Foster’s Market Site Gets Rehabilitation Designation

By Eric Englund | Jul 10, 2019
Photo by: Ryan Morrill

Beach Haven, NJ — A resolution adopted by the Beach Haven Borough Council Monday night designates the Foster’s Farm Market building as an area in need of rehabilitation. Closed since last fall, the building is located at 400 North Bay Ave.

Mayor Nancy Taggart Davis said the site had to meet several state-level criteria to receive the designation.

“One is that the water drainage system is very antiquated,” she said. “There have been flooding problems there for years.”

The mayor also said the property is in arrears in taxes, which she said is another criterion the area meets.

The drainage problems prompted Councilwoman Jaime Baumiller to vote against the resolution, saying land use board members had concerns and suggesting those issues be resolved before proceeding further.

Davis said approving the resolution does not mean the council is endorsing a specific plan.

“We’re just saying that it is need of rehabilitation,” she said. “Eventually, we’ll have to sit down with any prospective developer to see what they want to do with the property.”

Also at the meeting, the council adopted an ordinance creating the position of payroll/pension fund supervisor, who will be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the council. The supervisor would be responsible for processing time cards, compiling payroll statistics, maintaining payroll control records, recording hours of work and calculating payrolls.

The supervisor would also coordinate and process applications or enrollments into pension systems, health benefits programs, dental insurance and prescription plans.

In addition, the council adopted an ordinance appropriating $100,000 for a new garbage truck and $65,000 for a police vehicle. E.E.

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