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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 

monarch 2022

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.

the dune

 

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.

Click here for information about the Yale Avenue Water System project. 

COVID-19 vaccines are on the way to hospitals and clinics across New Jersey.  You can reserve your spot to get a vaccine by pre-registering on New Jersey's official site.  Information is also availalbe on the Cape May County Health Department's website.

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.

For the most current information visit the NJ Department of Health, CDC, or Homeland Security.

The Cape May Point Water Utility has released the Annual Drinking Water Report results from the year 2019.  This report is alternately known as the Consumer Confidence Report.

In response to the COVID-19, Comcast is offering free wifi access to everyone.  They are also offering 60-days of free Internet Essentials to qualifying households.  pdf See letter for more details .

In November, Comcast expanded its eligibility requirements for access to Internet Essentials(sm). pdf See Letter .

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