SEA BRIGHT: The borough's police and fire department are one step closer to having their new home.
The borough has gone out to bid to find a contractor to build its new municipal complex this week.
The municipal complex will be located in the footprint of the old Sea Bright Police Department and fire house at the southern end of the municipal parking lot where police trailers are currently housed.
It will serve as meeting and vehicle storage space for the police, fire departments and EMS. Borough functions such as the clerk's office, planning and zoning and tax collection office will also be located in the complex.
The first floor will have seven bays for emergency vehicles including fire apparatus and ambulances. It will also have space for several police and fire functions including a booking room and holding cell. There will be several large bay doors on either side of the building and a parking lot for police vehicles to east.
The second floor will have additional offices, meetings rooms and storage space for the police and fire departments as well as the municipal offices. There will be a small floor above that all have mechanical and storage space.
The bids will be opened on Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. at Sea Bright Borough Hall. The Sea Bright Council will then have to vote to award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder early next year.