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The Settlement With Freeze Out


A Good Foundation?


Ashbritt VP And General Counsel To Head Fla OEM


Last Week

Botts Needed A Spot

It was mentioned to me recently that right around the time someone decided it would be a good idea to have a banquet hall right above Taylor, Merri-Makers was badly in need of a new waterfront wedding venue.  Did a little research into it and found out it was true.


Looks like the Botts learned in 2011 that 2012 would be their last year at the Waters Edge in Sea Bright:


Then Sandy hit, making things very difficult for the Botts and their customers:


Very difficult:


Meanwhile at the exact same time this was going on, Belmar was laying plans for a beachfront wedding hall.  Hard to believe this was a coincidence.

This morning I dug down deep into the dark recesses of the Common Sense for Belmar archives and found tapes of a presentation architect Gregg Sonnenfeld made to the Boardwalk Committee on June 20, 2013.  The discussion about Taylor and the wedding hall begins at the 21:45 mark of the first tape.  Found it to be pretty interesting in light of what we now know.

When Taylor was finally completed as a single story banquet hall Merri-Makers was the only one to bid for the food concession lease.

Courtesy Of The Coast Star

Thank you Coast Star!

Council Meeting Of December 4, 2018

Windas resigns from Planning Board

Borough settles with 10th Ave Freeze Out

Brennan goes on eight minute climate change rant


And speaking of Tom Brennan………..

Highest Paid Teachers In Belmar


Build That Wall!

No need for an act of Congress


Belmar Tourism Omission

The ordinance authorizing the Tourism Commission states specifically, twice,  that the Commission must provide the Council annually with a report outlining their spending and activities.

Apparently in ten years the Commission never bothered to produce a single report and nobody on the Council ever bothered to ask for one.

I know they’re all really great people who would never do anything wrong so why look, right?

BTW, all public officials, including members of all boards and commissions, are required to file financial disclosure forms on an annual basis.  Four members of the Commission, Chris Brandl, Steve Lacko, Don Tarrant and Brian Magovern have complied for 2018 but there are two holdouts.

Joel Waldman from Belmar Fitness

And Frank Sementa, who I think owns some club or something.

Oh, and another significant holdout.

Yes, Mary Brabazon, Director of Tourism.