RED BANK, NJ: The Red Bank council will meet this Wednesday, January 22nd, at Borough Hall, 90 Monmouth Street.

After the meeting is adjourned, the council will go into an executive session to discuss the litigation case of Crystian vs. Red Bank.  Former Parks and Recreation Director Memone Crystian filed a federal lawsuit in 2018 against the borough and several officials alleging she was subject to racial bias and a hostile work environment.

According to past reports, the defendants in the case are all former borough officials; Administrator Stanley Sickels, Councilman Arthur Murphy, Chief Financial Officer Eugenia Poulos and Tamila Bumback who was the acting recreation director.

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Highlights of the agenda:

A first ordinance reading for the leasing of a property at 208 Pearl Street to be used as the police impound yard for storage of vehicles and related equipment.  The property is approximately 5,000 square feet and the annual lease is $16,800.  The owner is listed as R.J.E.S., LLC.  To read the ordinance, click HERE.  To read the lease agreement, click HERE.

A resolution for the hiring of Kathy LoPresti as a full-time Administrative Assistant.  LoPresti formerly worked as a senior secretary for the RBPD’s Detective Bureau.  To read the resolution, click HERE.

The bulk of the meeting will be on several resolutions for the hiring of professional services.

To read the agenda, click HERE.

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