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.
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.