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Vote on Brick's Capital Budget Set for Tuesday

Budget will fund automated recycling program, other items

The township's capital budget is expected to come up for a final vote this week.

Last month, the township council introduced bond ordinances worth $8,798,100 to fund the 2012 capital program. On Tuesday, the council will consider the ordinances on second, final reading following a public hearing on the spending plan.

The capital budget includes appropriations for automated recycling, paving projects, recreation improvements, repairs to the township's police firing range and other items.

The bond ordinances introduced last month are in addition to $34 million in bonding to cover the construction of the French's Landfill solar project, however the project's developer – not Brick Township taxpayers – will repay that loan.

The largest item included in this year's capital program – a $3,750,000 appropriation – will go to the public works department to fund the new . The money will cover the purchase of five automated recycling trucks and 30,500 automated recycling cans that will be distributed to township residents.

Another large item in the budget is $2,216,000 for , including paving and drainage improvements. Areas slated for improvements include Hendrickson Avenue, Lakewood Gardens, Bay Harbor Estates and Riviera Estates.

Another $650,000 is included in the budget to fund on Ridge Road.

Also, the budget includes $300,000 for the design of the Colorado Park improvement project, $652,000 for the replacement of Bayside Park bulkheading and $85,000 for replacement of the boiler at the township municipal complex.

Funding for the construction of a press box for Brick Little League has been removed from the capital budget, according to Councilman Domenick Brando.

The meeting Tuesday is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the township .

Glenn June 12, 2012 at 12:13 PM
$652,000 for new bulkheading at Bayside Park! How much is that per foot?
J.T.R June 12, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Ducey and his clown spendthrifts have lied there way into office and will lie there way out real soon. The four merry misfits are a joke. Duley has gone back on every single promise he/they made.
Ryan Meyers June 12, 2012 at 01:45 PM
Please don't tell me you think the "other" 3 are doing a good job !
Seen Enough June 12, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Ryan Meyers how can any for of these individuals be capable of doing a go job running the town. Here are their qualifications according to the Brick Democratic letter dated June 3, 2011. "Each of these candidates has remained consistent in their principals and in the positions they have taken. From leading food and clothing drives for those less fortunate, to coaching and mentoring the youth of our town, to initiating a “Young Democrats” organization, to honoring our veterans through good works, to serving as a volunteer fireman, to serving on various bodies ensuring ethical conduct in the legal profession" Sorry little league coaches, leading food and clothing drives does not make you capable of managing the town. There are hundreds of parents who do this very day in this town. Every club, sports team, scouts have parents that run clothing and food drives, nothing unique here. Everyone here in town honors our veterans. God bless all of our volunteer fireman, they are definitely unique individuals. These actions do not make one capable of running a budget the size of this town at the end of the day. Finally serving on various bodies ensuring ethical conduct in the legal profession, no comment needed here. Just ask flip flop Ducey what he did with his medical elections after what he promised during the campaign. REAL ETHICAL AND CONSISTENT IN HIS PRINCIPALS AND POSITIONS HE HAS TAKEN! You could not right this script in Hollywood.
Ryan Meyers June 13, 2012 at 01:19 AM
"Seen Enough" I certainly agree with being disappointed in the 4 new council members. But ask, how could anyone also qualify the other 3. While still to early to say these new members are/were as bad for Brick as the removed 4, they're turning into more of the same.

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