Friday, November 28, 2008
Published: Wednesday, November 26, 2008
SEA ISLE CITY - City Council on Tuesday introduced an ordinance that would allow alcohol in a sidewalk dining district.
Alcohol was scrapped from the sidewalk dining ordinance earlier this year amid concerns by the mayor and a watchdog group.
In its latest ordinance, City Council, which approved sidewalk dining without alcohol in July, revised the plans, reduced the size of the alcohol district to less than a square mile and imposed stricter regulations on waiters working at the restaurants and BYOB places.
But some opponents of the measure say regulations should be stricter and should apply only to establishments with liquor licenses and not BYOB eateries.
The ordinance faces a public hearing at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Public Safety Building.
Council President John Divney said changes to the ordinance include limiting the zone to an area from 37th Street to 47th Street on Landis Avenue, from Landis Avenue to the Promenade and several spots in the downtown district.
In restaurants and BYOBs, waiters who wait on sidewalk tables must be at least 18 years old and attend training for alcohol sales, consumption and awareness. Alcohol would be allowed outdoors on the designated sidewalk areas from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Councilwoman Mary Tighe said a one-year sunset clause would allow the council to revisit the ordinance next year.
Bill Buchanan, president of Sea Isle Revitalization, a group of business owners and residents, said allowing alcohol consumption in the sidewalk dining district will help draw people to the area.
"It adds just another part of the ambiance," he said.
Mayor Leonard Desiderio said he believes the city should apply the alcohol provision only to licensed liquor establishments, which could regulate alcohol consumption better than BYOBs, he said.
Desiderio said alcohol could more easily find its way into the hand of a minor.
"I really, really still have some reservations about this, and my stance hasn't changed in 15 years," he said. "I'd be willing to take a chance with the liquor-licensee restaurants being able to do this."
Bob Lynch, of Town Watch/Town Pride, also said the ordinance should apply to liquor- license holders and establishments that can legally sell New Jersey wine.
The changes to the ordinance were an improvement, but there are still problems, he said.
"I am not in favor of people coming up to a pizza place with a six pack and sitting down. I think that destroys our image," Lynch said.
The idea can be reworked successfully placing more restrictions on alcohol, he said.
Councilman Michael McHale voted to introduce the ordinance but said he still has reservations about allowing alcohol outdoors.
He said he wants to reach a mid-point between the businesses that support alcohol with outdoor dining and the promotion of Sea Isle City as a family town.
"I think there's a happy medium there, especially if it's enforced properly," McHale said.
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Monday, November 24, 2008
Tickets are: Adults $10, Children $5 and will be sold at the door, 7-11, Welshie's or Rick's or you can reserve your tickets by calling Louise at 609-263-3002.
All proceeds benefit The Townsends Inlet Civic Center Restoration Fund.
The TI Civic Center is located at 138 85th Street.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
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Thursday, November 20, 2008
For more information about Sea Isle City’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, phone the mayor’s office, 609-263-4461, ext. 245.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
6th -Historical Museum Open House, 4208 Landis Ave., Open House 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Call 609-624-7929 for info.
8th -Santa's Calling Program, 6:00 PM. Call 609-263-0050 for info.
In cooperation with the Knights of Columbus.
11th -House Lighting Contest, 5:30 PM. Call 609-263-0050 for info.
In Cooperation with the Sea Isle City Garden Club
12th -Holiday House Tour, 6pm- 9pm, Starting at the Sea Isle City Public School, Sponsored by the Sea Isle City Public School PTA, for more info call 609-263-3351
14th -Brunch with Santa, Ages up to 10 years old. 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ VFW -301 JFK Blvd., Pre-Registration REQUIRED by December 5th. Call 609-263-0050 for info.
(Children must be accompanied by an adult) Sponsored by VFW Post 1963
31st -New Year's Eve in Italy 5:00 - 8:00 PM @ SIC Public School.
Pre - Registration REQUIRED. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Must be a resident or resident taxpayer of Sea Isle City. Call 609-263-0050.
31st -New Year's Eve Fireworks JFK Blvd. & the Beach @ 8:30 PM
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
The Deauville Inn is once again welcoming Santa, his elves and the Clowns from Crescent Temple Shrine Club on Saturday, Dec. 13th from 12pm-2pm. Each child gets to see Santa and receives a special gift from Santa. Adults are $15 and Children are $20. I have done this in the past with my children and it is a nice event!
For more info call the Deauville Inn at 609-263-2080
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
By Herald Staff
Published November 12, 2008
SEA ISLE CITY — Officials here recently accepted a U.S.D.A. check for $30,000, which will be used for the new sign for Fish Alley.
They included Mike Monichetti, Mike’s Seafood and Dock Restaurant; Butch Romano, Marie’s Lobster House Restaurant and Fish Market; Jack Gibson, founder of Gibson Associates; Mayor Leonard Desiderio, and Sea Isle City Historical Society President Mike Stafford.
“Fish Alley” was once widely used by locals to identify a stretch of Sea Isle City’s Park Road, traditional home to commercial fishing businesses. The city wants to erect a sign along the street, an area of commercial fishing industry, seafood restaurants, markets and recreational boating businesses.
Monday, November 10, 2008
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