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Mayor Leonard Desiderio addressed the problem of south-end beach erosion during remarks to Sea Isle City Council members, at their June 8 meeting.  

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Lower Township Council introduced ordinances to amend the municipal land development code that would allow marijuana sales and delivery businesses, at its June 7 meeting. Another ordinance would set mercantile license fees for those businesses at $2,000 each. 

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The Borough of Wildwood Crest has been matched with an Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps Fellow, who will provide expertise and support for evaluation, planning and implementation of projects that will help improve the energy performance of its facilities, as part of the Sustainable Jersey program.

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Cape May City Council June 1 introduced an ordinance that would continue to permit outdoor dining while requiring that it end at 10 p.m. The combination of seats allocated to outdoor and indoor dining cannot exceed the total seats approved in the establishment’s mercantile license.  

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An estimated $2.4 million design for Stone Harbor’s new beach patrol building was put out to bid, with the goal of having the building in use by the start of summer 2022.

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Deciding they could wait no longer, the Cape May City Council adopted the 2021 budget. The $20.8 million operating budget contains no increase in the local municipal tax rate. 

The New Jersey Department of Health June 1 announced a $250,000 grant opportunity to support the creation of a new pilot program or to support an existing program focused on integrating primary care, behavioral health, palliative care, hospice, and telehealth services for members of the military, veterans and first responders.

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Gov. Phil Murphy June 4 signed legislation (A5820/S3866) enabling the end of the Covid public health emergency that has been in place since March 9, 2020.

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Gov. Phil Murphy joined Acting Commissioner of Education Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan and Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Brian Bridges to recommend projects for approval by the Legislature.

Mayor William Pikolycky announced that New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette has stated the Borough of Woodbine has been awarded an $8,176 New Jersey Clean Communities grant. 

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) will allow applicants without a Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to submit a sworn affidavit to meet the requirements for a standard New Jersey driver's license or non-driver ID card.

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At its May 25 meeting, Dennis Township Committee approved a resolution, urging the county to dedicate more efforts and resources to maintain, restore and repair various roads. 

Mayor Leonard Desiderio announced, at the May 25 Sea Ise City Council meeting, that in addition to water and ice cream currently permitted for sale on the municipality’s beaches, joining these offerings will be coffee and iced coffee.  

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At a May 26 meeting, Avalon officials provided Borough Council with an update on the litigation over the use of Herford Inlet sand for federal beach nourishment projects.  

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At its May 25 meeting, Dennis Township Committee adopted an ordinance on second reading, prohibiting smoking cannabis in any municipal public area, which includes public open space, outdoor dining space, parks, recreation areas, or the area of any scheduled public event.

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Mayor Leonard Desiderio informed Sea Isle City Council members and the public May 25 that despite the city’s best and continuous efforts, trees have not been surviving along John F. Kennedy Boulevard.