RED BANK – New Jersey Natural Gas filed a motion today in Monmouth County Superior Court seeking permits from Red Bank to start its regulator relocation project, the company confirmed.
“We have not been able to get the permits,” said utility spokesman Michael Kinney.
Kinney said the regulator project, which involves moving the underground devices above ground throughout the town’s busy downtown shopping district, is a matter of safety.
“The decision to replace them is driven by our commitment to safety. We identified a problem that the underground regulators are prone to corrosion and pose a safety risk. As a result they need to be replaced.”
Local and state officials today protested the company’s plans.