Brick’s Democratic Council Members Take Office
Big changes for the governing body in Brick Township as the new Democratic Council Members take their seats. Council Members John Ducey, Susan Lydecker, James Fozman and Robert Moore were sworn in on New Year’s Day Sunday. Councilman Ducey says the first thing they want to do is look at ongoing projects.
“We really feel there’s been a lot of waste and mismanagement by the Township Government over the last few years and we want to take a look at ongoing projects, new projects and be able to save the taxpayer some money.”
Ducey says in particular, they have concerns about two projects for the Traders Cove Marina totaling $3.6 Million dollars approved by 3 out-going Council Members during the last meeting of the year Friday. The projects are part of the second phase of the redevelopment of the Marina that would add all the features and finishing touches needed to turn the once ramshackle waterfront into a park. The second project calls for constructing a ‘Splash Park’ at the site.
Ducey says they’ll also be looking at the lack of activity at the former Foodtown Site off Route 70, as well as the contract approval to cap the former French’s Landfill and place a Solar Farm there.
He says they really just want better Government in Brick. “Open and transparent Government, friendlier form of Government, where all citizens feel that they are able to come to the Council Meetings and address whatever concerns they have without having to be intimidated.