Please be advised that the new Water and Sewer Ordinance is now in effect. For a summary of the new rates and billing schedule, please see the Water & Sewer page of the Borough website. The complete details of the new ordinance can be seen here. The changes in rates and billing schedule were made to meet the fiscal obligations of the Water and Sewer Utility.
Catherine Busch, Commissioner
Public Works, Parks & Properties
An important component of the newly signed Mayors' Monarch Pledge is planting milkweed in our community. This is critical since milkweed serves as the only "host" plant for Monarch caterpillars. Without milkweed there would be no Monarch butterflies!
The Environmental Commission invites Cape May Point residents to be a part of the work of the Mayors' Monarch Pledge by adding milkweed to your garden. Any homeowner who wishes to receive FREE Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is encouraged to pick up your complimentary plant at the Public Works Maintenance building on Lighthouse Avenue.
The plants will be given away on a first-come-first-serve basis. If any of the 150 plants are leftover, they will be planted in Pavilion Circle Gardens, thanks to Bedfellows who have offered space in their bed at the Circle.
We thank you for your continued commitment to help reverse the dramatic decline of Monarch butterflies.
Cape May Point Environmental Commission
All property owners who rent their homes are required to obtain a rental permit. Applications are due by May 31st. For any application postmarked after the deadline, the cost of a permit increases by $100, no exceptions. All applications must be accompanied by full payment for the permit and the fire inspection.
You must contact the Fire Inspector at 609-884-8468 ext. 21 to schedule a fire inspection and it must be completed before you can submit your application. The Fire Inspector submits his report to the Borough. If no inspection report is on file, the application cannot be processed.
The rental permit application can be accessed using the link above and can also be found on the Code Enforcement page, the Clerk page, and in the Document Center.
The Borough and Jersey Cape Diagnostic, Training, and Opportunity Center, Inc. have teamed up to sell Cape May Point beach tags online at preseason rates!
Beach tags will continue to be available at Borough Hall, as in the past, for those of you who prefer that method.
The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available for working capital to help small businesses, small agricultrual cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as direct result of the disaster. These loans are inteded to assist through the disaster recovery period. Click here for more details.
There is a Drop-off Box for non-perishable food and paper products on The Marianist Society's porch for residents who may be in need. When donating, please make sure nothing is perishable and be sure to latch the box securely. Anyone who NEEDS something, please take just what you need. Please call Anita 609-425-0829 if you need further help.
In light of the CDC and NJ Department of Health recommendations to more tightly restrict public interaction, Cape May Point released a pdf Public Service Announcement and taken action as follows:
Borough Hall will be staffed as usual. However, the buildings will be closed to the public. This action is designed to allow us to continue to provide quality municipal services while protecting the health and welfare of the public and our employees. We encourage anyone with Borough business to please try to conduct that business via telephone or email. Visit our contact page to see a list of phone numbers or look at the specific Department pages to find email links.
All forms, applications (with the exception of marriage license applications), and payments can be made via regular mail or dropped through the mail slot in the Borough Hall vestibule.
Borough meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice. Links and login information can be found on the agendas.
We appreciate your patience and consideration during these difficult times.
Atlantic City Electric Reminds Residents to be Aware of “Customer Scams”
Atlantic City Electric reminds residents to guard against falling victim to imposter utility scams. When scams occur, a customer typically receives an unsolicited phone call from an individual, who falsely claims to be a company representative. The scammer often warns that the customer’s service will be terminated if they fail to make a payment – usually within a short timeframe through a prepaid debit card or other direct payment method.