Office of the Mayor

City Hall, 233 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Sea Isle City, NJ  08243
9am-4pm, Monday-Friday

Mayor Leonard C. Desiderio
Phone 609-263-4461, Ext. 1245
Fax 609-263-2142

Assistant to the Mayor
Pattiann Ponichtera
Phone 609-263-4461, Ext. 1245
Fax 609-263-2142


MAYOR’S MESSAGE - January 4, 2018

During this wonderful holiday season, the property owners of Sea Isle City received a very nice gift from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. On December 26, I had the pleasure of announcing that Sea Isle has achieved a “Class 3” rating with FEMA’s Community Rating System, which means the owners of compliant properties will receive a 35% discount on flood insurance premiums beginning May, 2018. This newest rating (which “leap-frogs” us from Class 5 to Class 3 status) puts Sea Isle City among the top-ten communities in the entire Country in the eyes of FEMA’s CRS Program – and we are the only community to reach Class 3 status in the State of New Jersey. That’s what I call “good news.”

When our 35% flood insurance discount goes into effect in May, it will result in an overall savings of approximately $1.9 million for Sea Isle City’s property owners – that’s approximately $500,000 in additional savings overall for local flood insurance policy holders.  I am sure we can all agree that these figures are “no small potatoes.”  

Obviously, this new Class 3 rating is very good news for our home and business owners, and it is something we can all be proud of. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sea Isle’s Flood Plain Manager Neil Byrne and City Solicitor Paul Baldini – and our community as a whole – for helping us reach this worthwhile goal. As I have said many times in the past, “there is nothing we can’t achieve when we work together as a community” – and, clearly, FEMA has just confirmed that concept!

Wishing you and yours a very happy and healthy 2018!  I hope this is your best year yet!

Smile…You’re in Sea Isle! 

Mayor Leonard C. Desiderio


2017 State of the City Address

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