Brigantine City Council met on June 3, via the Zoom video conferencing platform. The following are notes and video clips from that meeting.
Thanks to efforts of Councilman Haney, the Brigantine short-term rental ban has been lifted.
Brigantine’s north end seawall & promenade now open.
City of Brigantine now making preparations for re-opening of Cove Beach along the inlet to 4X4 vehicles. Public Works Department getting it cleaned and ready.
Modifications to Cove entrance will put police and beach fee employees in a better position to handle the COVID19 guidelines.
Substantial erosion at Brigantine’s popular COVE beach along the inlet. Less vehicles will fit this summer. Beware.
Cape May County retail shops are open. LBI shops are open too. Why them, but not Brigantine? Angela Reynolds of Brigantine Chamber of Commerce still unable to provide answer. Not sure why she wasn’t on call. Local business owners not happy about Chamber’s lack of strong representation. We’ll keep you posted.
Tennis, pickle-ball and bocci courts will be open starting June 5. They will be open -weekends only- until June 27, from 7a to 7p.
Brigantine ball fields, oddly, are still closed.
Earlier this week, Brigantine officials contacted the Governor’s office to ask for guidance on the opening of Condo Pools.
Governor’s office responded with the following:
- As it currently stands, any shared (or common pool) will have to remain closed.
- Murphy administration in process of finalizing decision and corresponding guidance as it pertains to shared pools.
Brigantine’s ACE hardware store now allowing more shoppers inside the premises at the same time.
New affordable housing coming to Brigantine.
Old Brigantine Civic Center on 31st street will soon be re-developed for affordable housing.
Councilperson Karen Bew discussed golf course conditions, but still not providing financial details on it’s operation. To best of our knowledge, the course no longer has a separate profit & loss statement. Taxpayers not happy about that one. Residents still scratching their heads: why did Mayor Simpson allow people to golf for free, during the golf course lock-down?
Brigantine Triathlon cancelled for Summer 2020
4×4 Beach Permit prices increase from $200 to $300 effective June 13.
Brigantine Farmers Market could move to North School parking lot in near future. Maybe by June 20. Not much explanation on why it needs to be moved.
Lori Mayer wrote: The entire country is moving forward now; outside seating, eating and drinking will soon be permitted; hair salons have an opening date, Ventnor’s market opened, and Margate is scheduled to open as well on the 18th. Vendors and customers want a social distanced market, not a drive through. Respectfully, Lori Mayer of Clam Daddy’s
Many unhappy they couldn’t join ZOOM Council meetings due to limitation of 100 members. Why is city limiting participation?