The Ortley Beach Voters and Taxpayers Association has planned a rally outside the Ocean County Freeholders’ meeting at 101 Hooper Ave, on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30pm to urge the county to help complete the necessary transactions for Toms River to acquire the former Joey Harrison’s Surf Club site and turn it into public beach.
OBVTA has been urging Toms River to buy the property since at least 2015, when the final demolition was completed, to preserve open space and create more public beachfront. We have also paid for a mediator to bring the parties together when discussions fizzled. A separate land transaction between Ocean County and Toms River Township is apparently one last necessary step for the deal to fully close.
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