Welcome to the Borough of West Cape May


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.

Main Number
(609) 884-1005

Fax Number
(609) 898-0888

732 Broadway
West Cape May, New Jersey 08204

IMPORTANT INFORMATION


 
If you have any trouble with accessing information contained within this website,
please contact Suzanne Schumann, Website Administrator, at sschumann@westcapemay.us or (609) 884-1005 x 100.
 

 
 
CHANGES TO CAPE MAY COUNTY'S SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING PROGRAM
Effective October 1, 2019
Recycling programs across the country and around the world are at a crossroad due to contaimination and the changing marketplace. Effective October 1, 2019, shredded paper and bulky mixed rigid paper (non-bottle items larger than 1.5 gallons) will be disposed of as trash. Click Here to view the updated Single Stream Recycling Brochure. Click Here for an article posted by the Ocean City Sentinal.
 
For information on "How Do I Dispose Of ..." please Click Here for a link to the Cape May County MUA's website.
 
 
WEST DRIVE CONSTRUCTION NOTICE TO RESIDENTS
Click Here to view the Construction Notice for the West Drive Reconstruction Project
Proposed Construction Dates: September 30, 2019 through November 23, 2019
UPDATE: The tentative schedule is to begin excavation and placement of DGA on Thursday November 14, 2019
Base Paving and top paving on Monday November 18, 2019.  Completion date remains November 22, 2019.
 
 
2020 UNITED STATES CENSUS INFORMATION
How to Respond to the US 2020 Census - Click Here
What/Why They Ask - US 2020 Census - Click Here
 
 
WEST CAPE MAY CHRISTMAS PARADE DONATIONS
Did you know that the West Cape May Community Christmas Parade is funded solely by fundraisers and donations? Taxpayer dollars are not used for this event! To make a donation towards the West Cape May Community Christmas Parade, you may Click Here to be redirected to PayPal or you may mail your donation to: West Cape May Community Christmas Parade, 732 Broadway, West Cape May, New Jersey 08204.
 
2019 WEST CAPE MAY PARADE LINEUP Click Here
 
 
CAPE ISLAND CONNECTION BIKE MAP
 
 
SUGGESTED WATERING SCHEDULE
As proposed by the Borough's Environmental Commision
Click Here for more information on how to Conserve the Borough's Water & Save the Environment!
 
 
ATLANTIC CITY ELECTRIC FUNDING PROGRAM FOR ENERGY ASSISTANCE
Click Here for more information.
 
 
HOUSEHOLD MEDICINE DISPOSAL
Click Here for information.
Click Here for additional information.
 
 
EMERGENCY MEDICAL EQUIPMENT NOTIFICATION PROGRAM
For customers who rely on electricity to power life-support equipment in their homes, the Emergency Medical Equipment Notification Program provides advance notice of scheduled outage and severe weather alerts. 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.
Click Here for additional information.
 
 
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
West Cape May Looking for Interested Homeowners
For more information, contact
Lauren Vitelli at (609) 884-1005 ext 107
 
 
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.