Sea Bright residents are scheduled to gather for a town hall meeting Tuesday night to discuss a referendum on whether to bond for new public facilities to replace those destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in October, 2012.
By JOHN T. WARD
The borough council, acting under the threat of unilateral action on the siting issue from Verizon, authorized telecom consultant Declan O’Scanlon to work with the phone giant to get the tower approved and built on the ocean side of borough hall Tuesday night.
The future of beachfront development in Sea Bright will stay in the hands of those who started making plans for it.
Like Kelly, Fisher made beachfront development a top campaign priority. But it was Kelly, who heads the borough’s Smart Growth Committee and has been involved in drafting plans for a waterfront restaurant and pool club, who voters picked to continue to work toward the goal of bringing more revenue into the borough via the municipal beach.
Earlier this month, redbankgreen emailed questionnaires to local candidates for public office in towns with contested elections on November 2. We began running the replies last Friday, starting with those from Middletown, where four candidates are vying for two seats on the five-member Township Committee.
We continue today with Sea Bright, where four candidates are seeking two spots on the borough council. The replies are arranged below in alphabetical order. No reply was received from Peggy Bills, an incumbent Republican.
Here’s the Sea Bright ballot: sea-bright-ballot-2010
Tomorrow, the series continues with Rumson, and we’ll conclude Wednesday with Red Bank.
LENGTH OF RESIDENCE IN TOWN: 10 1/2 years
1. What do you see as the top three issues in town?
a) Revitalization of the downtown district
b) Keeping taxes down
c) Consolidation of Public Services