November 18, 2010
MAYOR’S MESSAGE: As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, it is appropriate to remember all that we have to be thankful for as citizens of Sea Isle City – and the United States of America. Whether you are a local resident or a regular visitor to our island resort, you know that Sea Isle City is a very special place filled with many good people.
On November 11, we gathered to honor our nation’s veterans and dedicate our new Veterans Park, which was beautifully renovated earlier this year. It is always an honor for me to participate in our town’s Veterans Day ceremony, and I wish to express my personal thanks to all of our veterans for their service.
Sea Isle City is moving forward on a positive path, and I am committed to ensuring that we keep our focus on our core mission, which is to provide the necessary and desired public services required to maintain a safe, clean and enjoyable community. Our overall mission involves a straightforward goal, which encompasses the satisfaction of our residents and visitors and also the protection and maintenance of our public assets, infrastructure and our community’s culture and values with the utmost degree of honor and professionalism.
Thank you for allowing us to share this communication with you. Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday!
CITY COUNCIL MESSAGE:
City Council would like to congratulate the organizers of the 1st Annual Jersey Shore Striper Tournament, which was a tremendous success. We feel this event will soon become one of the most important fishing tournaments in South Jersey. In similar fashion, we would like to congratulate Sea Isle Revitalization on the success of their most recent endeavor, Ladies Weekend, which took place on November 12-13 and was also a big success.
We are excited about each of these new events, which meet the goal of enhancing our shoulder season, and we will continue to work with the groups in town who help support our businesses because City Council understands the importance of developing and maintaining a strong business base.
UPDATES ON CITY PROJECTS:
EXCURSION PARK PROJECT – A Construction contract was awarded by City Council on November 9, 2010, to Fred Schiavone Construction of Malaga, NJ, in the amount of $1,988,075. The award of the project allows construction to proceed on the recreation and entertainment complex that has been in the planning stages for many years, and which will serve the residents and visitors of Sea Isle well into the future. Council's award will provide the necessary time to complete the project prior to the 2011 summer season. The Mayor has directed the City Administration to continue working to secure grant funding through federal and state agencies to reduce the cost of the project (the City has applications in process for grants to pay for the handicapped accessibility components of the project and the bandshell component).
80TH STREET WATER TOWER PROJECT – Look for the water tower to be shrouded soon, as the tank and support structure is prepared for rehabilitation and painting. The project remains on track for a December, 2010 completion.
CAPITAL PLAN WORKSHOP: The next capital plan workshop is scheduled for December 14, 2010, at 2:00 p.m., at which time council will be presented with a resolution to adopt the Capital Plan for 2011-2015.
43rd STREET CONSTRUCTION PROJECT – M.G. Lindemon Trucking Company of Goshen, NJ, has been contracted to complete water and sewer utility work on 43rd Street. The cost for this project, which has a completion date of December 10, is $210,923.00.
DID YOU KNOW…
• Following several weeks of restoration, the Townsend Inlet Bridge is now open.
• Sea Isle City’s Annual Family Feud competition is Friday, November 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Lodge. For details, phone 263-0050.
• Our next City Council Meeting is Tuesday, November 23, 10:00 a.m.
• City Hall and all other City buildings will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 26.
• Holiday Beach Tags are available at City Hall for $15 – and they make great Christmas gifts!
• Sea Isle’s Beach Path Adoption Program is currently underway. For information, phone the Department of Public Works, 263-6000.
• TV Channel 2 is a great place to find information about local events and activities 24-hours a day – and Channel 2 also plays great music!
• Sea Isle City’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, November 30, at 6:00 pm in front of the SIC Library, 125 JFK Blvd.
• Other local holiday events include:
- The Mayor’s Toy & Food Drive, 263-4461, ext. 245;
-The South End Neighborhood Association’s Christmas Show with Santa, Dec. 3, 7pm, 263-3002;
-SIC History Museum Christmas Open House, Dec. 4, 10-1, 624-7929;
-K. of C. Santa’s Calling Program: Dec. 6, 263-0050;
-SIC Garden Club House Lighting Contest, pre-register by Dec. 6, 263-0050;
-PTA Holiday House Tour: Dec. 10, 6pm, $15, 263-3351;
-VFW Brunch With Santa: Dec. 19, pre-register by Dec.10, 263-0050;
-New Years Eve in Italy: Dec. 31, 5pm, pre-register by Dec.24, 263-0050;
-New Year’s Eve Fireworks in SIC, JFK & the Beach, 8:30 pm, 263-0050.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
We are now at 166 homes that have gone under contract or closed since January 1st. The homes that have closed since the last post are:
6604 Landis Ave, asking price $699,500, sold price $672,000
138 67th Street, asking price $689,000, sold price $669,000
7609 Pleasure Ave., asking price $2,699,000, sold price $2,535,000
9109 Pleasure Ave., asking price $874,500, sold price $837,500
2nd Floor sold for $575,000
9 78th Street, asking price $889,500, sold price $832,500
3608 Sounds Ave, asking price $889,000, sold price $779,900
2nd Floor, asking price $1,899,000, sold price $1,525,000
382 43rd Place, asking price $325,000, sold price $320,000
227 80th Street, asking price $495,000, sold price $475,000
113 36th Street, asking price $549,000, sold price $502,000
4601 Landis Ave., asking price $440,000, sold price $420,000
4100 Boardwalk, asking price $493,900, sold price $425,000