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Council Meeting Of February 20, 2018

Lifeguards speak out,

defend fired bosses.

If we’re the shore’s best, it’s because of their leadership.

Some may not return, making shortage worse.

Doherty: Huisman made me do it.

Fake $8.50 wage blamed on resolution itself.



Also Yesterday

Brenda Sue gets DMV job, will implement automatic voter registration

Cameraman carefully avoids Governor’s shoes.


Lifeguard Resolution Generates Fake News

According to the resolution that was passed 4-1 at the February 6 meeting, Belmar’s starting pay for lifeguards last year was $8.50/hour.

This $8.50/hour number was reported in, TAPinto, and News 12.  But smuggled documents indicate otherwise.

I am told by someone (who is in a position to know) that the $9.75 rate was for 2015 and 2016 and that in 2017 it was $10.05.

Here are the pay schedules for a few other towns:




In Hampton, The Citizens Decide…EVERYTHING

From the March 2014 edition of nhmagazine:

One enduring government ritual is the traditional or open town meeting — not to be confused with the New Age phrase “town-hall-style meeting” used by stumping politicians who want to appear folksy on national television.

These roots go deep — the first recorded town meeting was in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1633.

Town meetings are traditionally held on the second Tuesday in March, a tradition that has its roots in agrarian society when the end of winter was a suspended animation time for farmers who could neither reap nor sow.

It’s at these town meetings that all the year’s town business and elections are voted on by citizens in town halls and community centers around the state. And while cities with municipal forms of government and the passage of Senate Bill 2 (SB2) in 1995 have meant fewer traditional town meetings, there are still 161 communities — way more than half of the 224 towns in the state — that still have traditional town meeting.


In addition to having the power to vote on every seat of every board, every cent of spending and borrowing, and every word that is changed in the law, any citizen can get their own warrant article added to the ballot with only 25 petition signatures.

Here is Hampton’s 2018 Town Warrant.  Click on the image to see the whole thing.



Mayor: Management Replaced Because Lifeguard Stands Left Unattended


I’ve been informed that whenever certain beaches couldn’t be guarded due to the shortage of lifeguards those beaches were marked with red flags and swimmers were instructed to move to a guarded beach.

Also..very important..Borough officials were always immediately notified whenever a beach had to be closed due to the unavailability of lifeguards.

Also, rookie lifeguards have already been getting paid over $10/hour.

First Polls Of 2018

Make all of your selections and then click vote.




Let me know in the comments section if there’s anyone I should add to either poll.

Last Week

Tuesday’s Agenda


Resolutions and ordinances here.

BTW, is anyone else out there hearing rumors that a developer wants to build a very large residential building where Borough Hall is and that a new municipal building is going to be built somewhere else?

My New Town Making Trouble

Lawsuit filed yesterday against the state.


New Hampshire collects all the revenue.  Hampton does all the work.  Unfair!




I think they need a blog.

Must Be Able To Stoop And Bend

Well I guess you can count me out.