By NANETTE LoBIONDO GALLOWAY
LONGPORT – The borough will hold a public hearing March 15 on an ordinance amending beach fees. The Board of Commissioners introduced a first reading of the ordinance revisions at its Feb. 15 meeting.
The ordinance amends the pre-season, seasonal and weekly fees charged to obtain beach tags, and adds a new charge for daily badges.
The proposed rates are $20 for pre-season, up from $15; $15 for weekly badges, up from $10; and $35 for seasonal tags purchased after the third Friday in June, up from $30. The fee to obtain daily passage to the beach will be $5 per person, per day.
There is no change for the fee charged for senior citizens to purchase pre-season tags, which will remain at $5 for the season as long as they are purchased before the third Friday of June. If purchased after that date, the seasonal fee will remain at $10 for senior citizens.
There is also no change for active military, their spouses and children, which will remain free.
Beach tags are required for all beachgoers over the age of 12.
In other business, the borough will accept bids for vending ice cream on the beach from May 15 to Oct. 14, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 8. The minimum bid amount is $27,000.
The board also approved a resolution extending its contract with the Atlantic County Utilities Authority to perform trash and recycling collections through Dec. 31. The cost for the service will not exceed $107,147.
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