Ventnor Mayor Bagnell Readies Updated Events, Beach & Parking Ordinances

Ventnor Mayor Mike Bagnell (center)

A series of ordinances will be voted on at the upcoming AP 16 Commission meeting, reports Ventnor Mayor; Mike Bagnell.

One such ordinance will regulate special events in the city held on public or private property, such as festivals, running races, bike races, shows or other entertainment events.

Bagnell says: Organizers, including non­-profits, must get a permit at least 60 days before the event. The application is then reviewed by the Recreation Dept, the Chiefs of Police and Fire, code enforcement, director of public works and emergency management coordinator.

The Ventnor Recreation Board will consider:

  • Size and focus of event
  • Location and time
  • Do organizers have police protection & public safety covered?
  • Organizers may need to pay cost of added police or city services.
  • Organizers need to provide info about signage, portable toilets, amplified music & expected attendance.

The recreation board will charge a permit fee, but wavers are likely to be granted for most church, scouting, veterans and city- sponsored events.

Mayor Michael Bagnell fully supports the new ordinance as long as a few minor revisions are made. The vote will be taken at the Ap 16 meeting.

Bagnell also reports that the commissioners will hold a vote on some other ordinances, including issues involving activity on the beach, soliciting, and an updated parking ordinance that will tweak parking restrictions on Ventnor and Atlantic avenues.