Northbeach resident Rich Gober is seriously concerned about proposed plans for Ventnor Plaza, the shopping center along Wellington Ave.
Ventnor Commissioner / Planning Board member Lance Landgraf admits mistakes were made. Neighbors not properly notified.
Some ask if a ‘re-notify’ is in order?
Within 200 ft radius, only 11 of 33 neighbors were properly notified.
Here’s Rich Gober’s take:
I just read many of the comments made by residents and one thing that seems to be lacking was the opportunity for many property owners to be heard on issues that directly affected them.
First and foremost I think all government departments such as planning & zoning should be available on line to give all residents the opportunity to attend meetings and be heard.
All seashore communities have very large non full-time residents who often live many miles away and they simply do not have the opportunity to attend mid week meetings and thus are not heard. How would that harm anything?
It would be very easy for me as NORTH BEACH resident to think this sounds great but I think the surrounding owners concerns need to be addressed more carefully so it does turn out to great.
Possible traffic and flooding issues need to be carefully considered.
Last but not least, is my concern over a brewery.
Did anyone ask the Chief of Police his opinion? Here we were a BYOB community for over 100 years. A few years back we changed that and allowed three liquor licenses to be issued. the local police chief at the time did not agree with it.
It included special regulations that said licenses were being issued for restaurants, not for bars. Yeah sure, just the opposite since both current license holders have very large bars.
Even in the defense of those three establishments that spent any where from $75,000 to $125,000 for those licenses now a new competition comes into town without the need to buy a liquor license.
Ventnor will regret this decision, wait and see.
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