Partyin’ at Parker House? Sea Girt PD aims to keep it civil this summer
Summer in Sea Girt isn't summer without a visit to the legendary Parker House, for apres-beach food, drinks and conviviality. Sea Girt police plan to keep the neighborhood orderly, and they spell it out in no uncertain terms in an open message to patrons, cabbies and ride-share drivers.
The core of the notice is a respect for local, county and state laws.It reads, verbatim:
"First and foremost, the Sea Girt Police Department encourages and promotes safe and sober drivers on our streets. Please do not let one bad judgment call ruin your life forever.
"The Borough of Sea Girt has licensed plenty of transportation companies which we encourage you to use. These companies will be conveniently located just outside the Parker House on Beacon Blvd.
"Please understand, the Parker House is located in a residential area, perhaps similar to where your parents and grandparents live. We have rules and regulations that must be followed in order to maintain the quality of life for our residents.
"1. Please utilize Sea Girt lice nsed cabs which are conveniently located in the taxi stand just outside the Parker House on the Beacon Blvd side. These cab drivers have current background checks and documented mandatory liability insurance coverage for them and their passengers. The list of companies are:
Bay Breeze,LLC, Wally's Transportation, LLC
Belmar Reliable Transportation, LLC, ML Transportation, LLC
DM Taxi, LLC, Leon's Transportation LLC,
Eastern Links, Inc. Royal One Transport, LLC
Heikal Taxi, LLC, Squan Transportation, LLC
Homestead Transportation, LLC, Junu Generation Taxi, LLC, Coast City Taxi, LLC
"2. Uber or Lyft vehicles are prohibited from using the designated taxi stands for their pickups, they must comply with NJ State statutes with respect to stopping a dropping passengers off in the middle of any street. Drivers must find a safe place to pull off the road to drop their passengers off to avoid passengers getting out of vehicles in the middle o f the road. First Avenue is a County road and prohibits any vehicle from stopping or standing.
"3. It is unlawful and the Sea Girt Police Department has a zero tolerance policy for any driver picking up or dropping off passengers in any area other than a legal parking space.
IF YOU STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET TO PICK UP OR DROP OFF PASSENGERS YOU WILL RECEIVE A SUMMONS.
"4. Violations for drinking alcohol in public, urinating in public, littering, loud and abusive behavior is not tolerated in Sea Girt. You will be issued a summons and or arrested immediately and face a mandatory court appearance.
"5. UNDERAGE DRINKING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED AND ENFORCED AT THE PARKER HOUSE, YOU WILL BE ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH A CRIMINAL OFFENSE IF YOU POSSESS A FAKE GOVERNMENT IDENTIFICATION. THAT MEANS THE FAKE ID THAT MAY HAVE WORKED IN COLLEGE WILL NOT WORK AT THE PARKER HOUSE. This year, the Parker House will have employees on duty to monitor lines f or underage people. Expect to show ID more than once prior to entering the Parker House. YOU WILL BE ARRESTED AND CARRY A CRIMINAL RECORD FOR IDENTITY FRAUD FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE IF YOU ATTEMPT TO GET IN WITH THAT FAKE DRIVERS LICENSE.
"6. Please be aware it is unlawful to allow passengers to drink alcohol in your vehicle. This is strictly enforced and will not be tolerated.
"We hope you enjoy your summer and expect you will respect our neighborhood like your mother and father live here. If you do not follow our rules, you will be charged accordingly without a warning.
"THIS IS YOUR ONE AND ONLY WARNING."