Possible final action on the proposed parking ordinance is scheduled for tonight’s meeting of the Mayor and Council, set for 7 p.m. both at Borough Hall and virtually on ZOOM. Information on how to access the meeting is available on the borough’s website at ahnj.com
The parking ordinance, which has been planned and discussed for months, had its public hearing at the last meeting, but final action was delayed when former Harbor Commission Chairman Jane Frotton, during the public portion of the meeting, questioned whether the borough attorney had researched whether the borough could charge parking fees on land acquired through Green Acres Funds. It is anticipated the attorney will give his opinion on that question at tomorrow’s meeting and that will determine whether the governing body can then vote on final passage of the parking ordinance.
In other business in a relatively non-complex meeting, council plans on approving the sale of various pieces borough-owned equipment no longer necessary, ranging from vehicles to loads of electronic equipment, all of which will be offered for sale as is and with no guarantees, a routine conducted regularly to keep the borough current and updated with its equipment and supplies.
Council also plans action on a MOU with new Police Chief Scott Reinert, also a routine measure, and approving the company from which to purchase the fireworks for the annual extravaganza at the Municipal Yacht Harbor to celebrate the nation’s independence. This year’s celebration is planned for July 8 at 9 p.m.