Ship Bottom Mayor: Position on Sale of LBI School Unchanged


Gina G. Scala
February 03, 2021
By Gina G. Scala

Although the LBI Consolidated Board of Instruction prepares to market the LBI Quality School in Ship Bottom, borough officers there reported their situation on preserving a two-college process for the district stays unchanged.
“Our stand is the exact,” Mayor William Huelsenbeck stated final 7 days, times following the faculty board voted on many resolutions environment the stage for the sale of the circa-1950s elementary school at 20th Avenue and Central Avenue. Only one particular board member abstained on the vote, when 8 associates voted in favor. The resolutions ended up permitted in one particular vote, even though board users could vote to approve several resolutions and vote in opposition to yet another if they so wished-for.
After the university is marketed, the district will use the dollars to fund the growth and rehabilitation of the Ethel A. Jacobsen Elementary Faculty in neighboring Surf Town. In July, Steven Siegel of Spiezle Architectural Group, Hamilton Township, believed the district could probably acquire $10 million for the LBI University web-site. In 2011, the college was stated for $9.5 million prior to the asking selling price was lessened.
Huelsenbeck reported no a single from the district has arrived at out not too long ago to the borough council to talk about choices for the property.
“We 100 percent think in a two-faculty system at a reasonable selling price,” the mayor claimed next a dialogue previous summer time about the university.
Having said that, really should the LBI Quality College land in Ship Bottom occur up for sale, he stated at the time, the borough is interested in a part of it for infrastructure uses.
“We have to have place eventually,” Huelsenbeck mentioned of land to extend the borough’s drinking water department, together with an additional h2o tower.
He explained borough officials are “totally against” utilizing eminent domain, the electric power to just take personal assets for community use soon after having to pay just compensation.  —G.G.S.

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