TOMS RIVER – A 7-acre parcel on Silverton Road and a downtown property could soon be part of Toms River’s open space inventory after the Township Council voted Wednesday night to bond $2 million to purchase the two pieces of land.
“We are going to try to preserve as much open space as we can,” Mayor Maurice B. “Mo” Hill Jr. said of the two planned purchases.
The Silverton Road site is vacant and is for sale. An ordinance adopted Wednesday by the council says the township plans to spend $1,040,000 to buy the property, which would be preserved as open space.