Yesterday, June 16th The Campaign Committee of the Margate Boardwalk Committee presented the City Commission and the City Administration of the City of Margate a possible Referendum Resolution for placement on the Nov. 3rd General election ballot. This was done because we believed as the leading public proponents of the idea it was the responsible thing to do. The Resolution is necessary by State law to place a Referendum question on the ballot. We believe the wording we have developed for that ballot question is both accurate and fair. Of course, the City doesn’t have to use any of it but we still felt it was necessary and appropriate for us to develop it and present it . The actual Resolution handed in is printed below.
RESOLUTION No. 1 of 2020
REGARDING MARGATE CITY BUILDING A NON-COMMERCIAL
BOARDWALK UPON IT’S PUBLIC BEACH EXTENDING FROM THE EXISTING BOARDWALK AT FREDERICKSBURG AVE. IN VENTNOR CITY TO COOLIDGE AVE. ON LONGPORT’S BORDER FOR VOTER APPROVAL ON THE NOVEMBER 3, 2020
GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT
WHEREAS, The City of Margate City Board of Commissioners desires to ascertain the sentiment of the voters of the City of Margate City ( hereinafter “Margate”) with regard to Margate building a new non-commercial Boardwalk on its public beach extending from the existing boardwalk at Fredericksburg Ave. inVentnor City (on the border with Ventnor) to Coolidge Ave. in Margate (on the border with Longport).
WHEREAS, The Intent of this ballot question is for the voters of Margate to express their sentiment and give direction to the Margate Board of Commissioners regarding Margate building such a boardwalk; and
WHEREAS, this ballot question and the determination by the voters shall be advisory in nature and non-binding on the Margate Board of Commissioners.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Margate City Board of Commissioners hereby requests that the Atlantic County Clerk place the following question on the November 3, 2020 General Election Ballot:
“Shall the City of Margate City investigate and determine the feasibility and costs of building a non-commercial Boardwalk upon Margate City’s public beach extending from and connected to the end of the existing boardwalk at Fredericksburg Ave. in Ventnor (on the border with Ventnor) to Coolidge ave. In Margate City (on the border with Longport).”
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following interpretive statement concerning the above question to be place on the November 3, 2020 General Election Ballot for the City of Margate City:
“ This question if approved by the voters, will give direction to the City of Margate Board of Commissioners to further investigate and determine the feasibility and costs of Margate constructing such a boardwalk as described in the ballot question above.”
This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon adoption and shall be transmitted forthwith to the Atlantic County Clerk’s Office.
I, Johanna Casey, Municipal Clerk for the City of Margate City, County of Atlantic, State of New Jersey. Do hereby certify that the foregoing Resolution was duly adopted at a regular meeting of the City of Margate City Board of Commissioners held this ____ day of _______, 2020
And in witness thereof I have hereunder set my hand and official seal on the date of _________________
Johanna Casey, City Clerk