E-Newsletter
February 13, 2020
MAYOR'S MESSAGE
From Mayor Leonard Desiderio...

On February 11, it was my honor to present City Council with Sea Isle City’s proposed 2020 Municipal Budget, which we feel includes the appropriate amount of funding needed to provide our community with all the necessary services it requires – all the while displaying fiscal responsibility and an understanding of the wants and needs of the people of Sea Isle City. If the proposed budget is adopted by City Council, it will include a zero percent tax increase for property owners, which is on the heels of the half-penny tax decrease we enjoyed in 2019. Also, there is no proposed increase to water-sewer rates in 2020.



CITY COUNCIL'S MESSAGE
From The Members of City Council...


At the start of our February 11 meeting, Mayor Desiderio and City Council took a moment to acknowledge the first responders who assisted in the recent delivery of a baby in a local home. We were fortunate to also have the parents and grandparents of that new baby in attendance that day – so, as you can imagine, it was a very happy gathering. City Council would like to once again commend EMS members Kris Lynch and DJ Fancher for their quick action as they aided the Galato family last month, and also Officers Shawn Lesniewski, Stephen Jankowski and Alex Symanski for their swift assistance.

PROJECT UPDATES
New Promenade Lighting
New Lighting in Commercial Districts
Fishing Pier & Kayak Launch
Utility Reconstruction
Sanitary Sewer Replacement
Beach Replenishment
Storm Sewer Removal on Venicean
Road Reconstruction


FLOOD WARNING SIGNS
What You May Not Know About Sea Isle City's
Flood Warning Sign System

 Sea Isle City's Flood Warning Sign System is designed to raise awareness and assist all of our residents, visitors and their guests – and help prevent damage to vehicles, personal property, and most importantly people. The system has proven to be effective, however “education is the key” to understanding its functionality.


JANUARY POLICE REPORT
The Sea Isle City Police Department
is an Accredited Agency with 
The New Jersey State Association
of Chiefs of Police


POLAR BEAR WEEKEND
Sea Isle City is "The Place To Be"
February 14, 15 & 16

During Sea Isle City’s annual Polar Bear Weekend (Presidents Day Weekend), many retail shops, restaurants and entertainment venues will be open for business – plus a variety of popular Polar Bear activities are planned. It's Sea Isle's biggest event of the winter season, so don't miss any of the fun!

Important Info For Plungers:

The Official Plunge Location ” with medical assistance and ocean-rescue personnel on site during “plunge time” on Saturday (12 noon to 12:15 pm) is between 38th and 40th Street.
 
Due to Tidal and Beach Conditions , beach access for the Polar Bear Plunge will be limited to PLUNGERS ONLY from 38th to 40th Street. Therefore, spectators will not be permitted on the beach during the plunge.

Keep Off The Dunes! Sea Isle City’s dune system is an important structure that helps protect our island from storm surges and beach erosion. The public is prohibited from walking on the dunes or disturbing any vegetation growing on the dunes. So, please help Mother Nature and KEEP OFF OF THE DUNES – during the Polar Bear Plunge and throughout the year!



HOLIDAY TRASH SCHEDULE
No Curbside Collections on Presidents Day

Curbside trash & recycling collections will not take place in Sea Isle City on Monday, February 17 – therefore, all curbside collections will take place one day later than usual during the week of February 17 (Monday’s collections will take place on Tuesday; Tuesday’s collections will take place on Wednesday; etc.).

Drop-Off Depot Open on Presidents Day

Sea Isle City’s Trash & Recycling Drop-Off Depot at 401 JFK Boulevard (adjacent to the Sea Isle Bridge) will be open on Monday, February 17 (Presidents Day) from 7:15 am until 2:45 pm. 
 
Reminder for Curbside Collections

Please place trash and recyclables in separate, rigid containers with detached lids . Plastic bags are not to be placed on the curb – all trash and recyclables must be in rigid containers so the wind and seagulls can’t rip-open trash bags. Also, household trash is not to be placed in public trash containers.

CLICK HERE for the Public Works Home Page, where you will find additional info about Sea Isle City's Trash & Recycling Regulations.

CASINO NIGHT
Support a Good Cause on February 22

Bishop McHugh Catholic School’s annual Casino Night fundraiser will take place on Saturday, February 22, from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. at The Ocean Drive Night Club & Restaurant, 3915 Landis Avenue. The cost of admission is $40 per person, which includes a buffet dinner, gaming money and entertainment. There will also be raffle prizes, a 50-50 drawing and a silent auction. Tickets are available at the door or by texting/calling Mags Gleeson at 609-442-0155.
 
ATTENTION VETERANS
Learn About Veterans Benefits During Forum on February 29 at VFW Post 1963

The Wilmington VA Medical Center will host a Veteran Community Engagement Forum at VFW Post 1963 in Sea Isle City on Saturday, February 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. The forum is an opportunity to learn about veteran’s benefits and services – and it is open to all veterans and their family (family members are welcome to attend even if their veteran relatives are not able to be there). Light refreshments will be served. For more details, please phone VA Outreach Specialist Jacqui Hinker at 302-304-5509.

RECREATION ACTIVITIES
Sea Isle City's Division of Recreation Offers Events and Activities Throughout the Year

Sea Isle City’s Division of Recreation offers a variety of activities all year long. During the winter and spring, most events take place inside the Recreation Building at 4501 Park Road (unless otherwise noted below)…
 
  • CHAIR YOGA (Adults): Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:15 - 2:00 p.m., no fee.
  • MEN’S PICK UP BASKETBALL (Adults): Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m., no fee.
  • MEN’S “OVER 40” BASKETBALL (Adults 40+): Saturdays, 7:00 - 10:00 a.m., no fee.
  • YOGA (All Ages & Levels): Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:15 p.m., and Fridays, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Community Lodge, 300 JFK Boulevard, $10 each class, www.njBeachYoga.com.
  • OPEN GYM (All Ages): Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., no fee.
  • PICKLEBALL (Adults, Beginner into Intermediate, Non-Competitive): Tuesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., and Sundays, 12 noon - 3:00 p.m., no fee.
  • SIT-FIT SENIORS: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 2:45 - 3:30 p.m., no fee.
  • TOTAL BODY FITNESS (Adults): Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:00 - 10:15 a.m., Community Lodge, 300 JFK Boulevard, $5 each class or $40 for 10 classes.
  • VOLLEYBALL, CO-ED (Adults): Thursdays, 7:00 p.m., no fee.
For more information about any of these activities, please phone the Recreation Office at 609-263-0050.

REC DESK IS HERE:

There is a new way to register for Sea Isle City’s Summer Basketball League, Summer Playground Camp and several other recreation programs.  “Rec-Desk” is a free, online registration system that allows residents and visitors to pay for these programs with a credit card – plus it is a great way to learn about many of the recreation options being offered in Sea Isle City. For more information or to learn how to create your personal Rec-Desk account, go to seaislerec.recdesk.com or phone the Recreation Office at 609-263-0050. All participants are encouraged to create an account on Rec Desk.


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




DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION?
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.

RECENT PHOTOS
Have You Seen What's Been Happening?

On January 30, the Sea Isle City Police Department and Sea Isle's United Methodist Church co-hosted a Red Cross Blood Drive in the Community Lodge. CLICK HERE for photos of that event.


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