As Lavallette continues to wait for the new borough municipal building to open, officials have reached an agreement with Island Heights to continue using that town’s court facilities.
“We’ve been using their courtroom to hold out court sessions since the storm,” said Borough Administrator Christopher Parlow, referring to Superstorm Sandy in 2012, which destroyed the Lavallette court facility.
Going forward, Lavallette will pay Island Heights $250 per court session. Initially, Island Heights had offered its facility for free, Parlow said.
The agreement lasts through 2016, but Lavallette will only be required to pay the fee when the facility is actually used. When Lavallette’s court room reopens, there will no longer be a need to use the Island Heights facility, officials said.