Thursday, March 26, 2020

Local auto repair/car wash to donate oil changes to healthcare workers


Shore Clean Express has announced they will be offering free oil changes and disinfectant cleaning for the healthcare industry.

PRESS RELEASE

MARMORA, NJ — Shore Clean Express in Marmora, NJ has helped dozens of causes over the span of their 24 years in business, and now they will be helping those fighting COVID-19 on the front lines. Owner Charles Baker announced Tuesday that he will offer free conventional oil changes and free disinfectant cleaning with all car washes for all healthcare workers. To claim, healthcare workers just have to show their work ID at the shop before services begin, no appointment is necessary. 

When the novel coronavirus started making its way through NJ, Shore Clean was the first and only car wash to offer a disinfectant add-on service. The service cleans and protects the inside of vehicles by use of CDC approved cleaning products killing 99.99% of germs and bacteria. Each service focuses on door handles, radio and climate control buttons and more, even including car seats. 

“As a husband of a respiratory therapist, I know this is a crucial time for healthcare workers,” said Baker. “My wife works 13 hour shifts and now more than ever I see the need to give back to these workers and help them out. They’re working overtime and putting a lot of miles on the car with some local workers being transferred to other areas. Keeping these workers safe on the road is my number on goal”

The free oil change offer is valid for one conventional oil change with no appointment necessary. Shore Clean Express is open 7 days a week from 9 AM to 5 PM for oil changes and auto repair, Friday through Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM for the car wash, and by appointment for auto detailing. 

Baker opened Shore Clean express in 1996 at 452 Rt 9 S in Marmora. What originally started as an all cloth car wash turned into full service auto repair, express oil changes and more. Baker takes pride in his facility's ability to offer express, high quality service to keep families safe on the road. 

For more information and any updates to services, visit shorecleanexpress.net.

COVID 19 City of North Wildwood Update – Thursday, March 26, 2020


The following update was provided by North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello on his official Facebook page...

Dear Friends:

While we are all keeping up with the national news, as it relates to COVID 19, I wanted to share some information specific to the City of North Wildwood.  

1. We are fortunate that due to stringent fiscal management, we are in the position to significantly delay payment of monies owed to the City.  To that end we are announcing the following payment schedules:

A. We will be extending the First Sewer Payment Due Date to June 30th.  The subsequent due dates will be as follows: 8/30, 9/30, 12/1.

B.  We are waiting on guidance from the State of New Jersey  with regard to the Property Tax Bills.  We will extend the due date on Property Taxes to the extent allowed by the State.

C.  Mercantile Licenses for businesses are extended to June 30th.

2.  All City Departments are up and running.  Although all of our public buildings are closed to the public, you can reach all of our departments via phone or email.

3.  Our City Council and Planning Board Meetings are taking place via Zoom.  Please check the City website for a link and instructions on how to access these meetings remotely.

4.  Our beaches and boardwalk remain open to the public.  I urge everyone to strictly adhere to proper social distancing when using these resources.

5.  We are continuing with vital public infrastructure projects.  Most important, we are actively working to reinforce our dune system as part of our sand back passing project.  If you are accessing the beach between 2nd-26th during regular work hours, please know that there is a lot of heavy equipment operating on the beach.

6.  Lastly, thanks to everyone who has reached out via comments on Facebook or who has emailed me directly.  I would remind everyone to be respectful of everyone else in the comments on these posts.  We will be monitoring comments and false or offensive information and comments will be removed.

7.  If you have specific questions or concerns that you need me to respond to, please do not put them in the comment section on these posts.  Please email them directly to me at Prosenello@NorthWildwood.Com.  I will respond to all emails.

I hope to see everyone out and about once this event is over.

Sincerely,

Patrick Rosenello, Mayor
City of North Wildwood

Cape May County Bridge Commission implements cashless tolling


PRESS RELEASE

Cape May Court House — They Cape May County Bridge Commission announced today they will implement cashless tolling at all Ocean Drive Bridges as of 6 am, Thursday, March 26, 2020.

This will remain in effect until further notice, as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19.

