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Toms River Homeowners Cited for Renting Pool to 85 Minors for a Fee

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Swimming pool. (Credit:  slgckgc/ Flickr)
Swimming pool. (Credit: slgckgc/ Flickr)

As a result of an ongoing investigation by Toms River code enforcement officers in response to several complaints, the owner of a residential property located in the North Dover section of town was issued two summonses for violations following what officials say was a pool party where children were bused in to use the pool for a fee.

The address of the home was not included in a statement issued by the township. Officials did say, however, that the incident occurred on July 16 between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Toms River Township Code Enforcement officers, working in conjunction with the Mayor’s Quality of Life Task Force, observed two separate passenger buses from Jay’s Bus Service dropping off and picking up a total of 85 minors at the residence for the purpose of using the swimming pool for a fee, the statement said.

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The investigation is continuing, but to date, no further violations have been observed. A court date of August 10, 2020, has been scheduled. The owner was issued two summonses – one for failure to obtain a permit for commercial use of a private swimming pool, and another for violating the township’s overall ban on renting residential swimming pools.

“The township has ordinances in place which prohibit daily rentals of houses and swimming pools in residential neighborhoods,” said Mayor Maurice “Mo” Hill. “As mayor, it is my job to enforce these ordinances and I remind our residents that any similar violations will be addressed in the same manner.”