Brigantine City Council has proposed two changes to the City’s Beach Fee Ordinance:
- Reinstate 2 free beach tags with purchase of 4X4 beach permit.
- $5 increase to seasonal beach badge fee.
The seasonal beach badge fee increase is needed to help offset an anticipated 2021 deficit of almost $400,000 in beach-related revenues.
Beach tags are back with you purchase of a 4×4 permit.
Brigantine Mayor Vince Sera claims it costs $2 million per year to operate the Brigantine beaches.
Sera wants deep audit of all Brigantine operations. To date, this does not happen on a regular basis.
Links at Brigantine Golf Course has yet to be audited. It’s no longer a separate entity that must operate at a profit. Many believe it operates in the red.
Brigantine Links golf course committee chair, Karen Bew, does not provide regular revenue & expense reports for the course.
An audit of beach operations is getting a closer look. City says there will be a $400,000 short fall for beach revenue in 2021.
Costs approx $2 million to run the beaches of Brigantine.
This would be the first beach tag increase in over 10 years.
Brigantine’s seasonal beach badges are still lower than most New Jersey shore towns.
A public hearing on the proposed changes will take place at the November 4 Brigantine City Council meeting.