Events

MAY 2017

Memorial Day Weekend Reminders and Events


5/26/2017 -

The City of Ventnor wishes you a happy and safe summer season! 

A few important reminders:

1. Suffolk, Dorset, New Haven, and Lafayette Avenue beaches will be guarded and open for swimming from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

2. Beach badges will be required. The last chance to purchase them at a discount ends Memorial Day!

3. Beach BBQs will be permitted over Memorial Day weekend and every Saturday and Sunday from July 1st to September 30th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

4. Parking meters are effective June 1.

5. Dogs are prohibited on boardwalk and beaches with the exception of service dogs. They are permitted between the hours of 7 to 9 p.m.

6. All trash and recycling collections will be performed as scheduled. 

Events:

Saturday, May 27 - Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Opening of Ventnor Beaches at 10:30 a.m.  

Sunday, May 28 - Kenny Wayland Run

Sunday, May 28 - Amazing Ventnor Beach Concert Newport Beach from 6 to 8 p.m.

Monday, May 29 -  Ventnor VFW Post #215-Ventnor City Hall Memorial Service at 9:30 a.m.

 

Ventnor Officials Announce Funding for Improvements in North Beach Business District


5/25/2017 -

At a press conference on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Little Rock Studios, the City of Ventnor announced it received $800,000 in grant funding from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)  for streetscape improvements in the North Beach Business District. 

The funding will go toards a 4-block streetscape project, from S. Wemouth to Surrey Avenues along Atlantic Avenue. The project will include hiring a design consultant to improve crosswalks, sidewalks, lighting, signage, trees, and more in the neighborhood.

 

Beach BBQ Information


5/24/2017 -

The City of Ventnor has expanded the days allowing Beach BBQs for 2017.  BBQs will now be permitted:

Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday, May 27, Sunday, May 28, Monday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Every Saturday and Sunday from July 1 to September 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


NO OPEN FIRE PITS ALLOWED, only grills. 

Please obey all rules and regulations! Beach badges required. 

Have a happy and safe summer season! 

Official Beach Opening Will Kick Off Saturday, May 27, with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


5/22/2017 -

The City will officially celebrate the opening of its beaches on Saturday, May 27, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:15 a.m. at Suffolk Avenue Beach. 

Join us to officially welcome the summer season!

 

Summer Recreational Activities


5/18/2017 -

The Ventnor City Recreation Department has planned the following activities for summer 2017:

Memorial Day Weekend 2017 Men’s Baseball Tournament
National men’s adult baseball teams from east coast states face off. Games are played in Somers Point, Margate and Ventnor ball fields all weekend long from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Come out and enjoy some great games with no fees!

Volleyball League
Tuesday Nights Beginning May 30, 2017 through Labor Day 
Suffolk Ave. Beach Courts. 
6 to 10 p.m.
Teams range from beginners to experts.  A full summer league of team play. 

Summer Sports Camps
June 26 to August 18, 2017
Held at Ventnor School
You can choose daily or pick various weeks, full day or half day. For ages 6 yrs. and up.  Download an application at:
http://ventnorcity.org/pdffiles/VentnorRecSportsCamps2017.pdf

Annual Ventnor One Mile Fun Run
June 30, 2017
Begins 6 p.m. Signups prior to run at Community Building (rear of Library )
This is a fun family event for ages 8 yrs. and up. T-shirts for registered runners, food and music will be provided. 

Annual Chuck’s 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
July 29-30, 2017
Held at Ventnor Gyms. Divisions for men and women with various age groups. Runs 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days. 

Soccer Camp
August 21-24, 2017
9 a.m. to Noon
Held at Ventnor Ball field.  Ages 5yrs. and up.  T-shirts provided for campers.

For more information on any of the above events, please call the Recreation Department at 609-823-7950.

 

City Encourages Those with Special Needs to Sign Up for New Jersey Register Ready Program


5/17/2017 -

The Register Ready special needs registry for disasters is an important emergency program designed to help those who may have difficulty during an evacuation because of physical or other limitations, or lack of transportation. It's a program that will help first responders make the best use of limited time and resources by planning to help those with limited options for evacuation during an emergency.

People with special needs (or caregivers on their behalf) are encouraged to register electronically, if possible, by accessing www.registerready.nj.gov.

Alternatively, they can call New Jersey’s toll-free 2-1-1 telephone service. This service will register people, offer free translation, and provide TTY services for the hearing impaired.

Paper registration can be downloaded by clicking here or picked up from the Ventnor City Office of Emergency Management:

Ventnor City Emergency Management
6201 Atlantic Avenue
2nd Floor – OEM Ventnor NJ
08406
609-823-7919 

Information entered in Register Ready is confidential and is not available to the public. All information is maintained in a secure database and will be used only for emergency response. The only information needed is that which explains how a disability or limitation may affect one’s ability to evacuate their residence.

