October 22, 2020
From Mayor Leonard Desiderio...

Even though many events and activities were cancelled this year because of the pandemic – including our annual Halloween Parade – a number of enjoyable Halloween activities will take place in Sea Isle City, including a virtual Pet Costume Contest, a Halloween Movie Night on October 30 at Excursion Park, and door-to-door Trick-or-Treating on October 31 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Please see the special section of this week’s newsletter to learn how your family can have a “spook-tacular” Halloween and safely enjoy the holiday.

From The Members of City Council...

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the October 13 City Council meeting was held remotely; however, members of the public were able to participate in the meeting telephonically.

At the start of the October 13 meeting, Mayor Desiderio announced that all City flags were lowered to half-staff in honor of former commissioner Steve Libro, who recently passed away. In addition to supporting the lowering of flags, City Council agreed with the Mayor’s comment that “Mr. Libro served the City with distinction for many years and will be sorely missed by his family and friends.”

Fishing Pier & Kayak Launch
Decorative Lighting
Roadway Reconstruction
Sanitary Sewer Replacement
Tree Planting Project
Lagoon Dredging and More...

Your Voice, Your Vote

Governor Murphy has announced that this year’s General Election will take place using “vote-by-mail” ballots. The links below have info about casting your vote. For everyone’s convenience, a secure ballot drop box is located in front of the Sea Isle City Library at 4800 Central Avenue.

PLEASE NOTE: Cape May County residents who did not yet receive their vote-by-mail ballots should call the Cape May County Clerk’s office at 609-465-1010.
Spend Halloween Weekend in Sea Isle City

MOVIE NIGHT : The Tourism Office will host a free Halloween Movie Night at the Excursion Park Band Shell on Friday, October 30, starting at dusk, featuring the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and some treats for the kids. Families are encouraged to wear their favorite Halloween costumes to make the night even more fun! Don’t forget to bring folding chairs. The rain date for the movie is Saturday, October 31 (Halloween Night).  For more info, phone 609-263-8687, ext. 101.
PET COSTUME CONTEST : The Recreation Office is hosting a Halloween Pet Costume Contest in cooperation with the Cape May County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center. To enter, upload a photo of your pet (in costume) to the Sea Isle City Recreation Facebook page or email the photo to sicrec@seaislecitynj.us Photos must be submitted by October 28. Please include your pet’s name. Prizes will be given to winners. For additional info, phone 609-263-6163 or 609-263-0050. CLICK HERE for an event flyer and to learn how you can help the County Animal Shelter.
DONATIONS FOR ANIMAL SHELTER : To thank the Cape May County Animal Shelter for judging Sea Isle’s Halloween Pet Costume Contest, donations of pet food, towels, cleaning supplies and other items are being accepted at the Recreation Office, 4501 Park Road, Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Donations can also be brought to the Halloween Movie Night at Excursion Park on October 30. CLICK HERE to learn what items are needed.
TRICK-OR-TREAT : Trick-or-Treating will take place in Sea Isle City from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 31. Residents who distribute candy and children who go trick-or-treating are encouraged to follow CDC and NJ Department of Health guidelines for safe Halloween practices, such as limiting contact, not using candy bowls that kids reach into, and wearing face masks (please remember that most costume masks are not a substitute for cloth face masks that cover your mouth and nose). As always, trick-or-treaters should wear brightly colored costumes that don’t drag the ground, and children should never walk alone (small groups consisting of household members are best).
TRICK-OR-TREAT ROUTE : Local homes and businesses that plan to distribute candy to trick-or-treaters on October 31 are invited to add their addresses to the City’s “Trick-or-Treat Route” so families will know which properties will be giving-out candy. To place your address on the Trick-or-Treat Route, phone 609-263-0050 prior to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 30. The list of properties will be viewable on the Sea Isle City Recreation Facebook page on Halloween Day and also displayed on the front doors of the Recreation Office (4501 Park Road) and the Welcome Center (300 JFK Boulevard).  
TRUNK-OR-TREAT: Sea Isle City’s 2020 Trunk or Treat event has been CANCELLED.

An Invitation To Explore
Sea Isle City's Historical Museum

The Sea Isle museum is located within the public library building at 48th Street and Central Avenue. We hope that this following virtual tour will encourage you to come visit. Parking is free, admission is free, and you can stay as long as you like. There are permanent and rotating exhibits, with a bounty of inventory in storage waiting its turn to be put on display – just like at the Smithsonian. The museum is handicap-accessible. It’s designed with an open floor plan so you can move around without bumping into one another.

Environmental Commission Tee-Shirts
Make Great Gifts

Sea Isle City Environmental Commission representatives will continue to sell their high-quality 2021 “Save a Turtle” tee-shirts on Saturdays in October, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Community Lodge’s walk-up window, 300 JFK Boulevard (by the ADA Ramp on the JFK side of the building). Short sleeve tee-shirts for children and adults cost $10 each; long sleeve tee-shirts for children and adults cost $15 each; and long sleeve sweatshirts for adults cost $35 each (XXL and XXXL sizes cost $5 extra per shirt). Quantities are limited – so get them while supplies last! Proceeds benefit the Environmental Commission’s Turtle Program and other environmental causes.

It's Almost Time To Adjust Your Clocks

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 1, 2020, so don’t forget to “Fall Back” and turn your clocks back one hour when you go to bed on Halloween Night – and enjoy that extra hour of sleep!

There's No Place Like Home

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. 

Water System Maintenance Is Underway

During the months of October and November 2020, the Sea Isle City Water Department will be flushing-out the water distribution system through the fire hydrants and exercising 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 you to 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

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.

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.