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Point Beach Council Turns Down Snooki and JWoww

Council may consider charging for film permits

The Point Beach Council agreed unanimously on Tuesday night to not allow MTV to film the "Snooki and Jwoww" reality show on public property in town.

Through the brief discussion about Mayor Vincent Barrella said perhaps the council should think about charging for film permits. They are now free, said Point Beach Business Administrator Chris Riehl.

He noted that the town charges the American Cancer Society to conduct a fundraiser on the boardwalk annually.

"And yet, MTV would get a free pass," Barrella noted, adding the council should think about developing a fee for film permits.

That prompted mention of the town's special event fees, which has been a controversial issue, especially regarding

Municipal Attorney Sean Gertner said there are now separate ordinances for public assembly and special events, but there should be one ordinance for both.

Barrella and some council members have said they don't think the Snooki and JWoww show will help improve the town's image. Kristine Tooker was the only council member absent, but she said in an email on Monday that she is against MTV filming the show in town.

Barrella noted that if MTV or any other outlet wants to film inside a home or business, the town has no say.

Part Timer August 15, 2012 at 12:47 PM
When and if you go into NYC, do you or don't you read the parking signs.... Stop with the BS and scare tactics, spin etc...................
A Resident August 15, 2012 at 01:21 PM
rs, I think you need to go up to Mr. Storino and explain to him why he needs to hire you and let you run his business. I'm sure he will happily take your suggestions.
A Resident August 15, 2012 at 01:22 PM
If the person that is driving the car (full of family members) is not capable of reading and understanding the parking signs....they should not be allowed to drive anymore. "Permit Parking Only, 12:00am to 6:00am" Is that REALLY too hard to understand?
rs August 15, 2012 at 05:52 PM
No Thank You, It is his business and he can do whatever he would like. Like I said, It is a free enterprise...no one can dictate to any business what to do with their own business... Customers are the ones who dictates what they are willing to pay or how much they patronage a business. If customers feel they are not getting their monies worth or they are getting gouged they will stop going and find a new place. You can't keep on getting away with or saying you are down, not making any money and continue to keep business as usual and then blame the town for all their misfortune. Can't play it both ways!
rs August 15, 2012 at 05:54 PM
As far as nasty employees that is a turn off in any business.

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