Milford order: Proof of residency, inspection of all coolers/bags at beaches
MILFORD - Proof of residency, as well as inspection of all coolers/bags, will be required for entry to four Milford beaches.
On Saturday, Mayor Ben Blake issued an executive order that requires residernts to bring identification to Walnut Beach, Gulf Beach, Hawley Avenue Beach and Anchor Beach.
Lifeguards will act as “beach monitors” to ensure proper social distancing is being followed, along with all beach regulations.
“Alcoholic beverages of any kind are prohibited on City Property including City Beaches,” the order said.
“Coolers, bags, backpacks,etc. are subject to inspection and any person found in possession ofany alcoholic beverages upon entering City Property will be denied access. Any person consuming and/or having alcoholic beverages inhis/her possession and/or control will be issued a citation in theamount of ninety dollars for each occurrence.”
The order also included additional shoreline streets are restricted to Milford resident parking only with a 2019 or 2020 Milford beach sticker.
The streets include Milford Point Road to Seaview Avenue, Seaview Avenue to Broadway, Joy Road, Shea Avenue, Viscount Drive, Monroe Street, East Broadway, Robbie Circle, Maplewood Avenue, Pomona Avenue, HickoryAvenue, Chatham Avenue, Phelan Park, Datura Avenue, Fern Street, Knoll Avenue and Jefferson Street.
Also, Nettleton Avenue, Hickory Avenue, Harrison Avenue, Shell Avenue, Trumbull Avenue, Gulf Street (between Gulf Pond Bridge and Eveningside Drive) , Old Field Lane (between Gulf Street and Ranch Road) , Gulf Beach Parking lots (south and north of Gulf Street), Field Court, Bayshore Drive, Melba Street (Bayshore changeover to Buckingham Avenue), Point Beach Drive, Morningside Drive, Hillside Avenue, Beach Avenue, Kings Highway (between origination and Village Road) , Blackall Road, Village Road, Mont Street and Spencer Street.
“Violations of parking on any street with restricted parking or in the lots at Walnut or Gulf Beaches will face a $90 citation and may be towed at the owner’s expense,” the order said.
Silver Sands - a state park - is not included in the order.