August 29, 2019
From Mayor Leonard Desiderio

It happens every year…the summer quickly flies by and before we know it Labor Day Weekend has arrived. Even though a great many people consider summer their favorite season – and they hate to see it end – we must admit that the summer of 2019 was truly outstanding here in Sea Isle City. Not only did we have wonderful weather that resulted in perfect beach days and pleasant nights along the Promenade, we also enjoyed a terrific four-day July Fourth Weekend, we celebrated our Beach Patrol’s 100 th Anniversary in grand style, we had a variety of successful community events that were very well attended, we welcomed back many familiar faces to town, and many new friendships were forged along the way. So, with all that in mind, I am going to declare the summer of 2019 a huge success! READ MORE

From the Members of City Council

During the August 27 City Council meeting, Ordinance 1644 was Introduced with First Reading. Ordinance 1644 was written to establish the minimum and maximum ranges for salaries and overtime compensation for officers and employees of the City of Sea Isle City.
Also on August 27, Ordinance 1637 was adopted following Second Reading and Public Hearing.  Ordinance 1637 amended the local Construction Code by adjusting fees for construction, which will keep Sea Isle City compliant with State Statutes. READ MORE

Storm Water Pump Station
Promenade Lighting
Tree Planting Project
Fishing Pier & Kayak Launch
Milling and Paving

Beach Patrol Will Have Limited
Coverage After Labor Day

The Sea Isle City Beach Patrol will have limited staff on duty following Labor Day Weekend, and lifeguards will not be on duty mid-week after September 8. Shown below is a list of beaches that will have lifeguards on duty following Labor Day...

  • Tuesday, September 3 through Friday, September 6: 45th and 86th Street lifeguard stands will be operational – these two stands will serve as north and south end response teams for any necessary rescues.
  • Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8: 40th, 51st, 59th, 75th, and 86th Street lifeguard stands will be operational.
  • Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15: 40th, 59th, and 86th Street lifeguard stands will be operational.
  • Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22: 40th and 86th Street lifeguard stands will be operational.
  • Saturday, September 28: A winterizing crew / response team will be working at Beach Patrol Headquarters.

PLEASE NOTE : There is a very slight chance that the schedule above may be altered if guards suddenly are not available. For more information, please phone the S.I.C.B.P. at 609-263-3655 or follow them on social media.   
Enjoy a Free Class on Labor Day

NJ Beach Yoga will offer a free “Pose for Peace” Yoga Class at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, September 2 (Labor Day) on the JFK Boulevard Beach, where participants will form the shape of a giant “peace sign” as they celebrate Labor Day and send a “wave of peace out to the world.” During the class, donations will be accepted on behalf of the National Epilepsy Foundation. All levels are welcome to join this annual event for charity and good will. For more info, please go t o www.njBeachYoga.com , call or text 609-602-3398, or email terioconnor@comcast.net .

Public Ceremony on 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. Registration forms are available at the Welcome Center and online at www.VISITSICNJ.com (under the calendar listing for this event) or by using the link below. For more details, please phone 609-263-8687, ext. 103.

Honoring the Victims of 9-11

Mayor Desiderio, the members of City Council and other members of the community will honor the victims of the 9-11 terrorist attacks during Sea Isle City’s annual Patriot Day Ceremony at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11, at Veterans Park, JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue. The rain location for this event is 233 JFK Boulevard (inside S.I.C. Fire Department Headquarters). For more details, please phone 609-263-4461, ext.1245.

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.

Registration Is Required To Hear Best-Selling Author Speak in Sea Isle City

The Cape May County Library System will present “An Evening with Garth Stein” on Wednesday, October 2, at 6:00 p.m. in the Sea Isle City Library, 4800 Central Avenue. Author of the best-selling novel The Art of Racing in the Rain and other books, Garth Stein is also a documentary film maker, playwright and teacher. Audience space is limited during this event; registration opens Wednesday, September 4. For more information, go to www.cmclibrary.org or phone 609-463-6386.

Don't Get Caught In The Rain,
Sign-Up For Free Alerts

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.

There's Always Something Happening,
So Don't Miss a Moment of the Fun!

“The good times don’t end on Labor Day…
they continue throughout the year in Sea Isle City."
--Mayor Len Desiderio

Labor Day Trash Collections

Curbside trash and recycling collections will take place as usual on Monday, September 2 (Labor Day). Also, the Municipal Trash & Recycling Drop-Off Yard (located adjacent to the Sea Isle Bridge at 401 JFK Boulevard) will be open on Labor Day Monday from 7:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

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 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.