Barnegat Light to Spruce Up Town Hall

Restored Former Coast Guard Station

Barnegat Light — Appropriating $200,000 for municipal building maintenance and repairs was among action taken by Barnegat Light Borough Council June 12.

The work to be done is on the exterior of the building at West 7th Street, officials said later. Yet to be determined is whether it will be furbished with paint or siding.

The ordinance that was introduced also provided for issuance of $190,000 in bonds or bond anticipation notes.

A new beach tractor to replace a well-used existing vehicle would be purchased under another bond ordinance.

The Long Beach Island shuttle will be using 6th Street this year instead of 7th Street on its route. Sixth Street is already an established truck route.

Maintenance crews are working on two of the borough’s wells, numbers 3 and 4, “doing some maintenance and getting them up to speed for the summer,” said Councilwoman Mary Ellen Foley. “There are going to be some enhancements and improvements, both for the summer and if there ever is a blackout.”

The borough received a state Department of Transportation grant to repave West 23rd Street. “What we are going to do when the street is open is we are going to re-pipe the water pipes, because they are extremely old on that street,” said Foley. “We will review it with every street that we further have to access with DOT plans.”

—M.S.

Reposted from The Sandpaper