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Margate City Hall & Public Works Salary Chart

For those interested in how their Margate tax dollars are being spent. As a public service, we share this public information. An informed public makes better decisions. Note: By popular demand, we will soon publish Ventnor & Longport salary data. Some highlights: Commissioner John Amodeo: $26,575 Maurice ‘Maury’ Blumberg: $26,575 Mayor Michael Becker: $26,575 Dawn …

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Tempers Flare at Margate Commissioners Meeting

Tempers flared at the recent Margate Commissioners meeting of May 2. Many still smarting from Becker, Amodeo & Blumberg’s last-minute pullout from ‘Meet The Candidates’ forum planned for Saturday, May 4. LISTEN to Margate Commissioner Meeting Audio Clips from May 2, 2019 >> Others still fuming from revelation that porta-potties are part of Amherst Ave …

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Margate Water Park And Back Bay Dredging Update

Fairly good chance a floating water park along Amherst Ave in Margate will launch SUMMER 2020. Margate Waterpark Plan Features Porta-Potties on Amherst Sidewalk. Barry Sherman of 9510 Amherst Ave. concerned about MARCH 26 paperwork from an environmental consulting firm. Listen & see diagram below. Margate Commissioner John Amodeo: ‘we have no authority about what …

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Towed Margate Cars Could Soon Be Stored in Atlantic City

Fair warning to those who drive and park in Margate. Don’t get towed. A new ordinance was introduced on April 18 that could allow Margate to handover it’s towing efforts to private contractors. Margate wants to get out of the towing business. According to the recent Margate Commissioners department head meeting, towed cars could soon …

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Downbeach Towns Push Back Against NJ DEP Beach Regulations

NJ DEP, Department of Environmental Protection, wants to oversee public access to public trust lands, including the beach, ocean and tidal waters. A proposed law would require NJ DEP to review all permit applications to assess the amount of public access towns provide as a condition for receiving those permits. If DEP doesn’t approve, it …

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New Jersey Supports Risky Wind Turbines, Ignores Nuclear Power Benefits

Will New Jersey consider supporting all forms of clean, efficient and safe power…like nuclear? Or will the Garden State bet big with taxpayer dollars on the still risky solar and wind power solutions? This non-partisan issue is covered in a recent New York Times editorial titled: Nuclear Power Can Save the World To be sure, …

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Margate Commissioners Pull Out Of Public Candidate Forum

Fallout continues for the 3 Margate commissioners. The incumbents officially pulled out of the planned ‘Meet The Margate Candidates’ forum scheduled for May 4 at Ross School. Optics looking bad here. No matter how well written the press release from campaign manager, Tim Perski. Margate Commissioner Election is May 14, 2019 Becker/Amodeo/Blumberg, the Margate incumbents …

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Margate School Budget OK’s $30,000 Cost Per Student

Those in charge of Margate school finances approved a substantial $12,763,571 budget on Thursday, March 28. While most applaud the quality of education offered to Margate kids, the $30,000 cost to teach each child is still among the highest in the State of NJ. The Margate School superintendent is Thomas Baruffi . Tighe Middle School, …

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Margate Homeowners Association Plans Candidate Forum

The Margate Homeowners Association (MHA) has invited the incumbent commissioners, along with promising challenger, Calvin Tesler, to a candidates forum. This is all leading up to the MAY 14, Margate election. Challenger Calvin Tesler, immediately said yes to the forum. No word yet from Mayor Becker, and Commissioners Amodeo and Blumberg. The 3 incumbents hoped …

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