MAYOR’S MESSAGE: April 30, 2105
For a while there, I was wondering if winter was ever going to leave us, however mild temperatures have arrived at last! Fortunately, Sea Isle City has been “hot with activity” all spring, and the recent chilly weather did not prevent our residents and visitors from enjoying all that’s been happening over the past few weeks.
During the Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization’s annual Spring Girls Weekend on April 17, 18 and 19, it almost seemed like summer – thanks to the majority of our businesses being open and the large number of people who were in town. Not only were girls shopping, dining-out and having fun everywhere you turned, Sea Isle was also filled with plenty of guys who were eager to enjoy the fantastic restaurant specials – and the company of so many lovely ladies!
Last weekend, the Environmental Commission hosted their annual Spring Beach Clean-Up, which brought together over 200 volunteers, who collected hundreds of pounds of trash and debris from our beaches and dunes. Volunteers also gathered trash at Marina Park along 42nd Place, Excursion Park, Townsend Inlet Waterfront Park and elsewhere in town. My thanks go to each member of the Environmental Commission and every volunteer for their efforts. Thanks also go to the Weiler family for donating bottled water, Approach Clothing Company for donating tee-shirts for the volunteers, and Mike’s Seafood for treating everyone to a delicious luncheon after the Clean-Up ended. --Well done all!
Looking ahead, there will be a Community-Wide Yard Sale in Sea Isle City on Saturday, May 9, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization. Then, look for more and more activities taking place as the spring continues to unfold. Before you know it, Memorial Day weekend will be here, so be with us every step of the way and don’t miss a moment of the fun that awaits you in Sea Isle City!
On Tuesday, City Council passed an ordinance to reduce the speed limits along Venicean Road and Pleasure Avenue to 15 mph for the entire length of those roads. So, please be mindful of the reduced speed limits along Pleasure and Venicean – and, as always, be on the lookout for bicyclists and pedestrians whenever you get behind the wheel. Also, don’t forget that the speed limit along the Sea Isle Causeway is 40 mph.
I have two Shout-Outs this week. The first goes to sports radio host Angelo Cataldi and his wife Gail, who recently sent me a note that mentioned how much they enjoy this newsletter. The second Shout-Out goes to Lou and Nancy Eswood, who live in Parsippany, NJ, and also own a home here in Sea Isle. While in town for last weekend’s Beach Clean-Up, the Eswoods had nothing but good things to say about Sea Isle City and this newsletter. Thank you Angelo, Gail, Lou and Nancy for all of your kind words!
Smile…You’re in Sea Isle!
Mayor Leonard C. Desiderio