POLL: Do You Like Long Branch Council's Decision To Extend Beach, Lifeguard Hours
Hours will be extended on Fourth of July and weekends
Last week, the Long Branch Council passed ordinances that will allow lifeguards to patrol beaches longer and also allow the city to charge for beach badges for a longer period of time.
Lifeguards are now allowed to stay on duty until 7 p.m. on Friday Saturday, Sunday and major holidays such as the Fourth of July at city-owned beaches at the street ends of Morris Avenue and Chelsea Avenue and also on the beach near the Great Lawn.
The new ordinance also extends the hours the city can charge for beach badges from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and major holidays.
The ordinances were drafted for safety purposes after a 17-year-old boy drowned in the ocean in Long Branch on Memorial Day weekend.
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