If you or someone you know has not registered yet, don’t put it off for another moment. Register today and be ready

 

Ventnor Food Truck Festival Trucks, Vendors, Music Announced 


5/10/2017 -

Boardwalk Entertainment is happy to announce the first five food trucks registered for the Ventnor Food Truck Festival on June 10th at Ski Beach off Dorset Ave. The event is a new event for the city, and will feature a total of 7 trucks, multiple vendors, the KidZone, live music and more throughout the day. The website for the event was launched earlier this week, and can be found at www.ventnorfoodtrucks.com.

The registered trucks are CAPE MAY BARBECUE, featuring BBQ items including burgers, hot dogs, and pulled pork; KONA ICE CAPE MAY, featuring gourmet shaved ice; MOOCHEEZE, featuring grilled cheese, mac and cheese, and more; AUSAMS TROLLEY STOP. featuring wraps, bison burgers, turkey burgers, and GRUBAHOLICS, featuring Jamaican product such as jerk chicken cheesesteak.

"I think we have a very unique festival, and I love this variety of vendors," says Boardwalk Entertainment owner, Amanda Thomas. "We've got everything from the standard hot dog and burgers to a bison burger and a jerk chicken cheesesteak. These aren't typical food items for the area, which makes the festival really special."

Vendors at the event include Sassy Sweets with Lemonade, local honey farm Busy Bees Honey, Christine Bucca with LuLaRoe, and Cannoli World featuring their famous local cannoli's.

Live bands to be featured include the Tree Rats reggae band, Doghouse Roses, and Pure Acoustic.

The event starts at 11 AM and goes until 6 PM and has free entry. Food prices range will from $5-$15 for a meal, and some options include smaller bites. The KidZone will be on site and will feature a bounce house, balloon artist, face painter and more. Entry into the KidZone is $5, which includes all attractions, even face painting, and directly benefits the CompleteCare Family Health Foundation. Guests do not need to purchase food to enjoy the festivities, however no outside food or beverages are permitted.

Commissioner Tim Kriebel says The City of Ventnor is excited to have the opportunity to showcase the City and Ski Beach. Commissioners Tim Kriebel, Lance Landgraf and Mayor Beth Holtzman all plan to attend the event.

"We are excited for this new event and partnership that we believe will enhance the Ventnor experience for both residents and visitors," said Landgraf. "I personally can't wait for the event. "

"I am so excited about this event and hope to see all our residents there," added Mayor Holtzman.

There are still two truck spaces available, and multiple vendor spaces. Local residents can enter into the event for $100 registration fee with the promo code VENTNOR. All others can use promo code SUMMER to save $25. Registration is available online at www.boardwalkentco.com/shop

 

Dorset Avenue Street Fair Returns May 10


5/8/2017 -

Festivities, local merchants, crafters, artists, and live music will be available along the two commercial districts of Dorset Avenue on Wednesday, May 10th from 6 pm – 9 pm. The event is presented by Amazing Ventnor and Hammer Fiber. 

After last year’s successful event, Mayor Beth Holtzman asked Michael Einwechter, President of Amazing Ventnor to try and plan one in each district in 2017. Amazing Ventnor now has four dates including May 10th, June 14th, August 16th, and September 13th for 2017.

As of Wednesday, April 26th over 15 artists, crafters, and musicians are participating in the first Ventnor Street Fair of 2017. During the Dorset Street Fair, Amazing Ventnor will be debuting its newly built Mobile Band Stage repurposed from an old RV trailer. 2:15 the Band will be showcased on the new stage trailer at 7:30pm during the street fair. 

The Dorset avenue merchants include Annette's Cafe, Red Room, Ventnor Coffee, Custards Last Stand, Rain Florist, The Ship Shop, Smiling Dragon Kung Fu, Community Liquor, Enchanted Day Spa, Capri Pizza, Attorney Nancy Mazin, Gitto Electric, Shelly's Salon, PC Medic, Horn Electric, ArtSpot Studio, Tri-State Accounting, Dorset House Inn, Luv Leigh Hair Salon, and A-1 Residential Cleaners. 

Sponsors include: SJ Hauck Homes, Shore Local Newspapers, Downbeach Express, Farley & Ferry Real Estate, ACUA, GMS Law, Mark at the Shore Real Estate, and WIBG 94.3 

Event Details : 

Local acoustic musicians along Dorset Avenue 

Artists and Crafters setup in front of businesses 

Meet and Greet the Local Business Owners 

Interested volunteers can contact michael@amazingventnor.com

Parking/Locations: 

All parking is on street, we recommend walking, biking if you live nearby 

All crafters and musicians will be in front of stores, all sidewalks will be passable. Parking available at the Ventnor Football field at Surrey and Calvert Aves  

Click here to join the Facebook event

 

Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 7-13


5/8/2017 -

It's Hurricane Preparedness Week! Click on the links below for information on how you can prepare for a hurricane now:

May 7 - Determine Your Risk 

May 8 - Develop An Evacuation Plan 

May 9 - Assemble Disaster Supplies

May 10 - Secure an Insurance Check

May 11 - Strengthen Your Home

May 12 - Check on Your Neighbor

May 13 - Complete your Hurricane Plan 


More information from Ready.gov:

City To Host Press Conference on Beach Replenishment Project  Thursday, May 4, at Noon


5/4/2017 -

The City of Ventnor is holding a press conference Thursday , May 4, 2017, at noon on the Ventnor City Fishing Pier to discuss the beach replenishment project. All are welcome to attend. 

