A MESSAGE FROM SEA ISLE CITY'S
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
OCTOBER 3, 2015
Sea Isle City is currently experiencing moderate high tides, coastal flooding and strong north-easterly winds, which are expected to continue into early next week. Many streets in town are covered in salt water at high tide (and at other times as well).
Motorists are reminded not to drive through standing water. In addition to being dangerous, driving through salt water can severely damage your vehicle and leave you stranded.
Please take appropriate steps to remove cars from low-lying areas and secure any outside furniture / objects.
The Townsends Inlet Bridge has been experiencing frequent and prolonged closures due to coastal flooding of the access road in Avalon. Please plan to use an alternate route.
The City asks that those living off of the island do not come into town, as it would put an additional strain on our first responders. The City can provide short term shelter should you find it necessary. Should you need assistance, please call the Police Department at (609) 263-4311. In case of an emergency, dial 911.
Sea Isle's annual Harborfest Celebration and the Fall Invitational Hockey Tournament, which were scheduled for this weekend, have both been cancelled. Also, the Welcome Center is closed for the weekend.
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City Hall Ribbon Cutting on September 21
On September 21, Sea Isle City’s newly constructed City Hall / Public Safety Building, located at 233 JFK Boulevard, officially opened for business. At 9:00 a.m. that morning, Mayor Leonard Desiderio, the members of City Council, City Hall employees, officers from the Sea Isle City Police Department and a variety of local, county and state dignitaries gathered on the steps of the new building as American flags were raised on the facility’s three new flag poles and a ceremonial ribbon was cut with a pair of giant scissors.
The new City Hall / Public Safety Building is now the home of Sea Isle’s Police Department, Fire Department, and Office of Emergency Management (on the first level); Municipal Clerk, Finance Department, Construction Office, Purchasing Department, Human Resources Office and City Business Administrator (on the second level); and Sea Isle’s Municipal Court, Prosecutor, City Council, and Mayor’s Office (on the third level).
To contact City Hall, phone (609) 263-4461. To contact the Sea Isle City Police Department’s Dispatcher, phone (609) 263-4311. For any emergency, dial
October 1, 2015 Newsletter
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Master Plan Re-Examination Workshop
The City is hosting a Master Plan Re-Examination Workshop on Saturday, October 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Community Lodge, located at 300 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
A Master Plan Re-Examination Survey was conducted over the last couple of months that allowed the public to share their concerns and suggestions. To gather additional input from the community, the City has scheduled the workshop which is open to the public and we hope there will be many residents, property owners and merchants in attendance.
For additional information, phone Katherine Custer, Community Services Director, at (609) 263-8687, ext. 103.
Beach Fill Update
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Beach fill operations were halted at the end of August for repairs to the dredge Illinois. The repairs have been completed at a shipyard in Norfolk, VA; however, the dredge is unable to return to Sea Isle City until sometime during the week of October 5th due to the current and impending storm activity.
All Beach Entrances should remain open for the duration of the down time with the exception of the entrances being reconstructed (see note below about these types of closures).
Beach fill has been completed north of 82nd/83rd Street.
57th St. will still be used as an access and a staging area - proper safety protocol will be in place around this area.
It should be noted that crossovers/entrances are being reconstructed during the week, and some crossovers/entrances behind the fill will temporarily be closed – however, no 2 consecutive crossovers/entrances will be closed at once and no crossover work will occur over the weekend (crossovers are to be constructed shortly after completion of the beachfill at that location).
It should always be noted that the beachfill process could evolve as fill advances - some additional beaches/entrances could close/open between reports.
The project is a 24/7 operation, and will continue around the clock until completion.
Beach Fill Info and FAQ's
Army Corps of Engineers Website
Beach Fill Equipment Photos
Army Corps of Engineers Presentation - April 27, 2015
Important Beach Fill Announcement & Event Changes - July 31, 2015