No vote on residents-only beach parking in Deal

DEAL, N.J. (AP) — Officials in a wealthy Jersey Shore enclave have officially tabled an ordinance that would have restricted parking on six streets near the newly replenished beaches to residents only.

Deal borough said Thursday that no action will be taken on the ordinance at Friday's commissioners meeting. There is no new date for the town to reconsider.

The state Department of Environmental Protection told The Associated Press on Tuesday that officials in the borough of Deal said they were tabling the measure.

The borough's plan had generated much opposition, including online.

The proposal came as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is finishing a nearly $40 million beach replenishment project that has drastically widened Deal's beaches. The work is being paid for by the federal government.