AVON-BY-THE-SEA — The Avon-By-The-Sea Board of Commissioners introduced an $895,000 bond ordinance Monday night to purchase a property located at 411 Main Street, on the corner of Sylvania Avenue, for municipal use.
The half-acre property currently houses the law office of Jill Elaine Greene LLC and a large parking lot.
A public hearing on the ordinance is set for Monday, Nov. 27 at 5 p.m.
The bond ordinance appropriates $895,000, including $852,350 in bonds or notes.
The purchase price for the property is $852,350 and the additional funds are referred to as “soft” costs, which will cover additional expenses such as environmental assessments, that are necessary because the property once contained a gas station.
The commissioners also authorized a resolution for a down payment of $85,000 for the purchase of 411 Main Street.
A potential use for the property has not been determined, as planning is still in the early stages. But Mayor Edward Bonanno said that some of the suggestions for use include as a passive recreation area, a park or housing – and additional vehicle parking off Main Street would also be a beneficial component.
“This is an opportunity to have control over the property,” said Mayor Bonanno. “We’d like to have some plans put together to see what really fits for that location.”
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