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Margate Residents Question $850K in Public Funds for Private Fishing Pier

Comments rolling in from those questioning the $850,000 in public funds, earmarked for the private, Margate Fishing Pier. NJ DEP’s David Rosenblatt confirmed that the proposed pier extension will not be ADA compliant. ( Americans with Disabilities Act ) What do YOU think? Leave a comment below. Margate Fishing Pier Comments. John C. Penman: If …

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Margate Officials Pushing for Amherst Boardwalk and Bike Lanes.

Amherst Ave residents were surprised by what Margate Commissioners are now considering across from their bayfront homes. The Margate Board of Commissioners want to build a suspiciously named, 5 block ‘boardwalk’ promenade along the Amherst Avenue marina district. Opponents see this as a sneaky way to use public funds that mainly benefits private property & …

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Public Access to Margate Fishing Pier Doesn’t Include Fishing. WTF?

The Margate Fishing Pier MIGHT get $800K in public funds to lengthen it’s structure by 125 ft. One caveat: this private pier at Exeter Avenue must provide appropriate public access. The question is…what exactly is ‘appropriate’? Will the general public be able to FISH off the fishing pier? Nope. The barely 7 ft wide ‘public …

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Report Released: Rebuilding The Margate Boardwalk

Over 100 Margate residents converged on Ross School this past Saturday morning, July 13. Attendees wanted to know how their long lost Margate boardwalk could be rebuilt. The Margate Boardwalk Committee, lead by Glenn Klotz, presented facts, figures and expert opinion that answered some key questions: How would a new boardwalk be built? What are …

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200 Margate Homeowners Meet, Latest Lucy News.

Approximately 200 were in attendance at the latest Margate Homeowners Association meeting on Saturday morning, June 29 at Ross School. Through a show of hands, almost half were first timers to a MHA meeting. President Jay Weintraub addressed the crowd, along with VP. Marc Alch and other MHA directors. They brought everyone up to speed …

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Margate PD: Bike, Pedestrian, Skateboard & Roller Blade Rules.

Margate Police shared the following safety tips for Summer 2019 in the Downbeach area. Take this seriously. There’s a big difference between walking and biking/skateboarding, in the eyes of the law. There have been times where Downbeach police have written summonses to bicyclists involved in accidents, where they didn’t obey traffic signs and signals. Ventnor …

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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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