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Message from the Mayor - June 28, 2022

I don’t have any specific items to report on today, but I do want to mention a few things about the season that’s upon us.

With summer here, we have pretty much put a halt to any city construction projects, as we try to minimize any disturbance or inconvenience to our residents and visitors. The fact is that when the weather is actually best for roadwork and other municipal construction, it’s most disruptive to the economic engine that is our bread and butter - tourism. At this time of year, our jobs are most especially all about customer service. Having said that, behind the scenes, we’re continually planning ahead, so that all of the projects we have on the books can be started back up in the fall. It’s a never ending process of planning, implementation, review, and refinement that has served us well over the years.

All of the programs, events, and activities that go on in Sea Isle are a result of that process, and I want to thank all of the city staff that make this happen; and who always look to improve what we offer. I also want to thank all the city staff on the frontlines of what we do - the public works and recreation crews; the water and sewer department; the beach taggers; the welcome center receptionists; the construction and code enforcement staff; the court; the lifeguards; the EMT’s; the firefighters; the police; the staff at City Hall; and everyone else who makes this city run.

At this peak time, the City employs over 300 people, and that number doesn’t include the 40 plus members of our volunteer fire department.

I wanted to mention this because I believe it’s good for the public to know these facts; and it’s important that they understand we are working hard - for them.

With that, I wish everyone a safe, happy, enjoyable, and relaxing summer. There is no better place to be now than right here in the capital of Cape May County - Sea Isle City.

As always, 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

Message from the Council

City Council's Message

June 16, 2022

At the start of the June 14 City Council meeting, Mayor Desiderio stated that he will continue to work to bring about change to the current State laws that weaken local law enforcement’s ability to maintain public safety – in particular as they relate to issues involving juveniles. The Mayor also reminded everyone that Sea Isle City is still “as safe as ever,” and that anyone who sees or hears anything that they feel is a problem should call the police right away – because that’s why our police officers are there.

Also on June 14, City Council approved numerous resolutions that authorized the annual issuance of ABC licenses to all of the businesses in Sea Isle City that sell liquor.

City Council also approved each of the Resolutions on their June 14 Consent Agenda, including…

• Resolution 095, which authorized the submittal of a Grant Application to the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Municipal Aid Road Agreement program for the reconstruction of Cini Avenue from JFK Boulevard to 36th Street.

• Resolution 096, which authorized the cancellation of Developer’s Escrow Accounts.

• Resolution 097, which ratified a Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Sea Isle City and the Fraternal Order of Police’s Lodge 7 Rank-and-File through December 31, 2023, which is subject to Presentation and Adoption of a Contract in conformance of same.

• Resolution 099, which accepted a Technology Management Proposal for I.T. Upgrades and Consulting from Contemporary Technologies, not to exceed $40,000.

• Resolution 101, which awarded approval of the lowest quote submitted for the purchase of trash bags from Pabco Industries, in the amount of $20,536.

• Resolution 102, which authorized a Professional Services Contract for Newspaper and Media Advertisements with Seven Mile Publishing, not to exceed $45,100.

The next City Council meeting takes place on Tuesday, June 28, at 10:00 AM on the third floor of City Hall – and we hope to see you there!

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

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