Tempers flared at the recent Margate Commissioners meeting of May 2.
Many still smarting from Becker, Amodeo & Blumberg’s last-minute pullout from ‘Meet The Candidates’ forum planned for Saturday, May 4.
LISTEN to Margate Commissioner Meeting Audio Clips from May 2, 2019 >>
Others still fuming from revelation that porta-potties are part of Amherst Ave water park blue prints.
Did Commissioner John Amodeo call candidate Calvin Tesler a carpetbagger? That’s what resident Bill Phillips says.
Mr. Phillips not happy that Amodeo is storing lifeguard stands in his residential back yard.
Margate Commissioner Maury Blumberg snickering during public comments on speeding & traffic safety concerns.
Resident mensch, John Sewell, thinks leadership is shrugging off strong likelihood that Margate school district will be combined with neighboring towns.
Watch NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney discuss public school, health care and pension reform.
Two half empty Margate schools considered target for NJ State looking to fill empty seats.
Brigantine will combine their 2 schools in Fall 2019. Brigantine has approx. 500 students. Margate has less than 350.
Cost per pupil:
- Brigantine $27,000
- Atlantic City $28,000
- Margate $32,000
- ACIT $18,000
Public lot on Washington Ave changing rules. Neighbors not happy the City didn’t inform them of change.
Over-development. Waiving of minimum parking requirements. Changing parking rules without informing neighbors
Meetings too early for working public to attend. Move underway to change Commissioner meeting time from 4 to 6pm.
Note: Longport and Ventnor still don’t properly record and posting clear audio from municipal meetings. Downbeach residents want Commissioner, School and Planning Board meetings to be professionally recorded and posted in a timely manner.
MARGATE ELECTION POLL LOCATIONS
- Tighe School, 7804 Amherst Ave.
- Ross School, 101 N. Haverford Ave.
- Margate Municipal Building, 9001 Winchester Ave.
Deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot by mail is Tuesday, May 7. Deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot in person is May 13. Obtain ballots from Atlantic County Clerk’s Office, 5901 Main St., Mays Landing.