A "dust up" between councilmen in Point Borough led to a public apology this week at the regular Council meeting.
Councilman Chris Leitner said he was "sorry for that display," discussing a loud argument that he had at a Council meeting earlier this month with Republican Councilmembers Bill Borowsky and Bob Sabosik.
argument started over a plan to have an Oct. 20 concert at Community
Park. The argument began as partisan bickering crescendoed into yelling
and then cursing. During the meeting, the four Republican
council members, who hold a narrow majority on council, voted against
authorizing the concert, which is actually a rain date for a concert
canceled by thunderstorms in mid-July.
After his apology,
Leitner said that other towns like Asbury Park and Red Bank draw
visitors throughout the year with music events, and that events like
these "bolster value to the town."
said he hoped to see the Recreation Committee to convene a steering
committee on the issue, to discuss the costs versus value of holding
more concerts like these in the future.
The Borough has had several concerts featuring live bands and a beer and
wine garden during the summer and early fall at Riverfront Park on River
Road and Community Park.