Monday, May 13, 2013
The regular Fair Haven Borough Council meeting is Monday night
Fair Haven's Borough Council is meeting at 7 p.m. tonight and the agenda is flush with issues that have been broached before. Some conversations will be continued and other issues will are slated for resolution. • It was at the last meeting that the notion of banning smoking in public places, or at least parks, was brought up. Some council members thought it was a good idea. Others thought it was feasbile within limits. Yet, others wondered whether or not it took too many rights away from residents. To refresh your memory on what was discussed at the last meeting, click here for the full story. It's back on the agenda again as a workshop item. • When it comes to sidewalk dining, the governing body is all for it. However, officials have …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Council considers the idea of banning smoking in parks and/or public places
"Welcome to Fair Haven. We're not your ashtray. Keep your butts in the car." It could be the slogan people see on a big banner as they head into the 1.4 square-mile borough if a smoking ban in parks and/or public places comes to fruition, as was discussed at Monday night's Borough Council meeting. Probably not, though. That was just one example offered half-jokingly by Councilman Jerome Koch at the end of the hot topic debate on the matter. He said he had seen something similar in Virginia that he thought did the trick — a poster picturing butts piled high and saying, "This is littering, also." While it's only in infancy discussion stages, if such a ban comes about, there will more likely be signage that heeds warning and sparks peer …
Monday, April 22, 2013
It's up for discussion at tonight's Borough Council workshop meeting. See what else is going on.
Today kicks off National Police Officers' Week, the Fair Haven Borough Council is meeting tonight and there are a few items of up for discussion. In its workshop session, the governing body plans to talk about: • Fair Haven Day's concession stand. With Fair Haven Day slated for June 15, officials would like to offer unfunded sports teams use of the concession stand to sell items, such as snacks and certain soft drinks, not offered with the cost of the wristband to be purchased, at a nominal fee, to pay for food. • Sidewalk dining. With the advent of warmer weather, sidewalk dining permit applications are springing up. Council will discuss the matter, which has been encouraged, but is not popular with some residents. • No smoking in parks. …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The governing body is considering a ban that could start with borough parks.
Thursday, February 14
There may soon be no place, or limited places, to go outside for a smoke in Red Bank. The Borough Council last night discussed moving forward with banning smoking in parks, citing that if it can be done elsewhere, it can be done in Red Bank for the enhanced quality of life of residents and visitors to the borough looking to get some fresh air, according to a story in the Asbury Park Press. Nothing definitive has yet been decided, but officials brought up that the idea makes sense in light of broader health initiatives undertaken by the mayor's Wellness Campaign Committee, according to the report. Menna brought up the idea that smoking could potentially be banned in all public spaces, the report noted. Tell us what you think. Should the …