October 11, 2018  

In This Issue
From Mayor Leonard Desiderio...
As many of you know, we have been working to create a new kayak launch facility at Dealy Field, which is in direct response to ongoing requests from local kayakers, paddle boarders and other folks who desire more access to the bay and wetlands. As the plans for this project evolved, we expanded the concept to include an ADA compliant kayak launch, as well as a fishing pier and a passive pier that will have a gazebo with unsurpassed sunset views. The passive pier will also serve as an ideal location for wildlife viewing as well as a place to simply relax in the shade with a cup of coffee and the morning paper - and I can also envision the occasional marriage proposal taking place there as well. <<READ MORE>>


From the Members of City Council...
During the October 9 City Council meeting, Mayor Desiderio announced that he received a letter from the Cape May County Planning Department / Open Space Board that included some very good news for Sea Isle City's proposed Fishing Pier & Kayak Launch at Dealy Field. Following a presentation by the City in August, the Open Space Board has decided to recommend that Sea Isle City receive full funding for this project ($935,605). <<READ MORE>>


Sea Isle Boulevard Elevation
Road Resurfacing
Utility Improvements
T. I. Bridge Closure
South Jersey Gas Project
Venicean Road Drainage
New Fishing Pier & Kayak Launch
CLICK HERE for the Latest Project Updates


Please Plan Alternate Route

Due to the need for repairs, the Cape May County Bridge Commission has announced that the Townsends Inlet Bridge (connecting Sea Isle City and Avalon) will be closed to all v ehicle, pedestrian and bicycle traffic starting September 17. While repairs are underway, construction crews will be working extra shifts; however the bridge is not expected to re-open until May, 2019.  CLICK HERE to read more. 

Semi-Annual Hydrant Flushing 
During the months of October and November, Sea Isle City's Water Department will flush-out the water distribution system through the fire hydrants and exercise water valves 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). This is also a requirement for the Water Quality Accountability Act.  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

No Reservation Required!

Sea Isle City's Division of Emergency Medical Services offers free Blood Pressure Screenings each Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon in the Sea Isle City Ambulance Corps Building, located 201 JFK Boulevard. The public is invited to attend, no reservation is required. Be proactive...get your blood pressure checked regularly!


Volunteers Needed !

The Sea Isle City Environmental Commission will host their annual Autumn Beach Clean Up and Dune Grass Planting event on Saturday, October 13, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon (rain date: October 14). During this important gathering, volunteers will clear trash and debris from Sea Isle's shoreline and plant grass seedlings that will help strengthen our dunes. Pre-registration is not required. Volunteers are asked to sign-in on the day of the Clean Up at JFK Boulevard and the Promenade. Complimentary tee-shirts will be given to volunteers (while supplies last) courtesy of Approach Clothing Company, located at 6300 Landis Avenue. Volunteers will also be treated to a complimentary luncheon at Mike's Seafood Restaurant on Park Road, courtesy of the Monichetti family. Volunteers will also receive coupons for free ice cream cones at Spinners Pizza, Ice Cream & Grill, located in Spinnaker on the Promenade at 38th Street.  For more information about the Beach Clean Up, phone 609-263-2081.


Scoot Your Boots On Over To Support OCHS

The Bennett and Doyle-Waid families will host a "Head Over Boots" fundraiser on Saturday night, October 13, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at LaCosta Lounge, JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue, benefitting the Ocean City High School After Prom and Red Raiders Football programs. The event will feature live music, country line dancing and more! Tickets cost $20 per person. For ticket info, phone 609-231-4090 or go to The Oar House Pub on 42nd Place. CLICK HERE to read more. 

There's Still Time to Enter the Halloween Parade!

Sea Isle City's Division of Recreation will host the City's annual Halloween Parade & Family Dance Party on Friday, October 19. The parade will begin at 7:00 p.m. and run along Landis Avenue (45th Street to JFK Boulevard), featuring a variety of costumed participants, bands and entertainers.  
Want to Appear in the parade? Registrations are now being accepted from families, businesses, organizations and other folks who wish to appear in this year's parade. Prizes will be given to the parade's winners. CLICK HERE to download a Parade Entry Form or phone 609-263-0050 for info.
Afterwards, bring your family to the annual Halloween Dance Party at the Excursion Park Band Shell, which begins immediately following the Halloween Parade. For more information, please phone 609-263-0500 or go to www.VISITSICNJ.com.

Live German Music, Games,
Food, and More!


The Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization will host their annual Octoberfest celebration on Saturday, October 20th, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Excursion Park. Families will enjoy German music, face painters, games, food and craft vendors, moon bounces, and more! There will also be free hayrides on the beach and an Octoberfest Pie Baking Contest during this rain or shine event. For more information, phone 609-263-9090 or email sicccr@gmail.com


Calling All Pie-Bakers
The 11th Annual Octoberfest Pie Baking Contest is a great opportunity for local bakers to show off their culinary skills! The contest takes place on Saturday morning, October 20, at The Braca Café, where an independent panel of judges taste each entry. Pies from professional kitchens will not be accepted, and only dessert pies will be judged (fruit, cream, chiffon, etc.). Prizes will be awarded to the top three winning pies. There is no entry fee and participants need not be present to win. Pies must be accompanied by a list of ingredients (not the specific recipe, just ingredients). All participants must pre-register by Thursday, October 18. For more information, contact organizer Cheryl Kehner at (609) 263-8847 or kehner@comcast.net. To download a contest entry form, CLICK HERE

Anonymous & Safe Drug Disposal

As part of "Operation Take Back New Jersey," the Sea Isle City Police Department will host a free Prescription Drug Disposal Event on Saturday, October 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Police Headquarters (located on the first floor of 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. Individuals may dispose of medication either in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and placing it directly into the drug disposal box. If original containers are used, individuals are encouraged to remove prescription labels if they contain any personal information. Liquid products (such as cough medicine) should remain tightly sealed in their original containers. Needles and other sharp instruments will not be accepted. For more information, please contact Sgt. Bill Bradshaw 263-4311, ext 2302.  CLICK HERE for an event flyer. 

Free Training Could Save Lives 
In an effort to educate the public and continue the ongoing battle against the current opiate crisis, Sea Isle City's Municipal Alliance Committee will offer free Narcan training to interested individuals on Tuesday, October 30, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Sea Isle City Community Lodge, 300 JFK Boulevard. A limited number of lifesaving Narcan kits are available for this event, so please pre-register by October 25 by contacting Municipal Alliance Coordinator Kellie Seib at 609-263-4461 ext. 1222 or kseib@seaislecitynj.us. To learn more about Sea Isle's Municipal Alliance, please visit www.seaislecitynj.us.  

There Are Two Ways To Celebrate Halloween in Sea Isle City...

Trunk-or Treat
Traditional Trick-or-Treat

Goblins and Ghouls spending Halloween Night in Sea Isle City will have two fun ways to celebrate the evening. In addition to door-to-door Trick-or-Treating, which takes place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Sea Isle City, the Recreation Office will also host a "Trunk-or-Treat" event on October 31, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Marina Parking Lot along 42nd Place (adjacent to the Welcome Center), where residents, businesses, and organizations are invited to distribute candy from their vehicle's trunks or open tail gates. A prize will be given to the best decorated vehicle. Please contact the Recreation Office at 609-263-0050 for more information or to reserve a spot for your vehicle during "Trunk-or-Treat."  
Do You Prefer To Give-Out Candy At Your  
Home On Halloween Night?
Traditional Trick-or-Treating also takes place in Sea Isle City on October 31 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. If you wish to greet visitors at your home on Halloween night, you can let Trick-or-Treaters know that you will be answering your front door on October 31 by contacting the Recreation Office and adding your address to Sea Isle City's "Trick-or-Treat Route" list, which will be available to families prior to October 31. For more information, please phone 609-263-0050.
SAFETY REMINDER: While Trick-or-Treating, remember to wear brightly colored costumes that do not drag the ground, carry flashlights, have a planned route, and never walk alone.  

How Safe Is Your Home?

2018 Fire Prevention Week is October 7 to October 13. This year's National Fire Prevention Week theme is "Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware." Remember, fire can happen anywhere - and it does happen everywhere! The most devastating fires, in terms of both lives and dollars lost, occur in the home. Please put these best practices to use in your homes, workplace, and the places you visit. <<READ MORE>> 

The Sea Isle Trolley 
Sea Isle grew at an amazing pace during the 1880s and 1890s. With all the new hotels, businesses, and entertainment venues throughout the town, along with multiple spots for beach and fishing access, versatile travel became a necessity. A trolley was seen as the perfect vehicle to fill that need. <<READ MORE>> 

To learn more about Sea Isle City's fascinating past, visit the Sea Isle City Historical Museum, located on the first floor of the Sea Isle City Library at 4800 Central Avenue, or speak with a Historical Society member by phoning  609-263-2992.
Upper Township Wrestling Welcomes Sea Isle City Children 
The Upper Township Wrestling Association invites all boys and girls (grades K thru 8th) to join the Upper Township Green Hornets Wrestling Team - including Sea Isle City kids!  Free, no obligation "try it out" practices will take place October 29, October 30 and November 1. For more information, please email uppertwphornets@gmail.com, visit www.upperwrestling.com or call Head Coach Frank Sannino at 609-231-8528.


Status of Floodplain
Management Plan in 
Compliance with FEMA's
Community Rating System

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Cancelled? Postponed? 

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 event has been cancelled, postponed or re-scheduled.

There's Always Something
Fun Happening

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Recycling Is More Than Just a Good Idea,  
It's The Law in Sea Isle City

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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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