Brick officials recently placed their seal of approval on three items funded through the annual capital budget.
The township council approved the purchase of portable staging, four light towers and a hydraulic trailer. The portable staging will replace current staging that is in disrepair and for which replacement parts are no longer manufactured, said Council President Paul Mummolo.
A $10,332 contract for the staging was awarded to Stagedrop LLC of Forked River. The staging will be used at events at Windward Beach Park, the Cultural Arts Center on Herbertsville Road and other events throughout the township, Mummolo said.
The light towers, which total $29,480, will be used at numerous township events, including to light the fields behind Veterans Memorial Elementary School.
“Each year the township rents four portable light towers to light four fields at the Vets complex,” said Councilwoman Andrea Zapcic. “Ever year now, the prices go up and up and up. At this point, it is cost-advantageous for us to actually buy the light towers.”
The towers will pay for themselves in under four years, Zapcic said. The contract to supply the towers was awarded to Kiely Equipment of Long Branch.
Finally, the hydraulic trailer will be used so additional boats can be fit into storage at Traders Cove Marina. Mayor John Ducey said the investment in the trailer will allow the marina to generate more revenue each year.
The contract to supply the trailer was awarded to Hostar Marine Transport of Wareham, Mass. for $34,995.