January 16, 2020
From Mayor Leonard Desiderio...

I hope everyone has been enjoying the recent mild weather. Even though it hasn’t been very “winter-like” as of late, rest assured that our municipal employees are in full “winter mode” and are making plans to ensure that 2020 is a year that won’t disappoint.  

From The Members of City Council...

During the January 14 City Council meeting, Ordinance 1648 was Introduced with First Reading. Ordinance 1648, which was written to update the existing Floodplain Management Plan, will have Second Reading during the February 11 City Council meeting.

Infrastructure Improvements
New Lighting on Promenade / Biz-Districts
Fishing Pier & Kayak Launch
Beach Replenishment
Storm Sewer Removal
Roadway Reconstruction
Storm Water Pump Station

A Perfect Addition to Your Beach Tag Collection

Limited Edition Polar Bear Beach Tags are on sale now at the pre-season rate of $20 each. In addition to serving as beach passes for the entire 2020 summer season, Polar Bear Beach Tags are a “must have” for any beach tag collection. You can purchase Polar Bear Beach Tags at the Welcome Center each weekday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You can also buy them at the Tax Office in City Hall Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (except holidays) and at the Beach Tag Vending Machine in the lobby of City Hall, which is accessible 24-hours a day and accepts cash only (ones, fives, tens and twenties). Please use exact change at the Beach Tag Vending Machine. For general information about Beach Tags, please phone the Tax Collectors Office at 609-263-4461, extension 1215.
The Sea Isle City Police Department is an Accredited Agency with the New Jersey Association of Chiefs of Police

Learn What Was Found on Sea Isle City's Beaches and Dunes

The Sea Isle City Environmental Commission has tallied the results from their 2019 Autumn Beach Clean-Up in October, which attracted close to 200 volunteers and resulted in hundreds of pounds of trash and debris being cleared from Sea Isle City’s beaches and dunes.

Polar Bear "Royalty" Will Raise Funds For Autism on January 18

Many of Sea Isle City’s past Polar Bear Kings and Queens are collectively hosting a special fundraiser on Saturday, January 18, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at LaCosta Lounge, 4000 Landis Avenue. Tickets cost $30 per person at the door or online. Ticket price includes a buffet dinner provided by Mike’s Seafood, complimentary beverages, live music by LeCompt and plenty of socializing. There will also be raffles and live auctions. Proceeds benefit Mike’s Seafood Run-Walk for Autism. For more information, please email info@polarbearrunwalkforautism.com

Sea Isle City Police and United Methodist Church Will Host Blood Drive

The Sea Isle City Police Department and Sea Isle’s United Methodist Church will host a Joint Blood Drive on Thursday, January 30, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the United Methodist Church Hall at 4102 Central Avenue (on JFK Boulevard). Presenting donors will receive a coupon for a free coffee and donut from Dunkin’. Walk-ins are welcome, however you can schedule an appointment by phoning Norma Poole at 609-263-8025 or going to www.RedCrossBlood.org (be sure to enter the Sponsor Code “sea isle umc” when registering online). The need is critical – so please be a regular blood donor!

Put Your "Musical-Memory" To The Test During Italian-American Club Fundraiser on Feb.8

Sea Isle City’s Italian American Club will host a “Musical Bingo” fundraiser at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, at KIX-McNutley’s on 63rd Street. The cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door, which includes games, roast beef sandwiches and chips. This event will test your knowledge of popular music from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s as you compete for fun prizes. Proceeds will benefit the Italian-American Club's charitable efforts. For more information, please phone Marie Peltier at 609-425-3308 or 609-263-3812.
The Census is Coming!

The United States Census is a constitutionally-mandated enumeration of the population of this country. Census activities will begin in March 2020 and are scheduled to be completed by the end of April 2020. A New Jersey Complete Count Commission has been established to develop, recommend, and administer a Census Outreach Strategy to encourage full participation in the 2020 Census.
The decennial census count helps determine how the federal government distributes about $600 billion in funds annually for infrastructure, programs, and services. Census data also determine how federal and state funding is allocated to communities, and decisions are made on matters of national and local importance based, in part, on census data and housing. Plus, Census data help determine how many seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives and is necessary for an accurate and fair redistricting of state legislative seats, county and municipal councils, and voting districts.
In preparation of the 2020 Census, thousands of temporary census jobs are being filled across the country. For more information about employment with the United States Census Bureau, go to https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html

The Invasion of The Fencibles

They were a corps of citizen-soldiers. The fencibles (short for “defencibles”) were a contingent of volunteers enlisted to perform non-combat duties so that Regular Army soldiers could go fight wars. They sometimes did more, but that was their stated reason for existence.
So, what did these recruits have to do with Sea Isle? According to their own records, they virtually took over the town for a week during the summers of 1908, 1909, and 1910. And they weren’t even from New Jersey. READ MORE

C.C.C. Helps Seniors, Residents With Special Needs, and Those Who Live Alone

Sea Isle City residents can easily sign-up for a wonderful free service called the “Citizen Call-Check” Program (also known as “C.C.C.”), 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. 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 more about the S.I.C.P.D.’s Citizen Call-Check Program, please phone the Police Records Department Monday thru Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at (609) 263-4311 ext. 2223/2246.

Bulk Trash Collections

From October through May, Sea Isle City's monthly Bulk Trash Collection Schedule is:
  • 1st to 44th Street = 1st Thursday of each month
  • 45th to 70th Street = 2nd Thursday of each month
  • 71st to 94th Street = 3rd Thursday of each month
  • Brush = 4th Thursday of each month citywide
A Citywide Bulk Pick-Up will take place on the 4th Thursday in May.

For more info about trash and recycling in Sea Isle City, please visit www.seaislecitynj.us and click the “Public Works” link, or phone the Recycling Coordinator at 609-263-6000, Ext. 14.

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.