Kotor – The price of the parking in front of the beach Jaz after the text in Vijesti yesterday “The entrance on Jaz is expensive as if Jagger were still there” has been lowered to 2 euros.
More than 10 leasers of segments of Jaz beach have sent a petition on several addresses with which they asked two improvised ramps to be removed, that is that the charging of a fictive parking should be stopped. Behind the improvised ramps there doesn’t exist an arranged parking lot, but instead that is a big meadow on which for more than ten years there is a car camp with about a dozen of tents and camp houses. The leasers of Jaz beach claim that their visit has decreased because their guests are bitter because they are conditioned that they have to pay such a high price for entrance on the beach. In the petition they asked the ramp to be returned where it used to be, beside the reception and that the price of the parking should be 2 euros.
One of the six leasers of land on which the argued parking is located Zeljko Filipovic claims that the parking on Jaz is the cheapest one in the territory of Budva municipality, negating that they are charging the entrance on the beach.
– W do not charge the entrance on the beach, just the staying in the area of the car camp which we have for more than 10 years. That is the land which is private property, and few of us are only leasers. I think that it is proper that I should charge the usage of the space which I am also paying to someone else – said FIlipovic for Vijesti yesterday.
He explains that the entire area from Jaz beach to the road for Krimovica is private property.
– The price of the parking of 3 euros for whole day is not too high; it is 25 cents per hour. Look how much the price of the parking is in Kotor. If someone finds something cheaper I will let in tomorrow everyone for free – said FIlipovic.
For him it is not clear what they will get when the ramp goes back beside the reception, stating that he doesn’t mind that.
– I will get it back tomorrow, but I don’t know what will be achieved with that and what kind of solution is that. They moved the ramp here, even though that was more expensive for us, so that we don’t make a narrow throat and great jams in the evening when guests are leaving the beach – said Filipovic.
He thinks that the leaser of the beaches have fewer visit not because of the price of the parking but, as he says, because of the price of easy chairs and parasols on their beaches. On the majority of swimming resorts on Jaz the price of two easy chairs and a parasol is 6 euros, and there are some which have to be paid 7 euros.
They say that our parking is expensive, and they are even more expensive because on other beaches easy chairs and parasol are much cheaper, and are paid 5 euros. Judging by the number of cars I wouldn’t say that they have less guests. So that has nothing to do with us, it is their thing – said Filipovic.
He claims that over 50% of guests enters free of charge, and that the buses which bring guests as well as taxi drivers are not charged for the entrance. Plus after 5 p.m. the entrance on the parking is also not charged.
RAIN IS BRINING BAKRUPTCY
Filipovic says that per year he gives to state 60.000 euros of taxes for the car camp and that just for the garbage to be taken away for two months he pays 1.600 euros.
– I have 50 registered camp units but only 10 of them are taken. If the rain falls or if it is cloudy we are doomed to bankrupt. The summer when tunnel Vrmac was being made and everyone went over Toplis the visit was so bad, and we were crushed, just like 5 6 years ago when the rain started falling in august and when it fell most of the time until the New Year’s Eve. Let’s go back to war years, and the state never came to remove or to lower our tax, but instead we have to pay everything no matter the circumstances, which have affected our business – says bitterly Filipovic.