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Welcome to the City of Ventnor City

Ventnor City was incorporated on March 17, 1903. On September 17, 1968, the then Mayor-Council form of government was changed to a Commission form of government. The Ventnor City Commission is governed by the Walsh Act, and consists of a Mayor and two Commissioners.

The Mayor and Commissioners serve a 4 year term. Voters within the City of Ventnor City choose three Commissioners to serve the four year term. The three top finishers then choose their selection to serve as Mayor.

Located directly adjacent to Atlantic City, Ventnor City boasts quiet, residential community and family living by the sea.

Ventnor City offers many recreational activities for all ages, including spacious pristine beaches and extensive water sports along the ocean and back bays. A walk on the unique residential Ventnor City Boardwalk offers you the sounds of a tranquil ocean, and the invigorating salt air serenely lifts your daily cares away.

Listed below are several of the many activities and facilities within the City of Ventnor City.

Come experience why we say Ventnor City, Shore’ly the Best!


PLANNING BOARD

  • Chairman - Jay Cooke
  • Vice Chairman - Tom McAdam

Members:

  • Tom McAdam
  • Robert Landau
  • Mayor Bagnell
  • Steve Rice
  • Chief John Hazlett
  • Emily Christian
  • Don Siglin, Jr.
  • Commissioner Frank Sarno
  • John Santoro
  • David Holtzman
  • Stan Bergman, Jr, Esq.
  • Patricia J. Kedziora
    Board Secretary
  • Board Engineer,
    Polistina & Associates, LLC

The Planning Board meets at 6:30 PM on the second Wednesday of each month. Call 823-7987 for more information.

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ZONING BOARD

  • Chairman - Lorraine Sallata
  • Vice Chairman - Dan Smith
  • Zoning Board Secretary - James E Pacanowski II

Members:

  • Clyde Yost
  • Stephen Rice
  • Greg Maiuro
  • Mike Weissen
  • Frank Cavallaro
  • Dan Smith
  • Bertram Sabo
  • John H. Rosenberger, Esq.
  • James E Pacanowski II - Board Secretary
  • Board Engineer, Polistina & Associates, LLC

The Zoning Board meets at 6:30 PM on the third Wednesday of each month. Call 823-7987 for more information. For Board Secretary, call 823-7997

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BOARD OF EDUCATION

  • President - Mr. James E Pacanowski II
  • Vice President - Mrs. Lisa Martinelli
  • Business Admin. - Terri Nowotny
  • Principal LES - Carmella Somershoe
  • Principal VMS - Robert Baker
  • Superintendent - Eileen Johnson

Members:

  • Mrs. Julie Rice
  • Mr. James Pacanowski II
  • Mr. Douglas Biagi
  • Mrs. Gina Scharff, Supervisor of Special Education and ELL Services
  • Mrs. Beth Holztman
  • Schwartz, Simon, Edelstein &Celso, LLC – Solicitor
  • Mrs. Kim Bassford, ACHS Liason
  • Mrs. Kim Bassford
  • Nelson Morgan

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RECREATION BOARD

  • Chairman - Lori Nolan
  • Vice Chairman - Diane Birkbeck
  • Commissioner of Recreation - Commissioner Frank Sarno
  • Director of Recreation - Jerry Thomas - 823.7950

Members:

  • Debbie Beirne
  • Mike Cahill
  • A.J. Russo
  • John Gallagher
  • Bart Beck

The Recreation Board meets at 6:30 PM on the second Tuesday of each month. Call 823-7950 for more information.

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VENTNOR CITY HALL is located at 6201 Atlantic Avenue, and is the seat for Municipal Government, Police Department, and Municipal Court. City Hall is open from 8:30am to 4:00pm Monday thru Fridays. Please refer to your City Telephone Directory for department phone numbers.

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LIFEGUARDS
are on duty from 10:00am to 6:00pm daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Please bathe in front of the Lifeguard stand; DO NOT swim at an unprotected beach or after the specified bathing hours.

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BEACH BADGES
are required. Badges may be purchased at City Hall during normal business hours, or they may be purchased at the Beach Patrol Headquarters. Ventnor City Beach Badges are also acceptable for use on the beaches of Margate City.

