Based on the so-called ‘latest data & science’, the NJ Governor is cautiously optimistic. Gov Murphy says it’s time to get our Jersey Shore back to business…safely. Time to fully re-open our beaches and boardwalks as well.
Too bad Ventnor Mayor Beth Holtzman doesn’t feel the same way. Holtzman wants to keep the Ventnor Boardwalk CLOSED until May 29.
A local business killer. Ventnor Mayor and Commissioners doing their best to scare away visitors from enjoying Summer 2020 in Ventnor.
Here’s latest Summer 2020 game plan from Ventnor City Hall:
Ventnor Boardwalk remains closed til Friday, May 29. No walking, sitting or biking.
Ventnor’s current ban on ocean swimming in effect til Saturday, May 23.
Ventnor beaches remain open for walking, running, exercising and leashed dog walking only.
Showers on Ventnor Boardwalk will stay OFF til May 29.
So-called ‘non-essential’ retail businesses will re-open on Monday, May 18.
Many, like us, feel all local business is essential. Most Downbeach small business got screwed for past few months, while others cashed-in, big time.
Watch for increased Police presence on Ventnor beach & boardwalk. Compliance with guidelines will be enforced.
While NJ Governor loosens up beach & boardwalk restrictions, Ventnor is keeping the lock-down. Local business is asking: why are we scaring people away? We have only 15 weeks a year to make money!
• Stay 6 feet away from strangers.
• Face masks recommended.
• Everyone allowed on beach. From anywhere.
• No contact sports or organized events.
• No summer camps, fireworks, festivals and concerts.
• Showers & restrooms are OK to open.
Ventnor Emergency Medical Technicians. On the beach EMTs, trained in up-to-date protocol, will assist Ventnor Beach Patrol if needed.
City of Ventnor requires Beach Badges for the Beach from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Once allowed, bikes will be allowed on the boardwalk 6A to 12P only. Odd, since boardwalk empties out in mid-afternoon.
No bike riding on boardwalk after sun goes down. Bike riders forced off well-lit & safe boardwalk. Must use dark and dangerous, Atlantic Ave. Public Safety Commissioner Tim Kriebel is well aware of this issue.
Tim Kriebel is Ventnor Commissioner of Public Safety