SEA ISLE CITY CAUSEWAY WILL CLOSE TEMPORARILY ON APRIL 27
The Sea Isle Boulevard Causeway (connecting Sea Isle City and Ocean View) will be closed to all traffic from approximately 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017. During that time, workers will perform necessary maintenance to the road surface and install "rumble strips" along the causeway's center double lines.
Emergency Services will not be disrupted during the road closure. City and County officials have worked closely during the planning of this project to minimize disruption to the motoring public.
As a reminder, the Townsends Inlet Bridge (connecting Sea Isle City and Avalon) is currently closed to vehicle traffic while repairs to the bridge are being completed.
BEACH CLEAN-UP POSTPONED UNTIL SATURDAY APRIL 29:
Due to rainy weather, the Environmental Commission’s Spring Beach Clean-Up (originally scheduled for Saturday, April 22) will take place on Saturday, April 29, from 10am to 12noon. Volunteers can sign-up for this event on April 29 at JFK and the Promenade.
TOWNSENDS INLET BRIDGE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR REPAIRS:
The Cape May County Engineer's Office has informed Sea Isle City and Avalon that the Townsends Inlet Bridge (connecting Sea Isle and Avalon) has been closed to traffic for repairs that must be made based on the findings of an underwater inspection performed on April 3, 2017. The Townsends Inlet Bridge is operated and maintained by the County of Cape May.
The County has contracted with the firm of South State, Inc. to perform the necessary repairs to allow the bridge to be opened to traffic as quickly as possible. The objective is to complete the repair work and open the bridge to traffic prior to the Memorial Day weekend. <<READ MORE>>
SEA ISLE BOULEVARD PROJECT UPDATE:
During the September 13 City Council Meeting, County Engineer Dale Foster gave Council and the public an update regarding the Sea Isle Boulevard Improvement Project. CLICK HERE to view the Power Point Presentation that was shown during that update.
Click the "City Projects" link above to read more about the Sea Isle Boulevard elevation project and all other Project Updates.
CITY COUNCIL'S NEXT MEETING:
Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in Council Chambers, located on the third floor of City Hall, 233 JFK Boulevard.
CLICK HERE for our April 13, 2017 E-Newsletter
Master Plan Re-Examination Update:
During the January 24 City Council meeting, Councilman Divney (the Planning Board’s liaison) presented Council with a list of recommended items from the Master Plan Re-Examination that the Planning Board feels should be addressed now – rather than waiting for the adoption of the Master Plan after the Housing Element portion is completed. Of the 45 recommendations in the current draft of the Master Plan Re-Examination, several items fell into this category, including…
• Evaluate satellite parking lots
• Increase requirements for residential and mixed-use parking
Parks, Recreation & Open Space:
• Recommend a professional facility study be performed on the former Public School Building (this should have a high funding priority)
• Demolish the Old Fire House on West Jersey Avenue and use that space to augment recreation or parking
• Perform a study to determine the feasibility and funding for a kayak and paddleboard launch and storage area at Dealy Field – and also adding a boardwalk along the bay for educational nature trails
Storm Water Management:
• Prepare a comprehensive Flood Control Plan in partnership with the County to address flooding issues
• Work with Federal, State and County government to address bay flooding solutions
• Formalize a designated person, who will work directly with the business community and Chamber of Commerce to achieve common goals
City Council members were in agreement to move forward with these recommendations, and they plan to form a committee in order to prioritize the aforementioned items and ensure any action needed will occur.
Master Plan Re-Examination Draft:
CLICK HERE to view the latest draft of the Master Plan Re-Exam Report (November 2016).
Master Plan Re-Examination Survey:
In 2015, Sea Isle City created a survey as part of the Master Plan Re-Examinatino Process. The results from that survey are available in a 21-page document. The Master Plan Re-Examination is still underway, and the results from the survey are a useful tool for that process.
CLICK HERE to view the survey results.
Using the Stevens Institute Tide Prediction tool and your property’s elevation certificate, you will be able to determine the approximate tide levels at your property throughout the year. In the event of storms, this will be a very useful tool during your storm preparations.
FOR REAL TIME TIDE HEIGHT DATA FOR SEA ISLE CITY AREA CLICK THE LINK BELOW:
FOR FEMA / NFIP FLOOD INFORMATION (FLOOD SMART) CLICK THE LINK BELOW: