E-Newsletter
September 24, 2020
MAYOR'S MESSAGE
From Mayor Leonard Desiderio...

Even though most of our 2020 Fall Family Festival activities were cancelled, there were still a variety of events to attend last weekend, starting with the POW-MIA Recognition Day Ceremony at VFW Post 1963 on Friday evening. That ceremony, which incorporated social distancing and mask wearing for everyone’s safety, reminded those of us in attendance of the importance of remembering our nation’s military members who spent time in foreign prisons and those who never returned home from war. As I said to the patriotic group of spectators that was gathered on the VFW’s front lawn on Friday night, every family who sends a loved one into battle deserves to know the true fate of that warrior and to have them return home to American soil when the fighting is done. With that in mind, I ask everyone to continually pray for the men and women who serve our nation in uniform – past and present – because they are and always have been our first line of defense. 


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

Due to COVID-19, the September 22 City Council meeting was held remotely, however members of the public were able to participate in the meeting via telephone.
 
At the start of the September 22 meeting, Mayor Desiderio updated City Council on several pending construction projects, stating that the City has “not missed a beat” regarding maintaining infrastructure and improving public assets, and that flood mitigation remains a top priority. Additionally, the Mayor reminded everyone to get a flu shot. The members of City Council echo the Mayor’s comments about the importance of the flu vaccine, and we also remind everyone about the value of being vaccinated against pneumonia and shingles – and taking other preventative measures to protect yourselves from disease and illness.

PROJECT UPDATES
Fishing Pier & Kayak Launch
Paving Pleasure Avenue
Utility Improvements
Sanitary Sewer Replacements
Storm Sewer Reconstruction
Lagoon Dredging and More...


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




 
HYDRANT FLUSHING
Water System Maintenance

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.

BLOOD DRIVE
Give Blood on October 8

Sea Isle City United Methodist Church and the Sea Isle City Police Department will host a Joint Blood Drive on Thursday, October 8, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., in the United Methodist Church Hall on JFK Boulevard (the parking lot entrance is on Central Avenue). To schedule an appointment, please contact Norma Poole at (609) 263-8025 or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. To register online visit redcrossblood.org (use Sponsor Code: sea isle umc). All blood donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies, and results can be found within 7-10 days of donation on the Red Cross Donor App or at www.redcrossblood.org (Blood Donor Login). 

TRASH & RECYCLING
Important Reminders from
The Department of Public Works

BULK TRASH: From October through May, the Monthly Bulk Trash Collection Schedule 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: Brush will be collected from curb on the 4th Thursday of each month on each street (October through May).
                          
TRASH & RECYCLING: As a reminder, the Winter Trash & Recycling Curbside Collection Schedule is currently in effect, with one curbside trash and recycling collection per week per street.

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.

TURTLE TEE SHIRTS
"Save a Turtle" Shirts Make Great Gifts

The Sea Isle City Environmental Commission’s 2021 “Save a Turtle” tee-shirts have arrived! Environmental Commission representatives will sell their high-quality shirts on Saturdays in September, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Community Lodge’s walk-up window, 300 JFK Boulevard. 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.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Sea Isle City is an Active Community

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



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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