If you are a small business in Asbury Park you may be missing out on an opportunity to receive grant funding as the nation and our state grapples with the ongoing and resurging pandemic.
Businesses with 10 or fewer employees are eligible, but so far only a few have applied and Mayor John Moor said there is plenty of grant money available.
Moor said interested parties should contact Cassandra Dickerson at city hall for information or to apply.
Also at the meeting, an ordinance was introduced amending the Central Business District Redevelopment Plan to allow Microbreweries on Cookman Avenue between Bond Street and Press Plaza.
The public hearing is scheduled to take place at press time.
Also, Joe Dellaragione, Asbury Park Director of Information Technology, presented a slide show presentation about Document Management Solutions, a company that will digitize all city documents and categorizes them for online use.
Each document will be bar-coded and scanned and put on an internet site where they can be searched online by keyword or date.
All the documents now stored in city hall or in storage units will be sent to a warehouse in Oakland, New Jersey to be processed.
Dellaragione said if original copies are needed the company has a same-day delivery service.
The system, if adopted, will eliminate the boxes of paperwork now stored at the city hall and the offsite storage units.