Bill would prevent Belmar from charging for beach badges

A new bill has been proposed to ban fees in towns that use federal tax money to replenish their beaches. Under a plan being considered

Under a plan being considered in Trenton, Belmar

Under a plan being considered in Trenton, Belmar would be prevented from charging people $7 for beach badges because it accepted money from the federal government to replenish Belmar Beach and rebuild the boardwalk. (Credit: News 12)

BELMAR - A new bill has been proposed to ban fees in towns that use federal tax money to replenish their beaches.

Under a plan being considered in Trenton, Belmar would be prevented from charging people $7 for beach badges because it accepted money from the federal government to replenish Belmar Beach and rebuild the boardwalk.

The plan is raising concern because the badge fees help to pay for cleaning, lifeguards and police at the beach.

The bill, first sponsored by Republican state Sen. Michael Doherty, would create "The Shore Municipalities Sales and Use Tax Collection Fund." This fund would dedicate 2 percent of taxable receipts collected under the sales and use tax in the shore municipalities to the shore municipalities of origin. The money would be sent out to shore towns monthly.

Belmar uses $2.5 million annually to care for the beach.

 

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