Scarborough officials plan to install meters at 13 parking spaces along Bayview Avenue in an effort to control early-morning access to Higgins Beach.

The parking issue cropped up last summer after some residents complained of being awakened by noisy surfers who used the spots for extended periods and sometimes changed into wetsuits in public.

The Town Council decided Wednesday to keep one-hour parking in the spaces and install meters to help police enforce the time limit, said Town Manager Tom Hall. The council is expected to take a second vote on the meter proposal on Oct. 21.

Public parking is allowed in the spaces from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the summer. The council dropped a previous proposal that would have prohibited “dressing, undressing and changing of clothes” at town parks and beaches.