Town Council approved the installation of a vending machine which will be installed near the public restrooms. Council agreed to allow the vendor to place the machine at this location for one year, at which time they will revisit to analyze the ending numbers. The vendor will be responsible for installing the electrical hookup if one is not available for use.
Drinks will be priced at $1.50, of which the town will receive $.33 in return. Treasurer Debra Pocock told the Council that the main purpose of the machine would be to provide a convenient way for folks on the pier or at the beach to be able to grab a quick drink without having to trek all the way back into town, or out on the highway.
Councilman Grossman was wary and noted that it was the town that would be providing the electricity, and that, according to his calculations, several hundred cans would have to be sold for them to break even on the cost.
Chris Bannon noted that it was always just about cost and that it this was another way of providing a service for the tourists.
Treasurer Debra Pocock told the council that, given the location, the machine would not have any adverse effects on local businesses.