October 8, 2020
From Mayor Leonard Desiderio...

As anyone who watches the news realizes, this year’s General Election will be different from those in past years. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Murphy has declared that New Jersey residents will use “vote-by-mail” ballots for this year’s election; however, there will be some exceptions to that rule, as voters with a disability or other special circumstances will be able to cast a provisional ballot at their polling locations on Election Day, November 3. And speaking of polling locations, please be aware that Sea Isle City will only have one polling location this year: the Sea Isle City Library at 4800 Central Avenue.

From The Members of City Council...

There has not been a City Council meeting since the last E-Newsletter, so instead of updating everyone on the outcome of our latest meeting, the members of Council would like to take this opportunity to remind you about a few perennial changes that have recently taken place in Sea Isle City. For example, now that October has arrived, pets are permitted once again on Sea Isle City’s beaches and promenade – however we remind everyone that dogs must be on a leash at all times and their owners must clean-up after their pets without delay. Please remember that children play along our shoreline throughout the year, and stepping in a dog’s fecal matter can ruin a day at the beach.  

Cast Your Vote!

Governor Murphy has announced that this year’s General Election will take place using “vote-by-mail” ballots. Click the links below for info from the Cape May County Clerk's Office about casting your vote…

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.


Paving Pleasure Avenue
Road Improvements
New Fishing Pier & Kayak Launch
Sanitary Sewer Replacement
Storm Sewer Replacement
Lagoon Dredging and More...


Celebrate Halloween 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) by Tim Burton. Don’t forget to bring folding chairs and blankets! For more info, phone 609-263-8687.
PET COSTUME CONTEST : The Recreation Office is hosting a Halloween Pet Costume Contest in cooperation with the Cape May County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center. You can enter by uploading a photo of your pet (in costume) to the Sea Isle City Recreation Facebook page or email it to sicrec@seaislecitynj.us by October 28. Don’t forget to include your pet’s name! Prizes will be given to winners. For more info, phone 609-263-6163 or 609-263-0050 or CLICK HERE for an event flyer.
TRICK-OR-TREAT : Door-to-Door 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 to Trick-or-Treaters are encouraged to follow all CDC and NJ Department of Health Halloween Safety Guidelines, such as limiting contact, not using candy bowls that kids reach into, and wearing face masks (please click the links below for more safety info). Remember: Traditional costume masks are not a substitute for clothe face masks that cover your mouth and nose. As always, when trick-or-treating children should wear brightly colored costumes that don’t drag the ground and kids should not walk alone (small groups consisting of household members are best).

TRUNK-OR-TREAT : Unfortunately, Sea Isle's 2020 Trunk-or-Treat event has been cancelled.


Sea Isle City's Library & Historical Museum
Want To See You Again!

The Sea Isle City Branch of the Cape May County Library, located at 4800 Central Avenue, is open with designated hours for both curbside assistance and walking through the library to browse books. Access to the library’s computers can be scheduled ahead of time. These are the library’s current hours…

  • Mondays: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (walk-through)
  • Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon (curbside); and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (walk-through)
  • Wednesdays: 1:00 to 7:30 p.m. (walk-through)
  • Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon (walk-through); and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (curbside)
  • Fridays: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (curbside)
  • Saturdays: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (curbside); and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (computer access). 

For more info about the library and future updates to their hours, phone 609-263-7301.

The Sea Isle City Historical Museum, located on the first floor of the Sea Isle City Library, will re-open on Monday, October 19, with the following hours of operation…

  • Mondays: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

Admission to the museum is free! For info, phone 609-263-2992.

Stay Active in October!

Daily tennis sessions and pickleball sessions on Tuesday and Thursday mornings will continue at Dealy Field through the month of October (weather permitting). For more information about these or any other recreation programs, please phone the Recreation Office at 609-263-6163 or 609-263-8500.

Outdoor Yoga classes will continue on the JFK Boulevard Beach through October 23 (weather permitting) at 7:30 a.m. on Mondays & Fridays and 8: 00 a.m. on Wednesdays. “Pop-Up Yoga Classes” will also be offered on Wednesdays. For more info, go to www.njBeachYOGA.com

Environmental Commission T-Shirts
Make Great Gifts

The Sea Isle City Environmental Commission’s 2021 “Save a Turtle” t-shirts have arrived! Environmental Commission representatives will sell their high-quality 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 t-shirts for children and adults cost $10 each; Long sleeve t-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 causes.

Attention All Shoppers!

The Catholic Daughters of Saint Joseph Church are participating in the Boscov’s Department Store “Friends Helping Friends” 2-Day Shopping Event to raise funds for the Catholic Daughter’s charitable efforts. On Wednesday, October 14, and Thursday, October 15, all customers at Boscov’s (in-store and online) who mention “The Catholic Daughters of Sea Isle City” at check-out will receive a 20% discount (some exclusion apply) – and the Catholic Daughters will receive 5% back of your total purchase. No shopping pass is required. For more info, go to www.boscovs.com or email Denise at Lower89@comcast.net .

Sea Isle City is a Recycling Community

From October through May, the Monthly Bulk Trash Collection Schedule in Sea Isle City 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 will be collected from curbs on the 4th Thursday of each month on each street (October through May).
As a reminder, the Winter Trash & Recycling Curbside Collection Schedule is currently in effect, with one curbside collection per week per street. Also, the City’s Trash & Recycling Drop-Off Depot, located next the Bridge on JFK Boulevard, is open seven days a week (except some holidays) from 7:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. For more info about trash and recycling, please visit www.seaislecitynj.us or phone 609-263-6000.

Water Department's Seasonal Maintenance Program 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.
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.

Have You Seen What's Been Happening?

CLICK HERE for photos of the Sea Isle City Beach Patrol Alumni Association’s annual Hall of Fame Induction Dinner at Carmen’s Seafood Restaurant on October 3.
CLICK HERE for photos of a Tree Dedication Ceremony held in honor of Marlene McHale at the Sea Isle City Library on October 4.