Finally bowing to pressure from residents and the State of NJ, Ventnor officials will now close the Ventnor boardwalk and beach, effective noon, Thursday, April 3rd.
Last week, Ventnor Mayor Beth Holtzman said people are not following the governor’s executive order regarding social distancing. Too many on the boardwalk. Walking in groups. Not keeping 6 ft apart from each other.
On April 3 at 12 noon, Ventnor will lock down the boardwalk & beach from Jackson Ave (border of AC) to the Margate border at Fredericksburg Ave.
NOTE: To date, Mayor Marty Small of Atlantic City has ignored recommendations to close the AC Boardwalk, which connects with Ventnor’s Boardwalk.
Watch for dense collection of boardwalkers on AC Boardwalk starting at noon, April 3.
Ventnor Police will enforce the boardwalk shutdown.
CLOSED: All ramps, pavilions, steps and walkways leading to and from the beach and boardwalk as well as the entire Ventnor fishing pier. No beach vehicles. No surfing. No fishing.
Violators could face a $1,000 fine and 6 months in jail.
Mayor Holtzman is noticing amount of out-of-state license plates in Ventnor.
NJ Gov. Phil Murphy wants second-homeowners to shelter in their primary residence.
As of April 2, Ventnor has at least 2 confirmed coronavirus cases.
Commissioner of Public Safety Tim Kriebel was compelled to close the boardwalk and beach to avoid any further spread of this life-threatening virus.
City of Ventnor Executive Order
Effective April 3rd, 2020 at 12:00 Noon until further notice Due to the Covid-19 outbreak and the necessity for complete Social Distancing, the City of Ventnor is closing its boardwalk and beaches until further notice to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The entire length of the municipal boardwalk from Jackson Avenue to Fredericksburg Avenue and the entire length of the municipal beach (from the border of Atlantic City to the border of Margate City) shall be closed to any public use until further notice. This includes any and all ramps, pavilions, steps and walkways leading to and from the beach and boardwalk as well as the entire fishing pier. All 4×4 Vehicle Beach Permits are no longer valid for use on the beach as well. Those found to be in violation of this Executive Order will be issued a summons and face fines up to $1000.00 and 6 months in jail. (NJSA App.A:9-49)