The Village of Egg Harbor plans to place a spring referendum question on the ballot regarding the upkeep of its Kress Pavilion. The language and the final dollar amount have not been set yet, but Egg Harbor Village President Joe Heller estimates approximately $100,000-125,000 over a ten-year period is needed to maintain the building's operations. No reserve fund was established for the Kress Pavillion’s future maintenance needs with all dollars raised going towards the building’s construction two years ago. Heller says discussions about how they were going to pay for the Kress Pavilion’s maintenance started about a year ago, but the pandemic sped up the conversation.
The language for a possible referendum for the Kress Pavilion has to be set by January before it can appear on the spring election ballot. Heller believes the Kress Pavilion has been a wonderful addition to the village despite not having all the revenue in place to pay for the operations.
Picture from Kress Pavilion