SEASIDE HEIGHTS – The carousel needs a home.
The borough is applying for Green Acres funding to construct a building for its historic Dr. Floyd L. Moreland Dentzel/Loof Carousel. Officials are reportedly seeking $1.5 million for a building.
The 1910 carousel moved to Seaside Heights in 1932.
Seaside Heights acquired the carousel in a land exchange with Casino Pier “that was critical for the expansion of the amusement pier after Superstorm Sandy and the South End Boardwalk Fire decimated our local economy,” borough Business Administrator Christopher Vaz said.
He and borough officials are asking that members of the public send a letter of support for the project, which will be forwarded to the Green Acres program, run by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection.
Emails can be sent to Vickie Coppola at email@example.com before March 30. Letters should also be sent before then to Vickie’s attention at George E. Tompkins Municipal Complex, 901 Boulevard, Seaside Heights, N.J. 08751.
The application deadline is March 30.
A public hearing on the grant application is scheduled for 5 p.m. March 20 at the municipal complex.
Green Acres provides local governments and nonprofits grants or low interest loans for outdoor active or passive recreation, or conservation projects.