Red Bank city manager may be on hot seat

Red Bank City Manager Chris Dorsey has five bosses, and four of them aren't happy.

He may not have his title much longer after seven months of under-the-radar firings, lawsuits and police turnover.

His contract renews automatically in September unless a majority of the Red Bank Board of Commissioners wants to go another way. Interviewed Thursday and Friday, no commissioner endorsed him for another year.

"There are some things he's recently done that look a little strange," Vice Mayor Greg Jones said.

Commissioner Ruth Jeno defended Dorsey, describing him as a "professional."

"At some point we need to have a special called meeting to do an evaluation and see where we are," Jeno said. "But the commission needs to back off and let him do his job."

Others were more explicit about their intentions.

"We need to have some honest dialogue back and forth before we reach a consensus on his term here," Mayor Monty Millard said.