Community garden proponents talk to borough Administrator Stanley Sickels about their proposal after Wednesday night’s council meeting. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
The borough council Wednesday night unanimously adopted a resolution supporting a community garden in Red Bank.
Great, some said.
But when it came down to where the council might allow that garden to sprout, the council maintained a hard position that while it supports a community garden, it doesn’t support one where a group at least 40 strong want it: at a piece of borough property next to the library.
The clash between impassioned members of a community garden group and the council continued Wednesday night, without agreement, and none in sight, on its location.
It was more like a talking-to than a talking-with, as the council offered little feedback to a long line of speakers serving up suggestions, implicating political motives and asking questions that they feel still haven’t been answered.