Harvey Cedars Officials Tackling Outdoor Dining



At its upcoming conference, on Friday, Feb. 18 at 4:30 p.m., the Harvey Cedars Borough Commission is wanting to undertake a resolution continuing outside eating for 2022.
Like many other towns for the duration of the pandemic, Harvey Cedars introduced restaurants with the alternative of giving out of doors eating to compensate for indoor eating limits, according to Gov. Murphy’s govt orders.
“The last two a long time have been quite prosperous with outside dining in Harvey Cedars,” mentioned Deputy Mayor John M. Imperiale, who urged for the resolution. “The eating places have done a terrific work, and the people today enjoy it. The resolution is a fantastic way to preserve it heading for this 12 months, as we do the job on longer-expression ideas for the borough. A policy of permitting outside seating not only supports our eating places, who need and are entitled to this sort of assist, but just as importantly, it supports the scores of folks who enjoy ingesting outdoor. Just about every 12 months we have gotten far better at managing issues that occur up, and it ought to be a continued enhancement. Signage, targeted visitors rules, valet parking, summer time law enforcement officers, revised takeout treatments, oversight and management can contribute to every period being better than the final. Neighbors will be revered and fears tackled. It is what is needed of us. The intention of a vivid cafe local community, and an fulfilling expertise for residents and visitors, must constantly be our goal.”
In addition, Imperiale reported the 4 establishments that give outdoor eating – Black Eyed Susans, Harvey Cedars Shellfish, Neptune Grille and Birdy’s – have been asked to post their outside seating system, alongside with any alterations that may well aid targeted visitors move, parking and takeout orders. He reported the strategies will be reviewed by the commission and Police Main Robert Burnaford.
Borough Commissioner Paul Rice reported Harvey Cedars poses difficulties for out of doors dining and compared it to Beach front Haven, which not too long ago released an outdoor eating ordinance and is keeping a public listening to on it Monday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m.
“We really do not have sidewalks in town, and no on-street parking in the small business district since the road is slim,” stated Rice. “In Seashore Haven, you not only have sidewalks, but you have a wide principal road that permits for angle parking on both sides of the streets. We just have to occur up with a approach that won’t consider absent from any more parking.”
Mayor Jonathan Oldham mentioned this summer season he expects people “will continue to be careful about COVID and truly feel more relaxed with feeding on outdoors.”
“But the parking problem has to be resolved,” he explained. “Outdoor tables could choose absent parking areas, and we have to occur up with a approach not only reasonable to the restaurants and shoppers, but neighboring home owners as well.”  —E.E.

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