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Bids for Demolition of Abandoned Home Must be Re-Submitted

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A home on South Beverly Drive in Brick, exposed to the elements. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A home on South Beverly Drive in Brick, exposed to the elements. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

The Brick Township Council this week was forced to reject bids received for the demolition of an abandoned home on South Beverly Drive, located in the Beverly Beach neighborhood in the Herbertsville section.

“The bidders failed to meet the administrative requirements of the bid,” forcing the rejection, said Council President Paul Mummolo.

The home in question, 126 South Beverly Drive, has been vacant for more than six years, leaving neighbors to deal with animal infestation, a mosquito breeding ground and the threat of damage to adjacent homes due to a retaining wall being in poor condition. The township’s Property Maintenance Board voted in May to demolish the home – a decision ratified by the township council in August – marking the first time the township has acted to tear down an abandoned home under an ordinance passed last year.

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The project will now be placed out to bid again.

“We will re-advertise the bids and expect to award a contract shortly thereafter,” Mummolo said.


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  • Marley

    This is going on for far too long. Hopefully it w

  • stephen

    this would be an easy job however the home is built on a steep hill and final grading of the property will be costly. I am sure the bids came in very high and exceeded expectations.

  • Mark Story Jenks

    β€œThe bidders failed to meet the administrative requirements of the bid.” I’m almost afraid to ask exactly what that means. We (taxpayers who live around this hell hole) were hoping it would be torn down during the cold months in order to keep the wind blown mold spores to a minimum.
    The biggest irony is that this property only became a buildable lot through a political favor, when the township vacated a dead-end. And no one let us know it was about to happen. We found out when it was too late. Even though our property is next door, and we’ve been here since 1955. Maybe it wasn’t illegal, but it was most assuredly immoral. The persons behind this should be cursed for life. And I really mean it.

  • Mark Story Jenks

    Hello Daniel Nee, could you possibly provide more specifics? I would ask someone from the township, but I’m afraid I have reached the point where I might strangle someone. And that wouldn’t be pretty.

  • Chief Wahoo

    It should be on the cover of the Bricktucky Municipal Magazine.

  • Mark Story Jenks

    I have learned what the requirements are. And I doubt anyone will bid on it, because of those requirements.