The Borough of Cape May Point is expanding its public outreach to residents in and adjacent to the Flood Hazard Area. Currently, residents receive a 20% discount on flood insurance rates since our community is Class 6 in the Community Rating System (CRS). This rating is based on the various activities that the Community does. Buildings located in the Flood Hazard Area are required to have Flood Insurance. Buildings being insured help our town respond quicker after a flooding event. This year we want to invite you to have experts review your elevation certificate and flood insurance policy to see if you are being rated correctly.
We will hold a meeting at Cape May Convention Hall on October 12, 2022 at 5:30pm. Virtual meeting will be available on www.capemaycity.com website. The meeting is being sponsored by Flood Risk Evaluator (FRE) and local Insurance Agents. We will have insurance agents and our floodplain manager in attendance to help review your documentation to make sure your home is rated accurately. There is no cost or obligation to change your insurance as part of this review.
If you have any additional questions, please reach out to our floodplain manager, Louis Belasco at 609-884-9545.
The Environmental Commission (EC) would like to invite you to submit one photo (no more than two) of a monarch butterfly you have seen at the Point this year.
We will assemble the submitted photos and add them to the slideshow that we created last year, which became a feature of our CMPT Mayors’ Monarch Pledge section of the EC webpage.
Thanks in advance for your interest in supporting the CMPT Mayors’ Monarch Pledge by sharing your 2022 monarch photos!
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.
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.
Borough Hall has reopened to the public with limited access. All visitors must wear a mask and check in at the front desk. If business can't be completed at the front desk, visitors will be seated in the conference room and staff will assist them there. 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 still 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.