Wildwood Scraps Vote on Beach Fees

Beaches will remain free to the public

By Shelley Laurence
|  Thursday, Feb 14, 2013  |  Updated 9:23 AM EDT
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Wildwood Scraps Vote on Beach Fees

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There will be no vote on beach fees in Wildwood next month. The mayor of the Jersey shore community tells NBC10's Ted Greenberg the proposal to add fees to Wildwood's free beaches has been scrapped.

City commissioners voted Wednesday night to rescind the ordinance that called for a public vote on the issue.

It may be revisited in the future.

Officials had planned to hold a special election in March to put the idea before the public.

Voters rejected beach badges in 1976 and 1981.

No rate for the beach fees was not set, although it costs Wildwood about $2 million to maintain the beach. Taxpayers cover part and the rest of the money comes from tourism authority tax revenues generated by visitors.
 

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