The Buy in Brick property tax discount program aimed at encouraging township residents to support local business, will begin October 1, officials announced.
Under the program, residents pick up a discount card, then use it at participating businesses who credit a percentage of each purchase back to the resident’s property tax bill. The program is intended to spur commerce in town by giving residents an incentive to shop locally.
Buy In Brick Cards will be available in the Brick Municipal Building, 401 Chambers Bridge Road, for residents during regular office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cards will also be available at select township events such as Bricktoberfest on October 18. The cards are free.
Everyone who receives a card, which must then be activated online, will receive instructions on how to register the card and a list of participating merchants, officials said in the announcement.
“We are very excited to launch Buy In Brick,” said Mayor John Ducey, in the announcement. “We are the first town in Ocean County to offer this type of program and I am confident that it is going to be an enormous success.”
The current list of participating businesses includes:
- River Rock Marina and Restaurant
- River Rock Liquors
- Dura-plex Windows and Home
- IHOP of Brick
- All Pro Carpet Care
- Shore Points Driving School
- Black Sheep Thrift Shop
- The UPS Store
- Dr. Kenneth F. Diana DDS
- Jersey Shore Eye Care
- Jovo’s Deli and Produce
- Future Dry Cleaners
- Soccer Post
- Salon Milan
- Off the Wall Picture Framing and Art Gallery
- Jersey Shore Marina
- Barlo and Associates
- Décor to Score
- Holistic Health Spa
- Jersey Waves Salon
- Joe’s Service Center and Towing
- Villa Vittoria
“I would like to thank the businesses that have signed up for Buy In Brick,” said Ducey. “This program would not work without the support of our businesses.”
Ducey specifically thanked River Rock Marina and Restaurant for sponsoring the Buy In Brick Cards.
The township council authorized the creation of the program in February and awarded a $10,000 contract to FinCredit, of Marlboro, to administer the program for its first year.