Brick Township officials are expected to introduce an ordinance later this week, setting aside funding for the purchase of two parcels of land near a busy intersection along Herbertsville Road that will measure more than two acres.
An ordinance up for introduction Wednesday night (there is no meeting Tuesday due to Election Day) sets aside $390,000 to purchase a 2.36-acre swath of land at the corner of Herbertsville Road and Maple Avenue, across from the Krauszer’s convenience store. An additional $19,500 would be set aside for the purchase of an adjacent lot at the terminus of Second Avenue where it meets Maple. Neither property is developed; both are wooded.
Neither of the parcels of land have former addresses, however they are marked in the video embedded above this story (note: some ad blocking software may interfere with the video player).
The ordinance calls for the bonding of $370,500 for the combined purchase of both properties. The property on the corner of Maple Avenue would be located approximately across the street from Havens Farm, a historical home and property already owned by the township. There is also a group home for disabled residents across the street. The smaller parcel, which measures just over a half-acre, is a wooded area that is set between two residential streets – First Avenue and Third Avenue. It ultimately backs up to Sawmill Pond and the Brick Township Fire Academy training center.
The land purchase is due to be introduced on first reading at Wednesday’s council meeting, set for 7 p.m. at the township municipal complex. If successfully introduced, a public hearing and second vote would be required before the funding and purchase of the land could be formalized.