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DOGS, All ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, BALL PLAYING, PICNICS & LITTERING
are NOT permitted on the Beach or Ventnor City Boardwalk during the summer months. Please use the trash receptacles, which are provided, along the beach for your trash.

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ENJOY the Ventnor City Boardwalk
. 1.7 miles in length, and connected to the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk, many have enjoyed walking, jogging, or bike riding along the ‘walk. Bike riding is permitted from 6:00am to 12noon and from 5:00pm to 7:00pm from May 31st through Labor Day. At all other times, bike riding is restricted to daylight hours.

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TENNIS COURTS
are located on Atlantic Avenue between Suffolk and Somerset Avenues. Ventnor City has 7 tennis courts available for use during the summer months from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Lessons are available. For more information, please telephone 823-7946, or the Mayor’s office at 823-7900.

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BOAT RAMP
is available for all Ventnor City Residents for the launching of boats and personal watercraft. Located at Ski Beach at the end of Dorset Avenue in Ventnor Heights, the boat ramp is open during daylight hours.

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PLAYGROUNDS
are located in 5 separate areas within Ventnor City. Locations include the Bonnie Feldman Memorial Playground at Newport Avenue and the Beach, the Joe & Syd Abrams Memorial Playground at Suffolk Avenue and the Beach, Titus Field in Ventnor Heights, the Firemen's Playground at Burghley and Fulton Avenues in Ventnor Heights, and the CSURE playground located at Somerset Avenue and the Boardwalk.

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VENTNOR CITY FISHING PIER
is located at Cornwall Avenue and the Boardwalk. The fishing pier offers seasonal rates for fishing or sightseeing .For additional information, contact the Piermaster at 823-7944.

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VENTNOR LIBRARY
is located at New Haven and Atlantic Avenues. Associated with the Atlantic County Library System, it is open to the public Monday thru Thursday 9am to 8pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 9am to 5pm. Phone # 609-823-4614

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CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
is located within the library at New Haven and Atlantic Avenues. The center is staffed by Ms. Victoria Clark, and includes a variety of classes available to Ventnor Residents. For additional information, please telephone 823-7952

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VENTNOR COMMUNITY BUILDING
is located within the library at Newport and the Beach. The building is utilized for many civic functions and community groups, including the senior citizens nutrition site. For further information relating to the Community Building, please telephone the Mayor’s office at 823-7900.

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VENTNOR CITY BEACHFRONT PARK
is located adjacent to the Boardwalk at New Haven Avenue and the Boardwalk, and offers spectacular views of the beach and Atlantic Ocean. The centerpiece of the park is a Memorial water fountain dedicated to the memory of Hilya Stein.

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BEACH VOLLEYBALL COURTS
are located at 2 locations along Ventnor’s beaches. They are located next to the Fishing Pier at Cambridge Avenue, and in front of the tennis courts at Somerset Avenue.

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HOBIE CAT BEACH
is located at Somerset Avenue and the Beach. Sailboats can be registered for a fee on a seasonal basis. For further information, please telephone the City Clerk at 823-7904.

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KAYAK BEACH
is located at Princeton Avenue and the beach. While there are no lifeguards assigned to this beach, it is supervised during the hours of 10AM to 6PM by the lifeguards at Sacramento Avenues. Please exercise caution while kayaking.

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SURFING BEACH is located next to the Fishing Pier, and is open during daylight hours. There is no lifeguard assigned to this beach, it is supervised during the hours of 10AM and 6PM by the lifeguards at Dorset Avenue. Please exercise caution while surfing.

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VIKING ROWING CLUB
operates a rowing program for all ages and levels of experience. Located at the John Holland Boathouse at Titus Field in Ventnor Heights, rowing programs are available during the spring summer, and fall months. For additional information, stop by the boathouse.For all inquiries visit www.vikingrowingclub.com

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LAFAYETTE EDUCATIONAL COMPLEX
is the center of public education in Ventnor City. Located in the 400 block of Lafayette Avenue, it offers the finest of pre-school, kindergarten, and elementary education. For more information, or a tour of the facility, please telephone the Business office at 487-7900.

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THE MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT
is located on Newport Avenue between Atlantic and Ventnor Avenue. These metered parking spaces provide ample parking for shopping or a day at the beach!

 

 

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