One week ago, the . Needless to say, readers were not happy.
Many community members have taken to Patch to voice their opinions on the new fees. Some have called it a backdoor tax, which voted against the fees. Many others vented about the Town as well.
Here are a few of the comments we received on the site. Got an opinion of your own? Weigh in below:
Thanks Brookhaven for sucking more fun out of our beaches as well as cash out of our pockets. So now it is $25 for 2 cars plus the boat ramp fee that last year was $75. Who knows what it will be this year. Then insult to injury...we can't buy it at the beach. But they can collect the $5 daily fee. Is that because we pay minimum wage so we can't expect the them to handle such a large sum of money?
Once again Long Island is imposing more taxes on an already overtaxed population. We need to throw out all of the uncaring individuals who approve such measures and install individuals who care about Long Islanders.
Won't be long before they charge us for the Brookhaven air that we breathe. This is getting out of control!
All this parking sticker fee is, is a backward tax. Isn't the use of the beach supposed to be free activity you and your family can enjoy. What are they going to do during the hours there not covering the booth? Do you really think the 15 year old kid at the front booth is going to be able to stop you as you drive through. We have to repeal this new "tax" and call the parks and recreation office.
Beaches and parks should be open to everyone. This is another tax on the middle class....struggling families will now have to come up with money for another expense.