Click here to watch the live video stream of the press conference on Facebook.

Response to Dune Replenishment Project Update 


5/3/2017 -

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection unilaterally informed Ventnor this week that it is altering its beach replenishment schedule. Once again, far-flung bureaucrats are placing the disruptive work from June 8 to July 12 and likely beyond – squarely at the height of summer tourism season.

Unfortunately, the city, its business and our residents have made other plans at this time and our beaches are unavailable for the dune and replenishment work. Our city has multiple concerts, a surf camp, Independence Day celebrations and thousands of visitors coming to town for their hard-earned summer vacations. We hope the state understands that this revised timing simply doesn’t work for Ventnor.

Ventnor has enthusiastically supported the state and the Corps dune and replenishment work from day one – and we will continue to do so if they adhere to their original timeline. It is important work, but so is the summer tourism season. We simply cannot allow one to jeopardize the other.

Today, we are notifying the state and the Army Corps of Engineers that our beaches will not be available for the replenishment and dune work until after Labor Day, which is when they had previously said the work would be performed.

 

Hydrant Flushing To Begin May 8


5/1/2017 -

Beginning on Monday, May 8, 2017, the Ventnor Water and Sewer Utility, in conjunction with the Fire Department, will conduct flow testing of the City’s fire hydrants and flushing of the system’s water mains.

The testing will begin at Jackson Avenue and proceed south to Fredericksburg Avenue, followed by Ventnor West, and finishing in Ventnor Heights.

The testing will continue through Friday, May 12, 2017.

Residents should not be alarmed if discoloration of tap water is noticed, as this condition is not harmful and will dissipate in several hours. Residents should avoid washing clothes, especially white loads, throughout the testing period or while water is discolored.

There may be periods when water pressure will drop somewhat when testing and flushing are ongoing throughout the day.

City of Ventnor Seeking Tax Assessor


5/1/2017 -

 The City of Ventnor is seeking a qualified individual to serve as its certified Tax Assessor.

The individual shall be responsible for the full-range of responsibilities associated with serving as a Municipal Tax Assessor, including but not limited to the requisite field work, preparing and maintaining property record cards, ensuring tax maps are accurate and up-to-date, preparing annual assessment rolls, preparing for and assisting in the defense of tax appeals at both County Board of Taxation and State Tax Court. The individual is also responsible to provide polite and courteous customer service to the property owners in the municipality.

The ideal candidate must possess a certified Tax Assessor License from the State of New Jersey, a high school diploma (college degree preferred) and an in-depth knowledge of New Jersey’s local tax assessment laws. The candidate must also have strong organizational, research, as well as solid oral and written communication skills.

For informational purposes, the City completed a comprehensive revaluation in 2016 for the 2017 Tax Year.

Please send a copy of your resume, a completed City of Ventnor Employment Application, an informative cover letter along with salary requirements to City of Ventnor, Lisa H. Hand, City Clerk, 6201 Atlantic Ave, Ventnor, New Jersey 08406. Resumes must be postmarked on or before Friday, May 12, 2017. E/O/E.

APRIL 2017

Ventnor Recreation Sports Camps for Summer 2017


4/28/2017 -

The Ventnor Recreation Department has released its sports camps for summer 2017.

Each week has specialized sport with added various fun games! For ages 6 to 13.

Week 1 -  June 26-30 - Mixed Sports

Week 2 - July 3-7 (off 4th) - Soccer/Deck Hockey

Week 3 - July 10-14 - Flag Football/Golf Trip

Week 4 - July 17-21 - Beach/Tennis at Suffolk Ave.

Week 5 - July 24-28 - Basketball

Week 6 - July 31-August 4 - Baseball/Softball

Week 7 - August 7-11 - Soccer

Week 8 - August 14-18 - Games Week Wrap-up/Trip to Water Park

You can choose to do one or multiple weeks. Choose between times 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. or select both for a full day.

PRICING:

1 Week - $200

3-4 Weeks - $425

5-6 Weeks - $500

7-8 Weeks - $550 

For a full day, double the weekly cost then take 15% off combined total. 

Click here to download the registration form.

City Expands Beach Badge Sale Locations for May


4/27/2017 -

The City of Ventnor will expand hours and locations of beach badge sales to increase convenience throughout the month of May.

