Thursday, February 11, 2016

Thank you to everyone who shared their photos, with special thanks to Frank Scott for his many beautiful shots, including those of the Christmas Parade which are his contribution to this community event.

 

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Welcome

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Winter Storm Jonas

A significant winter storm is approaching our area and we encourage all residents of the Borough to make the necessary preparations.  According to weather forecasts, beginning Friday evening, there will be periods of snow, heavy at times, which may mix with or change to sleet and rain for a time heading into early Saturday.  Northeast winds increasing to 20-40 mph with gusts over 50 mph.  Moderate to major tidal flooding is likely on Saturday during high tide times.  After any mixing early Saturday, the precipitation is projected to change back to snow before ending by early Sunday morning.

All residents should secure their property and any loose furniture or items in the yard.  We are asking for all those able, to check on your neighbors, especially the elderly, and their properties.  Please remember that pets should be safely out of the elements.

With the expected strong winds and heavy precipitation, it is likely there will be power outages.  All residents should consider how a loss of power will effect their heating source and prepare to have a safe alternative.  Do not use carbon-monoxide emitting fuel sources designed for outdoor use only.

Remember, DO NOT APPROACH downed utility lines.  Please call the Cape May Police at 609-884-9500 to report any utility lines that are arcing or downed.  You may also contact Atlantic City Electric to report an outage at 1-800-833-7476 or go to their website http://www.atlanticcityelectric.com/pages/connectwithus/outages/outagemaps.aspx to follow status reports as well.

 

2016 Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 5th

Now we’ve made it even easier to donate to this hometown tradition. Just click the link below and you can send your donation through PayPal.

You can access the Parade Lineup and the Instruction Form here for the 2015 Parade.

 

Emergency Contact Sheet

The Borough mailed Emergency Contact Sheets to every property owner in West Cape May.  The purpose is to update our records and optimize public safety.  If you did not recieve one or have not returned it, you can download it from the link above.

Click here for information about the proposed roundabout at the intersection of Myrtle/Park/Perry 

 

Need Help Paying Your Utility Bills?

Click here for information from Atlantic City Electric

 

FEMA FLOOD MAPS

Please follow this link for information about proposed FEMA flood maps.

 

HOUSING REHAB GRANT FUNDS

West Cape May Looking for Interested Homeowners

 

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM: Click here to add alternate phone numbers.

CodeRED is the new provider of the Borough's emergency notification system, commonly known as "reverse 9-1-1". There are a variety of services, such as text or email alerts, that each resident can subscribe to through the CodeRed link above.

 

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.

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