At this week’s workshop meeting Asbury Park Mayor John Moor once again asked that the signs in city parks stating no picnics allowed be removed.
When City Manager Michael Capabianco said staff were “working on it” the mayor said simply, “how bout some tape.”
“Ok, we’ll tape the no fun signs,” Capabianco said.
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Also at the workshop meeting Capabianco said he is making changes to the Permits for Special Events ordinance, changing the special events review board to an internal committee.
“It’s a public body now,” he said.
Making it a committee instead of a board will allow the city manager to appoint staff members to serve. He also said by law two elected officials must sit on the committee.
There will be no change in permit fees.
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Moor thanked resident Gail Helfrick for her assistance in helping write and secure the recent Brownfield grant in the amount of $400,000. The Brownfield grant is awarded to municipalities for rehabilitating commercial areas that have been run down or are contaminated in some way.
Helfrick in turn thanked Councilperson Yvonne Clayton for her help in gathering information about areas of Memorial Drive, saying it gave a “boost” to the grant.
Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn had high praise saying, “This is a huge accomplishment. We got as much as Jersey City, or a city of that size.”
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Several people have called city hall asking to hold yoga sessions on the beach in the morning.
Those calling, said Capabianco, are not charging for the sessions and will be off the beach by the time it opens.
Capabianco said there generally would only be two or three people at at time and likened it to a few people throwing a football on the beach.
He said police will monitor the situation to make sure there are not large groups, payments being made and that they are off the beach before it opens.
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Rita Marano asked council, during public comments, if there was a copy of the master deed for the Springwood Avenue Senior Center building in city hall.
Marano maintains that the city should have more a say on the condominium association governing the three story building.
Moor said the deed was in Freehold, like every deed in the county.
“We don’t have a master deed here, we will get it eventually. It’s just one more thing we don’t have here that we should have,” Capabianco said.