One of the most galling LIES spewed by the opposition to building a Boardwalk in Margate is the one about how property values will inevitably decline if such a structure is ever built in Margate. The reality is much more likely that they will rise. Witness the header picture above. This is just one of many brand new multi-million dollar homes presently under construction right next to the Ventnor Boardwalk today. The truth is Ventnor’s Boardwalk is filled to overflowing with luxurious new homes and so is much of its beach block that has enjoyed the same building boom Margate has experienced this past 10 yrs. So, when you hear this particular falsehood just point to all the new construction going on today and all the construction that has taken place in this area over the last 10 years.
The Poll the Margate Boardwalk Committee is recommending be held would include all of Margate’s residents registered voters as well as non-voting taxpayers. We have also recommended that it be a THIRD PARTY poll. A third party poll is one conducted by an Independent certified polling group, agency or Institute. Many exist. The City of Margate would sponsor it but wouldn’t write the actual questions, nor tabulate the results. It would probably be done by mail and com…See More
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