Block Island Times

Council exploring landing fee options

The New Shoreham Town Council is analyzing its landing fee collections from transient boaters who dock at Old Harbor and New Harbor. The review includes looking at increasing the number of collection boxes, refurbishing those boxers for greater functionality,  and potentially charging landing fees for passengers arriving from cruise ships anchored offshore. 
In the town’s recommended fiscal year 2020 operating and capital budget, under other town fees and income, the town is budgeted to receive $180,000 in revenue from the collection of commercial landing fees, and $4,000 from private landing fees. Finance

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