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Town Adopts Name for Softball Complex

Opening day celebration slated for June 16

Committee members disclosed the name of the softball field on North Bay Avenue as Toms River Veterans Softball Complex, at the recent Recreation meeting.

An opening day celebration will be held June 16 at 2 p.m., said Eric Schubiger, recreation director.

The event will feature softball players from throughout the years in Toms River, as well as a special dedication of a monument on site. The monument recognizes the history of the site, which began as a community of egg and chicken farmers, many of which were Jews escaping persecution.

Other issues discussed at the recreation committee meeting included the potential for a spray park in Toms River. “We’re headed in the right direction, and I think we’re on our way to get approval,” Schubiger said.

No location has been set for the seasonal water playground for children, but Schubiger said he is considering somewhere near a beach water area. The water would be recycled through a pump, he said. “It’s like a pool, and shouldn’t take significant work. We’re not talking about a year-long project.”

Also, the indoor tennis facility passed the council’s budget, and Councilman John Sevastakis said money is in the budget for a full feasibility study for the project.

The indoor tennis facility previously was the most sought-after recreation option, according to the survey on the Toms River website, until the skate park bumped it out of first place.

Bob Hockenfrocken June 15, 2012 at 03:06 PM
the Ice Rink and Golf Course do not lose money, they are self supporting revenue generators for the township. Show me proof.
max June 15, 2012 at 04:03 PM
They bought six new Dodge Chargers and they did all the detailing themselves.
Burd Turglar June 15, 2012 at 04:14 PM
So does this mean the Skate park that most people voted for isn't going to be built? I agree with a softball complex considering both TR baseball little leagues have a decent arena but a skate park is something that could benefit the town as well. No more kids skateboarding, loitering, littering, vandalizing TJ Maxx, Seacourt, or Ocean County mall parking lots... do they even do that anymore? I know I did when I was that age, lol.
Mapleleafnj June 15, 2012 at 05:06 PM
my guess is there are alot of township drones on this thread. The ICE rink supports itself? Oh my lord you are out of your mind, that place gets township money every year and supports a hockey team with tons of members from Jackson. Wake up I am there all the time, place is a money pit. Great guys who work / run it, but support itself, no way. Anyway the people involved in baseball in this town are jack-a$$es who all think their kids are the next coming of Jeter. Wake up its a game and your kid is competing with the DR, Cuba, Tokyo, and Panama. All roads lead to after hours mens league and the bill for the grass cutting of the ball field. Cry baby, dont think so, ticked off landlord of our public grounds, YES.
Mapleleafnj June 15, 2012 at 05:14 PM
detailing themselves, did that save like $200 bucks on a $50k car, what a deal... I support the cops, but new cars helping reduce crime, wow, people are just getting fatter, dumber every day. I would have rather seen 5 more cops and a few more oil changes / tune ups on the old cars or even a few more vests so the cops dont have to do fund raisers for them. The drones just dont get it, its not about spending the money its the way its spent. "PLAY BALL" cus "ITS FOR THE CHILDREN" and "ITS THE CHILDREN who are gonna wind up with the bill"... Anyway, enjoy the weekend.
Ken June 15, 2012 at 05:28 PM
More waste of my tax dollars
Ken June 15, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Dennis most of the population in Toms River voted for a skate park? How many 10s of thousands voted for it? We are being taken for enough tax dollars, we do not need a skate park!
BP June 15, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Concession will be run by Toms River Girls Softball League; They are paying the town $500 for 2 months to run it for June & Aug... The Rec Dept said it would go out to bid but they LIED.... They also said that other teams could use the fields...not just TRGSL ...there are more than 1 travel teams in town; Met with mayor , council and rec dept and they all are in intertwined lying people... State money and it is a monopoly
Robert Bressman June 15, 2012 at 06:20 PM
There are over $500,000.00 a year just in salaries to run the ice skatiing rink, and did you look at the circle of people who teach,schedule and coach in this league. I don't even know what it cost to sponsor, the Toms River taxpayer paid team to play, I can't say about the Golf course, but something is wrong when the town wants to change the Fees. show me where they are making a profit.
Ken June 15, 2012 at 07:01 PM
@Robert are you saying besides upkeep we are paying a HALF MILLION dollar in taxes for salaries there?
Gilford June 15, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Ken, come on there partner. You cannot shake a stick in Town without hitting one of the Mayors cronys from the Toms River Rep club. They all work in town , some with very nice paychecks.The Toms River Rep club roster looks like a who's who in Toms River dept head job's.
Ken June 15, 2012 at 07:21 PM
@Gilford, I don't know a lot about the ice rink, but I am guessing you mean that all the jobs there are the mayor's cronies? I believe it, ut I am just asking.
