Dune & Beach

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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Spatz: Ocean Bacteria Levels Worsened By Dunes and Outfall Pipes?

David Spatz has enjoyed the beaches of Margate for the past 40 years. Spatz is a veteran newsman of the Press of Atlantic City and WOND 1400am radio. He took time on his Monday, June 18 program to talk about local beaches, dunes and ocean water quality levels. Listen below. On June 11, Spatz never …

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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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Choking Channels with Sand. The Downside of Jersey Shore Beach & Dredge Work.

There’s always a downside when we mess with Mother Nature. Especially when we dredge, pump and screw with our coastal environment. A recent drone pic showing Longport beach work and clogged waterways set off more than a few alarms bells. Thanks to cheap drone cams, it’s never been so easy to document the effects of …

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Margate Boardwalk Update. Next Steps, Exciting Possibilities and Opposition.

Media coverage of Margate’s beaches is nothing new. The dune and outfall pipe project makes for some serious drama. Let’s add a boardwalk to the mix, shall we? Listen to Margate resident Glenn Klotz as he talks about the pros & cons of a new Margate Boardwalk on WOND News Radio. Glen also addresses the …

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Could Jetty in Longport Protect Margate, Ventnor, & AC Beaches?

Letter to the DownbeachBUZZ editor >> If Longport sees the inherent value in not only repairing existing jetties, but also authorizing a rock revetment, which will drop even larger boulders along the ocean, then why is Longport not vociferously lobbying for a master jetty? There is simply no better shorefront protection than a master jetty. …

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Margate Beach Work. Latest Update for April 11, 2018

Here’s the latest available info on Margate beach, dune and outfall pipe work by the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE). Click to listen. Clips from recent Margate Commissioners meeting. > Contractors hired by the ACOE are still using sump basins, temporary outfall pipes, and automated pumps— to fix the flooding problem caused by the new …

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