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Brick Set to Award $1.3M Contract For Boater’s Lounge, Bathroom at Traders Cove

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

The Brick Township Council this week will vote on a measure to award a $1,396,960 contract for the construction of a transient boater’s lounge and bathroom building at Traders Cove Marina and Park.

Mayor John Ducey has said previously that the township is obligated to build the facility, which will include a resource center, laundry, restrooms, showers and a small lounge area, in order to keep grant funding that was used for the project. The township received about $4.9 million in grants for the project, including a Boating Infrastructure grant and an I BOAT NJ grant.

The township began seeking bids for the project in May. The winning bidder, according to a copy of a resolution up for a vote at this Tuesday’s council meeting, is Wallace Brothers Inc., located at 400 Chambers Bridge Road, in Brick.

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When bids were initially sought for the project in May, officials said the infrastructure for the facility is already in place, and they were looking to contain the expenditure for the project to be equivalent to matching funding that has already been earmarked for the facility.


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  • avgjoe

    How are they obligated? A better explanation isdue to the tax payers mayor. Also with the marina being built across the street do you think the boaters lounge is necessary?

    • J W

      They built the whole place with grants. Those things come with conditions you idiot. You can’t get a grant for a park you pitched for the grant and then blow the whole wad on something else. That’s not how they work. There’s your explanation, moron.

    • Frank Rizzo

      Don’t be mad..JW is just doing what thugs do….acting ignorant….he does not know any better

      • J W

        It’s a good thing you aren’t mayor. You’d get a grant for sidewalks and use it for cross burning and lynchings. You two are perfect symbols for the level of intellectual degeneracy effecting the political right- facts, laws, reason just don’t apply when you want to be angry, racist and sanctimonious.

  • Stephen Brill

    Does anybody know if the grant covered future operating and maintenance costs?

    • J W

      Considering they got less than $5m, I’d say no. That sounds like it was for capital improvements only and probably partial at that.

  • Frank Rizzo

    Shame on Ducey….I thought
    he would be a reformer…..why so much money on something for a seasonal things…why are we competing against marinas in the town who are paying taxes.

  • Glenn

    $1.4 Million, apparently it will be called the Taj Mahal, and not Trump Taj Mahal. Really $1.4 mil for bathrooms and showers. Why not move a house from Princeton Ave. and get a bonus 6 bedrooms that you could rent out?

  • Smokin

    If the dems didn’t fight the orginal plans it would have had bathrooms and showers from the beginning….so now it’s a good idea to have great park ,boating,marina…

    • J W

      If the Dems had their way, it wouldn’t be there. I’m still of the opinion that the council should have kept its dirt mitts off of it, but the town Republicans won an election and decided to throw money at vanity projects. 9 years and millions later, here we are.

  • Smokin

    Wait traders cove is a terrible idea what a waste of money…Wait thats what the Democrats cried about during the elections ..but now it’s a great place and growing into a perfect location in Bricktown….

    • J W

      Who said that? Not me. These plans and grants were received years ago and bound subsequent mayors/councils. Even with some new attraction there Ducey’s said it’s a drain on the town budget and will be for all time since we can’t sell the place.