Suffolk County Refuses Surcharge for Fire Island Ferry

The 25-five cent surcharge was considered to help close close the County' $530M budget gap.

Suffolk County won't impose a 25-cent surcharge on Fire Island ferry tickets this summer, Newsday reports.

The proposed fee, which was under consideration by County Executive Steve Bellone, was a revenue-raising measure to help close the County's $530-million budget gap.

If implemented, then the surcharge would've raised an estimated $750,000.

The fee was met with opposition from Fire Island residents and private ferry operators, seemingly prompting officials to abandon the plan.

"We've heard the concerns raised and won't implement a 25-cent surcharge on the Fire Island Ferry," County spokeswoman Vanessa Baird-Streeter wrote in an email to Newsday.

To read the full report, click here.


(Remember: Receive breaking news in your inbox or on your smartphone by signing up for Lindenhurst Patch's free newsletters and breaking news alerts here.)


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »