rb-quorumThe council couldn’t hold its regular meeting Wednesday night because of a lack of a quorum. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)


Red Bank’s regular council meeting Wednesday night was, in the words of Mayor Pasquale Menna, a “legal nullity,” which is just a fancy way to say there would be no meeting at all.

Councilman Ed Zipprich is out of the country. So is Councilwoman Kathy Horgan. Councilwoman Sharon Lee was out of the state. And Councilwoman Juanita Lewis was stuck in Piscataway.

“So, consequently we cannot open this meeting,” Menna said.

Not that the governing body was going to do much anyway.

The agenda for the meeting was light, with no ordinances on the table and just a few resolutions with no pressing time frame to be passed.

One item of note, however, is the council was going to hire John Bonello to represent the borough in a lawsuit filed by a group of property owners over the settlement of another lawsuit regarding former borough property at 51 Monmouth Street. That will wait until the next meeting, Menna said.

So will a liquor license transfer at The Wine Cellar, which Menna said is changing ownership.

“Thank you all for coming in the rain,” Menna said.

Next meeting is 6:30p, April 27 at borough hall, assuming everybody shows.