With about a month left until the Bamboozle music festival comes to town, the city is working on keeping the public in the loop.
“The public is very concerned about what is going to happen when the Bamboozle festival comes to the city,” special events coordinator Tom Gilmour said at last night’s council meeting.
Event organizers and public officials are “very close to finalizing the layout of the festival and the traffic management plan,” Gilmour said. At the May 2 council meeting, the special events committee will present the plan to the governing body, he said.
After that, the special events committee will “implement a public meeting plan,” Gilmour said. Currently, officials are looking to hold four meetings — two for the city’s businesses; one for Asbury Park residents; and one for anyone else who would like to attend. Of the two business meetings, one will be held in the morning and one at night, to ensure all business owners are able to come, regardless of their hours of operation.
“We’re in a good position right now,” Gilmour said. “There’s a couple of tweaks we need to make but we’re in agreement at how this is happening.”
The next city council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 2, with a workshop session at 6 p.m. and a regular meeting at 7 p.m. All city council meetings are open to the public.