The Red Bank borough council is expected tonight to vote on a proposed lawsuit settlement that would have the town paying the Bluffs Condominium Association $4,500 a year to offset the costs of private snow plowing and trash pickup.

According to a resolution on tonight’s agenda, the upmarket condos next to Riverside Gardens Park on West Front Street sued the town for reimbursement of its garbage collection, snow plowing and lighting costs. It doesn’t say when the suit was filed.

Now, the borough attorney has advised the council that a court “may find that the internal ways within the Bluffs constitute a public street, thereby entitling the Bluffs to reimbursement under the Municipal Services Act.”

That state law is aimed at preventing double taxation of condo residents.

The negotiated settlement on the table calls for the borough to pay the Bluffs $4,500 a year starting next January, with the sum growing by 2.5 percent annually to reflect inflation.

Here’s the resolution: Download bluffs_settlement.pdf

The council meets at 5:30p tonight at borough hall. Here’s the full agenda.

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