WILDWOOD – The business that represents inns and motels in the Wildwoods is opposing proposed seaside tags.
North Wildwood, Wildwood and Wildwood Crest mayors verified to the Herald that cursory discussions took place on introducing a seashore cost, like those people that exist in other New Jersey shore towns, as shortly as 2022.
The Better Wildwoods Resort and Motel Association (GWHMA) produced a resolution to the mayors, stating their opposition to tags and contacting the likely change “counterproductive.”
“I consider it would make a fall in tourism since I think people would go additional south. There are no beach front costs south of Cape May,” explained Stephen Tecco, president, GWHMA, in an interview, referring to absolutely free beaches in Delaware. “I consider the motels would have a complicated time handling the beach payment difficulty for their visitors.”
Wildwood Mayor Peter Byron mentioned he disagrees that a beach charge would harm tourism.
“People never just appear to Wildwood since of our beaches, they appear to Wildwood since of our terrific Boardwalk,” he claimed. “I really don’t know that they would be touring from North Jersey and having to pay $10-$15 in tolls, investing a different $40 in gasoline, just to conserve $3. That would not make perception.”
The mayors pointed out a require for revenue tags would crank out.
Tecco mentioned he feels the organization and other businesses need to have a seat at the table when choosing on the beach payment problem. He criticized conversation from policymakers, indicating he has not obtained any correspondence, except one telephone simply call from Wildwood Crest Mayor Don Cabrera. Cabrera explained he favors putting the difficulty on the ballot and allowing for voters to choose.
“I have been let down with the deficiency of consideration to the business community as this is currently being talked about,” Tecco added.