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2018 Payroll: $8.75 Million



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  1. Really wrote:

    Police officers in a one mile town making 200k,no wonder the town of Belmar is broke.

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 6:54 am | Permalink
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Does this include overtime?

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7:21 am | Permalink
  3. admin wrote:

    Total pay for the year.

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7:28 am | Permalink
  4. Nice raise wrote:

    Wow. First year lifeguard chief paid over 26 k when the experienced guys fired making well under that. That’s a nice raise I am sure that will just feed into the lawsuit being filed and wasn’t that job advertised at 15 k? Pays to know someone !

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7:28 am | Permalink
  5. Puke wrote:

    I just threw up in my mouth!

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7:46 am | Permalink
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    Time to consider farming out our Police Dept. Use your newly chosen Labor attorney to get these salaries down. The party is over. I bet half these high flying salaries don’t even live in town. Tack another$50k in benefits and who do you think is paying for it. Mr. Mayor- Slash all budgets prior to even considering raising taxes. Be a man.

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7:54 am | Permalink
  7. Guest wrote:

    Total insanity. Cuts musts be made asap. If the unions won’t allow for paycuts, then personnel positions must be cut.

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 8:13 am | Permalink
  8. Not Cool wrote:

    Police in Newark make between $58,000 and $68,000/ year. Salaries in Belmar and Newark should be switched.

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 8:14 am | Permalink
  9. Summer Timer wrote:

    I would happily accept a tax increase to pay down the debt… The only caveat is the out of control town spending must be reduced… That includes reviewing the school budget as well to determine if a charter school system is appropriate…

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 8:23 am | Permalink
  10. Beach Police wrote:

    LT Campbell at 213k. Notice the classification. Beach Police. Paid out of beach budget I would bet. 213 thousand dollars for a money grabbing open checkbook police officer ? Under the beach? Classified as beach police. You have to be kidding me chiefs of police don’t even make that kind of money in real towns not this fantasy land Belmar bad dream we have been living. 213 k. Incomprehensible

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 8:24 am | Permalink
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    M and C- You need to send out RIF notices to all employees ASAP (March 1st). Cutting the $1M needed for debt should be an easy task looking at these salaries. Freeze all hiring as you show these people the door. And the other kick in the teeth is Dem. Gov, Murphy forcing raises on all summer help. UGH NO MORE TAXES

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 8:31 am | Permalink
  12. Scam wrote:

    Un f ing believable!! Lifeguard chief Kerecman,unqualified, no experience, know nothing puppet who hid under the pier whenever shot hit the fan. Made well over 10k more than the guys with 40 plus years of experience. What a scam! He should go hide under a conch shell and never show his face again.

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 8:38 am | Permalink
  13. stepnfetchit wrote:

    Tough times call for tough measures. Too bad for the good employees who will suffer for what this past administration did and didn’t do.

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 9:02 am | Permalink
  14. Taxpayer wrote:

    Acting chief Andrew Huisman should be fire immediately. Not only for stealing money from the taxpayers of Belmar but for complete mismanagement and incompetence for running a one square mile police department.

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 9:09 am | Permalink
  15. eugene creamer wrote:

    full time Belmar employees should be able to afford living in the town they serve … but, not on Inlet Terrace.

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 9:59 am | Permalink
  16. Food for thought wrote:

    Cox – $206K
    Desserich – $164K
    Huisman – $198K
    Lynch – $190K
    Scott – $167K
    Yee – $160K

    total: $1,085,000

    We will soon see who Mayor Walsifer is more loyal to. His friends in the BPD or the taxpayers

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 10:08 am | Permalink
  17. Disgusting wrote:

    What a scam it is, Lifeguard Chief making that much more than the 40+ year experienced guys is disgusting! How can you hire a inexperienced person who has absolutely NO CLUE for more than all the years the others had? Oh I forgot, you have to know the right person! Well lets get rid of the corrupt and let Mr Wannabe Lifeguard Chief go get a job elsewhere where he actually has to have experience. No doubt this is a added bonus for the lifeguard suit and they deserve to win it!

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 10:09 am | Permalink
  18. So sad wrote:

    Police salaries are unreal. I thought we were supposed to save money by taking over lake como police. It seems the only ones to make out are the citizens of lake como while the taxpayers of belmar for the and suffer severe tax increases. Not right.

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 10:19 am | Permalink
  19. Anonymous wrote:

    Beg Wall Township to allow Belmar to reverse the big mistake Belmar made when it seceded.

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 10:22 am | Permalink
  20. Beach police wrote:

    #16. You forgot Mike Campbell Lieutenant at 213k. He’s at the top!

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 10:35 am | Permalink
  21. Nausea wrote:

    #16 you forgot Mike Campbell Jr. The Lt in the police dept
    $213,461!!! I’m nauseous.

