OCEAN TOWNSHIP: Here is a status on the new tennis courts under construction on West Park near the pool complex. The "Fall 2017" completion date is on target; an exact final date will follow as soon as available, but according to Mayor Chris Siciliano things are going OK.
The tennis court project leasing brings indoor courts to the town to meet an indoor tennis need and in the town. There is no cost for the town as the property remains as the township's property. The construction is paid for by the developer and appropriate taxes apply, with a proviso that they will increase 2% each year as part of the deal
If the tennis company abandons the courts, the property goes back to the township, building and all, "without encumbrance", to use the mayor's words.
The facility will be available for the schools to use as well.
With so much going on in Ocean, WOTS thought it might help awareness for residents and neighboring towns by providing this "foot note" of info.