Pre-season ($7) and Senior Citizen ($3.50 for 65+) pricing ends May 31. Regular Season pricing ($15) begins June 1.

Throughout the month of May 2017, City Hall will be selling badges on the weekends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and at the Fishing Pier from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

They will be also be sold at the following locations on the specified dates:

5/6/2017     

Acme 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

5/7/2017      

Acme 2 - 3 p.m.

5/13/2017   

Vassar Square 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Regency Towers 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

5000 Boardwalk 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

 5/14/2017   

Vassar Square 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Regency Towers 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

5000 Boardwalk 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

 5/20/2017    

5000 Boardwalk 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Regency Towers 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Vassar Square 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

5/21/2017   

Vassar Square  9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Regency Towers 11 a.m.  - 12 p.m.

Sunset Harbour 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

5000 Boardwalk  2 - 3p.m.

You may continue to purchase beach badges during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at Ventnor City Hall or online through the Viply App.

 

Ventnor City Farmers Market Opens Friday, May 26


4/25/2017 -

The Ventnor City Farmer’s Market begins its 2017 season on Friday, May 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon on the grounds of Holy Trinity Parish at the corner of Newport and Atlantic Avenues. It will run for 15 Fridays until September 1.

The market’s mission is to provide access to a variety of locally grown and produced food items such as vegetables, fruits, baked goods, meats, fish, and plants. It’s also a wonderful opportunity for Ventnor residents to gather and build a greater sense of community.

For more information, or to volunteer on Friday mornings, visit:

 www.ventnorcityfarmersmarket.com

www.facebook.com/ventnorcityfarmersmarket

Ventnor Fishing Pier Now Open


4/24/2017 -

The Ventnor Fishing Pier will open Monday, April 24, 2017, for the season. The Pier will be staffed 7 days per week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. *Exception for Monday, April 24, Thursday April, 27, and Friday, April 28 the pier will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Yearly Membership Costs:

$175 per year 

$150 per year (Senior Citizens Ages 62+)

$50 per year (Kids Ages 10-17)

For Spectators with a Key:

$50 per person per year

Weekly Membership Costs:

$50 per week 

$25 per week  (Senior Citizens Ages 62+)

$15 per week (Kids Ages 10-17)

Daily Membership Costs:

$10 per day

$5 per day (Senior Citizens Ages 62+)

$5 per day (Kids Ages 10-17)

Daily Walk-On (Non-Fishing Fee)

$5 per day for individuals ages 10+

 

At all times when accessing and using the fishing pier, every member/key holder of the Ventnor City Fishing Pier must have in his/her possession the official Ventnor City photo identification and key issued to him/her by the Ventnor City Pier Master. The identification must be on the person visible at all times while on the pier. Individuals without identification are subject to being removed from the pier and fined.

Individuals who have purchased a weekly or daily membership shall be prohibited from using or accessing the pier at any time other than during the hours of operation. Furthermore, no individual with a weekly or daily membership shall be issued a key or a photo identification card.

 

Thumbail Photo by Jack Zigon

 

New Chief of Police for City of Ventnor to be Appointed on May 1, 2017


4/20/2017 -

Long term Ventnor Police Officer, and lifetime resident of the City of Ventnor, Police Captain Doug Biagi will be promoted to become the new Chief of Police of the Ventnor City Police Department effective May 1, 2017.

This appointment was recommended by Police Commissioner Tim Kriebel, with the advice and consent of Mayor Holtzman and Commission Landgraf, during an Executive Session held on March 13, 2017.

The current Police Chief, Michael Miller has announced his retirement effective April 30, 2017.

A Special Meeting of the Mayor and Commissioners will be held on May 1, 2107 at which time a resolution is expected to be adopted to make this promotion official.  Also at that time, Captain Howard Bloom will be promoted to the position of Deputy Chief of Police.

The new Police Chief has been a police officer in the City of Ventnor since 1988.  He was assigned as the Juvenile Detective in 1991, where he established the Ventnor Police Department’s D.A.R.E. in the Ventnor School System. Mr. Biagi was promoted to Police Sargent in 1993 and was transferred to supervise the Community Policing Bike Unit in 1995.

In April of 2002 Captain Biagi was promoted to Lieutenant and in January 2012, was promoted to Police Captain, and assigned as Operations Commander of the Patrol Division.  In 2014 Captain Biagi was reassigned as the Administrative Captain, and was also responsible for the Police Department’s Program for NJSACOP.

Captain Biagi is a lifelong resident of the City of Ventnor, is well known in the Community by residents, school children, and business owners.  Biagi is active in many community volunteer committees and is currently a member of the Ventnor Board of Education, a position he has held for 10 years.  Captain Biagi has received numerous commendations during the course of his 30 years of law enforcement, including the NJ State PBA Award for Heroism.  

Captain Biagi has two Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Stockton State College, and he continues to work towards his Master Degree in Criminal Justice from St. Joseph University. 

