Margate voters will soon be asked if the city should consider rebuilding it’s once popular boardwalk. This has been the goal of the Margate Boardwalk Committee‘s Glenn Klotz for the past 2 years. Mission accomplished.
On Aug 6, Mayor Becker, along with Commissioners Amodeo and Blumberg, will vote on the following resolution which provides ‘referendum’ wording to be placed on the general election ballot of November 3, 2020.
Should Margate do a feasibility study in regards to rebuilding the beloved Margate Boardwalk?
Margate Considers Rebuilding Boardwalk
RESOLUTION #147-2020. REGARDING CITY OF MARGATE CITY CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW BOARDWALK FOR VOTER APPROVAL ON THE
NOVEMBER 3, 2020 GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT
WHEREAS, the City of Margate City Board of Commissioners desires to ascertain the sentiment of the voters of the City of Margate City (hereinafter “Margate”) with regard to the construction of a new noncommercial boardwalk on its public beach extending from the existing boardwalk at Fredericksburg Avenue in Ventnor City (on the border with Ventnor) to Coolidge Avenue in Margate (on the border with Longport); and
WHEREAS, the intent of this ballot question is for the voters of Margate to express their sentiment and give direction to the Margate Board of Commissioners regarding the construction of a new boardwalk; and
WHEREAS, this ballot question and the determination by the voters shall be advisory in nature and non-binding on the Margate Board of Commissioners.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Margate City Board of Commissioners hereby requests that the Atlantic County Clerk place the following question on the November 3, 2020 General Election Ballot:
“Shall the City of Margate appropriate $285,000.00 to be able to award professional contracts to conduct legal, engineering and financial studies to determine the feasibility and cost of building a non-commercial boardwalk upon Margate’s public beach extending from and connecting to the end of the existing boardwalk at Fredericksburg Avenue in Ventnor (on the border with Ventnor) to Coolidge Avenue in Margate City (on the border with Longport)?
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following interpretive statement concerning the above question be placed on the November 3, 2020 General Election Ballot for the City of Margate City: “This question, if approved by voters, will give direction to the Margate City Board of Commissioners on whether to appropriate money to study the feasibility of constructing a boardwalk as favored by the Margate Boardwalk Committee Inc. at a 2019 cost they estimated to be $24,000,000.00. Initial funds would pay for property ownership title investigations, surveying, preliminary engineering design, test borings, state and federal permitting investigations and financial analysis.”
This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon adoption and shall be transmitted forthwith to the Atlantic County Clerk’s Office.