Friday, November 21, 2014 Register

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

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.

Free BEES program at West Cape May Boro Hall

The Environmental Commissions of Cape May, Cape May Point and West Cape May have joined together to present BEES, with guest speakers Gary G. Schempp and  Ali Moussalli. Join us for this free program on the importance of the honeybee today and what we in Cape May County can do to help insure their survival in the future. Beekeeper, Gary G. Schempp, will speak on the importance of saving honeybees and honeybee rescue and what you as an individual can do to help. Ali Moussalli, farm manager at Beach Plum Farm in West Cape May will explain the importance of honeybees at Beach Plum Farm and their bee project.  A representative from Senator Jeff Van Drew’s office will also speak on bee protection legislation. The presentation is free and open to the public.  It will take place Wednesday, November 19th from 10-11 am at West Cape May Borough Hall located at 732 Broadway in West Cape May.  For more information about this program, click the link above.
 

The 49th Annual West Cape May Community Christmas Parade is Decmber 6, 2014 

Click here to get the application form, donation form, and more.

FUNdraising opportunities are still availalbe including the VFC Roast Pork Dinner and Barry's Grand Ole Christmas Opry.  Click here for ticket information and details about these opportunities to support the parade while enjoying a festive evening with friends and neighbors.

NEW this year.  Purchase a luminary in honor of "Parade Lady" Charlotte Daily!!!  Click here for details.

 

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

 

2014 Annual Drinking Water Report for West Cape May

 

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.   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

 

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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