WATCH VIDEO > Beach ice cream vendor talk spawned a mini-mayoral meltdown during the Ventnor Commission meeting of Oct 22, 2020.
During public comment, Ventnor Mayor Beth Holtzman gets triggered by a suggestion brought forth by a member of the local advisory board.
Should Ventnor get more for their beach ice cream vending permits? As it stands now, Ventnor charges only $500 for a permit.
Upwards of 15 veterans, many who don’t live in Ventnor, pay just $500 each to sell ice cream on Ventnor’s beaches. Compare this to Margate getting about $50,000 per season via auction.
Is Ventnor missing out on $50K in beach ice cream revenue each summer?
Public comment: “This puts undue burden on taxpayers, by giving away $42k to the majority of ice cream vendors who don’t even live here.”
Holtzman decided to make clear her less-than-fuzzy feelings about Margate. Mayor Beth hates being compared to Margate, even for financial comparison purposes.