E-Newsletter
   December 6, 2018  
 
 
In This Issue
MAYOR'S MESSAGE

From Mayor Leonard Desiderio:
 
Anyone with strong ties to Sea Isle City more than likely knows about the devastating fire that took place on 54th Street on November 29, which took the life of Marie Zielinski. In addition to being the matriarch of the Corso family (a very well-known local clan), Marie was also a beloved member of this community and was a supporter of several local civic organizations, including AARP, the Catholic Daughters and the Sea Isle City Garden Club - groups that will greatly miss her gracious presence. It goes without saying that Marie's daughter Nina, sons Joe and Christopher, grandchildren, extended family and her many friends have our deepest sympathy.
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CITY COUNCIL'S MESSAGE

From The Members of City Council:  
 
During the November 27 City Council meeting, a very large audience filled Council Chambers in anticipation of the Second Reading and Public Comment for Ordinances 1626, 1627 and 1628, which pertain to Affordable Housing. Many of the property owners in attendance asked questions about the new ordinances and for nearly two-hours City Solicitor Paul Baldini answered those questions in detail, after which each of the three ordinances was adopted. The adoption of these ordinances will keep our City in compliance with the State's Affordable Housing Requirements. Sea Isle City's Affordable Housing Plan is as compatible as possible with our community's current zoning ordinances and still complies with State requirements. << READ MORE>> 
 

PROJECT UPDATES

Sea Isle Boulevard
Milling & Paving
S.Jersey Gas Project
Road Reconstruction
Fishing Pier & Kayak Launch
Venicean Road Drainage

CLICK HERE for the Latest Project Updates

HOLIDAY BEACH TAGS

Get Them While They Last 
 
Limited Edition Holiday Beach Tags are now available at the Pre-Season Rate of $20 each. Beach Tags make great gifts and are good for the entire 2019 summer season. You can purchase Holiday Beach Tags in City Hall's Tax Office, 233 JFK Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Room #204, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (except holidays); or at the Welcome Center, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (cash or checks only). Holiday Beach Tags are also available at the Beach Tag Vending Machine, which is located in the lobby of City Hall and is accessible 24-hours a day / 7-days a week. The Beach Tag Vending Machine accepts cash only and does not make change.

MAYOR'S TOY & FOOD DRIVE

Helping Families in Need  
 
Mayor Desiderio's 26th Annual Holiday Toy and Food Drive is now accepting toys, non-perishable food items, and gift cards for families in need. Donations can be delivered to the following locations until December 17: City Hall, 233 JFK Boulevard; The Sea Isle City Welcome Center, 300 JFK Boulevard; First Bank of Sea Isle City, 4301 Landis Avenue; Rick's Breakfast House & Donuts, 6114 Landis Avenue; Mrs. Brizzle's Buns & Deli, 4411 Landis Avenue; and Kix-McNutley's Package Goods on 63rd Street. Monetary donations are also welcomed (make checks payable to "Mayor's Toy and Food Drive." Gifts for older children will be greatly appreciated. For more information, please phone 609-263-4461, ext. 1245 or email mayorlen@seaislecitynj.us.
 
COAT DRIVE

Outerwear Needed For  
Atlantic City Rescue Mission 
 
The Mrs. Brizzle's Annual Coat Drive is now underway. Gently used and new coats, jackets and fleece hoodies are now being accepted at Mrs. Brizzle's Buns & Deli, 4601 Landis Avenue, Monday through Saturday (7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and Sunday (7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.). All items collected will be delivered to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. Please donate a coat or jacket and help someone in need stay warm this winter. For more details, please phone 609-263-2773.
 
SANTA'S MAILBOX
 
Bring Your Letters for Santa to City Hall 
 
It's easy to contact Saint Nick! Letters addressed to Santa Claus can be deposited in a special red mailbox in the lobby of City Hall, located at 233 JFK Boulevard. All letters will be delivered to Santa at 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 - so just drop-off your letter at City Hall at it will be magically delivered to Santa.
 
HOLIDAY STROLL

Family-Friendly Shopping  
Event on December 8     
 
Meet Mickey, Sofia the First, Mary Poppins, Spider Man and Santa Claus at participating businesses during the Chamber of Commerce & Revitalization's Holiday Stroll on Saturday, December 8, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hospitality and discounts will highlight this family-friendly shopping experience - plus there will complimentary refreshments, crafts, a lettering writing station so kids can tell Santa what items are on their wish lists, ornament-making, a hot chocolate bar, a game station and other fun activities. For more info, phone 609-263-9090 or visit www.seaislechamber.com .   CLICK HERE for more details.  

