Higher fines proposed for public urination in borough

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SEA GIRT — The borough council has approved the first reading of an ordinance to set fines for public urination.

The new fines would treat offenders and repeat offenders as follows:

•First offense — $500;

•Second offense — $750;

•Third offense — $1,000.

However, this is not the first time, the borough has attempted to raise the fines.

“Last year [2018], we passed an ordinance that raised the urinating in public fines to $1,000,” according to Mayor Ken Farrell.

Before the summer, however, the borough was notified that the changes had to be reviewed by the Administrative Office of the Courts.

After this, Monmouth County Assignment Judge Lisa Thornton gave the recommendations on what she thought the fines in the borough should be for public urination.

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