Washington Township has purchased lots at 2471 and 2475 Shoreland Ave. for possible future use in conjunction with the fire department next door.
Barbara Shaheen, chairman of the trustees, said that although there are no current plans to put the property to use, "I feel really blessed,'' that it became available.
There is a storefront facing the street with a small residence at the rear of the property, she said. Both are under lease until next year, and those agreements will be honored.
Ms. Shaheen said there is a current need for additional parking for the fire department and the purchase allows for expansion if that becomes necessary in the future.
The property was purchased for $150,000 from Harry and Shelly Clausius, who now live in Florida, she said.