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Message from the Mayor - July 23, 2024

Listed on today’s agenda is a JIF Renewal Presentation. For those in the audience who might not know what “JIF” means, it is an acronym for Joint Insurance Fund.

Sea Isle City is one of the many towns that participate in the Atlantic County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund, which is the organization that provides municipalities like ours with property, liability and workers compensation coverage. For many years, maintaining the JIF’s high safety standards has helped Sea Isle City remain the successful town that it is – and I assure you that safety will continue to be a top priority for my entire Administration as long as I have the honor of serving as Mayor of this fine community.

In addition to recognizing how important safety is to us all, I am also happy to report that the 2024 summer season is going very well. One big reason for that is the fact that our beaches are in terrific shape – thanks to the Beach Replenishment Project that was completed in early June. Because we have beautiful, expansive beaches, everyday people up-and-down our shoreline can make memories that will last a lifetime, while enjoying time with family and friends on the sand.

In addition to our beaches, many people are also enjoying Sea Isle’s many summer events – including the weekly activities that take place at the Excursion Park Band Shell, where people are happily attending our free Family Fun Nights, Movies Under the Stars, Open Mic Nights for Teens, Saturday Night Concerts, and the other events and activities that take place at Excursion Park throughout the year.

It seems difficult to believe that it’s been over 13-years since our Excursion Park Band Shell first opened – and what a success it has been, ever since the members of the Strathmere Ensemble performed at the Band Shell’s opening night in 2011.

We can all agree that the Band Shell is a very important facility for the people of Sea Isle City – just like our future Community Center will be when it is completed in the autumn of 2025. For those who might not recall, our Community Center will include a huge gymnasium with an NBA-size basketball court, an elevated walking and running track, a space for fitness classes, meeting rooms, and other amenities that will serve this community for generations to come.

Construction of the Community Center is on-schedule, and we are working closely with the contractor to help ensure that work stays on schedule – right up to the time the building is completed. Until then, please know that I appreciate everyone’s patience while construction continues on this important community project – and, as always, please remember that we are one Sea Isle City and together we’ll be stronger than ever.

Mayor Leonard C. Desiderio

Message from the Council - July 11, 2024

The July 9 City Council meeting was rather brief and did not involve any ordinances. Similarly, the Consent Agenda for that meeting was also brief, however each of the resolutions that it contained were approved, including…

• Resolution 130, which approved the latest round of Vouchers (the system that the City utilizes for the purchase and payment of goods and services).

• Resolution 131, which authorized two Refunds of $65 each for Recreation Program Registrations.

• Resolution 132, which authorized a National Co-Op Contract totaling $384,210 (which included a vehicle trade-in) for the purchase of a Combination Jet/Vac Truck from H. A. DeHart & Son, of Thorofare, NJ, for the Sea Isle City Water & Sewer Department. A Jet/Vac Truck is used to clear sanitary and storm sewer systems, perform routine maintenance to help prevent clogs in the sewer systems, and clear trenches during municipal projects.

The next City Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 23, at 10:00 AM on the third floor of City Hall.

City Council hopes that everyone enjoyed the July Fourth holiday and the city’s annual Independence Day fireworks display – and that you are having a safe and pleasant summer!

Best regards from the members of City Council,

Council President William Kehner
Frank Edwardi
J.B. Feeley
Jack Gibson
Mary Tighe

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