RED BANK: DOGS, TENNIS & POLICING

RB DOG DAYS 073013 20Having held a Dog Days of Summer monthly event for two summers in a row, borough officials are now contemplating a year-round facility for dogs to play in. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

Should Red Bank establish a place for dogs to play? And if so, where?

And what should become of the borough’s red-clay tennis courts in Marine Park?

Those are among the questions on the table at a meeting scheduled for next week.

Another meeting, scheduled for later this week, concerns crime and community relations.

From Councilwoman Linda Schwabenbauer, the council’s liaison to the Parks & Rec Committee:

The first public meeting of the Parks & Rec Committee in 2015 is coming up – Monday, February 23, at 7 PM in first floor Council chambers (in the municipal building). Hot on the agenda – where should we put a dog park?? ALSO: What to do with the tennis courts, unusable since Sandy? (Hint: These questions might be linked… but not necessarily, so PLEASE come share your ideas!)

From police Chief Darren McConnell:

The Red Bank Police Department will be holding a Community Meeting at Saint Anthony’s Parish Center on Herbert Street on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 7:45 pm.  The meeting will be conducted primarily in Spanish as a way to improve communications between the Police Department and the Latino Community. Sgt. Juan Sardo will be the primary speaker.  The meeting was arranged with assistance from Saint Anthony’s Church.