It is interesting to note that Doug Biagi started working for the City of Ventnor when he was 14 years old as a tennis court attendant and summer beach crew.  He was also a Fire Fighter - EMT for the Ventnor City Fire Department for two years before becoming a Police Officer.

“I am thrilled to be able to recommend Captain Biagi and Bloom to their respective new roles.  Both these gentlemen have a combined total of over 50 years of dedicated service to the City of Ventnor and are extremely committed to the public safety and welfare of our community”, said Commissioner of Public Safety, Tim Kriebel.   

 

 

New Smart Parking Meters Will Make Parking a Breeze


4/18/2017 -

The City of Ventnor will be installing new solar-powered parking meters that are equipped with smart technology to replace existing meters. The new meters will allow customers to pay with coins, credit cards or via phone.

Installation of the new meters will begin in May and run through October.

The meters will cost $112,517 and will be purchased using the City’s capital fund.  The cost is expected to be recouped in one to two seasons.

A public hearing on increasing the hourly rate for parking meters from $1 to $2 will be held on Thursday, May 18 at 6 p.m. at City Hall. 

The City is also considering new locations for meters and encourages public feedback. 

Community Yard Sale Coming August 19 & 20


4/12/2017 -

The Ventnor Community Yard Sale will be held on two days this year, Saturday, August 19, and Sunday, August 20, 2017.

To register, please click here to download the form. 

Forms should be returned to City Hall by August 5.

You may also apply via email. Send information to: Dianne McDevitt at dmcdevitt101@gmail.com

Please put YARD SALE in the subject line. And include your name, address and phone number.

There is no cost to participate.

Kenny Wayland Memorial Run Coming May 28, 2017


4/10/2017 -

The Kenny Wayland Memorial 5k, 10k and Fun Run will be held on Sunday, May 28, 2017 beginning at 9 a.m.

The run, sponsored by the Ventnor City Firefighters FMBA Local 38 in association with the Ventnor City Board of Recreation, benefits the Kenneth Wayland Scholarship Fund.

Event Information:

5K Run or 10K Run & Fun Walk

Course: 5k/10k course is an out and back starting at Newport & Atlantic Ave. Fun Walk on Boardwalk.

Fees:

$15.00 up to April 30, 2016, after that price will increase to $20 up to May 26, 2016. (includes T Shirt)

Saturday Night & Race Day Registration: $30.00 (T-SHIRTS WHILE SUPPLIES LAST). Water, bagels and oranges provided.

Register:

Register Online

Download Registration Form

Packet Pickup & Race Day Location:

Ventnor Community Building
6500 Atlantic Ave, Ventnor, NJ

Saturday Night, May 27, 2017 (6 - 7:30 p.m.) or Sunday Morning (7:30 - 8:30 a.m.)

Awards/Ceremony: Trophies/Medals will be awarded for various divisions. A ceremony will be held in back of the Ventnor Community Building.

Become a Sponsor:

Download Sponsorship Request Form

More Information: Phone: (609) 823 7956 or Email: FMBA38@aol.com

 

Run and Scholarship Background:

On December 15, 1972 the Ventnor City Fire Department was called to a fire at a high rise building. While searching for an occupant of the fourth floor apartment, Firefighter Kenneth Wayland, was cut off from exiting the apartment by fire. With insufficient fire department manpower to place an aerial ladder truck into service and with no alternative way out, he was forced to a window, eventually having no option but to jump. Most tragically, the occupant had self-evacuated without notifying anyone.

On December 20, 1972 Firefighter Wayland passed away as a result of his injuries. He was just 35 years old.

In early 2000, the Ventnor City Firefighters FMBA Local 38 was asked to take over the operation of the Run that had been held in Ventnor City for many years on Memorial Day Weekend. Although the task of staging the Run would be challenging, it was felt that this would be a great opportunity to memorialize the sacrifice of Firefighter Wayland.

The Run was named the Kenny Wayland Memorial Run and staged by Ventnor Firefighters each year since 2000. A scholarship program was named in his honor with the goal of providing Ventnor City high school seniors funding for college on an annual basis. All proceeds from the Run provide the funding for the Scholarship Program. To date over $65,000.00 has been awarded to over 80 Ventnor City students in memory of Firefighter Wayland.

 

Ventnor City Employees to Participate in 2017 Heart Walk


4/10/2017 -

Employees of Ventnor City will be participating in the 2017 American Heart Association Southern NJ Spring Heart Walk on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center Football field located at 6th Street and the Boardwalk. 

Children walk and enjoy the rides! As a thank you for children (under 17) who participate on a Walk Team, register online, turn in a walker envelope and raise a minimum of $50, they will receive a wristband to Gillian’s Wonderland Pier for use on the day of the event between 1 and 3 p.m. This is limited to the first 1000 children and the turn in date is 5/17!

To join or donate to the Ventnor City Team, please click here.

