West Cape May, NJ 08204
- Clerks Office
- Finance and Tax
- Court Administration
Our purpose is to keep both residents and non-residents aware of news and information about town events and programs sponsored by the various Borough departments and non-profit organizations. We hope you find our site informative.
Click here for information about the proposed roundabout at the intersection of Myrtle/Park/Perry
May is National Electric Safety Month
Atlantic City Electric offers the following tips to help keep you safe when working with or around electricity:
. If you see a downed wire, stay away and call the Atlantic City Electric emergency outage number: 1-800-833-7476.
. If you plan on doing any digging, call 811, the national "One Call Notification System" number, so that any utility lines can be marked prior to construction.
. Remind children to stay away from electric facilities such as substations, transmission towers and pad mounted transformers, also known as "green boxes."
. When carrying long or tall items, such as ladders, tree saws and pool cleaning equipment, hold them parallel to the ground. Look up
before you raise them into the air to be sure they're clear of any power lines.
. Remember that electricity can move through conductive materials, such as water, metal, wood, aluminum, string and plastics.
. Stay away from overhead lines. Be watchful when trimming trees or working near the electrical connection to your property.
HOUSING REHAB FUNDS
West Cape May Applying For Housing Rehabilitation Funds, Looking for Interested Homeowners
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM: Click here to add alternate phone numbers.
The Borough is participating in an emergency notification system. In the event of an emergency, each resident will be contacted via an automated telephone message at the phone number listed with the telephone company. If you would like to register an alternate phone number (for example: cell phone, alternate home phone) please use this link and complete the form.
West Cape May
West Cape May, formerly known as Eldredge, is one of the four jurisdictions that comprise Cape Island in Cape May County and was incorporated as a Borough in late 1884. The Borough was home to Mayflower descendents, former slaves, riverboat pilots and whalers. The Borough’s history goes back to the time of the Lenape Indians and several buildings date to the Colonial period. The area has a rich agricultural history which continues to be celebrated each year with a summer farmers’ market, and strawberry and lima bean festivals. It was once known as the “Lima Bean Capital East of the Rockies.” The Borough has reported ties to the Underground Railroad and has been home to numerous African Americans. From 1881 to 1931, the Hastings Goldbeating Company was located in the Borough employing women to pound one-inch strips of gold into gossamer-thin sheets used for decorative arts. Women still did the “booking” of gold leaf sheets until 1961.