E-Newsletter
May 9, 2019
MAYOR'S MESSAGE
The milder days of springtime are finally upon us, and signs of the season are noticeable everywhere you turn. People are re-opening their summer homes, migrating birds are returning to our region, flowers are blooming, and trees are sprouting new leaves – all in harmony with the nice weather we have been experiencing.   READ MORE

CITY COUNCIL'S MESSAGE
Due to the fact that City Council’s last meeting took place on April 23 (prior to the last E-Newsletter), there is no new Council business to report in this E-Newsletter. That being stated, City Council reminds everyone that our next meeting will take place on Community Day, Saturday, May 18, at 9:00 a.m. in Council Chambers. We hope to see you there! 
 
PROJECT UPDATES
Tree Planting Project
Former School Annex Demo
38 th Street Water Pump
New Promenade Lighting
Roadwork, Milling & Paving
Sea Isle Boulevard
Fishing Pier & Kayak Launch
T. I. Bridge Closure

Important Reminder :

The Townsends Inlet Bridge (connecting Sea Isle City and Avalon) is closed to all vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle traffic until late summer 2019.


APRIL POLICE REPORT

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

 

NEW ALERT SYSTEM
Register For Urgent Emails, Text Messages and Phone Calls from the S.I.C.P.D. and Sea Isle's Office of Emergency Management

The Sea Isle City Police Department has expanded their means of communication by implementing an emergency notification system called “Nixle,” which can send residents and visitors urgent text messages and emails (in addition to the emergency phone calls, or “Reverse 911” calls, that many people have been receiving in recent years). To sign up for important text messages, emails and phone calls containing details about hazardous weather conditions, public safety alerts, traffic congestion and police activity, go to Sea Isle City’s municipal website, www.seaislecitynj.us , and click the “Register For City News & Alerts” link on the homepage and input your information - or CLICK HERE to register now

Please Note : Those who have been receiving “Reverse 911” calls in the past are encouraged to re-input their phone numbers into this new system to ensure that they don’t miss any important messages during the transition to Nixle.  

CITY-WIDE YARD SALE
Attention Bargain Hunters!
Get Ready To Shop!

The Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce & Revitalization will host their annual City-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, May 11, from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m., during which homes throughout our community will have an extensive selection of furniture, collectibles, home goods and other items for sale. A list of participating properties will be available online at www.seaislechamber.com . Property owners who do not add their names to the list of participants in time are also welcome to sell items on their front yards and driveways. For more information, please phone the Chamber at 609-263-9090. 

COMMUNITY DAY MAY 18
Speak With City Officials, Shred Documents,
Bid on Used Bicycles and More

Mayor Desiderio will host’s Sea Isle City’s 10 th Annual Community Day on Saturday, May 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, in Sea Isle’s Municipal Gymnasium, located in the former public school building at 4501 Park Road (please note the new location for this event). During Community Day, residents and visitors can speak with elected officials, City department heads, and representatives from local civic groups and service organizations. Residents can also shred personal documents (compliments of First Bank of Sea Isle City), and bid on used bicycles during a Municipal Bike Auction. Additionally, the Mayor will distribute his annual “Do the Right Thing” awards to community volunteers, and First Bank of Sea Isle City will present their annual Community Partnership Award (and a check for $2000) to a local service organization. There will also face painters for the kids and other family-friendly enjoyment. Additionally, a City Council meeting held on Community Day at 9:00 a.m. inside Council Chambers, located on the third floor of City Hall, 322 JFK Boulevard.
 
SPECIAL NOTE : Community Day coincides with the Sea Isle City Garden Club’s annual Flower Sale, which also takes place at the former public school building on May 18 & 19. For more details about the Flower Sale, see the special section below.

FLOWER SALE MAY 18-19
When You Beautify Your Garden,
You Beautify Our Community

The Sea Isle City Garden Club will host their annual Flower Sale fundraiser at the former public school building, located at 4501 Park Road, on Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 19 (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday; 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday). The Flower Sale will feature a wide variety of high-quality annuals sold in flats, including begonias, marigolds, vinca and other popular blossoms. There will also be flowering mandevilla and hibiscus plants, hanging floral baskets, and other potted plants for sale – as well as tomato plants, herbs and a selection of perennials. Proceeds from the Flower Sale will benefit the Garden Club’s scholarship program and other charitable efforts. For additional information, please phone (609) 263-1157 or (609) 263-0622, or email ladybugsic@comcast.net.

BEACHCOMBER BASH MAY 19
The Turtle Party Has a New Name:
"The Beachcomber Bash"

Sea Isle City’s Beachcomber Tour Guides will host their 2019 Beachcomber Bash fundraiser (formerly known as “The Turtle Party”) on Sunday, May 19, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The Oar House Pub on 42nd Place. Tickets cost $35 each, which includes appetizers, dinner and dessert, select beers and wines, live entertainment and dancing, and much more. All proceeds benefit the Environmental Commission’s Beachcombing Program. For more details or to purchase tickets, contact Abby Powell at 215-595-4601 or Abbysmail1@gmail.com .

HELP WANTED
Apply Today,
Positions Now Being Filled

The City of Sea Isle City is hiring seasonal employees for the summer of 2019 in the Department of Public Works, including evening janitors. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. For additional info, phone (609) 263-6000, ext. 17. Application forms can be found online at www.seaislecitynj.us (click the “Jobs” link on the home page). Mail applications to Department of Public Works, c/o Victoria Rutledge, 3905 Central Avenue, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243; or feel free to drop off at that location or fax to (609) 263-9972.
 
Beach Tag Inspector, Lifeguard and Recreation positions are also now being filled. To apply for these positions, mail application forms to City Hall, c/o Human Resources, 233 JFK Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243; or feel free to drop off at that location or fax to (609) 263-3020.


HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY
Rid Your Home of Hazardous Waste on May 11

The Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, May 11, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Municipal Transfer Station, 650 Shunpike Road, Burleigh, NJ 08210. Cleaning solvents, pesticides, pool products and some other household chemicals will be collected. HOWEVER, paint, motor oil, antifreeze and other products will not be accepted. For info about what will and will not be collected, go to www.cmcmua.com or phone (609) 465-9026.



EVENT CANCELLATION ALERTS
Sign-Up For Event Cancellation Alerts,
Never Get Caught in the Rain

Anyone can register for event cancellation text messages by texting “sicalert” to “84483” on your smart phone. You can also sign-up for event cancellation text messages and email alerts by going to the City’s Visitors Website, www.VISITSICNJ.com , and clicking the “Rained Out” link on the home page. Once signed-up, you will receive alerts whenever a local concert, festival or other outdoor City event has been cancelled, postponed or re-scheduled.
 

CITIZEN CALL-CHECK
Sign-Up For "CCC" and Get Peace of Mind

Sea Isle City residents can easily sign-up for a wonderful free service called the “Citizen Call-Check” Program (also known as “CCC”), 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. And, 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 how to register for the SICPD’s Citizen Call-Check Program, please phone the SICPD Records Department Monday thru Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at (609) 263-4311 ext. 2223 or ext. 2246. 

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




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!   


CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
There Are Many Ways to Stay Active

Sea Isle City is home to many organizations, civic clubs, boards and commissions. Click the links below for more information about these groups...



DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION?
Do You Wish 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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