Ventnor residents have flooded the inbox of DownbeachBUZZ in reference to these new, massive, 95 gallon trashcans foisted upon local homeowners. Whether needed or not.
The ACUA looking to make a few bucks? Why are Ventnor homeowners being forced to send the Atlantic County Utilities Authority, $514,000 ?The City of Ventnor is delivering over 5000 trash cans on wheels, to replace the old trash cans.
- Recycling container: $44 each
- Trash container: $51 each
- A measly $7 per recycling container is being covered by a grant.
Non-critical trash & recycling cans will cost Ventnor taxpayers > $514,000.
Residents were not aware that Landgraf, Kriebel and Holtzman were offering ACUA this sweet deal. Some suggest an overly cozy relationship between ACUA’s Rick Dovey, and Ventnor’s Landgraf, Holtzman and Kriebel.
Rick Dovey, President of ACUA, Atlantic County Utilities Authority, will hold a townhall meeting on Tues, June 18, at 7pm, at the Ventnor Library.
Discussion topics could include: cost of new trash cans, raw sewage leaks, offshore wind farms, etc.
Ventnor politicians issued the following response: Please be advised the public works department will consider requests for smaller 64 gallon containers on a case by case basis, and only to accommodate the elderly, disabled, and residents whose property is too small to store or transport the 96 gallon trash and recycling containers.
“The city may decide to offer for sale a reasonable quantity of the smaller 64 gallon size carts after the program has been in place at least one month. The City will not be offering 35 gallon carts.”
Social Media Feedback: Ventnor City has made this decision in concert with the ACUA without the input of Ventnor residents. This isn’t a mere inconvenience, it’s a maneuverability issue, a non practical issue for condominium owners and a discouragement! They’re also ugly as sin. 96 gallons? For recycling? Ridiculous. Where are we expected to store these monstrosities? Many of us don’t have the space! Should we park them in our driveways so that our town looks like a dump? This “idea” was NOT well thought out. One size does not fit all! Our residents should have been consulted.
A site visit will be conducted to verify the size of the property. The process for a property owner to notify the city of their desire to receive a smaller cart based on the above parameters will be forthcoming.
City of Ventnor ready to start fining those who can’t hide their cans from view?
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For a variety of reasons, many want smaller cans.
- Some don’t have THAT MUCH trash.
- Some don’t have the space to store or hide the massive cans
- Some cant navigate these cans thru thru their property
- Elderly and those with disability
Some have been cited for trash cans stored on the side of their house, but still visible from the street. Many struggling getting the cans to and from the curb.
Holtzman, Landgraf and Kriebel Getting Trashed.
Ventnor City Ordinance: Location of receptacles: It shall be the responsibility and obligation of each owner or occupant of property located in the City of Ventnor City to ensure that the trash receptacle(s) used at that property for the storage of trash or any bulk item or debris generated at that property, pending the date of collection, be placed in the rear of the property whenever possible and, if not possible in the rear, in a place other than the front of the property so that it may net be viewed from any public street or walkway.