Council Meeting Being Held on Barrier Island

Annual tradition will continue this year

An annual tradition in Brick will return this week.

The Brick Township council will meet in the township's barrier island section, resurrecting the annual practice after a short hiatus.

The council's meeting this Tuesday will be held at its usual time, 7 p.m., but at the Normandy Beach Improvement Association building rather than the township municipal complex.

Officials have said the annual meeting is a way to reach out to both year-round and seasonal residents in that part of town.

The agenda for the meeting appears rather light. The governing body is set to vote on whether the township should solicit bids for the Bayside Park bulkheading project as well as the construction of a bike trail in the Seawood Harbor section of town.

Also on the agenda is a vote on first reading to amend the township's sign ordinance.

For those who want to attend, the Normandy Beach Improvement Association is located at 7th and Broad avenues in the Normandy Beach section.

Betty Ann August 20, 2012 at 12:40 PM
I am always happy that the Council comes to the Barrier Island every Summer for a meeting. The sunsets are always a great backdrop for the meeting. After reading the agenda, it is a bit disappointing that the Twp is just now considering bids to repair the bulkhead at Bay Beach (gazebo). It is well over a year that the bulkhead is compromised. Blocking off the two sections has not kept people away from these areas for crabbing or fishing. Someone will eventually get hurt. Second summer with bulkhead in need of repairs; however, I am glad something is being done. People do fish year 'round. It might be helpful to address if there are plans to whether or not replace some of the swings, go 'rounds, etc that have been removed earlier this season.
Ryan Meyers August 20, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Don't you think it's safer for them now, that so many home owners on the Barrier Island have already left for their primary residence or are sneaking in a last minute vacation before summer ends? It's a shame it took so long to address the "compromised bulkhead", but here on the mainland we're still waiting for them to up hold their promises.
Betty Ann August 20, 2012 at 09:44 PM
@ Ryan: it surely is safer that damaged or rusted swings etc are removed. Last time I looked, people usually stay until at least Labor Day, and more and more people live here on the Barrier than ever. I believe the bulkhead will be replaced/repaired in the Fall but after tomorrow's Council vote to go out to bid, thank goodness.


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