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Brick Council to Vote on $2M Storm Appropriation

Emergency appropriation up for vote Tuesday

Brick's township council will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday in a special meeting to tackle issues related to Hurricane Sandy.

An agenda for the meeting indicates the council will consider a $2 million emergency appropriation which will be funded through special emergency notes as authorized under state law.

According to the resolution the council will consider, the appropriation is necessary "to meet certain expenses incurred or to be incurred as a result of the extraordinary damage to the streets, roads and other public property caused by Hurricane Sandy."

The council will also consider a separate resolution to formally establish a trust fund for charitable contributions to help storm victims.

The meeting, which will held at the township municipal complex, will include a general public comment portion.

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Correction: An earlier version of this story indicated the council would meet meet Monday. The correct date of the meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 13.

John Zingis November 12, 2012 at 03:36 PM
It'll cost a whole lot more than 2 million. What's the waste removal plan? Just look at what's been placed out along the curblines. Also, where has the Mayor been? With all this turmoil, you would think he would be spening a lot more time at town hall coordinating efforts and keeping the public informed with daily briefings (like Mayor Bloomberg). This is a perfect reason to stop "double dipping". We all know the Mayor has a more important job in Tomes River. Brick is just second fiddle to him. He should resign and let another representative step up and show true leadership. I am asking Mayor Acropilos to resign, step aside and get new leadership in place with the emphasis on leadership.
Slippery Slope November 12, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Juan Bellou doesnt see any more emergencies in the towns immediate future.
Art Sholty November 12, 2012 at 05:17 PM
@ JOHN ZINGIS Hey BIG MOUTH, DID YOU GET ANY DAMAGE? DO YOU THINK THE MAYOR BROUGHT THIS CRAP UPON US? HE SUFFERED PROBABLY MORE THAN YOU IF IN FACT YOU HAVE SUBMITTED A CLAIM.
Lori Morrison November 12, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Mr. Sholty, Many people had damage and major loss, and the still stepped up. There were volunteer firefighters who continued to serve the community from the start of the storm. These individuals went days at a time working to protect others, including the Mayor. Some of them lost their homes, cars and suffered extensive damage and loss of power and still responded to protect and serve. Where was he?
califwino November 12, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Hey Art...How come when 101.5 called him to ask him about Brick he had to be called out of a meeting in TOMS RIVER.
oldsoldier November 12, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Every town should decide on the plans and appropriations for their people. I for one, think this is a good idea. As for the politics, that can be decided at the polls next year.
J.JONES November 12, 2012 at 10:31 PM
You in all fairness where is any of the council members...Gee let me see they all had damage from the storm...This isn't a political battle its help your friends,family get back on there feet...This going to take years to recover and both parties need to work together as one all bricktown families..God Bless us all...
J.JONES November 12, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Just a question What happened to Traders Cove..??
Slippery Slope November 12, 2012 at 11:02 PM
waste of tax payer money to enrich politically conected people.
Resident November 13, 2012 at 10:33 AM
I too wondered where our mayor was after the storm. To hear he had to be pulled out of a Toms River meeting is appalling! I agree mayor, it is time to either resign from your TR job and focus on Brick or resign from being mayor and let someone that actually wants the job and is here to show leadership in times we need it.
Slippery Slope November 13, 2012 at 01:42 PM
I can't wait to see how high our taxes go up this year. How many homes and properties are affected by this storm and taken off the tax rolls. How many of the poor unfortunate victims of the storm will be unable to pay their property tax bills this year or next. The problems caused by this storm are just beginning. With cold weather coming, any homes not secured are going to be ruined. This is not a good time for Brick Township. This is not a good time for the victims of the storm.
DennyD November 13, 2012 at 06:14 PM
The Mayor was nowhere to be found for almost two weeks. That is inexcusable.
DennyD November 13, 2012 at 11:00 PM
This hasn't been a good time since Alphonse(Bellu) and Gaston(Acropolis) started giving one another no show tax payer jobs. They cannot defend this criminal activity. NO SHOW JOBS.

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