MAYOR’S MESSAGE: July 9, 2015
I hope everyone enjoyed the Independence Day holiday. Thankfully, Mother Nature was very cooperative this year, and countless people were able to attend Sea Isle’s many July 4th weekend events and activities. Everywhere I turned, I noticed smiling faces and happy families, which was no surprise – we are in Sea Isle City, after all!
Even though the 2015 Independence Day holiday has come and gone, there are still many fun events happening in the weeks and months ahead. For example, tonight is our annual Little Miss / Jr. Miss Sea Isle City Pageant inside the Saint Joseph Church Auditorium, and on Friday night the Sea Isle City’s Got Talent competition will take place at the Band Shell, with, what I am told, will be an amazing line-up of talented performers. On Saturday night, Real Diamond, the very popular Neil Diamond tribute band, will return to the Excursion Park Band Shell. Then, next week, your family can keep the good times rolling by attending our weekly dance parties and movie night at the Band Shell – not to mention Sea Isle’s annual Baby Parade on Wednesday, July 15, at 6:30 p.m. on the Promenade. Hopefully, you will also have some spare time to relax on the beach.
And, speaking of the beach, no doubt you are aware of the very important Beach Replenishment Project that will take place in our town this summer. I am happy to report that the beach fill is back on track after several minor delays, and we anticipate the contractor will begin pumping sand onto Sea Isle’s north-end within the next two weeks. We also expect minimal disruptions for beach-goers throughout the entire replenishment process; and to keep everyone informed of the project’s progress, we will regularly update the City’s website until all the work is done. To read those updates, simply look for the “Beach Fill” link on our municipal website’s home page, www.seaislecitynj.us.
Another large project that we are also very excited about is the construction of Sea Isle’s future City Hall / Municipal Complex on JFK Boulevard – which is really looking terrific! As is the case with any project of this magnitude, there are a number of relatively small but significant details that need to be completed in order for us to take-up residence in the new building. We will let everyone know when that facility will be opened to the public, as we transition from the old school building on Park Road to our modern City Hall on JFK.
In other news, the City will soon be conducting a survey of residents and visitors, which will help determine specific needs in the community. The survey is being created as part of our Master Plan Reexamination, and we will make you aware when it is available in the weeks ahead. I
encourage everyone to participate in the survey so we can gather as much pertinent information as possible.
Smile…You’re in Sea Isle!
Mayor Leonard C. Desiderio