make excellent gifts, so get them while supplies last! Proceeds benefit the Environmental Commission's ongoing efforts to educate the public and preserve Sea Isle's natural resources.

CITIZEN CALL CHECK PROGRAM

Free Check In For Seniors and Disabled

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.

BINGO NIGHTS
 
Are You Feeling Lucky?! 
 
Sea Isle City's Italian American Club will host monthly BINGO Nights this fall and through the winter on the third Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the SICIAC's clubhouse, located at 309 JFK Boulevard (adjacent to the Sea Isle Bridge). The first BINGO Night is Wednesday, October 18, followed by Wednesday, November 15. 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.  

LIBRARY HOURS & EVENTS
 
Library Offerings, More Than  
Just Books 
 
The Sea Isle City Branch of the Cape Library is open all year, and they offer a variety of great events and activities - ranging from Zumba Fitness and Line Dancing classes to Movie Nights and Mahjong Clubs. The Library is open on Monday (9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.), Tuesday (9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), Wednesday (9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.), and Thursday, Friday and Saturday (9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). The Library is closed on Sunday. For more information about what's happening at the Sea Isle City Library, please phone 263-7301 or visit http://cmclibrary.org/.

HISTORICAL MUSEUM HOURS
 
Want To Know More About SIC? 
 
The Sea Isle City Historical Museum is a great place to visit - no matter what the season! The museum is staffed by Historical Society volunteers, who welcome guests throughout the year and offer interesting facts about Sea Isle's past. Don't miss the museum's wall of family albums, bridal gown exhibit, military artifacts, antiques and many other displays. Admission is free, but what the museum offers is priceless! For more info about the Sea Isle City Historical Museum, please go to http://seaislemuseum.com , phone 609-263-2992 -- or stop by the museum, located on the first floor of the Sea Isle City Library, 4800 Central Avenue.
 
Historical Museum's Hours (October to May):
 
Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
 
Closed: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
 
EVENT CANCELLATION NOTICES
 
It's Raining!  Now What? 
 
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.

FLOOD MITIGATION PLAN
 
On Going Flood Relief Efforts  
 
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<< 

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
 
DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION?

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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