The Ocean Drive Bridges include the Middle Thorofare, between Cape May and Wildwood Crest; Grassy Sound Bridge, between North Wildwood and Stone Harbor; Townsend’s Inlet Bridge, between Avalon and Sea Isle City; Corson’s Inlet Bridge, between Strathmere and Ocean City; and Ocean City - Longport Bridge, between the northern end of Ocean City and Longport.

Vehicles with E-ZPass will continue to be charged and the process will not change. The equipment in the lane will read your E-ZPass tag, and the cost of the toll will be deducted from the balance in your account, as usual.

Vehicles without E-ZPass can drive through the toll plaza and equipment installed in the lane will capture a photograph of the license plate and an invoice for the cost of the toll will be mailed to the registered owner.

The rate toll will be the regular cash toll rate; no additional administrative fees will be charged if invoice is paid within 30 days.

Motorists are reminded to continue through the lane without stopping while obeying the 5 m.p.h. posted speed limit.

Cash customers who do not want to be billed can open an E-ZPass account by calling the New Jersey E-ZPass Customer Service Center at 888-AUTO-TOLL (888-288-6865) or by visiting www.ezpassnj.com.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Wildwoods’ scheduling updates announced for upcoming events


PRESS RELEASE
The Wildwoods, NJ — The health and safety of residents, visitors and the business community are the Wildwoods’ number one priority. 

This is why, based on the recommendations of the Cape May County Health Department, Governor Phil Murphy, Department of Emergency Management and Center for Disease Control (CDC) regarding the spread of COVID-19, event organizers and promoters announce the following event updates in the Wildwoods:

Garden Bros Circus – rescheduled to Friday, May 1 

Wildwoods Spring Bridal Expo – rescheduled to Sunday, May 3

SPARK with the Masters of Marketing & Mindfulness – rescheduled to Wednesday, May 13

Luxury Bag Bingo – cancelled

Girl Scouts ‘Passport Around the World’ – cancelled

Special Olympics NJ Spring Basketball Finals –  cancelled

Cape May County Healthcare Resource Day – cancelled

Family Fun Night & Bonfire – rescheduled to Friday, April 24

‘War at the Shore’ National Youth Wrestling Championships – rescheduled to Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26

Fishing & Boating Expo – cancelled

Wholesale Gift Show – cancelled

Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt – cancelled

Greater Wildwood Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt – cancelled

Ed’s Funcade Easter Sunday Egg Hunt – cancelled

Morey’s Piers Easter Celebration – cancelled

Waves of Grace Women’s Retreat – cancelled

MudHen Race Series – rescheduled as a virtual run

Business at the Beach Expo – rescheduled to Wednesday, September 23

Tournament of the Bands Indoor Championships – cancelled

Tall Cedars Convention - rescheduled (date TBA)

Knights of Columbus Convention – cancelled

Wildwood Airshow – cancelled

We thank you for your continued support of the Wildwoods, and invite you to visit our events calendar at www.wildwoodsnj.com/events-calendar/ for updates on individual events.

Park being transformed into the SOLCOW - Socratic Outdoor Learning Center of Wildwood


Last week, a number of decorative beach balls were delivered to one of Wildwood’s recently-refurbished small parks, prompting much speculation.

Today, we learned that the site, on the west side of the island near the North Wildwood border, is being transformed into the SOLCOW - Socratic Outdoor Learning Center Of Wildwood.

That’s Socratic as in Socrates - yes, that Socrates!

Now, exactly what this means and what this will be remains a mystery.

According to A.B.S. Sign Co. owner Randy Hentges, the project is being spearheaded by Jack Morey.

In a Facebook post, Hentges revealed two custom sign creations that A.B.S. donated and installed earlier today.

One features the SOLCOW letters, with sun, moon and cow motifs; the other, a depiction of the Ancient Greek philosopher himself.

“These are custom Hi-def plasma cut letters out of 1/2"  thick steel,” he said. “They will have a natural rust patina finish to go with the theme of the park.”

Color us VERY intrigued!

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Lazy Bass Bayside Grill coming to Grassy Sound Marina


The world is going through some tumultuous times, but there’s still room for positive news (and always will be).

This evening, we’re excited to share the news that a new restaurant and bar is coming to Grassy Sound Marina (13 North Wildwood Boulevard).

