POINT PLEASANT BEACH — Owners of the Amethyst Beach Motel have filed a complaint challenging the adoption of an ordinance to acquire its property and surrounding area either through negotiation or by eminent domain passed on April 20.
Amethyst owners claim the ordinance is a pretext for the borough’s campaign to shut down the motel and claims it has no evaluation as to the parking needs of the borough. The complaint says the move also contradicts the borough’s 2021 master plan dealing with parking.
The complaint calls on the court to void the adoption of the ordinance as well as reward compensatory and punitive damages.
The “civil action complaint in lieu of prerogative writs” was filed in Ocean County Superior Court. The borough must issue a response to the complaint in 35 days.
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