The Brick Township council this week will vote on whether to change – slightly – the hours lifeguards are stationed at the township’s public beaches.
An ordinance scheduled to be introduced at Tuesday’s council meeting will set lifeguard hours from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The previous hours were 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Beaches will be guarded on weekends between Memorial Day weekend and June 15; from June 16 through Labor Day, beaches will be guarded daily. Beachgoers would be prohibited from swimming at unprotected beaches, the ordinance states.
In recent years, numerous local communities have changed their lifeguard hours to accommodate those who swim later in the day. Brick maintains two guarded beaches on the ocean and a third at Windward Beach Park on the Metedeconk River.
The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the municipal complex on Chambers Bridge Road.