Lazy Bass Bayside Grill will treat guests to a unique dining experience, featuring a spacious deck and bar area and spectacular sunset views, in addition to boating access.

A tentative May 2020 opening is planned.

More details will be revealed in the weeks to come. Be sure to follow Lazy Bass Bayside Grill and Grassy Sound Marina on Facebook for the latest updates.

Governor Murphy Executive Orders - Updated March 21st


PRESS RELEASE

WILDWOOD, NJ — We ask you to use educated, thoughtful decisions to protect yourselves and loved ones throughout the community by adhering to Executive Orders 107 and 108 from the Governor’s office.
Per today’s news conference with Governor Murphy, the City of Wildwood will be enforcing the orders listed below:

Executive Order No. 107 

This order revokes all prior mitigation executive orders and incorporates or modifies their provisions as described below. 

“Stay at home” order: All residents are to stay at home or at their place of residence unless they are leaving for the following reasons: 

1) Obtaining goods or services from essential retail businesses;
2) Obtaining takeout or food beverages from restaurants;
3) Seeking medical attention, essential social services, or assistance from law enforcement;
4) Visiting family or close friends, caretakers, or romantic partners;
5) Reporting to or performing their job;
6) Walking, running, or engaging in outdoor activities with immediate family, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners
7) Leaving for an educational, religious, or political reason;
8) Leaving because of a reasonable fear for health or safety; or
9) Leaving at the direction of law enforcement or other government agency. 

Individuals who have to travel must practice social distancing when possible and should use public transportation only if they have no other feasible choice. 

Cancelling gatherings: Gatherings of individuals, such as parties, celebrations, or other social events, are cancelled, unless otherwise authorized by the Order (i.e. the activities mentioned above). Through a separate Administrative Order, the Colonel of NJSP will make clear that gatherings of fewer than 10 people are presumed to comply with the Order, unless clear evidence indicates otherwise. Colonel Callahan will have the ability to adjust that number and that rule according to circumstances and facts on the ground. 

Closing non-essential retail businesses: All non-essential retail businesses, which were previously limited to between 5 am and 8 pm, must now close entirely (online delivery can continue). The list of essential retail businesses that can stay open is limited to the following (Colonel Callahan has authority to amend the list): 

1) Grocery and food stores, including retailers like Walmart/Target that sell food;
2) Pharmacies and medical marijuana dispensaries;
3) Medical supply stores;
4) Gas stations;
5) Convenience stores;
6) Ancillary stores within healthcare facilities;
7) Hardware and home improvement stores;
8) Banks and other financial institutions;
9) Laundromats/dry-cleaning services;
10) Stores that principally sell supplies for children under five years old;
11) Pet stores;
12) Liquor stores;
13) Car dealerships, but only for auto maintenance and repair, and auto mechanics;
14) Printing and office supply shops;
15) Mail and delivery stores. 

Mandatory telework/work-from-home: All businesses or non-profits in the State must accommodate their workforce, wherever practicable, for telework or work-from-home arrangements. If a business or non- profit has employees that must be on site, it shall reduce staff on site to the minimal number necessary to ensure critical operations can continue.

Examples of employees who need to be present at their work site include: law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and other first responders, cashiers or store clerks, construction workers, utility workers, repair workers, warehouse workers, lab researchers, information technology maintenance workers, janitorial and custodial staff, and certain administrative staff. 

Recreational and entertainment businesses: All are closed. This is unchanged from what is currently in place, but the order reiterates these prohibitions. 

Restaurants and other dining establishments: All can remain open but must continue to be delivery and/or takeout only. This is also unchanged. 

Pre-K, K-12, and higher education: All continue to be closed to students. This is unchanged as well. 

Blanket exceptions: Nothing in the order shall be construed to affect the operations of (1) health care or medical service providers; (2) access to essential services for low-income residents, including but not limited to food banks; (3) the media; (4) law enforcement; and (5) the operations of the federal government or the movement of federal officials when operating in their official capacity. 

Timing: The order will go into effect at 9PM tonight to accommodate the end of the sabbath. It will stay in effect until the Governor revokes or modifies it. 

