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Message from the Mayor - January 25, 2022

On today’s agenda is the introduction of a bond ordinance to fund the construction of the proposed community center. I again want to thank all who’ve participated in the process to get us to this point. As I’ve stated before, it’s clear that the people of the City want a community center, and the project that is proposed will meet the needs of Sea Isle long into the future; and the facility will be one more asset to all that we have and all that we do for the people of the City. As Council knows, the design of the project is in full swing following authorization of Design Services at last month’s Council meeting; and the City will be working with the architect’s team over the next several months to prepare construction documents in order for us to go out to bid for the project.

Also on the agenda is a resolution to authorize Design Services for renovation to our firehouse, to provide bunk space for our duty crew members. As council knows, we instituted an overnight duty program to ensure the provision of proper firefighting services; and based on review by fire leadership in conjunction with City staff, we believe a minor renovation to the firehouse is needed to provide for adequate overnight stays at certain times of the year.

Finally, I want to publicly thank our retiring CFO, Paula Doll, for all of her service to the City over many years. This is Paula’s final week with the City, and she is leaving very large shoes to fill. Paula has exemplified the highest level of professionalism, expertise, and integrity during her entire tenure with Sea Isle. There’s no doubt that she’s been instrumental in securing Sea Isle’s outstanding financial position. I could go on and on about Paula’s contributions to Sea Isle City, but there’s a saying about leaving the world a better place than when you found it, and be assured that Paula will be leaving Sea Isle a better place than when she first started. Paula - thank you, thank you, thank you; and Godspeed in all of your future endeavors.

As always, please remember we are one Sea Isle City and together we’ll be stronger than ever

Smile…You’re in Sea Isle!

Mayor Leonard C. Desiderio

Message from the Council

City Council's Message

January 13, 2022

Many elected bodies hold their annual reorganization meetings in January, during which they appoint new leadership, swear in new members, and perform other “housekeeping” tasks. Because Sea Isle’s local City Council holds its yearly reorganization meeting in July, January can seem to be a quiet month in comparison. Case in point, the January 11 City Council meeting was rather brief, with only a few items on the meeting’s agenda.

Each of the Resolutions on the January 11 Consent Agenda was approved, including…

• Resolution 001, which adopted Sea Isle City’s 2022 Temporary Budget. The Temporary Budget will keep the City moving forward (and able to pay bills) until the 2022 Municipal Budget is approved later this year.

• Resolution 005, which authorized Change Funds for the City’s Beach Tag Office, Municipal Marina and Division of Recreation. Change Funds are small quantities of cash that allow City offices to make change when accepting cash payments.

• Resolution 006, which established the beaches that will have lifeguards in attendance during the summer of 2022. Resolution 006 also established which beaches are designated for surfing, rafting, fishing and the like.

• Resolution 007, which designated the Ocean City Sentinel, Press of Atlantic City and Gazette Leader as the official newspapers for City Publications.

The next City Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 25, at 10:00 AM inside Council Chambers on the third floor of City Hall. We hope to see you there – and in the meantime, we hope you will stay safe and stay well.

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

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