Dune & Beach

Margate in Court Still Fighting Against Dunes.

Dune Debate in Margate Margate was back in court on Fri., Nov. 20. Still saying NO to Gov. Christie’s push for a NJ coastal dune system. With the State’s backing, The Department of Environmental Protection wants to use eminent domain to grab 87 city-owned lots. Margate believes the state is abusing its power. New Jersey …

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Ventnor Mayor Talks Dunes & Jersey Shore Neighbor; Margate

Ventnor Mayor Mike Bagnell wants bigger & better sand dunes to protect his town’s boardwalk. Bagnell shared his thoughts with Mel Taylor on WPG Talk Radio 1450 recently. We’re not sure if Mayor ‘Bags’ was kidding, but he seemed pretty darn serious about possibly suing the next door neighbor: Margate. Might Bagnell sue for damages …

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Margate Ventnor Dunes

Unquenchable Thirst for Sand at Jersey Shore

From Philly.com: Though there has long been a debate over whether to replenish or retreat from the beaches, experts say the numbers aren’t negotiable: With $68 billion in annual revenue, tourism is lucrative in New Jersey, the state’s second-largest industry. More than half of that revenue comes from the Shore, state officials said. “These projects …

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Margate, Ventnor and Absecon Island Dune Update

The Margate Board of Commissioners held a special executive session on Tuesday, May 26. Up for discussion was the Margate vs. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and state Department of Environmental Protection lawsuit. The Absecon Island Shore Protection Project was developed to protect Atlantic City, Ventnor, Margate and Longport. Margate residents have voted via referendum …

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MargateBUZZ Reader Feedback: Margate Achieved DUNE Objective in Court

Letter to the editor: Readers of the recent Press of Atlantic City article “Judge lets state proceed with Margate dune project –for now” may have concluded that Margate got buried in the sand by the court. But reading the judge’s ruling in its entirety indicates that Margate was successful in achieving its objective, receiving the …

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Judge Wants State to Prove Easement Rights for Margate Dunes

Philly.com: A federal judge decided Thursday that the State of New Jersey cannot – at least immediately – begin construction of protective dunes on Margate’s beaches until another court confirms that the state has easement rights. The dispute between the state Department of Environmental Protection and Margate belongs in Superior Court, where a judge can …

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Press Release. Mayors of Ventnor and Longport issue DUNE FACTS.

Joint press release from Ventnor Mayor Mike Bagnell and Longport Mayor Nicholas Russo. JAN 14, 2015 >> We have obviously been following the issues being raised in the city of Margate in their attempt to stop, or at least, delay, the pending army corps of engineers Absecon island shorefront protection project. It is our understanding that the …

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Ventnor & Longport Want Dunes. Margate Says No Thanks.

SEE DUNES PRESS CONFERENCE PICS >> Ventnor Mayor Bagnell and Longport Mayor Russo held a cold & damp press conference this morning on the Ventnor boardwalk at Oxford Ave. This particular location held historical significance: it was destroyed in the storm of 1944. Photos of that period were shared with those in attendance. Both mayors expressed …

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See Pics > Press Conference. Anti-Dune Margate Flanked by Pro-Dune Ventnor & Longport

SEE DUNES PRESS CONFERENCE PICS >> Ventnor Mayor Bagnell and Longport Mayor Russo held a cold & damp press conference this morning on the boardwalk at Oxford Ave. This particular location was picked due to it’s historic significance: it was destroyed in the storm of 1944. Photos of that period were shared with those in attendance. …

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Margate Dune Project. Myth or Reality?

Letter to the Editor>>> The Margate Dune Project…Separating Myth from Reality. ​ MYTH: Dunes in Margate would offer substantial added protection in the event of a major storm or hurricane, such as Superstorm Sandy. Reality: The vast majority of the damage in Margate from Superstorm Sandy was inflicted on homes and businesses on the bay, …

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Margate Hires Engineer & Attorney for Dune Issue

From Downbeach Current: An engineer and attorney hired to represent the city regarding the pending dunes project have questioned the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Army Corps of Engineers. Margate Administrator Richard Deaney provided a written update to the Board of Commissioners Sept. 18 about the progress being made by outside counsel …

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