General Information
General Information
Historic Preservation Commission
Judy Decker
Historic Preservation Commission
Compliance Officer
Bruce Britton
Planning Board/Zoning Board
Board Secretary
Karen Keenan
Shade Tree
Connie Anderson
Environmental Commission
Meryl Nelson
643 Washington Street
Cape May,

Shade Tree Commission

The powers of the Commission are those powers specifically authorized by N.J.S.A. 40:64-5. The Commission shall:

a. Exercise full and exclusive control over the regulation, planting and care of shade and ornamental trees and shrubbery now located, or which may hereafter be planted, in any public highway, park, or parkway, except such are including the planting, trimming, spraying, care and protection thereof.

b. Regulate and control the use of the ground surrounding the same, so far as may be necessary for their proper growth, care and protection.

c. Move or require the removal of any tree, or part thereof, dangerous to public safety.

d. Care for and control such parks and parkways; encourage arboriculture; make, alter, amend and repeal, in the manner prescribed for the passage, alteration, amendment and repeal of ordinances by the City Council, any and all ordinances necessary or proper for carrying out the provisions hereof.

e. Administer treatment to, or remove, any tree situated upon private property which is believed to harbor a disease or insects readily communicable to neighboring healthy trees in the care of the City and enter upon private property for that purpose, with the consent of the owner thereof, provided the suspected condition is first confirmed by certificate issued by or on behalf of the Department of Agriculture.

Carol YorkRegular Member12/31/2028
Carol SickRegular Member12/31/2028
Jay SchatzChairperson/Regular Member12/31/2025
George AtorRegular Member12/31/2024
George WernerRegular Member12/31/2026
James Van PeltRegular Member12/31/2026
Barbara PremingerRegular Member12/31/2026
VACANTAlternate I12/31/2028
VACANTAlternate II12/31/2027
Shaine P. MeierCouncil Liaison12/31/2024
Frank McCloskeyDPW Liaison


Connie Anderson
(609) 884-9525 Ext. 9531


Second Tuesday of each month in City Hall - 2:00 P. M.