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Bill Could Prevent Belmar From Charging For 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, according to News12.

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, according to News12.

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kf April 17, 2014 at 12:26 AM
And you wonder why people will not sign an easement to the government for the dune project. Nothing like changing the rules after the game has already started.
kf April 17, 2014 at 12:29 AM
Also, for the patch editors, please don't post links to a 'pay only' site saying 'read more here'.
JOHN DILLMAR April 17, 2014 at 07:41 AM
State parks cost how much? Does anybody know. Penn Cross : Can you afford a few bucks for a clean beach? This endless fed, state control is overwhelming......
Penn Cross April 17, 2014 at 04:01 PM
I just believe the State could do a better job of running the beaches. State, fed, county, any would be fine. It's done in every other state, with clean, beautiful, free beaches. And I might add...lower taxes.
JOHN DILLMAR April 17, 2014 at 06:42 PM
Oh the taxes are lower in Ca.?Every other state ?? What about Ohio? Sorry they don't have a beach... Land locked...The Feds, State are all broke......... They spend too much $$$ At least the towns can keep the beach clean and protected

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