Berkeley: Sell The Governor’s Mansion

Photo courtesy Ocean County Scanner News

BERKELEY – At a recent meeting, the Township Council sent a resolution to the governor to sell or lease the mansion located in Island Beach State Park.

The official governor’s vacation home (in addition to Drumthwacket in Princeton) is located in a former estate there, and it’s technically in Berkeley Township. It made national headlines last year when then-Gov. Chris Christie was vacationing there, despite everyone else being kicked out during the government shutdown.

Council President James Byrnes said after the meeting that he’d like to see that property sold or leased, so that it could go back on the tax rolls.

They had sent the same resolution to Christie, but it did not gain any traction. There’s a new governor now, so they sent it again.

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Jersey Shore Online reached out to the governor’s office, but did not receive a response.