On Aug. 15th The Margate BW Committee attended the Margate Commission meeting as a group and placed its Public petition with its 613 signatures on the Record. We also placed our Report ” A MargateBoardwalk for the 21st Century” on the Record as well. The meeting was very well attended with an overflow crowd spilling into the hallways. https://downbeachbuzz.com/margate-commissioners-keeping-quiet-on-margate-boardwalk-petition/
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The Margate Boardwalk Committee will be appearing @ the Aug 15th Margate City Commission Meeting at The Old City Hall Commission Chambers on Washington & Ventnor Ave. starting at 4 pm. We will be placing our report “A Margate Boardwalk for the 21st Century” on the public record . We will also be placing our Public Petition with over 600 signatures on the record as well. Hope to see you there. Sitting is limited so get there early.
The Margate Boardwalk Committee will have two petition teams out collecting signatures on our Petition both tomorrow and Sat. at Martindale Ave next to the ramp @ the Boardwalk in Ventnor ( 7am) and in front of Casel’s (8 am)
PROPOSED MARGATE BOARDWALK PROJECT:
INFORMATIONAL MEETING SCHEDULED FOR JULY 13
The Margate Boardwalk Committee has scheduled a public meeting designed to educate the local community about the proposed project to build a boardwalk along Margate’s beachfront.
The proposed boardwalk would connect to the Ventnor boardwalk, providing a beachfront path from Margate to the Atlantic City end of the island.
The public meeting is set for July 13 at the Ross School on Granville Avenue in Margate. The event begins at 10:30am. Doors will open at 10:15am. This event is free and open to the public.
The event provides an opportunity to learn more about funding the proposed project, as well as a fully-researched cost/benefit analysis.
“People have questions about the Margate Boardwalk project, and we’ve got answers,” said Committee President Glenn Klotz. “We aim to present the details of this proposed project with fact-based data.”
It is the committee’s contention that a Boardwalk would be a powerful enhancement to the city of Margate by improving beach accessibility, as well as address bike and pedestrian safety on Margate’s main thoroughfares.
“We encourage people to attend the meeting and ask questions. We hope that when the citizens learn the facts, they will be convinced of the benefits,” Klotz said.
The Margate Boardwalk committee was formed in recent years by local citizens in response to the spate of issues created by the beach dunes that were foisted upon the city by New Jersey state government.
To learn more about the Margate Boardwalk project visit www.TheMargateBoardwalk.com and Friends of the Margate Boardwalk group on FaceBook
.Here’s a video of a bike ride the length of Ocean City. NJ’s BW.
Longport also had a boardwalk in the 20th Century. It was connected to Margate’s and the Ventnor /AC Boardwalks as well. This Island spanning BW was what made our Island unique in that era and gave rise to the phrase still used even today about Atlantic City’s World Famous BW. Nothing like it existed anywhere else on the planet back in that era. Unfortunately, that BW was destroyed in 1944 by an infamous Hurricane of that time. Longport and Margate subsequently chose not to rebuild their BWS. This is one of the only photos I’ve ever seen of the Longport section of that BW. Maybe after Margate rebuilds its BW Longport might opt to do the same?