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Every Slip Rented at Traders Cove Marina This Year

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Traders Cove Marina and Park. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Traders Cove Marina and Park. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

For the first time ever, the township has sold out all of the slips at Traders Cove Marina, the former derelict boatyard purchased by the township and turned into a park and working marina.

Mayor John Ducey said now that the marina is completed – with a full array of floating docks and other equipment – the township is using the 2015 summer season as a barometer to project whether the taxpayers would be better served by the township renting out slips using its own employees or leasing out operations to a private company.

The idea was floating before the start of this boating season, but officials ultimately decided to get a better handle on the township’s own costs so they could be better compared to the revenue that could be brought in by contracting out.

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“We have different personnel working there,” said Ducey. “Rather than having kids we have some older gentlemen and ladies with experience working there. We’re trying to get a grasp of what we can bring in on our own.”

A decision will be made over the winter on how the township should proceed. Meanwhile, bids are still being sought for a restaurant and potential banquet facility at the site that would be constructed by a private enterprise.


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  • JJones

    What happened to traders cove being a bad idea for Brick..and now it seems to be making money …I still think restaurant in that area will be a mistake during winter months that area is very quiet ..

    • Concerned Brick Resident

      Look at river rock, If they can have something similar, It would be a success, you have mrp successful on that road, It can clean up that area that is in need of it, its a great location right there with great view of the water.

  • JJones

    @Concerned ..you cant compare the road traffic from Traders Cove to route 70…Traders area will be dead after the month of October till April…A up scale restaurant will not make it down there..The traffic and location of river rock is why it stay busy plus its a younger crowd hang out …