E-Newsletter
November 8, 2018 
 
In This Issue
MAYOR'S MESSAGE
 
If you ever had to dispose of prescription medications and weren't certain how to safely do so, you'll be happy to know that the Sea Isle City Police Department recently joined the New Jersey Attorney General's "Project Medicine Drop" initiative and has installed a permanent Prescription Medicine Drop Box in the lobby of City Hall. To accentuate the importance of securing home medicine cabinets and safely disposing of unwanted medications - and to let everyone know about our new drug disposal box - we hosted a press conference and unveiling ceremony on October 29, during which the drop box was officially put into use. Now, residents and visitors can easily and anonymously rid their homes of unused drugs 24-hours a day / 7-days a week by simply making a quick stop at City Hall. Also, by using the new drop box, you'll be helping the battle against the opiate epidemic <<READ MORE>>

CITY COUNCIL'S MESSAGE

Because of the three week period between our most recent meeting and our next meeting, City Council has not convened since the last E-Newsletter. Please look for our next City Council Message in the November 21 E-Newsletter.
 
Our next City Council meeting takes place on Tuesday, November 13, at 10:00 a.m. in Council Chambers. There is also a Capital Plan Workshop on November 13 at 1:00 p.m. in Council Chambers. --We hope to see you there!  
 
Best Regards from the Members of City Council,
 
Council President Jack Gibson (jgibson@seaislecitynj.us)
Frank Edwardi (fedwardijr@seaislecitynj.us)
Bill Kehner (wkehner@seaislecitynj.us)

PROJECT UPDATES

Sea Isle Boulevard
South Jersey Gas
Utility Improvements
Road Reconstruction
Milling & Paving
Venicean Road Drainage
38th Street Pumping Station
Fishing Pier & Kayak Launch
 
OCTOBER POLICE REPORT

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

 
NEW RX DROP BOX

Dispose of Unwanted
Medications at City Hall
 
Working in cooperation with the State's Attorney General's Office and Cape Assist, the Sea Isle City Police Department has installed a new Prescription Medicine Disposal Box in the lobby of City Hall, which is accessible 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Please remove personal information from your medicine bottles before safely and anonymously disposing of unwanted or unused medications. Needles and sharp items are not accepted. For more information, please phone the S.I.C.P.D. at 609-263-4311.
 
SAFETY REMINDER: Residents are asked to please clean-out and secure their home medicine cabinets to ensure that harmful drugs do not fall into the wrong hands.
 
VETERANS DAY CEREMONY

Honoring Those Who Served 
 
Sea Isle City's annual Veterans Day Ceremony will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 11, at Veterans Park, JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue. During the ceremony, Mayor Desiderio, representatives from VFW Post 1963, members of City Council, County Officials and other members of the community will honor our nation's military veterans with words of praise, patriotic hymns and a wreath ceremony. The public is invited to attend. For more information, please phone 609-263-4461, ext. 1245, or go to www.VISITSICNJ.com .  
 
PLEASE NOTE: In the event of bad weather, the Veterans Day Ceremony will take place inside the former Public School Building at 4501 Park Road.
FLOOD MITIGATION STUDY

Public Presentation on November 13
 
Sea Isle City's Engineer recently completed a city-wide Flood Mitigation Study, which examined Sea Isle's drainage system and each of its components. The findings from that study will be made public during the November 13th City Council meeting, which begins at 10:00 a.m. in Council Chambers, located on the third floor of City Hall. All are invited to attend and view the presentation.
 
COFFEE WITH COPS

Enjoy a Cup of Coffee With Our Police Officers  
Join Chief Thomas McQuillen and other members of the Sea Isle City Police Department for a "Coffee With Cops" meet-and-greet session on Monday, November 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., inside Acme Market, 62nd Street and Landis Avenue, where residents and visitors can speak one-on-one with our police officers and ask questions about public safety. Light refreshments and coffee will be served.
RECREATION ACTIVITIES

Nerf Wars & Laser Tag
Yoga for All Ages
Sit-Fit-Seniors Class
Fun-Fit-Kids Class
Total Body Fitness
Open Gym Sessions
Men's Basketball
Pick-Up Volleyball

 
GIRLS WEEKEND
 
Ladies, Don't Miss This  
Fun-Filled Event! 
 
The Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization will host their annual Autumn Girls Weekend from Friday to Sunday, November 16 to 18, at participating businesses throughout town. Girls Weekend will feature discounts at local retailers, food and drink specials at eateries and watering holes, deals on spa and salon treatments, discounted lodging, wine tastings, complimentary refreshments, a "Pajama Party" and other fun attractions. Jitney service will be available on Saturday of Girls Weekend from 3:00 p.m. to midnight. For more information, go to www.seaislechamber.com or phone 609-263-9090.
 

HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA

Spend Thanksgiving Weekend in Sea Isle City

The Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization will host their annual Holiday Extravaganza on Friday & Saturday, November 23 & 24, at Excursion Park, featuring free ice-skating on Friday, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Extravaganza will also include visits with Santa Claus, caroling, refreshments and more. Don't miss Friday's Holiday Parade at 6:00 p.m. and Mayor Desiderio Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa's Arrival at 6:30 p.m. For more info, go to www.seaislechamber.com or phone 609-263-9090.

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

 The Mayor & Santa Will  Welcome the Holiday Season With The Flip of a Switch   
 
On Friday, November 23, at 6:30 p.m. (immediately following the Holiday Extravaganza Parade, which begins at 6:00 p.m.), join Mayor Desiderio, Santa Claus and other holiday revelers during the Mayor's annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Excursion Park. The ceremony will feature singing, merriment and the lighting of the City's Christmas tree - and the chance to meet Saint Nick. Bring the entire family! For more details, go to www.VISITSICNJ.com or phone 609-263-4461, ext.1245.

HOLIDAY DASH

Run or Walk For a
Good Cause
 
The Cape May County Chiefs of Police will host their annual Holiday Dash One-Mile Run/Walk at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 24, at KIX-McNutleys on 63rd Street. This festive event benefits Mayor Desiderio 2018 Holiday Toy and Food Drive. All are invited to participate - and the wearing of merry holiday attire is encouraged (prizes go to the best dressed). Santa Claus will be at the finish line to cheer on participants. For more information, go to
www.kixmcnutleys.com or phone 609-263-6341.

SPOTLIGHT ON HISTORY

School Days: Sea Isle City's Public Schools Through the Years
 
Over a 125-year span, Sea Isle City has had three public school buildings. The first was built in 1893, the third and last in 1971.
 
CLICK HERE to learn more about the History of  
Sea Isle City's Public Schools   
 
Special thanks go to Bob Thibault and all of the Members of Sea Isle City's Historical Society for supplying information and photos for this E-Newsletter  
 
T. I. BRIDGE IS CLOSED

Please Plan an Alternate Route 
 
Due to the need for repairs, the Cape May County Bridge Commission has announced that the Townsend Inlet Bridge (connecting Sea Isle City and Avalon) will be closed to all v ehicle, pedestrian and bicycle traffic starting September 17. While repairs are underway, construction crews will be working extra shifts; however the bridge is not expected to re-open until May, 2019.
CITIZEN CALL-CHECK PROGRAM

Peace of Mind for Seniors and Those Who Live Alone 
 
Sea Isle City residents can easily sign-up for a valuable 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.

HYDRANT FLUSHING
 
Regular Maintenance  
Ensures Reliability  
 
During the months of October and November, Sea Isle City's Water Department will flush-out the water distribution system through the fire hydrants and exercise water valves throughout town. Semi-annual hydrant flushing is required to ensure that hydrants and the water distribution systems are functioning properly and can provide the proper drinking water quality (thus providing adequate water flow when needed). This is also a requirement for the Water Quality Accountability Act.  If a hydrant is being flushed near your home or business, we encourage youto avoid using washing machines, dishwashers or other water using devices during flushing operations. Residents can expect very little disruption in their water service - if any.  However, low water pressure and possible water discoloration may occur.  In the event of discoloration, simply allow water to run from the tap for a short while until clear. These conditions are not harmful and are usually short term. For additional info, phone 609-263-6000 (ext. 11) or email: dteefyjr@seaislecitynj.us .
 
CANCELLATION ALERTS
 
Don't 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 event has been cancelled, postponed or re-scheduled.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
  
There's Always Something
Fun Happening

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

Put Trash In Its Place! And Remember: Recycling Is More Than Just a Good Idea,  
It's The Law in Sea Isle City
 
 
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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