TRASH & RECYCLING REMINDER FOR PRESIDENT'S WEEKEND: Due to Monday, February 15 (President’s Day) being a City holiday, all curbside trash and recycling collections will take place one-day later than usual during the week of February 15 (i.e. Monday’s collection will take place on Tuesday; Tuesday’s collection will take place on Wednesday; etc.). Also, please remember that Sea Isle’s Trash & Recycling Depot, located next to the bridge on JFK Boulevard, will be open from 7:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Monday, February 15.
POLAR BEAR PLUNGE IS THIS WEEKEND: For Jitney schedules and information about events taking place during Polar Bear Weekend, go to the City's Visitor's Website by clicking the "Visitor Information and Calendar" link above.
T. I. BRIDGE EXPECTED TO OPEN FEB.12: After being closed for repairs for several months, the Townsends Inlet Bridge is expected to open to vehicular traffic on Friday, February 12, at 3:00 p.m. (just in time for the Polar Bear Plunge) The restoration of the Ocean Drive roadway on the Avalon side of the bridge will be substantially completed on Febraury 12. Once the bridge re-opens on Febraury 12, there are no planned closings of the bridge for construction activities. However, there may be an occasional lane closing to complete any remaining work or maintenance.
The new roadbed on the Avalon side of the bridge consists of steel reinforced concrete. The new road is deisgned to allow waves that crash over the seawall to return back to the ocean (rather than across the roadway, which was the case before this project). Unfortunately, however, there will be times during high tides with north-east winds when waves will overlap the seawall, requiring the bridge to be closed temporarily for safety reasons.
WAS YOUR PROPERTY AFFECTED BY JONAS? In order to help with the FEMA recovery process, the Sea Isle City Office of Emergency Management asks that you let them know if your home or business had flood damage or was affected by Winter Storm Jonas. If so, please send the following info to the SICOEM:
--If your property has Insurance
Please email your info to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have email, please send your info via the U.S. Post Office to Sea Isle’s Office of Emergency Management, 233 JFK Boulevard, First Floor, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243. You can also leave your info in a voice message by phoning 609-263-4311 (ext. 2255). Please be aware that due to the large volume of anticipated responses, it may be difficult for the OEM to be call you back. However, every response has been documented and all info has been forward3ed to FEMA for thier analysis. Thank you for your cooperation.
IMPORTANT SAFETY REMINDER: City Ordinance 18-2.13 states that any bulk trash items, including refrigerators, which constitute a public safety hazard, shall have their doors removed when placed for collection. Failure to remove refrigerator doors can result in fines. More importantly, refrigerators can be deadly when left on the curb with their doors attached because children can climb inside and become trapped.
BEACH EROSION: Some of Sea Isle's dunes and beach entrances were damaged during the storm (particularly in the downtown area). Please use caution whenever you are near the beach.
TRASH AND STORM DEBRIS COLLECTION: Residents and property owners can leave bulk trash and other storm-damaged items on the curb. The Department of Public Works will collect those items in a timely manner. If at all possible, please try to place your regular household trash on the curb on your usual trash and recycling collection days only so the DPW can focus on hauling-away as much storm-related trash as possible. For more info about trash collections, phone 609-263-6000 or visit the Public Works home page: http://seaislecitynj.us/public-works.aspx
CLICK HERE to read the February 4, 2016 E-Newsletter
Beach Fill Update
Initial replenishment of all beaches in Sea Isle City was completed during 2015, with nearly two million cubic yards of sand placed along Sea Isle’s shoreline. However, the City has been informed that additional refilling of beaches eroded by storm damage has been authorized by the federal government.
Refilling of Sea Isle’s north end has commenced; however the current plan of action is to move beach fill operations to Strathmere on February 4 and restore storm eroded beaches there over the next one to two weeks. After completing Strathmere, beach fill operations will re-commence in Sea Isle, with substantial widening of the beaches to be performed from about 25th to 57th Street.
It is anticipated that beach fill operations will be completed in March 2016.
Sea Isle City's Master Plan Re-Examination Survey
Has Been Thoroughly Reviewed
Earlier this year, Sea Isle City created a survey as part of the Master Plan Re-Examinatino Process. The results from that survey are now available in a 21-page document.
CLICK HERE to view the survey results.