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Brick Council to Discuss Abandoned Properties, Liquor License

Sale of liquor license, abandoned properties ordinance on the table

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The Brick Township council will discuss a new ordinance to address abandoned properties in the township as well as the potential sale of a liquor license at a meeting scheduled for Tuesday night.

The council is poised to vote on a resolution authorizing the sale of an additional liquor consumption license in town. The township has the ability to sell two additional consumption licenses, though a resolution calls for only one to be sold. A consumption license is the type held by a restaurant in order to serve liquor; liquor stores use a different type of license, known as a distribution license. 

In 2012, the township scuttled a plan to sell a distribution license, citing a soft market.

The council will also consider the introduction of an ordinance to define what determines whether a property in Brick can be considered abandoned, and procedures that should be followed once an abandoned property is identified.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the township municipal complex.
Bob A. Luey February 18, 2014 at 08:05 AM
We need to discuss reinstituting DPW's road dept. As a result of a long, wet, cold winter, potholes and cracked pavement on our back roads are worse than ever.
WMS826 February 18, 2014 at 08:27 AM
I always thought that was a great program and a cost saver. I think the republican stooges sold the equipment the program used.
Glenn February 18, 2014 at 08:56 AM
When did they, and who, get rid of the road dept?
John Catalano February 18, 2014 at 10:21 AM
Seems like our new Mayor maybe messed up and is now looking for any one time fix to fill the deficit he caused by the elimination of the red light camera revenue. Come on guys. This Township does not need another consumption license. All of our restaurants are suffering. We don't create additional business for anyone. We just take from the established businesses and spread it out. Nobody wins and what happens next budget cycle when there isn't another one time fix. Poor business decision Mayor.
J.JONES February 18, 2014 at 10:53 AM
WOW WHO WILL PAY FOR THAT MONEY LOSS "BRICK TAX PAYERS "..BAD CALL BY THE ONE SIDED COUNCIL ITS MY WAY AND END OF STORY !!
Jose February 18, 2014 at 12:16 PM
Hmmn...I recall my property taxes going up 10 years or so ago cause BA Scott Mcfadden under Scarpelli's rule came up short in the coffers and the twp needed new plows. Liquor licenses are typically held for bid on a per capita basis.
Melinda Murray February 18, 2014 at 12:46 PM
Anywhere there is a hospital, liquor stores and check cashing you are looking at Newark. No one asked me if I wanted to live Newark. Anyone else get asked before we became so similar to Newark.
Legion February 18, 2014 at 06:03 PM
Can we consider the old food town lot abandoned and finally do something productive with the area?
Brick February 18, 2014 at 07:16 PM
John Catalano... OMG... The tea pot calling the kettle black. It was your boy Steve and Deluca the midget that sold more liquor license then anytime before. You Steve Brian and Dominic Steve/Ruthann just go away
J.JONES February 18, 2014 at 10:28 PM
Losing guaranteed income for the bottom line to hold back taxes for Brick first the lights at $880 thousands and now a liq. license at $400+ thousand how do you make that up..??
J.JONES February 18, 2014 at 10:29 PM
Sell the Foodtown lot get out of the real estate Business..
Donnie Brasco February 19, 2014 at 12:25 PM
Personally I do not care if more liq licenses are sold. I do care when my taxes are increased. I stated it before when the mayor decided to stop the red lights, where will that revenue be made up? It has to come from somewhere. I think less people would be upset if the red cameras stayed in place then raising our taxes. Now I know the mayor hasn't stated he would yet, hopefully he doesn't. But like I said, you have to make up the $800+.
Andy Pat February 19, 2014 at 02:31 PM
I guess John Catalano was FOR selling liquor licenses (when he was on Steve'e council) before he was against it. I guess John C is FOR the red light cameras even though they have increased accidents. If you have any idea of re-entering local politics you might want to reconsider.
Jo Amesco February 19, 2014 at 06:08 PM
Those cameras brought in almost $900 Million in revenue. .. camera's gone -taxes up.. nice trade... all smoke and mirrors.... with one seat open -who's running for it.. this year? Wonder who the Republicans are looking at for the next 4 seats?
J.JONES February 19, 2014 at 08:00 PM
WOW 900 MILLION OVER HOW MANY YEARS AND WHAT WAS THE AMOUNT OF LIQ. LICENSE SO IF THE SOLD FOODTOWN PROPERTY HOW MUCH WOULD IT SELL FOR $$ ..Don't you think that would help keep taxes down ..
J.JONES February 19, 2014 at 08:03 PM
@ BRICK AND ALL THE LIQ. STORES ARE DOING A GOOD BUSINESS ..Maybe get new business to take over some of the vacant building in town ..

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