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Toms River Council To Meet Tuesday

Meeting could update township sexual harassment policy, approve destruction of Ortley First Aid building

The Toms River Township Council will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 23 to decide new ordinances updating the sexual harassment policies for township employees. Among the other business is a contract to demolish the Ortley Beach First Aid Squad Building.

The ordinance updates township code for police officers investigation of sexual harassment to align procedures with new attorney general rules. Other ordinances so far scheduled for the Tuesday meeting for public comment and final passage are refunding of bond notes and updating employee classification.

Toms River Council may also accept a bid for $30,000 to demolish the Ortley Beach First Aid Squad Building. The facility came under township control after the squad's membership fell and township police EMS began to respond. Township Administrator Paul Shives said the building needed major Americans with Disabilities Act compliance upgrades, and the council agreed to demolish the building and draft plans for a new structure there.

The township may also approve the transfer of liquor licenses, the next step for Bahama Breeze to build on the outskirst of the Ocean County Mall parking lot. The tropical-themed chain restaurant's plans were approved earlier this year, and the company is seeking to apply a liquor license bought last winter to its approved location.

The Toms River Township Council will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 23 in town hall, for its regularly scheduled meeting.

The complete agenda will be available online, here. 

The meeting is the last regularly scheduled one for October. 

Township council members and Mayor Thomas Kelaher have a comments section to the meeting where the officials might give reports on township activities.

The meeting ends with the chance for the public to address the council with any quesitons or comments.

However, if you can't make the meeting, you can view the broadcast live on the township website.

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