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Message from the Mayor - May 11, 2021

We continue to receive good news about the re-opening of the state. On May 19, capacity limits on outdoor gatherings, indoor dining, and other indoor activities will be removed. We are still subject to social distancing and mask wearing, especially in indoor settings, but all things considered, we are definitely moving in the right direction. On top of that, as of yesterday, we currently have no active Covid-19 cases in Sea Isle City.

Given all of this information, City buildings will re-open to public access starting Monday, May 24, with mask wearing and social distancing required.

On Council’s agenda today is a resolution authorizing award of a contract to proceed with all of our summer concerts this summer at Excursion Park.

The new pickleball courts just built by the marina are close to being ready, and we expect these to be open for public use before Memorial Day weekend.

I’m going to turn it over to our solicitor, Mr. Baldini, to give Council a report regarding Crest Savings Bank; but before that, once again - please remember - we’re one Sea Isle City and together we will be stronger than ever.

Smile…You’re in Sea Isle!

Mayor Leonard C. Desiderio

After the Mayor’s report, Paul Baldini reported on the request from Crest Savings Bank for approval of an encroachment agreement into the sidewalk right-of-way along 45th Street, for construction of an ADA compliant handicapped access ramp to the bank. The administration recommends that council grant the encroachment agreement. After consideration, council authorized the encroachment agreement; and Mr. Baldini will prepare a resolution for the next council meeting.

Message from the Council

City Council's Message

May 6, 2021

Due to COVID-19, the April 27 City Council meeting was held remotely; however, members of the public were able to participate in the meeting telephonically.

At the start of the April 27 meeting, Mayor Desiderio announced that as of May 10 Governor Murphy would be easing restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings, raising the limits to 250 people for various indoor activities and 500 people at outdoor gatherings. The Mayor also stated that Sea Isle City’s 2021 Independence Day Fireworks Display will take place as planned at 9:00 pm on Sunday, July 4. The Mayor also said he will soon make an announcement about the City’s Saturday night concerts at the Excursion Park Band Shell.

Following the Mayor’s comments, Council President Kehner announced that the May 15 City Council meeting was being rescheduled to May 11, due to the fact that this year’s Community Day activities have been cancelled and the May 15 meeting was scheduled to coincide with Community Day.

Also on April 27, City Council approved Resolution 081, which authorized a Person-to-Person Liquor License Transfer from Bennett Enterprises to 42nd Place LLC.

Next, Ordinance 1668 was introduced with first reading. This ordinance was written to adjust the speed limit from 25 mph to 15 mph and approve the installation of speed humps along the 300-block of 42nd Place. Ordinance 1668 will have second reading and possible adoption during the May 25 City Council meeting.

In addition to Ordinance 1668 being introduced, two other ordinances were adopted during the April 27 meeting: 1665 and 1666. Ordinance 1665 approved the creation of a Loading Zone on Pleasure Avenue near the site of the former Springfield Inn, which will streamline deliveries to the future restaurant currently being constructed on that site. Ordinance 1666 established a Lottery System for the City’s future Kayak Storage Racks at Dealy Field.

Each of the resolutions on the April 27 Consent Agenda was approved, including…

· Resolution 083, which named the City’s new Fishing Pier and Kayak Launch at Dealy Field in honor of Jim Iannone.

· Resolution 084, which authorized a Raffle Application for the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City’s Sailing Foundation.

· Resolution 085, which authorized a Closed Session City Council Meeting to discuss pending litigation.

· Resolution 086, which authorized a Place-to-Place Transfer (Extension of Premises) for GMH Holdings at 10 - 43rd Street.

· Resolution 087, which designated some Police Department weapons as surplus and authorized their trade-in to a reputable vendor, thus giving the City financial credit toward the purchase of additional weapons.

· Resolution 091, which confirmed Mayor Desiderio’s appointment of Paul Baldini Jr. as Sea Isle City’s Qualified Purchasing Agent.

· Resolution 092, which approved a Grant Application for the New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety’s Body Camera Program.

· Resolution 093, which authorized the Approval of Settlement for 8600 Landis LLC vs. the City of Sea Isle City.

The next City Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 11, at 10:00 a.m. Due to the pandemic, the May 11 meeting will be held remotely; however members of the public will be able to participate in the meeting via telephone – and the public can also email questions and comments to the City Clerk’s Office prior to the meeting (sromano@seaislecitynj.us). More information about the May 11 meeting will be forthcoming.

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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