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Ventnor City Hall To Get $100k in Security Upgrades

It’s $100,000 worth of security upgrades for Ventnor City Hall. The classic building on Atlantic, between Cambridge and Sacramento will soon be more secure. Ventnor Commissioners vote yes to the security investment. Install security equipment Cameras Electronic door locks Some benefits of new, Ventnor City Hall security upgrade: City employees will have better protection against …

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Ventnor Movie Theater Construction. Slow & Steady.

Update: Rebuilding the historic, Ventnor movie theater. When will the theater be completed? Renovations taking longer than originally anticipated. Extra work needed to be done to ensure the structural integrity of the building. Steel beam work now complete. New concrete has been poured. The build-out has begun. Developer not sure when Ventnor theater construction will …

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Ventnor Taxes, Building Boom, Trash Cans & Websites.

More good news from Ventnor. Property assessments / ratables are up and new construction is booming. After years of financial struggles, new monies are starting to flow into Ventnor city coffers. This, along with smart cost cutting, allowed for a small tax rate decrease. We’ll take it.  But wait, there is a little bad news. …

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Ventnor Buzzing with New Construction, Business & Bike Lanes

Ventnor is no longer that sleepy little town nestled between Atlantic City & Margate. That’s what many are saying, including Sheri Lilienfeld of Apex Prime Realty. Clients are increasingly interested in learning more about Ventnor, says Lilienfeld, who’s been selling vacation properties in Margate & Ventnor for the past 15 years. Long vacant lots along …

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Residents Question Ventnor Public Works Performance

Ventnor Public Works department once again on the hot seat. This time, for the playground mess behind the library. After more than 2 years, the Ventnor library playground is still not repaired as promised. Why? The City says repairs need to be OK’ed by insurance company approved repairmen. This begs the question; at what point …

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Ventnor Beach BBQ Rules

Open barbecuing on the beaches of Ventnor runs from June 1st through September 30. It includes Saturdays and Sundays, in addition to holiday weekends of Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day. BBQ hours are from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Any person having a beach barbecue must follow all ordinances of the City …

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Caution. It’s Turtle Crossing Season.

Slow down please. It’s turtle crossing season. Help protect our Northern Diamondback Terrapin friends cross the busy roadways of Ventnor. Turtles are on the move once the weather gets warm—but sometimes, a road or a highway stands between them and their destination. Speeding traffic and slow-moving turtles don’t mix, and many turtles are severely injured or …

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Ventnor Taxpayers Question Massive, Expensive, Mandatory Trash Cans

Ventnor residents have flooded the inbox of DownbeachBUZZ in reference to these new, massive, 95 gallon trashcans foisted upon local homeowners. Whether needed or not. The ACUA looking to make a few bucks? Why are Ventnor homeowners being forced to send the Atlantic County Utilities Authority, $514,000 ? The City of Ventnor is delivering over …

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Ventnor Scrambles to Complete Playground Fixes & Streetscapes

Not a good start for Summer 2019. Business operators along Atlantic Ave in Ventnor not happy. Messy street-scape and sidewalk work will sadly interrupt the Memorial Day weekend. Maybe a good portion of Summer 2019 too. Speaking on condition of anonymity, business owners we spoke with, expressed disappointment in Ventnor City leadership. Were street-scape construction …

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Ventnor Summer Safety Tips,. Beach, Boardwalk, Dogs, Bikes.

Ventnor Police Chief Doug Biagi shares the following to full-time and summer-only residents, as well as those who visit Ventnor. Biagi wants to make you aware of a new ordinance and refresh your memory on a few others. Smoking ban in public and recreational areas. 75 percent of New Jersey residents oppose beach smoking. To …

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Mercantile License Required for Ventnor Rental Properties

All Ventor property owners that offer short-term rentals (30 days or less) in Ventnor must obtain a mercantile license prior to rental. Ventnor ordinance 2018-044. The rise in online, short-term rentals has prompted the City to require a license in order to ensure code enforcement and public safety oversight can be taken if necessary. The …

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Ventnor Losing Popular Cardinal Bistro Restaurant to Atlantic City

Cardinal Bistro made their Ventnor debut in the Summer of 2016. The fine dining establishment on the corner of Ventnor & New Haven Aves quickly established a loyal following. And now, after just 3 years, the owners of Cardinal Bistro crave a greater challenge and new location. They want to roll-out a new concept too. …

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Ventnor Ready For New Firehouse and Streetscape

The streetscape improvements for the North Beach Business District along Atlantic Avenue between Weymouth and Surrey Avenues are expected to begin this month. Ocean Construction of Marmora will complete the work, which will be funded largely through a grant from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. The improvements include new sidewalks, strategically planted trees, bike …

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