August 30, 2018   
In This Issue
From Mayor Desiderio:  
I recently had the pleasure of attending a brief ceremony at VFW Post 1963, during which U.S. Air Force Tech Sergeant Michael Gavaghan donated a special American flag to our local veterans - a flag that flew on a KC-10 Extender plane from the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron at Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates. It was such a pleasure to meet Sergeant Gavaghan and to thank him for his donation to VFW Post 1963 - and for his service to our nation. Sergeant Gavaghan's flag is now on display at the VFW, and it serves as a proud reminder of all that our nation's military does for us, day-in and day out. << READ MORE>> 


From The Members of City Council:

At the start of the August 28 City Council meeting, Mayor Desiderio read Resolution No. 144, which is a City Council Resolution that was written in honor of Sea Isle City's former police chief, Thomas D'Intino. In that resolution, Council said "Whereas Chief D'Intino has been an integral part of Sea Isle City government, providing tremendous guidance and support to City staff not only as Chief of Police and Emergency Management Coordinator, but as a member of the City's senior staff responsible for ensuring the City government's mission is accomplished day in and day out; and, whereas over a 28 year career in public service, Chief D'Intino has set the professional bar for his duties as Police Chief at the highest level, and by doing so set an outstanding example for others; << READ MORE>> 

Making Improvements to  
Our Community 
In accordance with our typical practice, during the summer season we try to limit the amount of construction taking place on public property, in order to minimize the disruption to our residents and visitors, as for many, this time of the year is precious. We also are in the process of preparing and putting into place plans for the next round of capital improvements throughout the City. As these projects move forward through the design, bidding, and construction phases, we will continue to provide you with updates on their progress.

There Will Be Limited Lifeguard 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 3. Shown below is a list of beaches that will have lifeguards on duty during the weekends following Labor Day...  
  • Saturday & Sunday, September 8 & 9: 34th, 40th, 51st, 59th, 64th, 75th, 81st, and 86th Street
  • Saturday & Sunday, September 15 & 16: 40th, 51st, 59th, 64th, 75th, 81st, 86th Street
  • Saturday & Sunday, September 22 & 23: 40th, 51st, 59th, 64th, 75th, 86th Street
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. 
Whenever a lifeguard is on duty, each lifeguard stand will fly a colored beach warning flag indicating surf conditions (determined by the color of the flag)...
GREEN = Low Hazard (calm conditions, exercise caution)
YELLOW = Medium Hazard (moderate surf and/or currents)
RED = High Hazard (high surf and/or strong currents)

Free Beach Yoga Class
on Labor Day
NJ Beach Yoga will offer a free "Pose For Peace" Yoga Class on Monday, September 3 (Labor Day) at 7:30 a.m. on the JFK Boulevard Beach, where participants will gather in the shape of a giant peace sign on the sand. During the class, donations will be accepted for the National Epilepsy Foundation. Celebrate Labor Day by sending a wave of Peace out to the world - and by helping a good cause. For more info, please go to www.njbeachyoga.com.

Join Us on September 11
Sea Isle City's annual Patriot Day Ceremony will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, at Veterans Park, located at JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue.  Please join us as we honor the many lives lost during and after the terrorist attacks on 9-11.


Hundreds of Vendors, Free Amusement Rides, Live Music, Great Food and More...
Don't miss Fall Family Festival on Saturday & Sunday, September 15 & 16. Hosted by the City's Division of Tourism, Fall Family Festival is Sea Isle's biggest event of the autumn season! On Saturday, there will be a Seaside Market on the promenade with hundreds of craft and specialty vendors, a food court, live music, free amusement rides and other family activities. Then, on Sunday, don't miss the festival's Antique Auto Show, free Guided Historical Trolley Tours and live music by the Snake Brothers Band. For more details, go to www.VISITSICNJ.com or phone 609-263-8687.


Nominate A Property
You Admire
The Sea Isle City Environmental Commission is now accepting nominations for their 31st 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 2018 Beautification Award. Property owners can even nominate their own homes or businesses.
To nominate a property, a completed nomination form must be submitted to the Environmental Commission by September 5. Forms are available at the Sea Isle City Welcome Center, City Hall, online at www.seaislecitynj.us (click the "Forms / Tourism" link). 2018 Beatification Awards will be presented to winners on Sunday, September 16, during Fall Family Festival. For more information, please phone (609) 263-3537.

Plan A New 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 Monday, 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.


Free Program For Seniors 
Sea Isle City residents can easily sign-up for a wonderful free service called the "Citizen Call-Check" Program (also known as "CCC"), which helps ensure that seniors, the physically disabled and those who live alone are safe in their homes each day of the year. Once registered, residents simply phone the Sea Isle City Police Department each morning to say "I am OK." If the Police don't hear from you by 11:00 a.m. each day, they will phone you. And, if you don't answer your phone when they call, they will send an officer to knock on your door - just to make sure you're doing well. To learn how to register for the SICPD's Citizen Call-Check Program, please phone the SICPD Records Department Monday thru Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at (609) 263-4311 ext. 2223 or ext. 2246.


Cancelled? Postponed? Re-Scheduled?

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

For Sea Isle's Calendar of Events

Recycling Is More Than Just a Good Idea,  
It's The Law in Sea Isle City
Annual Citywide Bulk Trash Pick-Up:
The 4th Thursday in September (Sept. 27)
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.

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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