Margate officials frustrated by yet another problem regarding the Lamberti’s project on the Amherst Ave bayfront.
Margate Commissioner John Amodeo says the wheelchair ramp next to Lamberti’s must be re-designed, moved, and be ADA compliant. Amodeo not overly concerned about ramp proximity to street? He offered rough sketch of re-design.
Listen to audio clips from March 16, 2023:
Margate wants Lamberti to return 5 public parking spots on Amherst Ave.
What about required ADA compliant ramp on Longport side of Lamberti’s? That area wasn’t ‘conveyed’ to them, says Margate Solicitor, John Abbott.
The electrical box next to the bulkhead needs an easement too, suggests Margate Code Official, Roger McLarnon. As condition of approval of a 2017 agreement, Lamberti must seek an easement or license with City of Margate.
We’re owed landscaping from Lamberti’s. $30,000 worth of improvements.Margate Commissioner Maury Blumberg
Margate’s Planning Board lacks full transparency with proceedings. Still blocking live ZOOM video access to meetings with NO remote participation. Still slow to post ALL relevant documents, renderings and blue prints online prior to meetings. Commissioner Blumberg had no comment on financial implications for taxpayers.
Residents remain vigilant. Especially 2nd homeowners. One day you could find an unattractive development right next to your home. ex: massive Lamberti’s or ‘not-so-miniature’ golf course.
Margate has history of misplacing key votes within a ‘consent agenda’, often done during off-season meetings.
Lack of asset disclosure or relationship disclosure by officials. What Real Estate or local business do they own or have an interest in? What do close associates or family members own? All key employees must provide full discloser in order to avoid conflict of interest.
The flood gate thru the bulkhead has to be addressed as well. Margate owns it, but installed on Lamberti’s property?
Margate Mayor Becker: Let’s get it done.