The Longport Board of Commissioners proclaimed March 16, 2022, as ‘Matthew Kelm Day’ in the Borough of Longport to thank Chief Kelm for his dedication and service.
He has served and protected residents and visitors on Longport beaches since the early 1980s. The former beach patrol chief recently announced his retirement after 39 years of service. He was appointed chief in April 2018.
During his tenure as chief, the beach patrol continued an unprecedented five consecutive wins in a row in the prestigious South Jersey Lifeguard Championship Races, in addition to numerous other lifeguard victories.
At the March 16, 2022, Board of Commissioners meeting, Chief Kelm was presented with a proclamation and a plaque. Thank you Chief Kelm!
Welcoming Longport Beach Patrol Chief Thomas Kresz
On January 19, 2022, Thomas Kresz was sworn in by Commissioner Dan Lawler as the new Chief of the Longport Beach Patrol. Kresz has been a member of the Longport Beach Patrol for the past 18 years and served as a Lieutenant since July 2021.
Kresz succeeds former Beach Patrol Chief Matt Kelm who recently announced his retirement after 30 years on the Longport Beach Patrol. Kelm served as Chief since 2018.
Kresz is also a member of the Longport Volunteer Fire Department and serves as a member of Longport’s Office of Emergency Management.
Please join us in welcoming Kresz as Longport’s new Beach Patrol Chief.
Note: Longport does not allow public comment via remote online meetings. Second homeowners must attend meeting in-person in order to make a comment. Critics oppose this lack of municipal transparency affecting majority of Longport taxpayers. Contact Mayor Nick Russo for more detail.
Longport OK’s Bar-B-Q’s on Beach for Summer 2022.
Memorial Day weekend, Sat thru Mon, May 28-30, 10a. and 8p.
Only charcoal barbecue grills 36-inches or smaller are allowed on beach. Coals must be extinguished with water, wrapped in aluminum foil and deposited next to trash cans. Alcoholic beverages not permitted.
Barbecues also permitted on July 4th weekend, Sat thru Mon, July 2-4, and Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-5.Longport-Meeting-minutes-02-09-2022
The next commission meeting originally scheduled for April 20 will be held 4 p.m. April 13 in Commission Chambers at Longport Borough Hall, 2305 Atlantic Ave., starting with a workshop meeting followed by the regular meeting. Action will be taken.