CLICK HERE for Mayor Desiderio's July 14 Message regarding local COVID-19 cases and more.
PLANNING BOARD MEETING POSTPONED:
The July 13 Planning Board Meeting is being postoned until July 20. CLICK HERE for the meeting agenda and phone-in instructions.
UNIVERSAL MASK WEARING REQUEST :
On July 1, the Cape May County Freeholders, Mayors, and Chamber Issued an Urgent Request for Universal Mask-Wearing Throughout Cape May County. CLICK HERE to learn more.
OUR BEACHES & PROMENADE ARE OPEN:
Whenever you are on Sea Isle City's Beaches and Promeande, please practice social distancing and wear face masks when you are within 6-feet of non-household members. Please where masks when entering and exiting the beach and when buying beach tags from Beach Tag Inspectors.
ZONING BOARD & PLANNING BOARD APPLICATIONS:
CLICK HERE for the Construction Homepage, where you can view Upcoming Zoning Board and PLanning Applications (when posted).
FACILITY CLOSURES DUE TO CORONAVIRUS:
--City Hall is closed, however the public is permitted in the lobby of City Hall, where a limited amount of City business will take place.
--The Welcome Center Lobby is closed to the public, however two walk-up windows are open to sell beach tags 7-days a week (609-263-8687).
--The Community Lodge is closed (609-263-0050).
--The Recreation Center / former Public School Building on Park Road is closed - expect for limited Recreation business and Beach Wheel Chairs (609-263-0050).
--All Public Works Buildings are closed to the public(609-263-6000).
EVENT CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS:
For info about event changes and cancellations, CLICK HERE for Sea Isle City's updated Calendar of Events or go to www.VISITSICNJ.com.
The Beach Tag Office (inside the Welcome Center) is open for business 7-days a week, 9am to 4pm. PLEASE NOTE: The Welcome Center lobby remains closed, and beach tags are distributed through the exterior windows next to the Welcome Center’s front doors. Please follow directional signs and form a line starting at the bottom of the steps when more than two people are present. Customers are asked to wear face masks. The Beach Tag Vending Machine is accessible 24-hours a day in the lobby of City Hall (609-263-4461).
SEA ISLE CITY LIBRARY:
The Sea Isle City Branch of the Cape May County Library, located at 4800 Central Avenue, now offers Curbside Pick-Up Mondays through Fridays from 9am to 11am and 2pm to 4pm, and also on Wednesdays from 5pm to 7pm. For more info, phone the library during the hours mentioned above at 609-263-7301 or CLICK HERE.
CLICK HERE for Mayor Desiderio's June 23 Message regarding event cancellations and more.
CLICK HERE for Mayor Desiderio's June 9 Message regarding reopening retail businesses and more.
CLICK HERE for Mayor Desiderio's May 26 Message regarding Memorial Day Weekend and businesses reopening in Sea Isle City
MEMORIAL DAY VIDEO:
Due to COVID-19, Sea Isle City’s 2020 Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Park has been cancelled. However, to honor the men and women of the United States Military who lost their lives for our country, a Memorial Day Video has been created, which will allow the people of Sea Isle City to observe the Memorial Day holiday at home or on their mobile devices – and practice social distancing.
CLICK HERE to view Sea Isle City's Memorial Day Video.
CLICK HERE for Mayor Desiderio's May 22 message regarding Executive Order 4, which addresses changes to prior executive orders and clarifies several issues.
CLICK HERE for Mayor's Desiderio's May 18 Message regarding recreation facilities and social distancing.
CLICK HERE for Mayor Desiderio's May 15 Message regarding Beach Access, Social Distancing and more.
CITY COUNCIL'S NEXT MEETING:
City Council's next meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 28, at 10:00 a.m.
To receive Sea Isle City's E-Newsletters, E-Alerts and Reverse 9-1-1 Calls, click the "Register for City News" link above.
CLICK HERE for Sea Isle City's July 2, 2020 E-Newsletter.
FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE:
The purpose of Sea Isle City’s Floodplain Management Planning Committee is to maintain consistency with FEMA requirements, which will hopefully result in greater flood insurance discounts for local property owners.
FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT PRESENTATION - February 11, 2020:
On February 11, 2020, representatives from Sea Isle City's Floodplain Management Planning Committee updated City Council and the public on the City's Floodplain Management Plan. To view the Power Point Presentaion used during that update, please CLICK HERE. For additional information, please phone Neil Byrne at 609-263-4461, ext. 1301
SEA ISLE CITY FLOOD MITIGATION STUDY - NOVEMBER 13, 2018
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. Listed below are the findings from that study which was made public during the November 13th City Council meeting.
2018 Flood Mitigation Study Results
2018 Flood Mitigation Study Mapping
Master Plan Re-Examination Update:
The Master Plan re-examination report was adopted by the City’s Planning Board on August 14, 2017. In previous reviews by City Council of the re-examination report, council members were in agreement to move forward and prioritize several of the recommendations contained within the report, including…
• Evaluate satellite parking lots
• Increase requirements for residential and mixed-use parking
Parks, Recreation & Open Space:
• Recommend a professional facility study be performed on the former Public School Building (this should have a high funding priority)
• Demolish the Old Fire House on West Jersey Avenue and use that space to augment recreation or parking
• Perform a study to determine the feasibility and funding for a kayak and paddleboard launch and storage area at Dealy Field – and also adding a boardwalk along the bay for educational nature trails
Storm Water Management:
• Prepare a comprehensive Flood Control Plan in partnership with the County to address flooding issues
• Work with Federal, State and County government to address bay flooding solutions
• Formalize a designated person, who will work directly with the business community and Chamber of Commerce to achieve common goals
Master Plan Re-Examination Draft:
CLICK HERE to view the adopted Master Plan Re-Exam Report (August 2017).
Master Plan Re-Examination Survey:
In 2015, Sea Isle City created a survey as part of the Master Plan Re-Examinatino Process. The results from that survey are available in a 21-page document. The Master Plan Re-Examination is still underway, and the results from the survey are a useful tool for that process.
CLICK HERE to view the survey results.
BEACH REPLENISHMENT UPDATES
July 14, 2020
The 43rd Street, 44th Street, 45th Street, and 46th Street Beaches are closed today due to dredging. The 43rd Street Beach may open later today (TBD).
The 88th Street Dune Path is closed today for dune reconstruction, and portion of the 88th Street Beach may be closed today as part of that work.
84th Street: A "sub-line" pipe (leading from the dredge to the beach) will be installed on the 84th Street Beach on Tuesday, July 14, resulting in the temporary closure of that beach while the pipe is installed.
The 90th Street and 91st Street Dune Paths are expected to be closed on Wednesday, July 15, for dune reconstruction. A portion of those beaches may also be closed as part of that work.
The 57th Street Beach will continue to serve as a staging area, where heavy equipment will be delivered and stored. Periodic deliveries of equipment will take place by way of the 57th Street Promenade ramp and dune path -- and both will be closed during deliveries and at other times during the beach replenishment project.
The public is asked to use caution on the Promenade near 57th Street and on the 57th Street Beach. Pedestrians and bicyclists are asked to avoid the 57th Street Promenade ramp and use the street ramp at 56th Street when entering and exiting the Promenade (the 56th Street ramp can accommodate bikes and strollers).
Thank you for your patience while Sea Isle City's beaches are being strengthened.
The sub-lines, large pipes running from the ocean floor onto the beach, have been installed at 40th and 84th street. When the dredge arrives, dredging operations beginning soon after in the center of town on the 40th Street Beach. Once work begins at 40th Street, it will continue north to 28th Street, and then return to 40th street and head south to 52nd Street. The contractor anticipates that work in the center of town will require approximately two weeks to complete.
After work is completed in the center of town, the contactors will move the bulk of their equipment to the 84th Street Beach and begin working in the south-end of town, starting at 84th Street and continuing north to 74th Street. After replenishment efforts are completed on the 74th Street Beach, the contractors will return to 84th Street and continue to work south to Townsends Inlet. It will take approximately 28 days to complete dredging in the south-end of town.
Please be aware that bad weather and equipment failure can hinder the progress of the beach replenishment project.
During this project, large pipes will run north-to-south along the shoreline – however, sand mounds will be created over those pipes on each beach so beach-goers can have access to the ocean.
Beach closures will take place along the shoreline, with apprixmately 1000-feet of beach (north to south) closed at one time. The beach closures will move up and down our shoreline as the beach fill progresses north and south.
As the beach replenishment project proceeds, operations will take place 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Weekly meetings will take place with city officials, the contractor, the Army Corps of Engineers and the NJDEP, and regular updates will be shared with the public.