West Cape May, NJ 08204
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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.
The West Cape May Environmental Commission will host an informative, free evening featuring local naturalist and author, Pat Sutton. "Common Backyard Birds Attracted by a Backyard Habitat -- Create it and they will come -- with Emphasis on How We Can Help Winter Birds" will be offered free to the public on Friday January 23, 6:30-8:00 pm. at West Cape May Boro Hall, 732 Broadway, West Cape May. FREE Pizza will be served at 6:30pm before the program. Pat and Clay Sutton’s landmark book, Birds and Birding at Cape May (Stackpole Books, 2006) will be available for purchase and signing after the program as well as other books by Pat and Clay including How to Spot Butterflies (1999), How to Spot Hawks & Eagles (1996), and How to Spot an Owl (1994). Please call (609) 884-0780 for more information or to register a large group.
49th Annual West Cape May Community Christmas Parade
Click here to see the list of winners! If you are on the list, but didn't recieve your trophy the night of the parade, you can stop in at Borough Hall Monday through Friday between 8 am and 3 pm and go to the Clerk's Office.
NEW for 2014, luminaries in honor of Charlotte Daily. You can buy yours at Borough Hall for $10.00 each. What a wonderful way to light the holiday season!
Click here for information about the proposed roundabout at the intersection of Myrtle/Park/Perry
Need Help Paying Your Utility Bills?
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FEMA FLOOD MAPS
Please follow this link for information about proposed FEMA flood maps.
2010 USDA Project
The Borough of West Cape May has undertaken the installation of sanitary sewers in various areas throughout the Borough as well as the extension of the Park Blvd bike path. All sanitary sewer and water main installations have been completed at this time. Final paving has been completed on Central Avenue from Broadway to Park Boulevard, including the side streets, and on Park Boulevard from Central Avenue to Leaming Avenue. Paving was also completed on portions of Third, Fourth and Fifth Avenues. Remedial work is still being done on Stewart Lane and Landis Avenue and is weather dependent.
HOUSING REHAB GRANT FUNDS
West Cape May Looking for Interested Homeowners
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.