E-Newsletter
August 1, 2019
MAYOR'S MESSAGE
From Mayor Leonard Desiderio

Here are a few words we have all been looking forward to hearing: “The Townsends Inlet Bridge is open!”
 
Of course, the re-opening of the T.I. Bridge to vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic is great news for everyone in Sea Isle City as well as our friends in Avalon, and now we once again have the option of quickly traveling over the inlet whenever we head to points south. During a discussion with County Engineer Bob Church on July 30, I was informed that the bridge is expected to remain open for the foreseeable future – and that’s the best news of all! READ MORE

CITY COUNCIL'S MESSAGE
From the Members of City Council

During the “Administration Report” portion of the July 23 City Council meeting, Business Administrator George Savastano announced that repairs to the Townsends Inlet Bridge were nearly completed and the bridge was due to re-open to traffic later in the week. Subsequently, the T.I. Bridge was re-opened on Thursday, July 25. 
 
Additionally, Mr. Savastano announced that the City is creating an “Emergency Medical Services Chief” position, which will replace the “liaison” position that has been in place since the City formed its paid EMS Division two years ago. READ MORE

PROJECT UPDATES
The T. I. Bridge Has Re-Opened

The Townsends Inlet Bridge (Connecting Sea Isle City and Avalon) is now OPEN to vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic.
Please travel safely.


QUESTIONNAIRE RESULTS
What To Do With The Former
Public School on Park Road?

A questionnaire regarding the future of the public school property at 4501 Park Road was offered during the City’s June 29th Town Hall Meeting (and online afterwards for those who were not able to attend the June 29th meeting). The questionnaire asked property owners, residents and visitors to choose between the following three options: 1) Renovate the Existing School Building and maintain the current structure for recreation purposes; 2) Build a New Recreation Facility without a Pool; or 3) Build a New Recreation Facility with a Pool. The results from that questionnaire have been tallied and are now available for viewing on the home page of the City’s municipal website, www.seaislecitynj.us (under the “City News” tab on the home page).

  
ATTENTION BICYCLISTS
Important Info From
The Sea Isle City Police Department

One of the S.I.C.P.D.’s initiatives this summer is to enforce bicycle laws and educate the public about bicycle safety – and the importance of following “the rules of the road.”

Sea Isle City's Police Officers remind all bicyclists that they are required to comply with motor vehicle laws and:
 
 ·         Stop at stop signs
·         Obey traffic signals
·         Ride single-file on the right-side of the road
·         Have lights on their bikes at night
·         Kids under age 17 must wear helmets
 
Bikes on the Promenade:  Bicyclists are reminded that they are permitted on the Promenade only on weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 5:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Bikes are not permitted on the Promenade at any other time.
  
10 -MILE ISLAND RUN
Beach Patrol Will Host
Annual Competition on August 3

The Sea Isle City Beach Patrol’s 2019 Captain Bill Gallagher 10-Mile Island Run takes place on Saturday, August 3, on the 44th Street Beach at 5:30 p.m. Individual runners as well as members of organizations and running clubs are invited to participate in this popular event. The race takes place along the promenade and the beach. High quality event tee-shirts will be given to the first 1200 registrants, and awards will be presented to the top male and female runners in numerous categories. For more information, visit www.sicbp.com or phone 609-263-3655.


NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
Join The S.I.C.P.D. For
Fun and Games on August 6

The Sea Isle City Police Department will host a National Night Out celebration on Tuesday, August 6, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Excursion Park, where families can enjoy complementary snacks and give-aways, face painters, inflatable bounce houses, a photo booth, games, live music and other family-friendly attractions. There will also be a dunk tank, which will raise funds for Mayor Desiderio’s 2019 Holiday Toy and Food Drive. Afterwards, there will be a free showing of the movie Incredibles 2, which will begin at dusk at Excursion Park (don’t forget to bring folding chairs or beach blankets for the movie). For more information about National Night Out, visit the Sea Isle City Police Department’s Facebook page or go to www.VISITSICNJ.com

BLOOD DRIVE
The Need Is Great, Please Give Blood!

The Knights of Columbus of Saint Joseph Catholic Church will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, August 7, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. inside the Parish Auditorium, 44th Street and Central Avenue. To make an appointment to give blood, please call Joe Koch at 609-408-9253 or register online at www.RedCrossBlood.org.
  
FULL MOON YOGA
Free Yoga Class on August 15

NJ Beach Yoga will offer a free Full Moon Yoga class on Thursday, August 15, at 7:30 p.m. on Sea Isle’s 29th Street Beach. Every “BODY” is welcome to enjoy this popular community event, which will include Moon Salutations as the moon rises over the ocean. The class will conclude with a Moon Meditation designed to leave you refreshed and feeling “waves of peace.” For more info, please phone 609-602-3398 or visit www.njbeachyoga.com
 
BEACH BARDS POETRY
Poetry & Prose Reading August 19

The Beach Bards Poetry & Prose Summer Reading Series will continue on Monday, August 19, at 6:00 p.m. in the Sea Isle City Library, 4800 Central Avenue. Sponsored by the Cape May County Library system, this free event is open to the public. The guest artists on August 19 will be Michelle Belluomini, Charles Bondhus and Albert Tacconelli. For more details, visit www.cmclibrary.org or phone Beach Bards Co-Coordinator Antoinette Libro Braca at 609-263-5491.


WEDDING VOW RENEWAL
Ceremony Planned September 7

Mayor Desiderio will host Sea Isle City’s 2nd Annual Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony at 12 noon on Saturday, September 7, at Excursion Park. This free event is open to married couples who met, fell in love or are enjoying their “Happily Ever After” in Sea Isle City. Pre-registration is required by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 5. For more info, please phone 609-263-8687, ext. 103.


BEAUTIFICATION AWARDS
Nominate a Property You Admire

The Sea Isle City Environmental Commission is now accepting nominations for their 32nd Annual Beautification Awards. Local properties (businesses or private homes) that have shown improvement in their overall appearance, display attractive architecture and landscaping or have maintained an eye-catching appearance will be considered for this yearly honor. Residents and visitors alike are encouraged to nominate a property they feel should be considered for a 2019 Beautification Award – and property owners can even nominate their own homes or businesses. Nomination forms are available at the Sea Isle City Welcome Center, in the lobby of City Hall, at the Sea Isle City Library, and online www.seaislecitynj.us (click the “Forms / Tourism” link on the home page). All nomination forms must be submitted by September 5. For more info, please phone (609) 263-3537.


EVENT CANCELLATION ALERTS
Sign-Up For Free Alerts,
Never Get Caught in The Rain Again

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.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS
There's Always Something Happening,
So Don't Miss a Moment of the Fun
in Sea Isle City!



TRASH & RECYCLING
Sea Isle City is a Recycling Community

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.

Remember: Recycling is not just a good idea...It's the Law in Sea Isle City!   

DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION?
Do You Wish 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.

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