E-Newsletter
March 26, 2020
MAYOR'S MESSAGE
From Mayor Leonard Desiderio...

Even though people throughout the world are currently experiencing one of the most difficult times in recent history, I am inspired by the positive attitudes, generosity and kindness that I see in others. I’m confident that when neighbors care for one another and everyone understands that we are all in this together, we will be able to beat this pandemic and emerge stronger on the other side. In the meantime, I remind everyone to stay in your homes, to practice social distancing, to frequently wash your hands and avoid touching your face, and to follow all other directives from Federal, State and County health officials. READ MORE

CITY COUNCIL'S MESSAGE
From The Members of City Council...

Due to the Coronavirus, the March 24 City Council meeting was held without audience members present in Council Chambers – however members of the public were able to remotely phone-in and voice their opinions during the four “public comment” portions of the meeting. Also, the Councilpersons and City officials who were present during the March 24 meeting exercised proper social distancing at all times. We feel that the meeting went well overall even though there were some challenges; however, we are striving to make improvements to any future meetings that require similar restrictions. The measures that are being taken during City Council meetings are temporary and for everyone’s safety; and we look forward to returning to our regular public meetings and seeing all of you in person in the future. READ MORE


COVID- 19
Your City Government is Here For You

Sea Isle City’s government remains in operation during the Coronavirus pandemic. Sea Isle’s police and public safety operations as well as public works and utility operations (and support services for these functions) are continuing to operate. 

City buildings are closed to the public, however staff is available to respond to phone calls and handle incoming deliveries and mail to City Hall. All of Sea Isle City’s recreation facilities are closed to the public until further notice, including all playgrounds, basketball courts, pickleball courts, ball fields, the skateboard park, etc.

For updates from the City or to find phone numbers for municipal offices, please go to www.seaislecitynj.us .

PROJECT UPDATES
Promenade Lighting
New Lighting in Business Districts
Fishing Pier & Kayak Launch
Utility Reconstruction
Sanitary Sewer Replacement
Paving Pleasure Avenue
Beach Replenishment
Roadway Reconstruction


PARKING PERMITS
Date Change for Sale of Permits

Due to the Coronavirus, the City is postponing the date that Municipal Parking Permits will go on sale. The new date that parking permits will go on sale is May 1 (rather than the original date of April 1).
 
BLOOD DRIVE
New Location for April 1 Blood Drive

The Knights of Columbus Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, April 1, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., is being moved from the Saint Joseph Auditorium to Sea Isle City’s Municipal Gymnasium, located inside the former public school building at 4501 Park Road. Blood Donors are asked to enter the gymnasium through the doors on the parking lot side (east-side) of the building.
 
According to the Red Cross, blood is in great demand, so please phone 800-733-2767 to schedule an appointment to donate!

AARP UPDATE
Changes to AARP Schedule

The Board of Directors and Officers of AARP Chapter 710, of Sea Isle City, have officially cancelled all of their meetings and gatherings until further notice. Additionally, they strongly urge all members of AARP and the general public to follow all directives from Governor Murphy and the C.D.C. in order to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. For more information about AARP Chapter 710, phone 609-263-1453.

TRASH & RECYCLING
Curbside Trash & Recycling
Collections Continue

Curbside trash and recycling collections continue to take place in Sea Isle City (the “winter" collection schedule is still in effect).  Bulk Trash & Brush collections are also continuing (please check the pick-up schedule for your street). 

Due to the Coronavirus, Sea Isle City's Trash & Recycling Drop-Off Area (adjacent to the Sea Isle Bridge) is closed to the public until further notice. Please do not leave any trash or recycling outside of the gates at the Drop-Off Area (violators will be fined accordingly).
 
To speak with the Department of Public Works, phone 609-263-6000.

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.

ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH
S.I.C.’s Municipal Alliance Committee
Reminds Everyone That
April is Alcohol Awareness Month.
 
Did You Know:  Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States.
Did You Know:  An estimated 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States.
Did You Know:  Teens who start drinking before age 15 are more than five times as likely to develop alcohol problems than those who start at age 21.   
Did You Know:  The typical American will see 100,000 beer commercials before he or she turns 18.



For more information about substance abuse, go to our
Municipal Alliance Committee page at www.seaislecitynj.us .

HYDRANT FLUSHING
A Message from the
Sea Isle City Water Department

During the months of April and May, the Sea Isle City Water Department will be flushing-out the water distribution system through the fire hydrants and exercising 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 .

DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION?
Would You Like to Speak With a City Official?

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 609-263-4461.

RECENT PHOTOS
Have You Seen What's Been Happening?

On March 12, the members of AARP Chapter 710 hosted their annual Irish Luncheon and "Best Dressed Irish" competition.


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