Executive Order No. 108 

This Order clearly invalidates all county and municipal restrictions imposed in response to COVID-19 that conflict in any way with the provisions of Executive Order No. 107, which now encompasses all the emergency restrictions on individuals and businesses that have been put in place. It also says that no county or municipality may adopt or enforce any such restriction going forward. Examples of such restrictions, now impermissible, include the following: 

• Any additions to or deletions from the list of retail businesses deemed essential; 
• Any limit on any business’s scope of service or hours of operation; 
• Any density or social distancing requirements; or 
• Any general restrictions on freedom of movement, including curfews.

County Chamber creates Take Out & Delivery Options group page


This afternoon, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced an Executive Order mandating residents to “stay at home” and closing all non-essential businesses as of 9 pm tonight.
However, restaurants are still permitted to provide take-out and delivery options.

With this in mind, the Cape May County Chamber in Commerce has created a new Facebook group page for businesses to share their hours, menus and other info:


The group gained over 1,000 members in little over 30 minutes after being published, and should serve as an excellent local resource and info hub in the days to come.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Wildwood bridges are not closing


PRESS RELEASE

WILDWOOD, NJ — “We are not imminently closing the bridges to the Wildwoods,” stated Wildwood Mayor Pete Byron earlier today. 

He continued to explain that the topic was part of a larger discussion among the four Wildwoods mayors yesterday about how to protect the permanent residents of the Five Mile Island from undue strain during off-season operations amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

“Many ideas are being discussed, and this was just one that Wildwood Crest Mayor Don Cabrera suggested,” explained Byron. “We have to consider all viable and necessary options today and looking forward during this crisis, but decisions that drastic are typically determined by the county and the state. At this time there has been no recommendation to close the bridges by either authority.” 

The four mayors continue to be in close contact with county and state officials as the COVID-19 virus impacts the state.

“As I stated yesterday and maintain today, closing the bridges may be a knee-jerk reaction to protect our limited resources during this crisis,” Byron reiterated. 

While the city values ALL residents (both permanent and second homeowners) and visitors to the Wildwoods, the four mayors agree that this is not the time to travel per federal and state guidelines. 

Byron is calling for common sense and compassion and asking that nonpermanent residents visit when the city, and in fact, the nation is cleared from the danger of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 virus.

This sentiment applies to regional non-residents. The stores are stocked for the off-season demand, but city officials, business owners and managers have seen an influx of shoppers who do not reside in the Wildwoods. This is putting undue strain on the local supply chain to keep the stores stocked for essentials. 

At this time, the one area hospital has 300 beds, yet the Wildwoods are home to many retirees who are widely publicized to be most susceptible to the more severe implications of the virus.

We, as Wildwood commissioners, are keenly aware of the importance of our second homeowners and have the utmost respect for them. We are all in this together and TOGETHER we will come out of this a stronger Wildwood!  

Full-time residents and second homeowners can stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 breaking news by subscribing to email or text alerts. 

For more information on Wildwood, visit www.wildwoodnj.org.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Mayors of the Wildwoods explain the request for non-permanent residents to remain at primary residences during the COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak


PRESS RELEASE

The mayors of the four municipalities of the Five Mile Island of the Wildwoods are urging non-permanent residents to remain at their primary residences rather than relocate to their homes in North Wildwood, Wildwood, West Wildwood and Wildwood Crest.

The Five Mile Island of the Wildwoods has always been and will continue to be a welcoming place for people from all over to visit and enjoy our beautiful public beaches, parks, boardwalk and local businesses, especially in the heat of our tourist/summer season.

During the tourist/summer season (typically May through September) our essential municipal public departments - police and fire, as well as our hospitals, grocers and businesses - increase staffing and supplies based on the anticipated increase in population to prepare for the needs of our vacationers/non-permanent residents.

However, during the “offseason” (typically October through April), staffing and supplies are significantly lower, based on the needs of our permanent full-time residents. In coherence with Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Orders 103 and 104, most private businesses on the island, including restaurants, are now closed or operating on a limited schedule, with limited supplies.

With many businesses closed and because of concerns of putting a stress on food services, pertinent supplies and the capabilities of our medical system necessary to support the permanent full-time residents of the Wildwoods, we as the mayors of North Wildwood, Wildwood, West Wildwood and Wildwood Crest, are urging non-permanent residents to stay home at their primary residence, rather than relocate to their second homes in the Wildwoods.

