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Posted on: May 14, 2020

West Beach Parking lot to be open daily to residents, beginning Friday, May 15, 2020

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Committee recommends the following:

  • Beaches have been and will remain open to the public.
  • West Beach Parking lot to be open daily, beginning Friday, May 15, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. for WESTBROOK residents ONLY.
    • Proof of residency will be required:
      • Tax Bill
      • A piece of mail with Westbrook address
      • Drivers License (photo ID) will be “matched” with tax bill and mail
  • Park & Rec Staff will distribute flyers clearly stating the rules; i.e. social distancing, groupings of 5 individuals or less, etc.
  • Appropriate signage that clearly states the rules will be installed.
  • The bathroom facilities will be cleaned/disinfected hourly.  Additional staff will be hired to clean/disinfect the bathroom facilities. (FEMA reimbursement).
  • Constable/Trooper will be present to address enforcement issues for the entire beach area (stone jetty to Elk’s Club).
  • Information regarding Town Beach will be distributed via social media, town website, Harbor News and other media outlets as appropriate.
  • Mr. Annello, Hog Wild, will be appraised of rules/regulations.
  • His customers will be allowed to access concession stand, as non-residents.  They will have a limited to time to consume their food and then will be directed to vacate the beach.
  • Committee reserves the right to re-visit any and all conditions of re-opening the parking lot with the approval of the BOS and per the Governor’s Executive Orders.

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