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

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.