RED BANK, NJ: The Red Bank council held their Workshop meeting on Wednesday evening at Borough Hall, 90 Monmouth Street.

A major issue was the White Street project that includes replacing the sewer pipe and repaving.  Replacement of the pipe will cause a 90 day “road settlement” delay lasting from July through September.   

To read a previous TAPinto Red Bank article on this issue, click HERE.

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A 2018 report by Walker Consultants entitled “Comprehensive Parking Studypdf,” recommended extending the parking hours to 9:00pm.  Presently, paid parking is from 9:00am to 6:00pm, with Sunday free.  The rates per hour would remain unchanged: $1.50 for parking at the curb and $1.00 off-street.

Laura Kirkpatrick announced that the Red Bank RiverCenter named her the new Executive Director to replace Jim Scavone.  The RiverCenter is a quasi-government, non-profit promotional organization formed in 1991 to manage Red Bank’s Special Improvement District. 

On the parking situation, Kirkpatrick said, “We’re very happy with the borough and what has been done for the last two years.  We greatly appreciate the $2.3 million dollars that you’re putting into White Street.  With regard to expanding the parking hours, we would really like you to put that off until after the projects are completed.  The businesses really got walloped last summer with our project (with the English Plaza project).  We’d also like to be part of the conversation about employee parking and getting (them) off of Broad Street.”

Steve Catania, owner of the Cheese Cave who was re-elected Chairman of the RiverCenter, said, “What was brought to light with the English Plaza project was the employee parking that occurs in that lot.  There were, I believe, something in the area of 180 temporary permits requested by employees that utilized those spaces.  What I’d like to ask the council to put together a task force and do a deep dive on employee parking solutions.”

To watch a video of the entire meeting, courtesy of Suzanne Viscomi, click HERE.

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