Down the Shore
Report: Beach fee revenue in Asbury Park up about 130k this summer
The allure of sun, sand, and sea is high in Asbury Park this summer, where beach fee revenue is up about $130,000, the Asbury Park Sun reports.
As of early August, there's $130,532 more in the city's coffers as compared to last year, city manager Terence Reidy announced at a recent city council meeting. In 2012, the city raked in $1 million.
Beach fee revenue has been rising steadily since 2002, when the city pulled in just $100,000, Reidy said.
Reidy, who was appointed to his current position in 2003, tells the Asbury Park Sun that a decade ago, the city was subsidizing beach operations due to low attendance.
Asbury Park has experienced a renaissance of sorts over the last decade, with new restaurants, shops, and housing that are all the result of a comprehensive redevelopment plan and significant investment from developers.
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