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West Cape May, NJ 08204
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.
WCM COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARADE
It's the most wonderful time of the year - well, almost! The planning has begun for the 53rd annual West Cape May
Community Christmas Parade! The parade will step off at 5:00pm on Saturday, December 1st!
This parade is funded strictly by your DONATIONS and every penny helps! Donations can be sent to:
WCM Community Christmas Parade, 732 Broadway, West Cape May, New Jersey 08204
We greaty appreciate your continued support.
ATLANTIC CITY ELECTRIC
FUNDING PROGRAM FOR ENERGY ASSISTANCE
NEW JERSEY CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM
WCM ADOPTS GREEN PURCHASING POLICY
HOUSEHOLD MEDICINE DISPOSAL
TAXPAYER'S BILL OF RIGHTS
EMERGENCY MEDICAL EQUIPMENT NOTIFICATION PROGRAM
For customers who rely on electricity to power life-support equipment in their homes, the Emergency Medica Equipment Notification Program provides advance notice of scheduled outage and severe weather alters. The best way to stay safe is by planning for emergencies in advance, so please review and share the brochure in the attachment below for information and tips to help you and your community prepare.
STREETLIGHT OUTAGE REPORTING
Atlantic City Electric has made reporting streetlight outages even easier. The stretlight outage map is now powered by Google. The map features an improved interface that works on all devices. After reporting a streetlight problem, a tracking number is provided for status updates. In most cases, repairs occur within 5 days. You may access the map at: https://atlanticcityelectric.streetlightoutages.com or on the Atlantic City Electric mobile app.
FEMA FLOOD MAPS
Please follow this link for information about proposed FEMA flood maps.
HOUSING REHAB GRANT FUNDS
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
CodeRED is the 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.