“With March’s typical numbers for staffing/supplies and most businesses running on restricted hours, mandatory closures, and limited goods, our barrier island can not support such an expedient and drastic increase in population during this time if the year,” said City of North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello.

“We as the mayors of all four towns, which have been through multiple major coastal storms that required evacuations, understand how debilitating emergencies can be on our barrier island, which is why we are stressing our second homeowners to stay home, rather than relocating to the Wildwoods during the COVID-19 outbreak,” said City of Wildwood Mayor Pete Byron.

“It is in the best interest of the Wildwoods, as well as the second homeowners of the Wildwoods and Cape May County, for everyone to stay home at their primary residences, rather than debilitating all supplies and infrastructure on our island during this state of emergency. This is simply a matter of human compassion. I prefer access to Cape May County and the Wildwoods’ bridges temporarily closed unless living here year-round, employed on the island or caring for a senior or person needing assistance,” said Borough of Wildwood Crest Mayor Don Cabrera.

“Being the smallest of the municipalities of the Wildwoods, West Wildwood understands the strain this could put on our municipal departments, infrastructure and permanent full-time residents, which is why this message is so important,” said Borough of West Wildwood Mayor Chris Fox.

CMC Dept. of Health confirms first positive case of COVID-19 from out of state NYC resident

PRESS RELEASE

Cape May County Department of Health is reporting that a 30-year-old man from New York City tested positive at a local health care facility for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while visiting Cape May County.  

This information is a vivid reminder that out-of-state visitors should stay home and not travel to the County during this pandemic outbreak. Now is not the time to travel, but to remain vigilant in following recommendations for social distancing and isolation.

Please be assured that the Health Department has been working diligently to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We have been in constant communication with all of our local partners and stakeholders in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Health.

The Health Department would like to remind you of basic preventative actions that should be followed during this pandemic. As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, please be sure that you:

  • Practice handwashing regularly for at least 20 seconds
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Stay home when you are sick, and avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Keep a distance of at least 6 feet with people who are coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid unnecessary physical contact, such as handshaking
  • Avoid unnecessary travel, attending crowded events and social gatherings

Consider replacing in-person gatherings with video chatting, voice messaging and phone calls. Please note that testing is only available for individuals who are sick. 

Symptoms include a fever of more than 100.4, coughing, and shortness of breath. The Health Department does not test for COVID-19.

Testing can be done through medical providers; contact your healthcare provider to see if you are eligible for testing.

Stay up to date on the current situation as it evolves. Some reliable sources are New Jersey Poison Information and Education System hotline at 1-800-222-1222, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov, the World Health Organization at www.who.int, the New Jersey Department of Health at www.nj.gov/health . 

For additional information visit Cape May County Department of Health at www.cmchealth.net, also like us on Facebook.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

County Zoo hosting daily "virtual school" sessions on Facebook during closure


Like just about every other potential visitor destination in the state, the Cape May County Park & Zoo announced earlier today that it will remain closed to the public for an indefinite period due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Zoo staff, however, is making the very best of the situation, while providing a new educational opportunity.

Starting tomorrow, March 18 at 11:30 am, CMC Virtual Zoo School will broadcast daily on Facebook, featuring virtual tours and animal spotlights.

Check out this brief intro video, which also challenges viewers to get involved from home.


Cape May County Zoo closes in response to COVID-19

All county parks and the county zoo are closed to the public and will remain closed in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. All scheduled events and programs are cancelled until further notice. All updates will be posted on our website and on Facebook.

If you or your organization have an education program scheduled or a reservation in the park, staff will be contacting you.

Our top priority is the health and safety of our staff guests, volunteers, program participants, and the animals in our care. The have been closely monitoring the constantly evolving situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak, and, based on the recommendations of the CDC, we feel it is our responsibility to do what we can to help reduce the rapid spread of COVID-19.


Cape May County freeholder director urges visitors to stay home for next two weeks


PRESS RELEASE

Cape May County Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornto hulk n is urging visitors to stay home during this next two-week period. 

Many people have come down to use their second home or to stay with family at the shore while schools are closed throughout most of the Country.

