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Had to figure this was coming... how much longer before other towns follow suit?  I've posted about out of towners coming down on nice days... The beach towns and residents are not happy being exposed to unnecessary crowds right now.. keep coming down.... there will be no access anywhere.. and then towns like Deal and Spring Lake and other non-commercial, non-day trip towns ,like Lake Como, will be seeking to do the same.   Get the message yet?... Stay Home...  They will try to take everything away...dont give them any ammunition.

 

I do not agree with all of the draconian measures, but we are not in control.  Governor Murphy is still adamant about not opening things up in the near future.. 

Residents-Only Parking Under Consideration in Lake Como, Coronavirus Crisis or Not

LAKE COMO/BELMAR, NJ — Belmar and Lake Como officials are taking to the streets to discourage visitors from coming into their communities during the state’s current stay-at-home order.

While Lake Como will be implementing an emergency parking permit program for its residents, Belmar will be limiting parking to residents only on certain streets where out-of-towners have been congregating during the coronavirus crisis, beginning with the southeastern end of town.

 

Under an executive order by Lake Como Mayor Kevin Higgins, borough residents will receive stickers that must be displayed on vehicles for on-street parking. These stickers will not be required for vehicles parking in driveways.

A group of volunteers will distribute the green-and-white stickers on Saturday morning, April 25, placing them under the windshield wipers on vehicles parked on residential streets throughout the borough. These volunteers include those familiar with their particular neighborhoods, including members of the borough council and other boards and commissions, as well as those involved in the community policing program.

Residents are asked to affix stickers to the rear driver’s side of their vehicles. This will allow the police department to identify legally parked cars within the borough, according to a emergency message on April 24 by Higgins to announce the effort. 

This program will be in effect until the state of emergency in New Jersey is lifted, Higgins said.

To obtain additional decals with proof of residency after Saturday, contact Borough Clerk/Administrator Louise Mekosh at 732-681-3232 or lmekosh@boro.lake-como.nj.us.
 

In Belmar, police and borough officials will be placing residents-only signs in highly visited areas of town, beginning in the streets near the beachfront from 16th Avenue to North Boulevard at Lake Como. The effort may also be extended to Silver Lake at Fifth Avenue and Ocean Avenue.  

With this new executive order, Mayor Mark Walsifer is optimistic that limiting on-street parking to residents in certain areas will adequately stop the flow of visitors into Belmar. But if it’s not, residents-only parking will be extended on the entire side of town, east of Main Street, he said.

We’re going to take this one step at a time,” Walsifer said. “We can open and close parking where we see fit and where the needs are. We could wind up closing everything east of Main Street.”

Both actions represent the further tightening of restrictions in these seashore towns to keep out visitors in an effort to maintain social distancing — and stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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Belmar Bans Dogs from Beach, Shuts Maclearie Park and Halts Summer Rentals to Steer Visitors Away during Coronavirus Crisis

 

Lake Como Takes First Step to Implement Residents-Only Parking Plan at All Times

Lake Como's emergency residential parking plan prompted the borough council to introduce an ordinance on April 21 to officially place the program on the books — with some fine-tuning.

Under the measure, residential parking permits would be required in the borough’s residential zones, but not in its business district along Main Street. Its aim is to ease parking congestion, particularly when there is an influx of visitors and renters during a typical summer season.

To be eligible, residents would need to show proof of residency as an owner, household member or tenant and show present a vehicle registration in that name. Two visitor permits would be issued per household.

Owners of vehicles without valid permit stickers could face having their vehicles towed and a minimum fine of $50.

Borough officials still need to hammer out how to address on-street parking for Joe’s Surf Shack — a bar located in a residential area on 18th Avenue — within the parameters of the proposed regulations. A public hearing and final vote on the measure will be held on May 5.

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We will have the the covit miracle recovery by memorial day.....no one likes the out of towners until they open their wallets....and the hasids....The state can't loose that kind of revenue for this long...and the law suits . People pay taxes you can shut down the parking totally but you can't pick and choose .

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I'm picking up my mother she's in her 90s we want to go for a walk on the boardwalk  /beach/sidewalk .She doesn't drive I'm from out of town and she lives in one of those towns and law enforcement will penalize me for being out of town parking that's open only to residents...and who paid for beech replenishment ...If you told a jack a s s this story he would kick you....and the lawyers are licking there chops...many cars coming North on the parkway every am maybe we should stop them and quarantine them from working/ infecting North of the Driscoll bridge ....The scenarios are endless!

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I read that Manasquan closed down the inlet too even if you just want to sit in your car. Yet they claim the beaches are still open as long as you social distance.  Had the surfcam on the other day.  There must have been 50 surfers in the water.  So much for social distancing there.

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They maybe trying to tell the public can't do this can't do that but law enforcement may know they can't legally enforce certain things and let it go.Until someone complains then the dog dirt will hit the fan in some manner from please move along up to and including hand cuffs .municipal courts are open on Monday so cops can start issuing tickets again.

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I would bet the LEOs really don't want to waste their time hassling people for parking here or there but the powers that be want to enforce it so that's how it goes.

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I saw that some friggin control freak town had drones up looking at peoples heat signatures. You gotta be frigging kidding me. This is outta control. 
Next up gonna try chipping us. So they can keep real time tabs. 
MURPHY IS AN A-HOLE

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Just curious. The town asked for the non residence ban imposed themselves correct? Not the state mandate? It's not the first, and won't be the last. Someone should list all the town imposed bans so we can remember where not to spend our money.  

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how much more social distancing can you do by parking, throwing on your waders and lure bag and walking a couple of miles fishing and tossing lures ?

 

What the h*ll are they thinking ?

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I think its all a pissing contest about who can virtue signal the most about containing the spread. Aholes. Read up on Sweden. We should follow those footsteps instead of the authoritarian chinese.

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So we need to quarantine forever because a incredibly small percentage of the population has died? When does it end? How many people die every year from drug ods, car accidents, sucicide, flu...ect? How many have died were old, had underlying heath issues? The 24 hr media needs a big bad enemy to pump up those ratings. 

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2 hours ago, 40shades-of-blue said:

So we need to quarantine forever because a incredibly small percentage of the population has died? When does it end? How many people die every year from drug ods, car accidents, sucicide, flu...ect? How many have died were old, had underlying heath issues? The 24 hr media needs a big bad enemy to pump up those ratings. 

Do you really think all the leaders of all the countries that shut everything down & are losing trillions of $'s did so because they were worried about old farts? We may be running on only 5 cylinders but we're still running. The financial loss & stagnation would be far worse if the virus ran unchecked & everyone was too sick to function all at one time. Protect our most vulnerable is just a better head line than cover our own asses!

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