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 10:37 am | Permalink
  22. Food for thought wrote:

    sorry I missed a big one….

    Cox – $206K
    Desserich – $164K
    Huisman – $198K
    Lynch – $190K
    Scott – $167K
    Yee – $160K
    Campbell – $213K

    total: $1,298,000

    We will soon see who Mayor Walsifer is more loyal to. His friends in the BPD or the taxpayers

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 10:47 am | Permalink
  23. Jim Bean wrote:

    A police office being charged full time to the beach utility is stealing from the beach tag buyer to lower property taxes. This is against the law. The court came down hard on Belmar for charging Specials (Officers) working in the evening hours of summer being charged to the Beach utility, what do you think they would say about seasons when the beach isn’t even manned? The court ruled that only officers that work on the beach front during charging hours can be compensated with beach funds. The beach tags buyer is paying for their safety with lifeguards and police. Why should they pay to breaking up fights between D’Jais customers on private property or the St. Patty’s parade?
    Yes these rules stink, but it is the law. If the Mayor and council (they ALL voted yes but me on the budgets) would have taken the politically unpopular fiscal discipline approach on managing the town, these salaries would have never gotten out of control like this. Now Belmar taxpayers will clean up the mess.

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 10:56 am | Permalink
  24. Anonymous wrote:

    I bet Hiseman more than $198,000.

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 11:11 am | Permalink
  25. Resident wrote:

    Belmar Council needs to follow in the foot steps of Lake Como. Let the residents vote on the next ballot. Keep the police and raise taxes or contract the police out to another agency and lower taxes.

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 11:29 am | Permalink
  26. Summer Timer wrote:

    I dont believe a local municipality would be willing to pickup Belmar policing duties… Who would want to deal with the mess that occurs in the summer months… We need to fix this ourselves… Farming these duties out is just wishful thinking…

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 11:38 am | Permalink
  27. South Side wrote:

    Anyone else surprised to hear the Lifeguard Chief discussing finance?

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 11:40 am | Permalink
  28. $128000lavAttendent wrote:

    Granted these numbers are out of control , PD is not an easy job no matter the town your working in today’s world. The number that number that really makes me shake my head is roughly $128,053 for Lavatory attendant ? On top of the $128,053 , they are allowed tips cups ? Plus a large portion collect unemployment all winter , for a seasonal job!
    Unemployment is not FREE the town pays. It would be cheaper to sub out the bathroom attendant job than continue they way it is today.

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 12:29 pm | Permalink
  29. Anonymous wrote:

    Tom Brennan should kick in money from his inflated BOE salary to help pay for the shortfall. He voted for the budgets he should PAY!!!!

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 12:30 pm | Permalink
  30. Anonymous wrote:

    #28- Great idea. Put the services out to bid and let them hire illegal aliens to clean the bathrooms.

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 12:44 pm | Permalink
  31. Anonymous wrote:

    Revenue generated from Belmar/Lake Como bars?

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 1:44 pm | Permalink
  32. AreYaKiddin? wrote:

    This what you get when the Kool Aid crew aka McDirty and the Queen of Mean, and their followers get to bully everyone in town for years. And people voted them in! At least the Dems are out and we can start to clean up this mess. Need a reorganization of department heads (Police, DPW, ect) and unfortunately taxes raised to get us out of this debt. Some of the Crew should pay for this too with legal ramifications….

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 2:51 pm | Permalink
  33. Joan Corallo wrote:

    Immediate hiring freeze. Stop to all overtime. Nepotism is far from dead in Belmar. Mr Kirschenbaum cut all depts. This Belmar payroll is awful.

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 3:04 pm | Permalink
  34. Anonymous wrote:

    #32 your statement of bullying is spot on! That is exactly what they did if you weren’t in their little circle! I look forward to this administration cleaning this mess up. We need professionals running this town which is what we have now, thankfully.

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 3:39 pm | Permalink
  35. Anonymous wrote:

    And Doherty is a financial advisor?? The guy should be reported to the State of NJ and have all the letters following his name be revoked. Oh, I forgot, he works for the State of NJ. Forget it.

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 4:42 pm | Permalink
  36. Big ones wrote:

    Who is marina basin supervisor at 102.000k ex marina supervisor Fabio at 109.000k. Never heard or saw marina basin supervisor, anybody know his duties???????

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 4:48 pm | Permalink
  37. Fabio’s jobs description consists of harassing boat owners and exaggerating about EVERYTHING. Oh and dont forget to ride down to the beach and check out the waves! Never knew such a loser who calls himself the champ! Get rid of his useless a$$, waste of town money!

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 5:50 pm | Permalink
  38. Anonymous wrote:

    29: You suckers, Bearded Tom double dips in summer bumping his state pension teaching pension augmenting it as he’s a gate attendant like his Democrat counterpart, Doug Witte, Councilperson from Lake Como.

