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Voters in Margate overwhelmingly reject proposal to build boardwalk along beachfront

Voters in Margate, a well-to-do seaside community near Atlantic City, have overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to build a boardwalk along its beachfront.

News 12 Staff

Nov 6, 2020, 12:57 PM

Updated 1,321 days ago

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Voters in Margate, a well-to-do seaside community near Atlantic City, have overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to build a boardwalk along its beachfront.
In incomplete tallies released by the Atlantic County Clerk’s office, a non-binding referendum on whether Margate should study the feasibility of building a boardwalk was rejected by a ratio of more than 2-to-1.
A group calling itself the Margate Boardwalk Committee proposed a 1.5-mile boardwalk connecting Margate with Ventnor to the north and Longport to the south.
According to the group, the $24 million project would have cost the average taxpayer between $110 and $190 a year in additional taxes.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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