December 17, 2020
From Mayor Leonard Desiderio...

Even though we are in the middle of a pandemic and things often appear gloomy and dark, there is an abundance of holiday cheer lifting up our community – and what I’ve seen happening lately has given me renewed hope for the future. 
Case in point, last week the City’s Division of Recreation hosted their annual Holiday Lighting Contest, which awards prizes to local properties with the best outdoor decorations. Typically, about ten or twelve properties enter the contest each year; however this year we had twenty entries – and each one was terrific!

From The Members of City Council...

Due to COVID-19, the December 8 City Council meeting was held remotely; however, members of the public were able to participate in the meeting telephonically.
At the start of the December 8 meeting, Mayor Desiderio explained several upcoming holiday events and also stated that, in addition to the physical effects of the pandemic, the effects on individual’s mental health have been staggering. The Mayor also asked that everyone “be patient and be kind to one another” during these difficult times.
Fishing Pier & Kayak Launch
Paving Pleasure Avenue
Sanitary Sewer Replacement
Lagoon Dredging
Storm Sewer Reconstruction
Roadwork and More...

The Sea Isle City Police Department is an Accredited Agency with the New Jersey Association of Chiefs of Police

Santa Will Drive-By Registered Homes
on a Fire Engine on December 19

On Saturday, December 19, the members of Sea Isle City’s Volunteer Fire Department will host a “Holiday Drive-By” with Santa Claus starting at 12 noon. During this socially-distanced event, Santa and his firefighter friends will drive-by registered homes on a fire engine with their sirens and lights blazing as Santa waves and spreads holiday cheer.
To register your home for this event, please email your complete address to sictour@seaislecitynj.us. The deadline to register is 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18. For additional info, please phone the Sea Isle City Tourism Office at 609-263-8687, ext. 101.

Grab Your Favorite (Ugly) Holiday Sweater
and Join the Fun!

The Recreation Office will host a virtual Ugly Sweater Contest from December 19 to 24. Participates can upload photos of themselves wearing their favorite ugly sweaters to Sea Isle City’s Recreation Facebook Page or email photos to sicrec@seaislecitynj.usPrizes will be given for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place “best ugly sweaters.” Winners will be announced December 28. For more info, phone 609-263-0050.
There's Still Time to Write Saint Nick!

Letters addressed to Santa Claus can be deposited in the red holiday mailbox, located in the lobby of City Hall at 233 JFK Boulevard. The lobby is accessible 24/day, 7/days a week. All letters deposited in this special mailbox will be delivered to the North Pole prior to Christmas Eve. No postage is required, because Santa’s mail is handled by a special Christmas Delivery Service run by his elves.

Give Blood on January 20

The American Red Cross will sponsor a Blood Drive in the Sea Isle City Community Lodge at 300 JFK Boulevard on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Appointments are required (no walk-ups are permitted) so please schedule a time to give blood by visiting www.redcross.org. This event is co-hosted by the Sea Isle City Police Department and Sea Isle’s United Methodist Church, whose members remind everyone that the need is great – so please donate!

Sea Isle City's Sea Serpent

On an otherwise normal Thursday in May, 1886, a remarkable event occurred in Sea Isle City. The borough was visited by a massive SEA SERPENT – right there on the beach at Townsend’s Inlet. There are no photos or contemporary sketches of the creature, but a frighteningly detailed description appeared in the Philadelphia News a week later. The scene was described by two independent sets of observers at different times of day, observers who weren’t aware of the existence of one another. That seems to give the story at least a modicum of validity. Something happened.

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.

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.