RED BANK, NJ – In Tuesday’s short but concise meeting, the Red Bank Redevelopment Agency began to develop the course and manpower needs they will take to evaluate borough property.

A discussion was held on the Agency’s wording of the mission statement that focused on how the wording may be both detailed and be broad-based.  The statement was still in draft for and not yet available.

Resolutions were passed to authorize to solicit a professional services contract for a: General Counsel, Redevelopment Planner, Engineering Services, Appraisal and an Auditing company.

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Government Strategy Group (GSG) was hired as consults after issuing a blistering Management Enhancement Review report.  GSG and Executive Managing Director Joe Harnett were charged to prepare an RFP for an engineer, architectural professional services and will assist in the search for a financial advisor.

Harnett spoke about preparing an RFQ for a “Threshold Analysis,” saying, “Examining the entire community to see what areas of the community would meet the statutory thresholds for “A”, an area in need of redevelopment, and/or “B”, an area an area in need of rehabilitation, so you have that information so know what in the community is even eligible for you to carry out your mission.”

Ziad Shehady, Business Administrator said, “We had a meeting with one developer who approached us on confidential discussions, we’re still in the informative stages and we wanted to hear his concept out.  The developer was picking our brains to see what ideas might be acceptable to the borough.” 

The committee members are:

Councilwoman Kate Triggiano, Councilman Hazim Yassin, Wilson Beebe, Alpha Reynolds-Lewis, Megan Massey, Jan Wouters, Esq., and David R. Huber.

The Redevelopment Agency will meet on Tuesday, August 27th, 4:30pm, at Borough Hall in the council chamber.

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