E-Newsletter
October 25, 2018
 


 
In This Issue
MAYOR'S MESSAGE

From Mayor Leonard Desiderio...

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of traveling to Atlantic City, where the New Jersey Association of Floodplain Management was hosting its 14th Annual Conference & Exhibition at Bally's Hotel & Casino. Neil Byrne, Sea Isle's Floodplain Manager, hosted an educational session while attending the entire 3-day conference, which had over 400 floodplain officials from across the State in attendance.  Neil asked me to attend on Wednesday afternoon because Sea Isle City was receiving an award from FEMA for being the only Class 3 CRS Community in the entire state of New Jersey (and one of only a handful of communities in the nation with that honor).  In the event you are not aware, being a Class 3 CRS Community is a very big deal that comes with a 35% discount on flood insurance premiums << READ MORE>>

CITY COUNCIL'S MESSAGE

From The Members of City Council...

During the "Mayor & Administration Report" portion of the October 23 City Council meeting, Mayor Desiderio announced that Sea Isle City's Recreation Office will host a Trunk-or-Treat event from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Halloween night, October 31, in the Municipal Marina Parking Lot along 42nd Place. Any residents, business owners or organizations that would like to distribute candy to local kids during Trunk-or-Treat are welcome to participate. The Mayor also announced that, in addition to the Trunk-or-Treat event, traditional door-to-door Trick-or-Treating will take place in Sea Isle City on October 31 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. <<READ MORE>>

PROJECT UPDATES

Sea Isle Boulevard Elevation
Road Reconstruction
Utility Improvements
South Jersey Gas Project
Venicean Road Drainage
38th Street Pump Station
Fishing Pier & Kayak Launch

CLICK HERE for the Latest Project Updates

PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISPOSAL

Clean Out and Secure Your Medicine Cabinets, Protect Your Family

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.

TRUNK-OR-TREAT & TRICK-OR-TREAT 


Do You Enjoy Handing-Out Halloween Candy But
Don't Get Many Knocks on Your Door?
Join Us For Trunk-or-Treat on October 31...
 
The City's Recreation Office will host a "Trunk-or-Treat" event on Halloween Night, October 31, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Marina Parking Lot (adjacent to the Welcome Center), where residents, businesses, and organizations are invited to distribute candy to Trick-or-Treaters from their vehicle's trunks or open tail gates.  A prize will be given to the best decorated car or truck. For more info, please phone 609-263-0050.

If You Prefer to Hand-Out Candy From Your  
Home or Business, Add Your Address to Our  
Trick-or-Treat Route...
 
In addition to the City's Trunk-or-Treat event, traditional door-to-door Trick-or-Treating will also take place in Sea Isle City on Halloween Night, October 31, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. To help Trick-or-Treaters know which homes and businesses will be handing-out candy, the Recreation Office is creating a "Trick-or-Treat Route" which will be available to families prior to Halloween Night. If you would like to add your home or business address to the "Trick or Treat Route," please call the Recreation Office at 263-0050.
 
SAFETY REMEMBER: While Trick-or-Treating, kids should wear brightly colored costumes that do not drag the ground, carry flashlights, have a planned route, and never walk alone. Happy Halloween!

NEW Rx DROP BOX UNVEILING 

Press Conference and Unveiling  Planned October 29  
 
The Sea Isle City Police Department has joined the New Jersey Attorney General's "Project Medicine Drop" initiative and will install a Project Medicine Drop Box in the lobby of Police Headquarters, located on the first floor of City Hall, 233 JFK Boulevard. An official unveiling of Sea Isle's new Project Medicine Drop Box will take place on Monday, October, 29 at 10:00 a.m. The unveiling will begin with a press conference on the third floor of City Hall, with Sea Isle City Mayor Leonard Desiderio, Police Chief Thomas McQuillen, New Jersey Consumer Affairs Acting Director Paul R. Rodríguez and other community leaders, who are committed to battling the current opiate crisis. Immediately following the press conference, the new drop box will be unveiled and officially put into use in the lobby of City Hall, where members of the public can safely dispose of unused or unwanted prescription medications anonymously 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, 365-days a year - and with no questions asked. For more information, please phone the Sea Isle City Police Department at 609-263-4311.

AUTUMN CELEBRATION 

Parish Event Is Open To All
 
The public is invited to Saint Joseph Church's annual Autumn Celebration on Saturday, November 3, at 6:00 p.m. in the parish auditorium, 44th Street and Central Avenue. The evening will include dinner, music & dancing, and plenty of socializing. Tickets for this BYOB event cost $25 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, phone Marie at 609-263-3812.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS
 
Don't Forget to Change Your Clocks  
 
Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 4 - so remember to turn your clocks back one-hour (fall back) when you go to bed the night before.
 
AUTUMN SAFETY REMINDER : This is the perfect time of year to change the batteries in your smoke detectors!

VETERANS DAY CEREMONY 

Join Us as We Honor Those  
Who Served 
 
Sea Isle City's annual Veterans Day Ceremony will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 11, at Veterans Park, JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue. During the ceremony, Mayor Desiderio, representatives from VFW Post 1963, members of City Council, County Officials and other members of the community will gather to honor the our nation's military veterans. The public is invited to attend. For more information, please phone 609-263-4461, ext. 1245, or go to www.VISITSICNJ.com .

FLOOD MITIGATION PRESENTATION

Public Presentation on
November 13
 
Sea Isle City's Engineer recently completed a city-wide Flood Mitigation Study, which examined Sea Isle's drainage system and each of its components. The findings from that study will be made public during the November 13th City Council meeting, which begins at 10:00 a.m. in Council Chambers, located on the third floor of City Hall. All are invited to attend and view the presentation.  
 
NEW RECREATION ACTIVITIES 

Two Fitness Programs  
For Kids Added
 
Sea Isle City's Division of Recreation has added two new children's programs that are sure to please! "Kids Yoga" is now available for grades K thru 8 on Thursdays from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m., and a "Fun-Fit Kids" fitness class is offered for children, ages 2 to 5, on Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m. Each of these free classes takes place in the former Public School at 5401 Park Road. No pre-registration is required; walk-ins are welcome. For more information, please phone the Recreation Office at 609-263-0050.

SEPTEMBER POLICE REPORT 

The Sea Isle City Police Department  
is an Accredited Agency with the  
New Jersey State Association  
of Chiefs of Police
 
CLICK HERE for the September 2018 Police Report
T. I. BRIDGE CLOSED
 
Please Plan an Alternate Route
 
Due to the need for repairs, the Cape May County Bridge Commission has closed the Townsends Inlet Bridge (connecting Sea Isle City and Avalon) to all v ehicle, pedestrian and bicycle traffic. 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  for more information about the Townsends Inlet Bridge Project. 

HYDRANT FLUSHNG 

Regular Maintenance
Ensures Reliability
 
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 toensure that hydrantsand 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 youto 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 .

FREE B.P. SCREENINGS 
 
How's Your Blood Pressure?  

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!
 
SIGN-UP FOR CANCELLATION ALERTS 
 
Be Among The First To Learn When Events Are Cancelled or 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. CLICK HERE to sign-up for Rained Out Alerts now. 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
  
There's Always Something
Fun Happening

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 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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