MAYOR ‘FALLING OUT OF LOVE’ WITH PARK

The Charles Williams estate overlooking the Navesink has fallen into disrepair while borough officials await a resolution of title issues, says the mayor. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

A plan for Fair Haven’s first and only waterfront park, to be created on the site of a pre-Civil War home built by an African-American, is “not dead,” says Mayor Mike Halfacre.

“But it may be on life support,” he adds.

Halfacre and the borough council are scheduled to convene behind closed doors later this month to get an update from town Attorney Sal Alfieri on legal matters that have held up the town’s acquisition of the Charles Williams estate, at the Navesink River end of DeNormandie Avenue.

Meantime, however, Halfacre admits to redbankgreen that he’s “falling out of love” with the plan.

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