Visitors To One Local Pool Are Doing More Than Swimming
Maybe it’s just me, but now that covid restrictions have been lifted in New Jersey, some folks are partying “like it’s 1999". Say nothing about the out-of-control beach party in Long Branch Saturday night, that drew thousands of people to the beach from social media invites and resulted in a few arrests by Long Branch Police. In Toms River, residents of Snug Harbor are fed up with attendees who visit the local community pool.
Locals are complaining that recent visitors to the Snug Harbor pool are demonstrating unruly behavior. Evidence of pot smoking and drinking has prompted neighbor complaints to Mayor Maurice B. Hill Jr. There have also been references to alleged skinny dipping. Some residents are blaming the unruly behavior on guests who come to the pool from outside the community.
There are no restrictions, nonresidents can use the community pool. In fact, the very reasonable entrance fee is very inviting. Both residents and non-residents can each pay the same $7 daily entrance fee to enjoy the pool. If you live in Toms River a season pass for the Snug Harbor pool is $150. That same season pass for a non-resident is $300.
""We allow daily and single-use fees, and have a fee schedule that encourages public access"
Community members want additional action taken. They are asking the local authorities to place Snug Harbor police officers in the area to control the shenanigans. Police Chief Mitch Little has initiated additional police presence during pool operating hours.