At the Feb. 7 Margate Commissioners meeting: We learn that the Margate Fishing Pier has been in conversation with the NJ DEP to extend the pier by 125 ft.
The Anglers Club at Margate Fishing Pier. Exeter Ave & the beach in Margate.
NJ State is paying for the extension….with one caveat. Pier needs to have some level of public access. Listen >
Project should start OCT 2019.
Margate Fishing Pier. It’s ‘high and dry’ most of the time.
Almost 100 yrs old. Built in 1923. The private Anglers Club of Absecon Island. Aka the Margate Pier, 99% landlocked by regular, usually wasteful beach replenishments.
Public benches could be installed along the public portion of this wooden pier. Public access would be from sunrise to sunset.
130 members pay $400 in annual fees. That provides access to the full pier, clubhouse and private lockers.
Army Corps of Engineers dredging and sand pumping left the 500-foot pier, mainly high and dry.
Margate City has concerns about liability issues.
Margate Outfall Sewer Pipe Danger
The inherent dangers of Margate’s beach outfall sewer pipes. These 5, overly large pipes that collect street run-off, funnel the contaminated run-off (oil, fertilizer, animal feces, etc) directly into the Margate surf.
Now completed, the pipes have been shown to increase the risk of serious injury. Specifically: sharp, protruding bolts and other offending materials attached to the outfall sewer system on the beach.
CHIEF ADAMS LOSS CONTROL REPORT
These drainage pipes on the beach also feature protruding bolts. A clear hazard and city liability.
Should we cut the bolts back? There is worry about corrosion. Risk associated with breaking seal of galvanized steel.
Suggestion: Cut, re-coat & cap the protruding bolts. Will reduce chance of harm. Some bolts are already rusting and corroding.
ACOE, Army Corp of Engineers don’t want to do it. Doesn’t want to spend the time or money to handle. It’s a lot of work.
Margate will contact GIF, General Insurance Fund. There is a safety concern.
Signage has been erected: Danger. No swimming. Keep off.
Safety on the Margate Beaches.
- Concern in regards protruding bolts.
- What CRDA has provided
- Corrosion hazard