MARCH 2017

Food Truck Festival and Movies on the Beach Coming to Ventnor


3/31/2017 -

Boardwalk Entertainment will host a Ventnor Food Truck Festival on June 10th at Ski Beach in Ventnor Heights, and weekly Movies on the Beach, Mondays through July and August on Suffolk Ave. The two events are the first of its kind to take place in Ventnor, and are free to the public.

"While planning our event season, I had the opportunity to meet the commissioners of Ventnor and found the town would be a great addition to 2017," said owner of Boardwalk Entertainment, Amanda Thomas. "Commissioner Kriebel took me on a great tour of town, and really showed me that Ventnor is very invested in its community. I like to host events in cities that have a strong sense of community, I am happy to be able to work with Commissioner Kriebel and the City of Ventnor for these events."

The Ventnor Food Truck Festival will come to Ventnor on June 10th. Seven food trucks will line the field at Ski Beach from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be a few retail and craft vendors, along with live music for the day. Ski Beach is a desirable location for this event, and Boardwalk Entertainment hopes to draw at least 500 attendees. There's plenty of fun for the kids with a bounce house, face painting, balloon artists and more.

The Movies on the Beach event is planned for every Monday at Suffolk Ave Beach, where the volleyball courts are located. An inflatable movie screen will be placed on the beach, along with a food and snack vendor for the evening. Popular, family-friendly movies will be shown each week through July and August.

"I'm convinced a food truck event at Ski Beach and beach-front movies are a perfect fit for summer in our city," said Commissioner Tim Kriebel. "Amanda Thomas from Boardwalk Entertainment worked with all our departments to create fun and family-friendly events. These events will be a great addition to everyone's summer and I hope will encourage walking or biking to take part in them."

Boardwalk Entertainment was the creator and promoter of the 2016 Celebrate America Weekend featuring Tim McGraw, Hunter Hayes, and Maggie Rose. This year, the company will host the Pro Footvolley Tour in Wildwood, along with the Wildwood Food Truck Festivals, and additional events in South Jersey including some that are soon to be announced.

More information on these events will be available within the coming weeks. Entry into the events is free. To become a vendor, please contact info@boardwalkentco.com or visit www.boardwalkentco.com

Door-To-Door National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Coming Through Atlantic County


3/30/2017 -

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently alerted the Ventnor Police Department that they will be conducting a door-to-door survey throughout Atlantic County, including Ventnor City, for the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), from March 29 through June 7.

The survey is a major study of the health of persons living in the United States and has been conducted for more than 55 years. It helps provide current and vital data on health conditions and concerns in the U.S. Data are collected through household interviews and standardized medical examinations in mobile examination centers.

Personnel will be knocking on doors of randomly selected households throughout the county. They will conduct a brief questionnaire at the doorstep to obtain demographic information used to identify sample participants for the survey.

The CDC assures this is a legitimate survey that is part of a federally funded national effort with significant influence on health policy across the nation.

Names of NHANES Interviewer Staff:

FULL-TIME INTERVIEWERS & ID#

BLAKE, ODETTE - 2891

BORRO, CARLOS (ARMANDO) - 2811

CANCEL, EVY - 1967

CARLOS, SHEILA -1033 CARRINGTON, DON - 2464

CHASE, EVELYN - 2920 CHAVARRIA, ELSTON - 2812 COFFER, RUTH - 1727

COFFMAN, BARBARA - 1930 COPLEY, RANDY - 2893

DYSON, KIMBERLY - 2247

FARLEY, HORTENSE - 2514

FREE, BRITT -2894

GARCIA, RENE - 1969

HAGAR, JENNIFER -2843 HAGSTROM, JOHN - 2346 K

RUDWIG, JILL – 2249

MCEVILLY, DANIEL - 2750

MCKISSACK, CARLA - 2813

MELLO, KIMBERLY – 2576

MITCHELL, ANA - 2047

MOSLEY, KIMBERLYN – 2846

POOLE, PATRICIA (PATSY) - 2814

POPE, ESTHER - 2697

SATCHER, CRYSTAL - 2784

SEGURA, CARLOTTA-1931

SKRIPEK, DIANNE - 2923

SMOOT, SHARON - 1971

SOUSA, GEORGE - 2537

TYE, CHERI - 2924

BACK-UP INTERVIEWERS & ID#

KING, RUBY -2844

OVIEDO, EDWARD - 2752

TRAVELING INTERPRETERS

CHACON, GEORGE

DENG,PETER

 

Click here to learn more about the program 

 

 

Remember to Renew Your Dog License for 2017!


3/28/2017 -

Ventnor City Residents: Dog License(s) are due. Please remember to renew your 2017 Dog License. Owners will be charged a late fee of $10.00 if not renewed by May 1st. Please be aware that Summons will be issued to Dog Owners who have not renewed by August 1st. To avoid additional fines and penalties please renew your Dog License today.

