Fines take effect for illegal harbor trash


As of last week, anyone caught throwing trash into a harbor dumpster, other than household garbage by a boat owner, could face a $150 fine.

The borough assembly on Feb. 27 adopted two ordinances: One which specifies in municipal code that the port and harbor dumpsters are for use by vessel owners only, and a second ordinance that imposes the $150 fine.

Assembly members voted unanimously to adopt the new rules. No one from the public testified on either ordinance.

The port commission had recommended the new provisions in borough code in hopes that the fine would deter non-harbor tenants from du...

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