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 8:24 pm | Permalink
  39. Big ones wrote:

    # 37 marina basin supervisor is John maquire who is he and what is his job assignment. Sounds like a political no show job. Dpw supervisor was ex supervisor FABIO’s boss. Thank GOD HE’s gone.

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 9:52 pm | Permalink
  40. Sister marie wrote:

    These salaries are disturbing.

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 9:57 pm | Permalink
  41. Wow…I am truly appalled by this gross misappropriation of funds. That’s a lot of perfectly good pennies going to waste….

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 10:00 pm | Permalink
  42. Beach patron wrote:

    Now I can see the reason for raising beach badge fees. The prior administration sucked the beach utility money dry by attaching numerous salaries to it. Mike Campbell jr $213k from beach police funds. These salaries are sickening.

    Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 2:34 pm | Permalink
  43. Anonymous wrote:

    Any input from the Department of Community Affairs yet?

    Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 5:38 pm | Permalink
  44. Rough Road Ahead wrote:

    Wow! supervisors and ROAD repair employees almost 300 thousand dollars plus. Belmar should look like Disney World. All these salaries are absurd. Before raising taxes we need to clean house with all these high salaries. This is a small town with high nepotism. Our police department looks like a large city staff .Get a grip on the causes of crime and downsize to the beach community we are supposed to be.This is insane!

    Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 9:21 pm | Permalink
  45. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #44 – Correct Sir/Madam, The meetings in Febuary should be quite interesting. I don’t think the Mayor will waste any time making things right – there is no time to waste.

    Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 5:10 am | Permalink
  46. No surprise wrote:

    The police salaries are disgusting. Campbell, Cox, Husman,Lynch, Scott. Unbelievable. Just name a few.

    Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 7:44 am | Permalink
  47. Advocating wrote:

    You can not raise beach fees in Belmar to support the grievous mismanagement by previous administration!

    Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 9:50 am | Permalink
  48. Anonymous wrote:

    Can anyone explain $400k going to Harbor commission, $300k of which is salary?

    Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 9:55 am | Permalink
  49. Concerned local wrote:

    Those police salaries are D-I-S-G-U-S-T-I-N-G.

    Who negotiates, reviews and signs off on these contracts??

    Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 10:54 am | Permalink
  50. Anonymous wrote:

    Mark and Pat. Please start RIF proceedings NOW. Hand out notices March 1st. Cut these unnecessary positions and reduce these salaries and budgets. NO NEW TAXES, you are Republicans, remember?

    Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 11:23 am | Permalink
  51. Anonymous wrote:

    Brennan should be impeached.
    #37 Who the heck is Fabio?

    Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 11:47 am | Permalink
  52. Big ones wrote:

    #51 Fabio is the ex marina dock master

    Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 2:51 pm | Permalink
  53. #51 Fabio Charlie Vanderlinde

    Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 3:56 pm | Permalink
  54. Big ones wrote:

    With his new haircut, he looks like the Dutch boy. He went undercover. Hope to see him emptying garbage containers on main st this summer.

    Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 4:23 pm | Permalink
  55. Anonymous wrote:

    Ex marina dock master? Was he fired? Did he finally go pro as a surfer? I thought he was just recovering.

    Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 4:30 pm | Permalink
  56. DTS wrote:

    Oh Fabio is a REAL great person ain’t that right Fabio the faker. Fact, Fabio reads this blog and finally he really knows how everyone despises him and his lovely mullet. Now go and get a real job that pays 109K. You stole from Belmar and now it’s payback. How’s the shoulder?

    Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 4:41 pm | Permalink
  57. #54 he probably couldn’t lift a garbage can and if he could then we would have a garbage man making 109k, I say drain the swap and get rid of him!

    Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 6:06 pm | Permalink
  58. Anonymous wrote:

    Ex- dock master?? Why so? Did it have anything to do with an injured shoulder and a false insurance claim??

    Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 8:03 pm | Permalink
  59. Big ones wrote:

    #55 FABIO WAS DEMOTED FROM DOCKMASTER TO DPW LABORER IN TOWN, he was saved from being fired. But took a big reduction in pay.

    Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 8:42 pm | Permalink
  60. anonymous wrote:

    #59 what did Fabio do to get demoted? How much of a pay cut?

    Monday, January 21, 2019 at 2:35 pm | Permalink
  61. Anonymous wrote:

    Heard about 30k

    Monday, January 21, 2019 at 3:34 pm | Permalink
  62. DTS wrote:

    Too too bad for Fabio it couldn’t happen to such a nice person. Next should be the overpaid cone man with his special hire the unqualified lifeguard chief friend of his and maybe they together can ride off into sunset on the slow moving beach buggy he drives up & down the beach on.

    Monday, January 21, 2019 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

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