Download the Dog License Application Form

Spring Flooding Safety Tips


3/20/2017 -

When spring hits, whether it’s “official” or feels like spring, many of us are eager to get out of the office and into the fresh air. However, too much rain or thawing snow after a long winter can bring severe flooding. Floods are the most common and costly natural disaster in the United States. Here are some things to keep in mind as the spring flood season draws near.

  • Never drive or walk through flooded streets. It only takes six inches of moving water to sweep a person off their feet (and not in the romantic way) and 12 inches to move a car. Remember, if a street is flooded, Turn Around; Don’t Drown.
  • Floods are expensive. A few inches of water in a 1,000-square foot home could cost more than $10,000 in repairs and replacement of personal possessions. Visits FEMA’s data visualization website to learn more about the costs and impacts of floods in your state
  • Most insurance does not cover flood damage. Only flood insurance will cover the damage from floods. Speak with your insurance agent to learn more and remember flood insurance takes 30 days to take effect, so purchase now to protect your family!
  • Talk with your family and make an emergency plan for you and your pets. No matter the disaster, it’s always a good idea to have emergency supplies ready at home, at work, and in the car.

You can learn more about the dangers of flooding and find information about flood insurance at Ready.gov/floods and Floodsmart.gov. We also have prepared a Flood Safety Social Media Toolkit so you can share tips with your friends and family prepare at www.ready.gov/flood-toolkit.

Ventnor Dunes to be Rebuilt from Richards to Fredericksburg Avenue at No Cost to Ventnor Taxpayers


3/7/2017 -

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently met with the down beach communities including Ventnor’s Public Works Director, Engineer and other staff to discuss the beach nourishment and completion of the original Absecon Island dune project. The project involves the hydraulic placement of approximately 2.9 million cubic yards of beachfill along the Atlantic Ocean coastline of Absecon Island. This project area encompasses Atlantic City, Ventnor, Margate City and Longport Borough. Base beachfill volume for Ventnor is 325,000 CY of the 2.9 million.

The Absecon Island Coastal Storm Damage Reduction project was only partially completed when Hurricane Sandy hit the New Jersey shore in 2012. The project in place served to dramatically reduce damages in those sections of the island. The Army Corps had completed the initial construction of the project in Atlantic City and most of Ventnor City in 2004. This section of the project received nourishment in the spring of 2012 and was restored after Hurricane Sandy in 2013. The Army Corps issued a Notice to Proceed to Weeks Marine Inc. to commence construction in December last year. The awarded contract work is expected to run through October 2017.

The Army Corps issued a Notice to Proceed to Weeks Marine Inc. to commence construction in December last year. The awarded contract work is expected to run through October 2017.

Ventnor’s schedule is as follows:

8/11/17 - 8/31/17: Pre-placement condition surveys

8/25/17 - 8/29/17: Setup pipeline and booster

9/1/17 - 10/5/17: Beachfill operation

10/6/17 - 10/12/17: Post placement condition surveys

10/6/17 - 10/28/17: Demobilize equipment/dredge

 

It is expected the Army Corps will mobilize at the Suffolk Avenue beach area. Beachgoers will still have access to that beach.

In an earlier press release from the Army Corps of Engineers, the Corps indicated the completion of the initial construction in Margate and Longport is being entirely funded by the federal government through the 2013 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act (PL113-2), commonly known as the Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill, whereas the periodic nourishment of the Atlantic City and Ventnor City portion of the contract is being cost shared with the Federal government and the non-federal sponsor, the NJDEP. Sixty-five percent is funded by the federal government and thirty-five percent is funded by the DEP and respective municipality. Ventnor’s share is estimated at $440,917 for Richards Avenue to Jackson Avenue and will be funded by remaining bond funds and a new bond ordinance. The cost does not include the cost of any additional sand if needed during construction.

There will be no cost to the City of Ventnor to rebuild the dunes that were loss from Richards Avenue to Fredericksburg Avenue.

 

Atlantic City Electric Giving Away Free Trees


3/6/2017 -

Atlantic City Electric (ACE) is providing 1,150 free trees to its residential customers through the Energy-Saving Trees program, which helps customer’s conserve energy and reduce household energy bills through strategic tree planting.  

Residents can reserve one free tree per household by visiting www.arborday.org/ace or by calling 1-855-670-2773.

Customers should have their ACE account number handy when ordering the free tree. 

Ventnor City Recreation Department Seeking Tennis Supervisor and Tennis Court Attendant


3/3/2017 -

The Ventnor City Recreation Department is seeking to fill positions for a Tennis Supervisor and a Tennis Court Attendant. See job descriptions below:

Tennis Court Attendant Job Description

Tennis Supervisor Job Description

Please submit a cover letter and resume to City Administrator Maria Mento at mmento@ventnorcity.org.

Ventnor Green Team Seeking New Members


3/2/2017 -

The Ventnor Green Team is seeking new members! Meetings are held on the first Monday of every month at 5 p.m. on the second floor of City Hall. Some of the topics regularly discussed include reducing plastic pollution, Ventnor’s bicycle and pedestrian plan, a community garden and more!

