Belmar Council: 19th Avenue Westbound, 20th Avenue Eastbound

May 15, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — After hearing from residents in Belmar’s southern end, the borough council has decided to keep one-way traffic flowing westbound on 19th Avenue and eastbound on 20th Avenue.

During a community meeting on May 14, nearly two dozen people expressed their opinions on which directions both one-way streets in Belmar should run. The majority voiced their support for having ...

Lake Como’s Seasonal Traffic Plan Hits Streets

LAKE COMO, NJ — Lake Como’s seasonal traffic flow plan is now in place, aimed at relieving congestion and increasing safety on the borough’s busiest streets during the summer.

It will be the first full season for the plan, which was hammered out by borough officials and the Belmar Police Department last spring and officially put in place right before the Fourth of July ...

Belmar Targets 21 Intersections for Multiway Stops to Slow Down Traffic Year-Round

BELMAR, NJ — Road crews will soon begin to get Belmar’s streets “safety-ready” in time for the summer season.

In response to concerns voiced by residents since last summer, proposed changes include turning 21 intersections throughout the borough into multiway stops to better control traffic speed throughout the year. As part of the plan, the two traffic roundabouts on ...

Lake Como Taxes to Take Dip Under $3.6 Million Budget OK'd by Borough Council

LAKE COMO, NJ — Lake Como's borough council has approved a 2018 budget that shows a significant improvement in the borough’s fiscal health — an achievement that officials say was made possible by a decision two years ago to disband its police department.

Under the nearly $3.6 million spending plan that was adopted on May 1, $2.6 million will be raised through taxation, ...

Belmar Takes First Step to Toss Plastic Bags from Use by Businesses

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar businesses will need to toss those plastic bags and find a more environment-friendly way to bag purchases.

And they would be given until next spring to find that new alternative, under a proposed measure introduced on May 1 by the borough council.

If the ordinance is adopted, Belmar would join a handful of municipalities in the state to implement a ban on ...

Belmar Harbor Commission Chairman Mark Levis Takes Seat on Borough Council

BELMAR, NJ — Mark Levis has taken his seat on the Belmar Council, filling the seat vacated by Brian Magovern when he recently became mayor.

Levis, a 12-year Belmar resident and Belmar Harbor Commission chairman, was sworn into the position on April 24 by Magovern, who became mayor 10 days previously following the departure of Mayor Matthew Doherty.

Levis was among three individuals ...

Belmar’s New Mayor is Lifelong Resident Brian Magovern

BELMAR, NJ — Brian Magovern is the new mayor of Belmar — the town he has called home his entire life.

During a special meeting of the borough council on April 14, Magovern, 65, was officially sworn in by Belmar municipal judge — and longtime friend — Dennis Lavender, following a unanimous vote by the governing body to name him to the post.

He will complete the ...

Matt Doherty Closes Chapter as Belmar Mayor, Lauded for Leadership after Superstorm Sandy

BELMAR, NJ — Matthew Doherty took his final bow last night as Belmar mayor, extending his gratitude and appreciation to the community that he has led for the past seven years.

More than 300 people filled the council chambers for Doherty’s send-off on April 10, which was marked by a look back on his mayoralty — the most significant being the days, months and years after ...

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