E-Newsletter
July 2, 2020
MAYOR'S MESSAGE
From Mayor Leonard Desiderio...

Yesterday, the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Mayors from each of the County’s sixteen municipalities, and the County’s Chamber Board of Directors issued an urgent request for the universal wearing of face masks throughout Cape May County. Knowing that cases of COVID-19 are spiking in other states and that many out-of-state travelers flock to New Jersey for summer vacations each year, it is critical that everyone practices social distancing AND wearing face masks when shopping, using public bathrooms or anytime you are within 6-feet of non-household members. 


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

Due to the Coronavirus, the June 23 City Council meeting was held remotely; however, members of the public were able to participate in the meeting telephonically.
 
At the start of the June 23 meeting, Mayor Desiderio reminded City Council and the public about the cancellation of several events, including Sea Isle City’s annual July Fourth Junior Olympics competition and Fireworks Display, as well as this summer’s Concerts Under the Stars on Saturdays and the Family Fun Nights on Mondays.

PLEASE WEAR FACE MASKS
County Freeholders, Mayors, and Chamber Members Issue Urgent Request For Universal Wearing of Face Masks

Cape May County residents and visitors are asked to wear face coverings in all public places, with some exceptions


PROJECT UPDATES
Beach Replenishment
New Decorative Lighting
Fishing Pier & Kayak Launch
Roadway Reconstruction
Storm Sewer Removal and More


BEACH REPLENISHMENT
The Beach Fill Has Begun,
Bigger Beaches Are On The Way!

The dredge has arrived in Sea Isle City, and beach replenishment operations are now underway. The contractor, Great Lakes Dock and Dredge Company, will work around the clock, 7-days a week, as this project moves forward. Please see the “Beach Fill” section on the home page of our municipal website, www.seaislecitynj.us , for regular updates and beach closures.

JULY FOURTH EVENT
National Anthem To Be Played Saturday

Mayor Desiderio invites everyone in Sea Isle City to play the National Anthem at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 4th. Afterwards, everyone is asked to give an enthusiastic round of applause for our nation’s essential employees. Residents and visitors are invited to play The National Anthem at their homes and businesses – or to go to the Promenade (35th to 44th Street) on Independence Day at 7:00 p.m. to hear the Star Spangled Banner played over the Promenade’s new public address system.
 
Special thanks go to the members of The Commodore Club at The Spinnaker for suggesting this event!

TAX BILL INFO
Change To Tax Bills

New for this year, there will be two property tax bill mailings instead of one. As per State guidelines, estimated 3 rd quarter property tax bills were mailed on June 19, 2020. The final 2020 (reconciled) and preliminary 2021 tax bills will be mailed as soon as the Cape May County Board of Taxation certifies the 2020 tax rates. If you have questions, please call the Sea Isle City Tax Office at 609-263-4461, ext. 1215.
 
BEACHCOMBER TOURS
Beachcomber Tours Begin July 7

Sea Isle City’s beloved Beachcomber Guides will host their one-hour, family-friendly, beach tours each Tuesday and Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. starting July 7. This year’s tours are free, and there is no need to preregister – just show up a few minutes before the tour begins and join the fun! Weather permitting, Tuesday’s tours begin on the Promenade at 29th Street and Thursday’s tours start under the pavilion at Townsend’s Inlet Waterfront Park near 94th Street. Each child who takes a tour will receive a complimentary sand pail, a “Sara the Turtle” coloring book, and a Beachcomber bracelet.
 
For more than a quarter century, Sea Isle City's Beachcomber Guides have led award-winning eco-tours that have educated and delighted countless families. For more information about Guided Beachcomber Tours, phone 215-595-4601 or go to www.VISITSICNJ.com

FARMERS MARKET
Farmers Market Offers Wide Selection of Goods Every Tuesday at Excursion Park

Don’t miss Sea Isle City’s Farmers Market each Tuesday, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue. Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce & Revitalization, the Farmers Market is a great place to buy Jersey Fresh produce, specialty food items, unique crafts, and more. For everyone’s safety, social distancing and face masks are required. Visit www.seaislechamber.com or phone 609-263-9090 for more details.
  
TURTLE NESTING SEASON
Caution: Terrapin Crossing

Please drive slowly and be on the look-out for Diamondback Terrapin Turtles as they cross our busy roads in search of nesting spots!  If you see a Diamondback Terrapin crossing the street and you want to assist her, please help her continue in the direction she is headed if you are able – BUT ALWAYS THINK “SAFETY FIRST” and use caution whenever you step into the street.
 
Please don't stand over turtles taking photos while they are nesting...this may frighten them and they'll walk away. Also, if you see an injured turtle, please call Susan or Steve Ahern, of Sea Isle Terrapin Rescue, at 609-263-7358. If the Aherns are not available, please follow the instructions on their answering machine.  

TRASH & RECYCLING
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.

Remember: Recycling is not just a good idea...It's the Law in Sea Isle City!   

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.

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