"All provisions were made so that both projects could occur simultaneously or independent of one another," Mullan said.
Keeler ultimately abstained from voting on the award of the contract and stated that he would like more information from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), which is handling the sea wall project, before OK'ing the contract.
The pavilion will be located at the east part of the municipal parking lot where the main beach entrance is currently situated. It will be built at the sea wall and will have ramps that will take people from the building to the sea wall and down to the beach.
It will have two main floors and a lower level that will be used to enter the main structure and for storage of vehicles and materials. This lower level will also have beach badge sales booths.
The first floor will be built at the height of the sea wall and will have a library, community room and covered porch area. It will also have outdoor bathrooms and showers that can only be accessed from the outside and will be used for beach patrons.
The second floor will have meeting space for municipal meetings, multiple use space that can be used for community or private events and a warming kitchen.
There will also be a small floor above that will be used for storage.