Parking Authority plan prompts impasse in Beach

Point Pleasant Beach Borough Hall. FILE PHOTO / THE OCEAN STAR
POINT PLEASANT BEACH — A move to abolish the borough parking authority and replace it with a committee and parking supervisor has caused a rift among members of the borough council. The ordinance abolishing the Point Pleasant Beach Parking Authority, was on the agenda for second reading and adoption at the July 18 meeting and was barely tabled as two of the five council members voted “no” to pushing the vote to the next meeting in August. “This is another layer of government that no longer has a function and can be performed for cheaper,” Council President William Mayer, a proponent of the measure, said at the council’s July 18 meeting about the parking authority, which maintains five parking lots in the borough’s downtown area with funding from the borough.

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