Mayor’s vote saves borough’s parking authority

Point Pleasant Beach Borough Hall. FILE PHOTO / THE OCEAN STAR
POINT PLEASANT BEACH — After weeks of debate, the borough parking authority will continue to operate thanks to a tie-breaking vote by the borough’s mayor. At Tuesday’s borough council meeting, members on the dais were split down the middle on an ordinance to abolish the parking authority, which manages parking lots in the downtown, and create a Parking Services Advisory Agency. The tie was broken by the mayor, who voted in favor of keeping the status quo, with volunteers overseeing the borough parking authority. The mayor questioned whether dissolving the authority would result in a substantial savings. “I had a chance to talk to some of the [parking authority] members and some of the members and I don’t think that savings are really there,” Mayor Stephen Reid said before casting his vote.

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