Parking is never easy during the summer months in Margate. It’s only going to get worse with controversial parking meter installations along the Amherst Ave. bayfront.
A long line of concerned home-owners and businesses voiced their displeasure with Margate leadership. LISTEN:
Local residents and business owners believe the Margate Mayor and other city officials did a poor job of communicating the issue.
May 27 is the start date for parking meters along Amherst Ave. in Margate.
Many question whether Commisioners Amodeo and Blumberg reached out for input from local business.
Did Mayor Becker and commissioners Amodeo and Blumberg properly think this thing through?
Margate Commissioner John Amodeo says the city wanted more ‘change-over’ of parked cars. Margate recently lost 5 parking spaces with the new configuration along the Amherst waterfront.
Some fear Margate will soon place parking meters through-out other Margate neighborhoods.
We didn’t know anything about the parking meter plan.Margate Resident
Mayor Becker still not taking comments and questions from those listening remotely. Becker was also critized for selectively answering questions.
Jim Leeds of Barbary Coast Marina wants the city to consider parking passes.
Max parking time is 24 hrs. If you park for that period of time, it’ll cost you $24.00. Margate will fine you if that time is exceeded.
- Margate is $1.00 per hr
- Ventnor is $1.50 per hr.