BELMAR, NJ — To help improve pedestrian safety and responsible driving from motorists, Belmar Council members Jim McCracken and Tom Carvelli have partnered with Police Chief Andrew Huisman to issue a letter to Main Street and Ocean Avenue businesses to reinforce city parking ordinances.  

McCracken and Carvelli have released the following statement:

“As Council members it is our job to be responsive to residents' concerns and to take action to keep our town safe.  This summer, a Belmar resident was struck by a car in an 8th Avenue crosswalk — she is in our thoughts as she recovers.  

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The safety of our residents must come first.  That’s why we’ve asked the Police Chief to distribute a letter to the Main St. and Ocean Ave. businesses asking them to engage their delivery services to assist in helping keep our streets safe.

The same letter has been sent to taxi licensees. This letter requests that the taxis and delivery vehicles park sensibly, not block crosswalks and use nearby lots when possible. We understand that this may be an inconvenience but feel that the safety of pedestrians throughout town is of utmost importance. We will continue to take actions to ensure the safety of all of our residents and visitors that help make Belmar a great place to live and visit.”

Jim McCracken and Tom Carvelli are up for re-election to the Belmar Council this November.