In 2020, it's totally logical to think about enjoying an afternoon on the beach and not having to move from your perfect spot on the sand while waiting for lunch, a beach chair, and an umbrella to arrive with just a few swipes on your smartphone.

But, at least one Ocean County beach town is considering a ban on beachfront food deliveries and other sand-centric services.

According to Shorebeat, officials in Lavallette are considering a ban on not only food deliveries to the town's beaches, but also a restriction on more unregulated beach businesses like "valets" who offer services such as beach chairs and umbrellas for waterfront visitors.

The article quotes Lavallette Councilwoman Joanne Filippone as wondering, "...do we want commercialization on the beach, and if we do, how do we control it?”

One possibility would be to require people offering beach services for a fee to get a permit.

Another possibility would be to ban such money-making ventures altogether.

Councilwoman Filippone said that the topic is currently being discussed on the committee level and would have to be approved by the full council for any new laws to take effect for the 2020 season.

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