Red Bank Cuts Back on Paper Waste
If you plan on attending council meetings prepare to bring your own agenda. Red Bank's cutting back on its paper use.
In an effort to conserve and cut back on paper waste, Red Bank plans on reducing the number — and possibly eliminate entirely — of paper copies of agendas it provides the public at its council meetings.
The move was announced by Mayor Pat Menna at Wednesday's meeting as stacks of papers, including the meeting agenda and several proposed ordinances up for vote, sat unused on a table before the dais.
Though the borough has already taken to printing on both sides of the pages it uses, apparently it's not enough to rationalize the number of copies that get thrown in the trash after each meeting. Paper copies could be cut back significantly at the borough's next council meeting, Menna said.
To help ease the transition, both Menna and Councilwoman Kathy Horgan stressed the use of the borough's website at www.redbanknj.org, saying that all agenda items would be posted online for perusal prior to the meeting.
It's all about cutting back on the amount of paper the borough wastes.
If you want a paper copy of next meeting's agenda, Menna said, you should consider bringing your own.