The rapid rise in Margate pool installs raising red flags at Atlantic City Electric. Pools are too close to poles supporting overhead powerlines. Pools and other structure can’t block access.
AC Electric could refuse to power up homes if a pool is within 21 feet of the powerline. That would eliminate rear yard pools says Margate Zoning Officer, Roger McLarnon.
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Two options. Both not very good.
#1. Bury power lines. What about the transformers?
#2. Relocate utility lines to street. That will change the way Margate looks. In particular, the Parkway section.
It’s becoming a problem for every application now.
Atlantic City Electric Warns Margate About Pools and Powerline Poles
And it doesn’t only include pools. I’ve heard from the electric company about garage and substructures in rear of houses that are too close and in the right away of where the power lines and poles are. That restricts electric company from being able to service and correct towers down.
Our Margate ordinance never took that into consideration. Garages in that easement not shown on any tax map. It goes back 100 years.
Downbeach Sign Pollution
Atlantic City Electric will take signs off the polls, no matter what.
People are putting stuff on utility poles, traffic signal poles. This really doesn’t look good.Zoning Officer McLarnon
Pickleball tournament notifications stapled to all the poles.
Example: Every year, local store plasters fluorescent flyers on poles in Margate & Ventnor.
Ventnor was recently warned about advertising banners attached to AC Electric polls along the Boardwalk.