Daily beach badges will remain at a single price regardless of the day of the week – or whether it is a holiday – next summer.
The borough council this week adopted an ordinance setting its daily beach badge price at $8. Under a previous ordinance adopted by the council, weekend and holiday badge prices were supposed to have risen to $10, said Borough Administrator Christopher Vaz.
The standard $8 fee was adopted for the 2017 beach season, but was to sunset after Labor Day. The new fee schedule will keep things stable.
Additionally, officials are largely scrapping the town’s hotel-specific badge sales in order to encourage visitors to buy badges directly from the municipality.
There was no word yet on whether seasonal badge prices will change for the 2018 season. Pre-season badges cost $45 and in-season badges cost $60 last year.