BRADLEY BEACH — The borough council held a workshop discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 25, to discuss the future of the borough-owned property at 319 LaReine Ave. The discussion concluded in an apparent stalemate.
Disagreement remains on how to proceed with sale of the property, site of the former First United Methodist Church until 2015 and later acquired by Bradley Beach.
A resolution authorizing bidding assistance as well as construction administration, environmental and engineering services to enable subdivision of the property before sale was tabled for a third time.
Councilman Alan Gubatosi proposed that the church property be sold as a whole, without subdivision. The borough has spent money on hiring outside companies, and rather than spending additional money to subdivide the property, Mr. Gubatosi said, it would be more profitable to sell as a whole.
Councilwoman Jane DeNoble said, “Maybe we should sell the property as it sits because a huge amount of borough funds have been spent [on the project].”
Mayor Larry Fox said, “My question is… where are we going from here?”
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