Mark Wendell June 15, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Better to give the kids something to do, softball, hockey, skating, than running around amok in the neighborhoods and since it will be the same exact people complaining about that on another part of Patch I wonder just what is it that you want. Good luck to the new softball complex and the girls who will be using it.
JD June 15, 2012 at 07:27 PM
It's in the budget... They are not self-supporting!!! LOL Lots of other costs on other line items.... when you add it all up... golf course and ice rink both lose money... They won't raise rates either!!
Rem June 15, 2012 at 11:12 PM
The only fair way to name it would be after the people the town stole it from.
Burd Turglar June 16, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Ken, I don't want to pay a cent more of tax than the next guy... I'm was jsut saying there as a vote for new amenities for the area and the skate park was one of the favorites. The article was read here at the Patch that had a link to take you to the township site to vote. Being that the spray ground was also in the vote and now there is one planned for this complex for softball I was curious if the skate park was omitted. We are all going to be bent over for our hard earned wages via the tax monster, I'd just like to see it go towards something kids can do rather being harassed by snooty shoppers at the malls, incompetent security guards, and I'm sure the TRPD have better things to do than chase kids from one parking lot to the next just because they want to skate. http://www.tomsriverskatepark.org/ http://tomsrivertownship.com/index.php/recreation.html
Ken June 16, 2012 at 03:07 AM
Dennis what is this spray ground you are talking about and that it is planned for the softball complex?
Burd Turglar June 16, 2012 at 04:39 PM
I read the article wrong sorry.. I guess the spray ground I read about is the same in this article.
Ken June 16, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Let's see new softball complex, water/spray park, indoor tennis court, my kid likes to play ping pong, when is there going to be an indoor complex for that? Seems like Toms River has money to burn. Where are they getting all this money to build these things and upkeep them. Oh yeah that's right they get it from th huge taxes they charge us homeowners!!!!!
So Much to Say June 16, 2012 at 07:41 PM
The police park them looking out onto the raod, like some sort of "sticking it in our face" show.
So Much to Say June 16, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Most of the votes were by children and non-residents, NOT the taxpayers/adults/residents. So the vote was NOT taken seriously!!
So Much to Say June 16, 2012 at 07:52 PM
If EVERYONE files a tax appeal for their over assessed property, then their would be NO extra money to spend foolishly. I'll be doing this every year until I get to the senior tax freeze. They already cut me and my neighbors values by $60K for each of our homes.
So Much to Say June 16, 2012 at 07:54 PM
See what happened in Brick!!!! People got sick and tired of the needless spending. Now the Dems run the once GOP town. I guess the elected officials in TR doesn't think it can happen to them!!!
So Much to Say June 16, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Toms River Veterans Softball Complex.....Oh how cute. Smells like the mayor and council is pandering to the town veterans. Looking for the vet vote.
Ken June 16, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Right now I don't care who runs against the current mayor and council I will vote for them. I do not car if it is Bozo the clown, better than what we have in thir now!
Ken June 16, 2012 at 08:14 PM
I wish I could afford a new car, but I can not with how much property tax I have to pay
Ken June 16, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Maybe we would have less crime , but the cops are to bust getting their coffee and donuts at Wawa and pullling over people for not wearing a seat belt. If this is all they are doing than I think we have too many cops.
Ken June 16, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Hopefully the veterans will see through this scam. I still do not know how the heck this guy is mayor. there has to be someone better out that. I don't care id they be dem, ind, or whatever. I just want to see this bum go already
Mike L June 16, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Then why are they always looking for more money from the Voters of the Township at Budget Time for upkeep and new equipment....self sufficient "BS". Maybe that would be good place to have the indoor tennis facility or, children's water park or, even the skateboard park. not saying that the ice rink is not used to it fullest? but every time I go past there (twice daily at various times) there are only very few vehicles seen there, and those are most likely only the staff.
DH June 18, 2012 at 04:10 PM
The naming of this complex had nothing to do with the vote...it has to do with honoring those who served our country and allow us to have the freedoms we have. In all of Toms River there was not one thing dedicated to these individuals. The naming of this complex took over a year to go through the proper channels so stop the bickering and pay respect to the men and women who served this country!.

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