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The North Beach Town Council unanimously approved a resolution establishing a new town fee schedule Thursday night.

Mayor Mark Frazer said a new fee schedule was discussed during the town’s work session Feb. 7 and is strongly supported by the town’s economic development committee.

Beach fees for out-of-county residents will increase from $10 to $12 for adults and from $6 to $8 for children and seniors. For county residents, beach fees will increase from $4 to $5 for adults and from $3 to $4 for children and seniors.

Fees for certain zoning permits also increased, Frazer said. Fees for demolition increased from $50 to $100; for new construction from $150 to $200; for additions from $50 to $100; for garages from $50 to $100; and for use of town public facilities from $100 to $350.

After holding a public hearing, the council also introduced an ordinance to close and abandon a right of way on 11th Street, east of Dayton Avenue.

Town attorney John Shay said whenever the town transfers publicly held property, the public must be given 20 days notice that the town intends to do so.

“We intend to abandon the property on 11th Street to allow the property owners to have it … because we’re never going to use it as a right of way,” Shay said.

The town has previously abandoned rights of way, which “are never going to be used by the town for any purpose,” that in many cases have been maintained by the public for years, Shay said. The landowners adjacent to the 11th Street property have asked the town to abandon it and let them have the property, Shay said. The town will retain easement rights, he said, but will quick claim the property to the adjacent landowners.

No one from the public spoke when the hearing was opened for public comment.

In other news:

• Proceeds from the town’s Polar Bear Plunge in January were presented to the Boys & Girls Club in the form of a check for $3,376.31; and

• Town engineer John Hofmann said the town has received seven responses for the request for proposal for the proposed passive park on 3rd Street, and a recommendation will be made to the council at the next meeting.