On behalf of the Commissioners and employees of the Borough of Cape May Point, NJ, we would like to welcome you to Cape May Point's official website. This site is for our Cape May Point "family" of property owners and the general public to understand the function of our municipal government, its departments and the services that they offer. While some information on the site is mandated by state statute, most of what you will find is our way of bringing everyone into the world of Cape May Point in order to make their experience here more enjoyable and understandable. We encourage you to use this site on a regular basis so that you are continually informed of what is happening in our local government. Should you have any questions, please direct them to the appropriate Commissioner. You will find links on the Mayor and Commissioners pages where you can click on a link to send an email directly to them.
If you have any trouble with accessing information contained within this website, please contact Elaine Wallace at email@example.com or (609) 884-8468 ext. 12.
Due to the kindness of many residents (listed below) who generously shared recent photos of monarch butterflies, our Mayors’ Monarch Pledge (MMP) slideshow has been updated. The photos we received this year have been added to last year’s slideshow, which has been a part of our National Wildlife Foundation (NWF) Mayors’ Monarch Pledge webpage for the past year. The augmented slideshow now includes dozens of photos taken at the Point over the years.
You can access the updated picture show by clicking on the link below. There is a picture on the page when you arrive at the NWF site, which is the start of the slideshow. It will begin a second after you arrive at the NWF site. Please click here.
Our heartfelt thanks to our 2022 photo contributors who so thoughtfully shared beautiful monarch pictures:
Jayne Branigan, Patti Domm, Mary Ellen Koscs-Fleming, Nyok-Kheng Lim, Teck-Kah Lim, Paula Massanari, Ralph Morgan, Chris Robo, Sharon Saulnier, Susan Shufelt, Anita VanHeeswyk, Linda Wardell
Best regards, The Environmental Commission
As you know, Cape May Point is once again participating in the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge this year. The Environmental Commission would like to encourage you to make your fall plantings pollinator friendly. We would especially suggest that you plant fall-blooming flowers that will aid late migrating monarchs as they travel through CMPT. We recommend:
There is little doubt that Cape May Point homeowners understand the importance of maintaining the dunes that surround our community. The purpose of this article is to further enlist your ongoing support in protecting and maintaining our dunes; the importance of the dunes to CMPT property owners simply cannot be overstated.
The Environmental Commission (EC) was deeply troubled to learn of yet another incident where trees were illegally “topped” in the dunes. This was presumably done to improve the view of a homeowner(s) in the vicinity. Shortly after a tree top is cut off (called “topping”), the tree will die. Trees in the dunes are critical since their roots help keep sand in place. Any action that results in the killing of a tree will have an adverse impact on our dunes. Should you see someone other than CMPT Public Works employees cutting any vegetation in the dunes, we ask that you phone the Cape May police department immediately.
Another issue related to the dunes involves people and/or pets walking in the restricted area. You have probably noticed the signs that dot the dunes indicating that the dunes are a “restricted area” and that anyone found in that area may be subject to a steep fine (see below). If you see someone in the dune area, kindly ask them to leave the restricted area.
Lastly, the Environmental Commission (EC) respectfully requests that homeowners who rent their home share the following information with your renters: “All dunes in CMPT are off limits to people and pets. This restriction helps maintain the integrity of this critical beach feature. It helps protect our community from flooding, as well as providing a safe place for nesting wildlife. Anyone who enters a restricted area, which is marked by signs in the dunes, is subject to a steep fine.”
The members of the EC greatly appreciate your cooperation.
Due to the delta variant and present surge in COVID cases in Cape May County, Board of Commissioner meetings are returning to full virtual format until further notice. The Zoom link and information will be posted on each meeting agenda, which will be posted on our Agendas and Minutes page.