RED BANK, NJ: Mayor Pat Menna opened last nights online council meeting with all members in attendance.

The council voted to table a resolution for a settlement of a tax appeal on a property located at 170 Broad Street, occupied by Bank of America.  The total amount decreased for the assessment period from 2018 to 2020 is $3,470,500.  “There is a need for that resolution to be amended and revert for more factual circumstances,” said Mayor Menna prior to asking for the vote.

Councilwoman Kate Triggiano spoke about discussions with the Red Bank Reopens committee and downtown street closures.  “The goal of this specific initiative is to designate areas for pedestrian plazas,… which would allow for open air dining, and more space for our retailers to operate under (the pandemic) restrictions.” 

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The committee recommended that Broad Street, from Front Street to Wallace Street, would be closed for pedestrians only on Thursday through Saturday evenings. 

Monmouth Street would be closed from Broad Street to Maple Avenue for pedestrians only on Sundays.  A motion was unanimously passed by the council.  “Nothing is going to be carved in stone, the idea is to roll it out, and if we have to tweak it, we will,” said Mayor Menna.

 Ziad “Z” Shehady provided an update on the White Street improvement project which began preliminary construction.  The first phase will entail improvements to the water system which will take approximately two weeks.  Next is replacement of the sanitary sewer system, also taking about two weeks.

“We’re trying to minimize the closure of White Street so as to not disrupt the businesses.  We’re emphasizing that the street is not really going to be closed, just some minor detours.  It will be closed only where the contractor is doing work,” said Shehady.   

To read a previous TAPinto Red Bank article on the project, click HERE

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The town passed a resolution to sell surplus equipment through GovDeals.com.  To read the resolution and see what’s for sale, click HERE.

To read the full agenda, click HERE

To watch the video of the meeting, click HERE.

The next council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17.

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