Assembly adopts changes to liveaboard definition

The borough assembly adopted changes Tuesday night to the harbor's liveaboard fee policy to make it easier for collection.

The assembly earlier had backed away from a plan to increase the liveaboard fee, from $85 a month to about $117 a month. Instead, the assembly decided to rework the fee schedule and definitions of who needs to pay the fee.

Under the ordinance, which passed unanimously, a liveaboard vessel is defined as "any vessel utilizing the harbor as a primary residence for one or more persons." Anyone who uses their vessel as a dwelling for 60 or more calendar days, and pays an annual...


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