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For the First Time, Brookhaven to Charge Residents For Parking at Town Beaches

A two-year resident parking permit will cost $25.

Brookhaven Town announced on its website that it will be charging residents a $25 fee for a two-year permit to park at all of its beaches starting this week.

According to town spokesperson Jack Krieger, this is the first time Brookhaven has charged a parking fee at all of its manned parking facilities. The change mainly affects beaches and marinas and does not include pocket parks without collection booths.

The parking stickers can't be purchased onsite at the beach but Kreiger said not to worry if you get there with your car packed up for a day of fun in the sun and forgot to buy your permit. A $5 daily parking permit can be purchased at any time at area beach parking lots. With your receipt, the fee can then be applied toward the purchase of the two-year parking permit.

Krieger said that the money will go into Brookhaven Town's general fund. The anticipated revenue is around $625,000 for the season.

Stickers were made available as of Monday and they will be checked at marinas when they open on May 12. Beaches will begin checking for permits on Memorial Day weekend.

The fee to access Town boat ramps is not included in this resident parking permit.

Updated: Local beaches and marinas affected by this change include: Mt Sinai Marina, Port Jefferson Marina, Blue Point Marina, Sandspit Marina. Cedar Beach - Main and West, Shoreham Beach, West Meadow Beach, Corey Beach.

Residents can buy stickers now through Nov. 2 at the following locations:

  • Brookhaven Town Hall
    One Independence Hill, Farmingville (First Floor)
    Monday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Parks and Recreation Administration Building
    286 Hawkins Road, Centereach (Centereach Pool Parking Lot)
    Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wednesday nights 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – Noon

Starting Tuesday, May 1 through Monday, September 3, stickers will also be available at the following locations and times:

  • Brookhaven Aquatic Center (Mastic Pool)
    300 Mastic Beach Road, Mastic Beach
    Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – Noon
  • Henrietta Acampora Recreation Center
    39 Montauk Highway, Blue Point
    Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. – Noon
  • Rose Caracappa Recreation Center
    739 Route 25A, Mt. Sinai
    Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – Noon

A resident sticker will cost $25.00 for two years. An extra sticker is available for free for one additional vehicle from the same household.

Senior Citizens age 60+ and handicapped stickers are available at a reduced rate of $15 for two years.

For more information or questions call (631) 451-TOWN or go to the Brookhven Town website.

Alicia Palifka April 24, 2012 at 03:23 PM
@Fifty Three Year Resident..How dare you assume people have the ability to just leave. Leaving takes a heck of alot of more money...That would mean someone has to find a new job as well..You cannot be serious to say such a thing. That is such an unrealistic statement to make. To then say "Now go ahead and get the last word in." is a challenging statement to say the least . I think you may want to take your Superior Attitude and scale down a bit.
LivingSmall April 24, 2012 at 07:38 PM
There are plenty of other 53 year residents of the area who can not afford to stay nor can the afford to move -- the high taxes making it impossible for them to sell their homes. I know several who love the area but who financially are being forced out. Reading cruel words as, "If you can't afford to live here, then leave," makes me wonder about the compassion (or lack thereof) of some of the people around here.
John q public May 24, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Yes Jane has spoken out against the fee but also said it would be fiscally irresponsible to abolish it all together so....my opinion she's a pig in sheepskin clothing their all pigs every last one needs to be dethroned have you ever watched them on public tv....what a joke
brookhavenconfusing May 24, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Don't twist her words, her exact quote was actually, "In good conscience I can’t put forward a resolution that repeals a fee that creates a budget deficit," she said. "We continue to comb through the budget…to reduce budget lines that we don’t need to have." http://millerplace-rockypoint.patch.com/articles/town-board-tables-beach-parking-fee-discussion So she went out and negotiated budget offsets that would have allowed it to be repealed WITHOUT creating a deficit and then voted to repeal the fee. Unfortunately she, along with Panico and Mazzei, were again out-voted by Lesko and company. It's hard to understand the reasoning of those who continue to attack the one who has worked the hardest to stop this backdoor tax, while totally ignoring the ones who imposed it. I can only guess these people have an entirely unrelated agenda. It's interesting to see that this is John q public's first, and so far only, post on this board, so I'm suspicious of who exactly is the "pig in sheepskin clothing".
Nick Nola June 26, 2013 at 08:21 AM
why is everyone so upset, you signed on to live in Crookhaven

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