Brick Township Administrator Scott Pezarras said the township is creating a change order to the cost of Trader's Cove, to include the expense of installing a boat ramp gate and add security cameras.
The gate would be in operation during boat ramp hours, so boaters would no longer be able to use the ramp any hour of the day, he said, only during "supervised hours." The cost to use the ramp is $5 each way or $100 for the season, according to the 2013 rates.
Pezarras said the cost of the installation would be on the next meeting agenda in a resolution up to council vote.
"There would be a mechanized gate at the boat ramp, so that people can not be taking boats in and out there at any given time of the day, at times where there is no supervision," Pezarras said. "This will allow that boat ramp to be utilized during hours of operation and the change order would also include adding security cameras in that area."
Pezarras said the push for both the gate and cameras came as a recommendation from the project engineer for the township.Traders Cove is an 11-acre property located on the northern side of Mantoloking Road just west of the Mantoloking Bridge. It is adjacent to Ocean County’s Mantoloking Bridge Park and Fishing Pier and was previously a private marina slated for condominiums before the township began the process of buying the property and converting it into a local park, which officially opened in May.