Ocean County Freeholders Decide To Spend $500,000 On Libraries

library_lakewood_tlsThe Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders decided Wednesday afternoon to appropriate $500,000 this year for county library renovations and site studies, $100,000 of it at the library’s Stafford Township branch. The funding comes from the county budget’s capital improvements fund. Other projects are slated for branches in Berkeley Township, Brick Township, Lakewood and Toms River, the biggest of which is a $250,000 heating and air conditioning overhaul in Brick Township.

Also Wednesday afternoon, freeholders finalized the rate increase for the Ocean Ride transportation system.

Regular bus rides will increase from 25 cents to 35 cents Aug. 2 and eventually rise to $1 by Jan. 1, 2013. Press Of Atlantic City

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