If interested, please reach out to Jim Rutala jmrutala@comcast.net or 609.743.0354.

 

FEBRUARY 2017

Ventnor Welcome Program Looking for Business Participants


2/17/2017 -

The Ventnor Green Team, with the support of Mayor Beth Holtzman, Commissioners Lance Landgraf and Tim Kriebel, along with ACUA, are creating and filling “Welcome to Ventnor” packets to be offered to all new renters and home buyers as they join our community.

A “welcome” bag will be a reusable shopping bag filled with useful information, phone numbers and websites to inform newcomers of the many policies, activities and resources in our community as well as a city map highlighting the business district.

Businesses are encouraged to offer incentives in the form of coupons.

If you are interested in participating, please drop off your coupon request or design to the Mayor’s Office, call 822-7900, or email bholtzman@ventnorcity.org.

Reconstruction of Wellington Avenue To Begin Late March


2/2/2017 -

Atlantic County has scheduled reconstruction of Wellington Avenue from the Black Horse Pike to Dorset Avenue. Work will begin in late March 2017.  The project has a 90-day construction window. The 2.43 million dollar project consists of ADA ramps, drainage improvements, and roadway reconstruction. Construction equipment will be stored behind the shopping center.  

Click here to see a map of the project area.

We will notify residents as updates become available.

 

JANUARY 2017

Ventnor Senior Shuttle Hours Expanded


1/17/2017 -

The hours of operation for the Ventnor Senior Transportation have expanded from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for picking up /dropping off residents.

The service is free for Ventnor residents age 60 or older.  Senior citizens can arrange pickup by calling 609-823-7994 the day before and leaving a message. 

Ventnor Chef Michael Brennan Wins Food Network's Cons vs. Cooks


1/4/2017 -

Exciting news! Chef Michael Brennan of Cardinal Bisto was named the winner of Cons vs. Cooks, Food Network's popular show hosted by Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian.

In the episode that aired Wednesday, January 4, 2017, Chef Michael beat out a group of chefs and home cooks for the #1 spot and $10,000! 

Congratulations Chef Michael!

 

Cardinal Bistro was established in July of 2016 inspired by the culinary creations of Chef Micheal. The idea behind Cardinal Bistro is to provide an upscale dining experience to guests without the stuffiness of the fine dining restaurant. Cardinal Bistro takes great pride in sourcing ingredients locally and humanely, taking a Baldor Local Pledge to source products from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

DECEMBER 2016

New City Hall Hours


12/30/2016 -

Ventnor City Hall will extend its hours beginning January 3, 2017 to better accommodate residents and businesses. New hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Don't Flush "Flushable" Wipes Down the Toilet


12/22/2016 -

Did you know wipes, even the ones that claim to be flushable, clog our pipes and should never be flushed down the drain?

The clogs can slow down the sewer system, cause operational problems and even costly repairs.

Help us protect our infrastructure by never flushing wipes, even those that say “flushable” on the package, down the drain.

A few other items that should never be flushed down the toilet or put down the drain include:

  • Cooking oil and grease residue
  • Fat trimmings
  • Q-tips
  • Toilet cleaning pads - yes, even those "flushable" ones
  • Paper towels 
  • Tampons, condoms and feminine hygiene products

Articles About the Issue:

 

NOVEMBER 2016

Learn Your Local Evacuation Routes


11/29/2016 -

Evacuations from your home or work are more common than many people realize. FEMA urges residents to know their evacuation routes and to heed the direction of local officials taking seriously their instructions to evacuate.  According to the Ready Campaign, fires and floods cause evacuations most frequently across the U.S., and almost every year, people along coastlines evacuate as hurricanes approach. In addition, hundreds of times per year, transportation and industrial accidents release harmful substances, forcing many people to leave their homes.

You don’t have to wait for an official evacuation notice to prepare, you can start now. Contact your local emergency management agency (see contact info below) for the evacuation routes in your community.

Additionally, follow these guidelines for evacuation:

Be ready to evacuate yourself and your family with Ready’s Evacuation Guidelines

Ventnor Emergency Management Contact Information

Office of Emergency Management City of Ventnor
6201 Atlantic Avenue – 2nd Floor
Ventnor City, NJ 08406
609-823-7919 
oem@ventnorcity.org

Ventnor Emergency Evacuation Routes

  • Atlantic Avenue or Ventnor Avenue to Dorset Avenue
  • If flooding, then take Atlantic Avenue into Atlantic City to the Expressway

DECEMBER 2015

Zoning Board Dissolved
12/31/2015 - Effective December 31, 2015, the Ventnor City Zoning Board and the Ventnor City Planning Board were combined to a single Planning Board. This section will remain as an archive for information. All current Zoning Information is on the Planning Board portion of the website. Thank you.