Mayor Pasquale Menna tells redbankgreen that acting Police Chief Steve McCarthy won’t be given the chief’s job on Sunday, as we reported here earlier today.

Without explanation, Menna says McCarthy will remain as acting chief, and will be sworn in as such at the Red Bank government reorganization meeting on Sunday.

“No action will be taken in terms of a formal appointment of a chief on January 3,” Menna said in a voicemail message left earlier today.

Menna could not be reached for immediate comment this evening.

There’s also this, from a press release issued late this afternoon by deputy borough clerk Pam Hughes Borghi:

Police Commissioner and Councilman Arthur V. Murphy III has announced that Red Bank has rescheduled the announcement and swearing in of the Borough’s new Chief of Police for the Governing Body’s first regular meeting of the year which will take place at 6:30 pm on Monday, January 11.

The decision was made to hold the announcement and swearing-in ceremony separate from the Borough’s annual reorganization meeting in order to better accommodate the family, friends and colleagues who will want to be on hand on that day.