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Ventnor Issues Warning to Commercial Property Owners

Attention Ventnor City Commercial Property Owners: Please review the existing codes and maintenance requirements for commercial properties in Ventnor. If you lease or own a commercial property, these codes apply to you and your property. Ventnor City Code officials will be in your area inspecting and enforcing the required maintenance. Some common issues are: – …

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Ventnor Considers Longer, Short-Term Rental Stays

Watch Ventnor Short-Term Rental Video. Short-term vacation rentals in Ventnor are: #1. A popular investment strategy. #2. Potential nightmare for neighbors. #3. Vibrant part of the Downbeach economy. #4. All of the above. Currently, there’s no minimum stay requirements when renting a Ventnor home. This can sometimes attract unruly occupants. Margate mandates a 1-week rental …

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7 Dead Whales, Latest Washes up On Brigantine Beach

In the last 45 days, the count is now 7 dead whales that have washed up on NJ & NY beaches. Natural occurrence? Boat strike? Caught in fish nets? How about sonar blasts used for wind turbine research? This tactic helps ‘map and measure’ the ocean floor. Data is used to help construct offshore wind …

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Neighbors Finally Get to Hear & Discuss Ventnor Plaza Plans

It was a well-attended Jan 11, 2023 Ventnor Planning Board meeting about the Plaza Shopping Center. It highlighted the importance of having greater transparency in city govt. This public forum about Ventnor Plaza should have happened months ago. Quite informative. Eye opening. Lively. Sometimes testy and spirited. LISTEN to CLIPS from meeting > Resident: I …

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NJ Towns Could See More Restaurant Liquor Licenses

NJ Governor Phil Murphy wants to increase the number of available restaurant liquor licenses in the state. Objective: Overhaul NJ state’s Prohibition-era liquor license system for restaurants. Currently, the state’s liquor license laws restrict permits to one for every 3,000 residents. This “purposely created market scarcity”.  Restaurateurs often pay hefty prices for a license — …

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Exciting Ventnor Plaza Plan Overshadowed by Sloppy City Hall Communication

Virtually 100% of Ventnor is thrilled with plans proposed for a refreshed, Ventnor shopping plaza on Wellington Ave. On the flip side, virtually 100% of Ventnor not happy with poor communication skills of City Hall, made worse when major development projects are considered. Ventnor, like most Jersey Shore towns, do the legal minimum when it …

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Did Wind Turbine Research Kill Six Whales?

Six endangered, dead whales washed up on Atlantic City and other NJ beaches in the last 33 days. Could this be related to offshore wind turbine, pre-construction activity? Boat strike? Net entanglements? Coincidence? Disease? #Offshorewind developers surveying off the coast of South Jersey. Sonar blasts used to measure topography can deafen whales. This limits whale’s …

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Judge Taps Brakes on Murphy Gun Laws

Parts of New Jersey’s newly implemented gun control law were blocked Monday by a federal judge who said barring people from carrying firearms in certain places could lead to “considerable constitutional problems.”  by Sophie Nieto-Munoz, New Jersey MonitorJanuary 9, 2023 The temporary restraining order issued by U.S. District Court Judge Renee Marie Bumb blocks the section of the law …

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Landgraf & Ventnor Planning Board Ignore Local Ordinance for Plaza Plan

We can assume Commissioner Lance Landgraf knows Planning and Zoning law in Ventnor. We can also assume Landgraf gets excellent advice from Planning Board Solicitor (Atty) Leo Manos. He’s the best. Manos does everything by the book. In regards to current Ventnor Plaza re-development plans, Landgraf can ignore recommendations from board solicitor Manos if he …

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Beach Block Ventnor Rental Summer 2023

Sweet. Get ready for Downbeach Summer 2023. Only a few months away. Really. Consider this Ventnor beach block beauty. Bright. Sunny. Big. 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bath. 104 S Avolyn. Ventnor, NJ. Short, 5-10 Minute Walk: Really nice. Great location. Generously-sized sunroom spans width of house with floor to ceiling windows. Second floor deck with an …

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Public Recommendation for Ventnor Plaza Challenges

Residents waking up to non-compliant, some say sloppy work by Ventnor’s Planning Board. Lawfully required notifications were not sent out in regards to Ventnor Plaza development plans. Only 11 of 33 required notifications to local neighbors were sent properly. Ventnor Commissioner Lance Landgraf admits the error, but refuses to ‘re-notify’ as required by law. Only …

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More Upgrades for Margate’s Lucy The Elephant Park

Margate Commissioners have approved initial plans to demolish the current Lucy the Elephant gift shop building. A new, 2 story structure would be built in its place at a much higher flood elevation, 6.5 feet above grade to comply with FEMA flood rules. Larger retail space, storage, second floor meeting room and restrooms. ‘The snack …

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