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During the June 28th " Meet the Mayor" meeting questions were asked on various topics regarding life in Loveladies. Below are quick interpretations of the existing local governmental rules/laws on the issues. LPOA lists them here to provide quality of life information only for the residents of Loveladies. For further information on the topics, view the Long Beach Township municipal website.

NOISE ORDINANCE

Long Beach Township Noise Ordinance is as follows:

1. Between 7AM and 10PM, noise should not be plainly audible at the second property line from the source of the noise.

2. Between 10PM and 7AM, all noise, including personal and commercial music, cannot be plainly audible past the residential property line.

3. After 10PM, sound from a radio or mobile device, should not be heard by anyone other than the operator of the device.

Of course, it is always a good idea to mention to your neighbors that their noise is too loud, before reporting it.

FIRE PITS AND GAS GRILLS

The town passed this ordinance as of July 5, 2018.

The township banned all outdoor wood burning fire pits.

Further, all permanent or portable fire device cannot be located in the side yard or area fronting a public street or easement.

The device must be a minimum of 10 feet from a lot line and 5 feet from a building.

They should be within the radius of a garden hose or 10 feet from a fire extinguisher.

If you have a grill on a deck, it must be 5 feet from the house and NOT UNDER ANY PART OF THE BUILDING. The grill must be 5 feet from any part of the house including a roof.

SHUTTLE BUS FARES

Daytime

$2.00/ride, $5.00/day, After 10PM $5.00/ride, $10.00 night

Different colored tickets will change daily.

No senior or veterans discounts.

A season pass is available for $99.00.

SHOPPING BAGS

The township banned the use of plastic bags. Bring your own reusable bag to the store. Biodegradable and organic bags have also been added  to the ban.

DRIVING THRU HIGH WATER

Long Beach Township has passed a revision to vehicle traffic regulations making it illegal to speed through flooded streets and causing waves.

RECYCLING REMINDER:

All recycling is commingled. NO PLASTIC BAGS. If you put your recycling out in a plastic bag, it will not be picked up.

ROAD SHARING SAFETY RULES

PEDESTRIANS:

1. You have to cross IN the crosswalk or where one would normally be located. You have NO right of way crossings in the middle of the roadway and MUST yield to vehicle traffic.

2. You can’t cross until it’s safe for you enter the roadway (a car on dry pavement takes about 111 feet to stop when they see you at 30 mph).

3. You can only cross on a GREEN light or when the pedestrian signal indicates walk at controlled intersections. Even if the cars break the law and stop for you to cross there.

4. Walk facing traffic.

BICYCLISTS:

1. You ARE NOT A PEDESTRIAN and must obey the motor vehicle laws including Stopping at red lights and Stopping and Yielding the right of way at stop signs. If you want the right of way as a pedestrian, dismount your bicycle follow 1-4 above and DO NOT remount your bicycle until you have crossed the road.

2. You must ride as nearly as practicable to the right side of the roadway, you may only occupy the lane when you must to avoid a hazard, pass slower moving traffic, to make a left turn or if you are traveling the same speed as traffic. If you can’t keep up with traffic you are obstructing the flow of traffic and breaking the motor vehicle law.

3. You can ride no more than two abreast so long as it doesn’t impede traffic.

4. Ride with Traffic.

MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVERS:

Let’s be practical, there’s a lot of laws regarding your operation so let’s keep it simple.

1. Driving is your only job and you need to focus on it. No phone, radio station or children yelling is worth a life.

2. Drive cautiously and defensively, with consideration for others.

NORTH BEACH  & SURF CITY TRAFFIC LIGHT

It is called a Hawk system and it remains dark during periods of inactivation. It lights up when a pedestrian pushes the button to cross. The lights will flash yellow, then switch to solid yellow to let vehicles know that the signal will be changing. It then changes to a solid red light - this is the period when the pedestrian is legally permitted to cross and vehicles must stop! After a designated amount of time, the lights will begin to flash red; once the pedestrian has crossed safely, cars may proceed with caution.

Erin Buterick