The Avalon Borough Council will draft and adopt an ordinance that will provide free beach tags to persons in active military service in any of the Armed Forced of the United States and to their spouse or dependent children over the age of 12 years old. The issue was discussed at the request of Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi at the July 13th council meeting; the introduction of an ordinance to support this program will occur at the Wednesday, July 27th council meeting, at 7:00pm.
“This is a very important way to show that Avalon fully supports the men and women of the United States military and their families for making daily sacrifices to ensure our freedom here at home”, Pagliughi said. “By providing free beach tags to active military personnel and their families, we are showing our appreciation for their commitment to freedom by providing an enjoyable day at an Avalon beach”.
On Tuesday, June 21st, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill into law that would allow municipalities to provide free or reduced fee beach badges to active military and New Jersey National Guard personnel. “I applaud the governor for his leadership on this issue”, Pagliughi said. “We look forward to the first summer day when the Borough of Avalon can provide a free day at the beach for our active military and National Guard personnel and their families”.