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.
Click here for information about the proposed roundabout at the intersection of Myrtle/Park/Perry
West Cape May Community Christmas Parade
2013 marks the 48th time the West Cape May Community Christmas Parade steps off at 5:00 pm on Saturday, December 7th. Entry packets are being mailed today (12/2/13) and will include your entry # if appropriate. Click here to see the lineup. Please take a moment to review the instructions as there have been changes this year. Even though our FUNdraising events are over, you can still donate to this great cause either by mail or via PayPal. It's that simple and will help make this year's parade the best one yet.
Government Energy Aggregation
The Board of Commissioners has been discussing energy aggregation wiht an eye toward lowering the electric rates for ratepayers in the Borough. Gary Finger of the NJ Board of Public Utilities made a presentation at the last Commissioners meeting to explain the process and benefits of energy aggregation. Click here to view his Power Point presentation.
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.
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.
A portion of the Park Blvd bike path has been completed and opened for the Memorial Day weekend.
The sanitary sewer and water main installation has begun on Stewart Lane and Landis Ave.
The Borough has undertaken these changes to make improvements to the community for better access, better safety, and better services. We understand the inconvenience this has caused and appreciate your patience during this process. The Borough worked hard to secure USDA and NJDOT funding for these improvements and is trying to have them completed as expeditiously and with as little disruption as possible.
The remaining work will include trench excavation for the installation of the sanitary sewers and manholes and roadway excavation for the installation of new pavement in the associated areas. The work will include temporary traffic detours as may be needed. Local access will be available although thru traffic may be temporarily restricted to create a safe environment for the public and construction workers. Every effort will be made to minimize the inconvenience of the residents and visitors to the Borough. Some residents may be impacted to a greater degree of inconvenience. This is due to the extent of the construction activities and the existing road network in each individual location.
Following is the projected schedule for the various construction site locations:
1. Stewart Ln & Landis Ave. May 27, 2013-June 21, 2013 Broadway to Mechanic Street
2. Fourth Ave. June 24, 2013-July 19, 2013 Green St. to Atlantic Ave.
3. Third Ave. July 22, 2013-Aug. 9. 2013 Morrison Ave. to Columbia Ave.
4. Fifth Ave. Aug, 12, 2013-Aug. 30, 2013 Oak St. to Green St.
5. Park Blvd-Central Ave. Sept. 3, 2013-Dec. 30, 2013 Broadway to Leaming Ave.
(Grand, Willow and Maple Aves)
HOUSING REHAB GRANT FUNDS
West Cape May Looking for Interested Homeowners
The 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.