During the March 28 City Council meeting, two ordinances were adopted, including Bond Ordinance 1606, which appropriates $3,185,000 that will fund the purchase of a new trash truck, a backhoe and other City vehicles, as well as road reconstruction projects, a flood mitigation study, improvements to City buildings and facilities, demolition of the former firehouse on West Jersey Avenue and the annex of the former public school building, the creation of a kayak storage and launch site, renovations to public rest rooms, and improvements to the Ambulance Corps building.
Also on March 28, Resolution 037-A was adopted, authorizing the City’s 2017 Municipal Budget. At that time, one member of the audience had a question regarding the publication of the budget; and it was explained that the City followed all State regulations concerning budget publication. As a reminder, Sea Isle City’s 2017 Municipal Budget is available for viewing online at www.seaislecitynj.us (click the “City Audits & Budget” link on the home page).
When it was time for “Citizen Comments” regarding the March 28 Consent Agenda, no one from the audience stepped to the microphone to ask questions or make remarks. Each of the Resolutions on the Consent Agenda was then passed, including…
Resolution 052, which authorized the award of a contract to Arawak Paving for road reconstruction along various streets.
Resolution 054, which authorized a shared services agreement between Sea Isle City, Avalon and Stone Harbor for a Comcast Local Access Channel (channel 97), which is used to disseminate information to the public.
Resolution 055, which authorized the award of a co-operative contract with Ocean City to lease coin-operated binocular viewing machines for the Promenade and the Municipal Marina.
Resolution 057, which authorized the award of a 2017-2018 Kayak Franchise Bid that will provide kayak rental services on the 36th Street Beach (in the “Kids Activity Zone”).
Resolution 058, which authorized a Change Order for Utility Construction on various streets, including on 38th Street (between Central Avenue and Kneass Street) to complete the replacement of the water distribution system.
Resolution 059, which authorized the lease of City-owned land on Landis Avenue at 7th Street (AKA: the “Paint Chip Test Site”) to Rohm and Haas Chemicals, LLC, who will use the land for Environmental Impact Testing.
During the “New Business” portion of the March 28 meeting, Councilman John Divney spoke about the success of Sea Isle City’s Sidewalk Dining Program. Furthermore, he and Councilwoman Mary Tighe will be conducting an informal review of the local businesses that offer Sidewalk Dining to determine if any improvements can be made to the current Sidewalk Dining Ordinance.
Our next City Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 11, at 10:00 a.m. in Council Chambers – we hope to see you there.
Best regards from the members of City Council,
Council President Bill Kehner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
John Divney (email@example.com)
Frank Edwardi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jack Gibson (email@example.com)
Mary Tighe (firstname.lastname@example.org)