RED BANK, NJ: Mayor Pat Menna opened the online council meeting with all councilpersons in attendance.

A resolution was passed, without council discussion, to hire retired judge Frank A. Buczynski, Jr. to handle mediation between the borough and Riverview Medical Center. 

The call for intervention came after Red Bank had filed a suit against Riverview Medical Center alleging that they had illegally installed a water meter over 33 years ago that was bypassing the billing system.  The suit filed is for payment of water and sewer fees that exceed $5.2 million. 

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According to the resolution, the fee for this legal service, “is not expected to, but may exceed $17,500.”  Both the borough and the Medical Center agreed to the nonbinding mediation.

At the end of the council meeting, they went into executive session to further discuss the issue.

Several educational and a medical professional were recognized for their achievements:

Red Bank Primary School Vice Principal Dena Russo earned two awards; the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association Visionary Leader Award and the National Association of Elementary School Principals Outstanding Assistant Principal Award.

Red Bank Primary School Carol Boehm and Kristen Maiello of the Red Bank Middle School both received the NJ Educator of the Year 2020 Teacher Award.

The NJ Educator of the Year 2020 Educational Service Professional was awarded to Cathy Reardon, Primary School Nurse.

By resolution, the council approved payment of bills amounting to $1,121,515.17.

Keep it forward, buster - Head-in parking only in all borough lots was approved by ordinance.

Red Bank may be semi-shut down, but we're still going to look pretty for the holidays.  The council approved the Red Bank River Center to start placing holiday lights, decorations and the tree in the business district.

To read the entire agenda, click HERE.

To read the draft minutes from the September 9 meeting, click HERE.

To watch the video of the meeting, click HERE.

The next Workshop meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 4.

The next council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 24.

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