WINE SAMPLING
 
Catholic Daughters Fundraiser  
on December 8 
 
The Catholic Daughters of Saint Joseph Church will host a Wine Sampling on Saturday, December 8, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at KIX-McNutley's on 63rd Street. Tickets cost $20 each and will be available at the door. During this event, numerous vendors will offer a variety of wines to sample, plus light refreshments will be served. Proceeds will benefit the Catholic Daughters' many charitable efforts. For additional info, please phone 609-263-9357.
 
SANTA'S CALLING PROGRAM

Register Your Child to Receive a Call From Santa on December 12
 
Would you like your child to receive a personal phone call from Santa Claus? If so, add his or her name(s) and information to the Recreation Office's list of call recipients during the Santa's Calling Program. During this popular event, which takes place on Monday December 12, starting at 6:30 p.m., members of the Knights of Columbus of Saint Joseph Church will relay phone calls from Santa in the North Pole directly to your home or cellular phone. Registration forms for this event will be available at the Recreation Office at www.VISITSICNJ.com
(forms musy be submitted by noon on December 12). For more details, please phone 609-263-0050 or stop by the Recreation Office at 4501 Park Road, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  
 
CLICK HERE to Download a Registration Form  

HOUSE LIGHTING CONTEST
 
Hang Your Decorations,  
Enter Our Contest  
 
Judging for Sea Isle City's annual Holiday House Lighting Contest will take place on Tuesday, December 13, at 5:30 p.m. If you would like to nominate your home, business or another local property for this year's competition, please phone the Recreation Office at 609-263-0050. Entries must be submitted by 12 noon on December 12. This event is sponsored by the Sea Isle City Division of Recreation and judged by volunteers from the Sea Isle City Garden Club. --Happy Decorating! 

BRUNCH WITH SANTA

Local Veterans Will Welcome   
Families on December 16   
(Advanced Registration Required)
 
VFW Post 1963 will host their annual Brunch with Santa for children and their families on Sunday, December 16, at 11:30 a.m., featuring a delicious meal, visits with Santa Claus, and gifts for the kids. Families must pre-register by phoning the Recreation Office at 609-263-0050 (registration deadline is  Dec. 10).
 
WHAT TO DO WITH HOLIDAY TRASH

Packaging and Gift Wrap:
Recycle or Trash?
 
Because the holiday season often comes with packaging, gift wrapping and decorations, many people have questions about what to recycle or place in the trash. To help everyone properly dispose of items during the holiday season, the Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority (CMCMUA) is announcing the launch of "Waste Wizard" (an application that instructs you to recycle or dispose of waste material). Go to www.cmcmua.com and click the "How do I dispose of....?" link to download the app on your mobile device. You can also download the free mobile app from the CMCMUA website or enter "CMCMUA" at the App Store or Google Play. The CMCMUA reminds everyone to "Know it before you throw it."

NEW YEARS EVE FIREWORKS

Ring-In The New Year  
In Sea Isle City 
 
Sea Isle City's annual New Year's Eve Fireworks Display will take place at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 31, on the JFK Boulevard Beach - so why not ring in the New Year in Sea Isle City and join us for a colorful pyrotechnics display! For more info about holiday events happening in Sea isle City, go to www.VISITSICNJ.com.

SPOTLIGHT ON HISTORY

A University of Pennsylvania  
Marine Biology Laboratory  
in Sea Isle City...Who Knew?

 CLICK HERE for This Month's Spotlight on History

Special thanks go to historian Bob Thibault for writing this article and to the Sea Isle City Historical Society for providing the photos. To learn more about our town's interesting past, visit the Sea Isle City Historical Museum inside the S.I.C. Library at 4800 Central Ave.

T. I. BRIDGE CLOSED

Bridge Closed Until Spring 2019 
 
Due to the need for repairs, the Cape May County Bridge Commission has closed the Townsends Inlet Bridge (connecting Sea Isle City and Avalon)  to all vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle traffic. While repairs are underway, construction crews will be working extra shifts; however the bridge is not expected to re-open until May, 2019. For more details about the T. I. Bridge, see the Project Updates section of this newsletter. 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
  
There's Always Something
Fun Happening

For Sea Isle's Calendar of Events
TRASH & RECYCLING INFO

Recycling Is More Than  
Just a Good Idea,  
It's The Law in Sea Isle City
 
Please Put Litter in Its Place and Keep Our Community Beautiful!
 
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.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Sea Isle City 
is an
Active Community
 
DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION?

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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Been Happening?

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