Dune Building

Atlantic City Residents Prefer Beachfront Bulkheads Over Unsightly Dunes.

It’s not just Margate, Ventnor and Lonport complaining about view killing sand dunes. Even residents of Atlantic City are putting more pressure on officials to lower the Atlantic City dune heights to a more reasonable elevation. The Atlantic City Boardwalk is noisy with no ocean views. At a recent Boardwalk committee meeting, AC resident Tom …

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Army Corp Dredging. Fishing Decline, Clogged Back Bays.

Local Jersey coast fisherman are growing increasingly more angry at the Army Corps of Engineers and the NJ DEP. Dredging and dune building by these 2 agencies is killing fishing and marine life, they claim. Anglers made their feelings known on the recent ‘Shep on Fishing’ radio show. ‘Horrifying. What they do to our natural …

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Margate Beach Sewer Pipe Work Re-Starts on Sept 10.

Portions of Margate’s beaches will once again be under control of the Army Corps of Engineers. They’re getting ready to install 3 additional, sewer pipes on the beaches of Margate. These 48 inch pipes take unfiltered street water, and funnels it directly into the surf. The Army Corps, Weeks Marine, and Walters Marine Construction will resume …

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PODCAST > Margate Boardwalk Committee Talks Rally At Lucy

Listen: The Margate Boardwalk Committee were guests on the Primetime with Dan Klein Radio Show, on WOND 1400am, this past Monday night. Glenn Klotz, Steve Davidson and crew, shared the latest details on their efforts to rebuild the Margate Boardwalk. They also reminded listeners about the Margate Boardwalk Rally at Lucy the Elephant, this Sunday, Aug …

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Rebuild Margate Boardwalk Rally – Aug 26 at Lucy The Elephant

Let’s be honest. Do Margate officials really want to investigate the benefits of rebuilding our beloved Margate Boardwalk? Maybe boardwalk talk is too polarizing and risky to discuss as election season looms? Glenn Klotz & the Margate Boardwalk Committee says rebuilding the Margate boardwalk would convert a ‘useless part of the beach’ into a ‘useful …

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PODCAST: Margate Beach Access and Parking Discussed at Commissioners Meeting

Listen to clips from July 5, 2018 Margate Commissioners Meeting. Parking. A problem that only gets worse as Margate development grows. As of late, the Margate Planning Board has been more likely to waive the once stringent, parking requirements. LISTEN > Margate’s Growing Parking Problem This is not just a Margate and Ventnor problem. All …

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Army Corp & NJ STATE Claim Margate & Ventnor Beaches are Better Than Before.

Representatives from NJ DEP (Dept of Environmental Protection), Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) and Stockton University gathered to talk about the state of our Jersey Shore beaches. Poor attendance, but staging the event allowed for the pro-dune, PR machine to rev up. Gotta debunk all that residential anger, ya know. Speakers were defensive. Awkward. Forced …

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Getting Margate Boardwalk Referendum On Election Ballot

Half of the Margate beach is now essentially useless, says community mensch Glenn Klotz. Empty space without views. Limited access for many. This is unacceptable, and can only be remedied by building a new Margate boardwalk. Option #1: Build a Margate Boardwalk in the area directly behind the berm/dune line. Option #2 is to flatten …

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Margate Residents Concern for ADA Beach Access. Boardwalk Could Solve Problems.

Access to the Margate beaches. Americans with Disabilities Act. ADA. How a boardwalk could alleviate the problems created by the ACOE beach project. Glenn Klotz: Margate will warm up to a new boardwalk as a way to mitigate and improve our situation on the beach. A DEP [Dept of Environmental Protection] official approached Margate’s Mayor Becker recently. …

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Margate Outfall Drainage Project & The 50 Year Dune Deal

Margate resident Chuck Cavanaugh: I’ve been trying to get a straight answer from the Margate commissioners as to why they signed an agreement with the NJDEP which locks us into this debacle for 50 years. In addition, what makes them think they were authorized to do so considering Margate has an ordinance prohibiting them from …

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Downbeach Discussion: Bulkheads, Dunes, Outfall Sewer Pipes & Boardwalks

On Tuesday, May 8, the Ventnor Planning Board recommended a deeper dive into back-bay bulkheads. With state approval, Ventnor may be able to help certain homeowners get a no-interest loan for rebuilding their bulkheads. Many are falling apart, or are too low. Voluntary program for Ventnor property owners who want to upgrade their bulkheads. Getting …

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Disruptive Outfall Pipes Could Increase Support For Margate Boardwalk

The Vendome Ave. outfall pipe construction is now complete. The first of 5 pipes to be installed along the beaches of Margate. All designed to alleviate flooding caused by the new Margate dune system. Resident Stephen Davidson posted his latest beach findings on the History of Margate social media site. These pics really say it …

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