Brick Township will hear readings of several ordinances at tonight’s council meeting, including one which will see the transfer of property to a nonprofit company for use in special needs housing, and ones which will revise laws for sales of pets and enforcement of pet laws in the municipality.
Up for second reading and final adoption is an ordinance which may give authorization to Homes Now, Inc. to take possession of property at 425 Drum Point Road and 481 Herbertsville Road, in order to construct affordable housing for a total of eight local residents with special needs.
In addition, two ordinances, among several set for their first reading, seek to modify laws regarding the sale of pets in the township, and related enforcement codes.
The sale ordinance seeks to prohibit any pet store operator or pet store from selling, delivering, offering for sale, bartering, auctioning or otherwise improperly disposing of cats or dogs in the Township of Brick. However, the ordinance does not apply to legally existing nonconforming pet stores, or shelters, pounds or other establishments from keeping, displaying, selling or otherwise transferring any cat or dog that has been seized, rescued or donated.
Penalties for violating the ordinance are proposed to be $2,000 per each offense, 90 days of incarceration in the Ocean County Jail or 90 days of community service — as determined by a municipal judge.
The enforcement ordinance will see that all applications for pet licenses are properly filled out and signed by applicants, and kept on file for three months. At the same time, that information will be forwarded on a monthly basis to the State Department of Health, and any prior laws inconsistent with this ordinance will be repealed upon its passage.
The council meets tonight in the municipal complex on Chambers Bridge Road, at 7 p.m.