BELMAR — In an effort to discourage disruptive pop-up car meets in Belmar, the mayor and borough council have decided to extend paid parking in the borough. Resolution 2022-96, which was passed in the consent agenda, would push paid parking from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
According to Mayor Walsifer, the borough has met with the Attorney General’s Office as well as the state police in order to find a solution to the pop-up car meets, which have been disruptive to borough residents and businesses for years now, officials have said.
“We need everything in our power to figure out how to deter them from coming to our town,” the mayor said. “I know it’s a hardship till one in the morning, but we talked to the businesses down there and they don’t have a problem with it… Them coming into our town doesn’t help their businesses.
“I still feel pretty strongly that we go until 1 o’clock for the summertime,” he continued.
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