At the start of the September 13 City Council meeting, Mayor Desiderio announced the names of the winners in his Beach Tag Art Contest, which included Claire Konrad (Seasonal Beach Tag), Kevin Andrews (Saint Patrick’s Day), Mason Corey (Veterans) and Emleyn Costello (Winter/Holiday). City Council congratulates all of the children who created the winning designs – and we applaud all of the young artists who participated in the contest.
Following the Mayor’s comments, Business Administrator George Savastano updated City Council on the sales figures for 2022 Beach Tags, which totaled $1,319,855 as of September 13, which was slightly lower than 2021 total sales figures.
Following the Business Administrator’s report, each of the resolutions on the September 13 Consent Agenda was approved, including…
• Resolution 162, which approved the latest vouchers for the City’s Finance Office (this is a usual procedure that is required for all City purchases).
• Resolution 163, which authorized a labor contract between the City and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #7 Rank-and-File through December 31, 2023.
• Resolution 164, which authorized a purchase order for general maintenance / streetscape repairs near the intersection of Landis Avenue and JFK Boulevard, with Capital Concrete, of Elmer NJ, in the amount of $11,225.
• Resolution 165, which authorized a Purchase Order for Chlorine Analyzer Repairs at Water Well #8, with Complete Control Services, of Egg Harbor City, NJ, in the amount of $3,226.13.
• Resolution 166, which authorized the purchase of the front-half and back-half of a garbage truck through a National Co-Op, from Hunter Truck, of Clarksburg, NJ, and Gran-Turk, of Bridgeport, NJ, totaling $263,961.
• Resolution 167, which designated a city-owned Honda Foreman 4WD ATV as surplus and authorized its sale online.
• Resolution 168, which authorized the award of a contract for infrastructure improvements along Sounds Avenue, with Mathis Construction Company, in the amount of $898,061.
During the “Citizen Comment” portion of the September 13 meeting, several property owners stepped to the microphone to share their comments and concerns, which included a request for additional beach access mats on Sea Isle’s dune paths, residential parking issues, drainage, and vehicles not obeying the speed limit in Sea Isle’s south-end.
Our next City Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 27, at 10:00 AM in Council Chambers. –We hope to see you there!
Council President Mary Tighe