These additional visitors have put an additional strain on the local supermarkets but could eventually be a burden on the medical system in Cape May County, should a significant outbreak of COVID-19 take place here.

“We love all of our visitors from Pennsylvania, North Jersey, New York, and further away,” said Thornton. “But this is not the time to be visiting the shore as we try to focus resources needed during this pandemic to our residents.”

There have been reports of limited supplies at certain supermarkets and other stores, which is an issue nationwide but has been compounded locally by the number of visitors to Cape May County over the past weekend. 

Cape May County only has one hospital in the County and Thornton wants to ensure their resources aren’t overtaxed if potentially sick people visit the County cause a mass outbreak.

Also, based on the Governor’s orders, restaurants are doing take-out only or have closed completely. Movie theaters and many other gathering locations are closed.

“We are hoping that people act responsibly now so we can minimize the health impacts in as short of a period of time as possible,” said Thornton. “It would be best if people could stay in their full-time residence for now as we address this current outbreak.”

Statement from Wildwood Crest Police regarding COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE

In light of recommendations from the CDC and County Health Agencies regarding COVID-19, the Wildwood Crest Police Department will be implementing new protocols for certain calls for service. 

In an effort to comply with the social distancing recommendations, and to keep our officers and the public safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be taking police reports for minor complaints over the phone. 

This means for calls involving no evidence collection, no immediate need for investigation, or for any call that would not normally require an immediate response, a dispatcher will collect your information and you will be contacted via telephone by an officer of the police department. 

If during the phone call an officer deems it necessary to respond, he or she will do so. For 911 Emergencies and calls that require an immediate response, an officer will still be dispatched and render any aid needed.

We ask that anyone experiencing flu or cold like symptoms to please advise dispatch personnel, or the responding officer, of these symptoms so that we may take necessary precautions.

We also want to remind the at-risk population to limit your exposure to the general public and to limit contact with anyone experiencing cold or flu like symptoms. 

As always, if you are in need of assistance please contact our dispatch at 609-522-2456 and we will make every effort possible to assist you.

For information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, please refer to the following webpages and phone numbers for guidance:

Cape May County Health Department:

NJ Department of Health:

NJ COVID-19 & Poison Center Public Hotline
1-800-962-1253 or 1-800-222-1222

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Please remember to follow us of Facebook and Instagram for further information. We will also be utilizing the Nixle service as well. 

Please text WCPDNJ to 888777 to receive emergency information.  

Monday, March 16, 2020

Wildwood Crest to close all municipal buildings to the public March 18

PRESS RELEASE
WILDWOOD CREST – The Borough of Wildwood Crest has announced that all municipal buildings will be closed to the public effective Wednesday, March 18, and until further notice in response to concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

This includes borough hall, the Crest Pier Recreation Center, the Joseph Von Savage Memorial Pool, the Wildwood Crest Ambulance Corps building and Wildwood Crest Volunteer Fire Company No. 1.

At this time, borough staff will be available via telephone and email during normal business hours. In the event of an emergency, the public is directed to dial 9-1-1. 

Most borough meetings scheduled from March 18 through the end of the month (subject to change) have been canceled. This includes the Tourism Development Commission and Recreation Commission meetings on March 18 and the Green Team meeting on March 24. 

The Wildwood Crest Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, at 5:30 p.m. at Wildwood Crest Borough Hall, will be held as planned. Individuals from the public may attend the meeting at their own discretion. The borough plans to provide a live video stream of the meeting on its official Facebook page.

The Recycling Center at the Wildwood Crest Department of Public Works will remain open to the public for the drop-off of trash and recyclables during the center’s normal winter hours (7 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday; 3-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday).

Those needing to make tax and/or sewer payments should do so online through the wildwoodcrest.org website or by using the drop box outside of borough hall.

Those interested in picking up permits or wishing to drop off applications should call or email the specific department that handles such issues or send an email to info@wildwoodcrest.org.

Those with business with the municipal court should call 609-729-3818 for updated information. Parking tickets can be paid online at njmcdirect.com.

Open registration for beach storage box rentals will be held as scheduled beginning Monday, March 23, at 9 a.m. All registration will be taken online through the borough website at wildwoodcrest.org.

For further information, contact Wildwood Crest Borough Hall at (609) 522-5176.