RED BANK, NJ: The Borough of Red Bank held an online Workshop meeting last night to discuss issues and reports provided by the borough’s department heads.

Members of the council argued over adding the Senior Center to the Recreational and Open Space Inventory (ROSI) database, adding to the borough’s open space inventory.  To secure Green Acres funding, each municipality is required to prepare a  Recreational and Open Space Inventory (ROSI).

Councilman Ballard was adamant on moving forward on ROSI saying, “We’re still just kicking the ball down the road again.”

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“I say we get some info from (borough attorney Cannon) Greg and (borough consulting engineer Neuman) Laura on the process and be fully informed about what it actually entails and what it means,” said Councilwoman Kate Triggiano.

“Oh boy, here we go,” replied Ballard

Councilman Erik Yngstrom said, “We have a process going right now, let’s see what the process is and let’s make a decision on that.  I don’t think it’s right to make that decision now.”

On the suggestion by Mayor Pat Menna that they carry it to the next Workshop meeting, brought a quick response from Ballard saying, “No. We’re kicking it down to the next Workshop, not even the next (council) meeting, which is three meetings from now.  And then if we don’t have an answer, we’ll kick it to the next Workshop.”

“The sense of the council is to await a legal memorandum on this issue from the borough attorney and our engineer, said Mayor Pat Menna.  Attorney Cannon said he’ll, “prepare it as soon as possible.”

To listen to the conversation on this specific click HERE and scroll to 3:28:23

The council agreed to review funding to update the borough’s Master Plan noting that last revision was 1996.

“It’s important for us to begin the process again and set the course of Red Bank forward for the next 30 years,” said councilman Ed Zipprich

To read the Master Plan Re-Examination that was adopted Match 4, 2019, click HERE

To read the agenda, click HERE.

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

The next council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 28.

The next Workshop Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 5.

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