def #222 11/10/10
BRICK TOWNSHIP PARTNERS WITH OCEAN COUNTY TO
PRESERVE OPEN SPACE
TOMS RIVER - A little more than nine and one-half acres of natural lands that includes walking paths and scenic views of the Manasquan River is
expected to be preserved as open space under a partnership between Ocean County and Brick Township.
"This parcel of land is riverfront wooded property that sits on the Manasquan River," said Freeholder John C. Bartlett Jr., who serves as
liaison to the Ocean County Natural Lands Trust Fund Advisory Committee. "Not only does it provide access to the beauty of the Manasquan River, it
helps in our ongoing efforts to preserve and protect our waterways."
The negotiated price of the property, which was part of a living trust, is $1,257,500. Brick Township is partnering in the purchase and will
pay 50 percent of the price. In addition, mitigation money received for the Gull Island project totaling $174,500 will be used leaving the cost to the
county’s Natural Lands Trust Fund at $454,250. The property, known as Beaton Point, is located along Beverly Beach Road.
"I would like to commend the Brick Township Mayor and Council for joining with us in purchasing this property. This Board appreciates the
township covering 50 percent of the cost of this purchase," Bartlett said. "This partnership helps in our ongoing efforts to preserve natural lands
here in Ocean County.
"This property meets the requirements developed by our natural lands advisory committee which recommended the purchase to the Board of Freeholders,"
The purchase will be the subject of a public hearing scheduled for the Freeholder Board meeting at 4 p.m., Nov. 17 in Room 119 of the Ocean County
Administration Building, 101 Hooper Ave., here.
"Ocean County has preserved more than 12,000 acres of environmentally sensitive open space under its Natural Lands program," noted Freeholder Director
James F. Lacey. "We are very proud of the work of this committee and of the benefits that come with preserving open space including protecting our