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 (609-263-0050).
--All Public Works Buildings are closed to the public(609-263-6000).
--Sea Isle City's Playgrounds, Basketball Courts, and Hockey Court remain closed to the public (609-263-0050).
EVENT CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS:
For more details, CLICK HERE for our updated Calendar of Events.
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 pre-season rate for Beach Tags ($20) has been extended through June 30. The Beach Tag Vending Machine is accessible 24-hours a day in the lobby of City Hall (609-263-4461).
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.
MAYOR SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER:
CLICK HERE for Mayor Desiderio's May 22 message regarding Executive Order 4, which addresses changes to prior executive orders and clarifies several issues.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING:
Due to the Coronavirus, the May 26 City Council Meeting will be held remotely; however the public is invited to partcipate by telephone. CLICK HERE for the May 26 Meeting Agenda and phone-in instructions.
RECREATION FACILITIES BEGIN TO RE-OPEN:
CLICK HERE for Mayor's Desiderio's May 18 Message regarding recreation facilities and social distancing.
BEACHES OPEN WITH REGULAR ACCESS:
CLICK HERE for Mayor Desiderio's May 15 Message regarding Beach Access, Social Distancing and more.
CLICK HERE for Mayor Desiderio's May 13 Message
CLICK HERE for Mayor Desidero's May 12 message realted to "gradually opening the doors" to our city, beach tag sales and more.
CLICK HERE for Mayor Desiderio's May 9 message regarding re-opening the beaches and promenade.
CLICK HERE for Mayor Desiderio's May 7 Newsletter Message
CompleteCare Health Network has expanded COVID-19 testing in Cape May County. Testing will continue to be available by appointment only. CLICK HERE for more information about testing.
2ND QUARTER PROPERTY TAX GRACE PERIOD EXTENDED:
During a special meeting on May 5, City Council adopted Resolution 067, which extended Sea Isle City’s grace period for second quarter property taxes to June 1. This follows Governor Murphy’s April 28 Executive Order allowing municipalities to extend second quarter tax grace periods.During a special meeting on May 5, City Council adopted Resolution 067, which extended Sea Isle City’s grace period for second quarter property taxes to June 1. This follows Governor Murphy’s April 28 Executive Order allowing municipalities to extend second quarter tax grace periods.
CLICK HERE for Mayor Desiderio's May 1 Message regarding new grace periods for second-quarter tax payments and permits, and more.
RENTAL PERMITS & MERCHANTILE LICENSES:
The grace period for Rental Permits and Mercantile Licenses has been extended to June 30. The late fee for non-compliant businesses and rental properties will take effect on July 1.
CLICK HERE for Mayor Desiderio's April 28 Message regarding planning for the future.
CLICK HERE for Mayor Desiderio's April 23 Newsletter Message.
ZONING BOARD & PLANNING BOARD APPLICATIONS:
CLICK HERE for the Construction Homepage, where you can view Upcoming Zoning Board and PLanning Applications (when posted).
CLICK HERE for Mayor Desiderio's April 17 Message regarding the good work that's happening and working with local businesses.
CLICK HERE for Mayor Desiderio's April 14 Message (COVID Update)
RECREATION REGISTRATION DELAYED:
The start date to register for Summer Recreation Programs (Playground Camp, Basketball League and the C.I.T. Program) has been delayed. A new date will be determined based on future directives from Governor Murphy. Please check this website for future updates.
CLICK HERE for Mayor Desiderio's April 6 Message regarding Homeowners and Executive Order (2).
CLICK HERE for Mayor Desiderio's April 6 Executive Order.
CLICK HERE for Mayor Desiderio's April 1 Announcement about Access to Sea Isle City and Temporary Permits.
CLICK HERE for the Mayor's March 31 Executive Order.
CLICK HERE for Mayor Desiderio's March 30 Announcement about Short-Term Rentals.
CLICK HERE to read Mayor's Desiderio's March 24 Message
CLICK HERE to read Governor Murphy's March 21 Coronavirus Executive Order.
CLICK HERE for a March 16 Press Release from Trenton with directives from Governor Murphy.
The Sea Isle United Methodist Church Food Pantry remains open during the Coronavirus crisis, however donations are needed. Please phone ahead to arrange food pick-ups or to drop-off donations: 609-231-4929.
The Cape May County Department of Health created an informational brochure on coronavirus (COVID-19). CLICK HERE to view the brochure.
TESTING OF NEW SOUND SYSTEM ON PROMEANDE:
Please be aware that contractors will be testing the new sound system along Sea Isle City’s Promenade on Wednesday, May 6, and Thursday, May 7.
CITY COUNCIL'S NEXT MEETING:
City Council's next meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 12, at 10:00 a.m. in Council Chambers, located on the third floor of City Hall.
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 May 21, 2020 E-Newsletter.
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.
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
Public Works Is Hiring for the Summer:
The City of Sea Isle City is hiring seasonal employees for the summer in the Department of Public Works performing a variety of manual labor duties including evening janitors at $14.00 per hour. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. For additional info, phone (609) 263-6000, ext. 17. To apply, click the "Summer Employment Application" link below. Mail application to Department of Public Works, c/o Victoria Rutledge, 3905 Central Avenue, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243; feel free to drop off at that location or fax to (609) 263-9972.
You may also apply for beach tag, lifeguard and recreation positions. To apply, click the "Summer Employment Application" link below. Mail application to City Hall, c/o Human Resources, 233 JFK Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243; feel free to drop off at that location or fax to (609) 263-3020.
Summer Employment Application