At the start of the January 24 City Council meeting, Mayor Desiderio reminded Council and the public that City Hall will be open this Saturday, January 28, from 8:30 AM to 12 noon, as part of the Administration’s effort to offer expanded hours on several Saturdays throughout the year. The Mayor also stated that he will be hosting another meeting with Sea Isle’s newly-formed Youth Recreation Committee on Saturday morning, because the Administration wants to gather additional input from younger residents regarding recreation programs and the use of Sea Isle’s future Community Center.
During his report to Council, the Mayor also explained that he has instructed the City Solicitor to draft an ordinance that will help Sea Isle City more effectively address the issues associated with young people displaying disruptive behavior during the summer season – and he hopes that ordinance will be adopted in the spring. The Mayor also indicated that he will continue to work with our state legislators on this topic, however he does not want to wait any longer to take action on the local level.
Additionally, the Mayor updated Council on Sea Isle City’s 2023 Beach Replenishment Project, which is expected to go out for bids in April with a contract to be awarded in June.
Following Mayor Desiderio’s comments, Business Administrator George Savastano updated City Council on the current and future road projects that are taking place in Sea Isle City.
Each of the resolutions on the January 24 Consent Agenda was approved, including...
• Resolution 009, which established the beaches that will have lifeguards in attendance during the 2023 summer season – and which beaches will be used for other recreation purposes. (Please Note: City Council reminds the public that Mayor Desiderio and his Administration recently addressed the issue of shark fishing interfering with other activities on the beach, and an amicable solution was reached regarding that topic).
• Resolution 010, which authorized the Sea Isle City Police Department to participate in government surplus auctions in order to obtain equipment that is reasonably priced.
• Resolution 011, which authorized the approval of a 50/50 Off-Premises Raffle Application for Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School, which will be part of a school fundraiser at the Oar House on February 11, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
• Resolution 012, which reappointed the members of Sea Isle City’s Zoning Board of Adjustments.
• Resolution 014, which authorized a state contract in the amount of $154,986, with Gold Type Business Machines, for Radio Dispatch and 911 Upgrades for the Sea Isle City Police Department.
• Resolution 019, which authorized the purchase of a Ford Utility Interceptor police vehicle, from Gentilini Ford, in the amount of $70,288.
The next City Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 14, at 10:00 AM, on the third floor of City Hall – and we hope to see you there!
Council President Mary Tighe