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Astroturfers Push Back



  1. Guest wrote:

    Grandfathering? What a mess society has become. If the artificial turf was and remains illegal then it’s ILLEGAL! Can we all build additional stories onto our homes illegally and then plead to the council for “grandfathering”?

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 6:54 am | Permalink
  2. admin wrote:

    All of them had permission from the town when they installed the artificial turf at a cost of thousands.

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 7:52 am | Permalink
  3. OLD MAN wrote:

    Less grass equals less fertilizers , weed killers, insecticides, getting into ground water and river/ocean.

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 7:51 am | Permalink
  4. Guest wrote:

    #2 – Admin – With all due respect, so says them. It is very clear and proven that public officials do not override the written lawn.

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 8:54 am | Permalink
  5. admin wrote:

    There’s nothing specifically about artificial grass in our code right now.

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 8:59 am | Permalink
  6. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    Belmar Zoning Code has limits on impervious cover.

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 9:44 am | Permalink
  7. admin wrote:

    The artificial grass most of these people are using is pervious.

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 10:31 am | Permalink
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    Ridiculous to even argue against!
    Turf =
    No fertilizers
    No lawn mowers
    No edgers
    No weeds
    No weed wackers
    No noise
    No gas
    Zero maintenance
    Always green
    …and it is installed the same way as brick pavers like driveways and patios. If you outlaw turf, then outlaw brick pavers!!!

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 1:06 pm | Permalink
  9. admin wrote:

    If i wasn’t planning to move next year i think I would get it. It’s kind of funny that by bringing it to everyone’s attention I think more people than before are going to want it.

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 1:18 pm | Permalink
  10. Anonymous wrote:

    I love the turf lawns…always green and cheerful.

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 1:26 pm | Permalink
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    Ordinance needed to outlaw grass killing vomit, urine and the fight club’s blood in Belmar.

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 1:43 pm | Permalink
  12. admin wrote:

    Is vomit considered pervious?

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 1:55 pm | Permalink
  13. Anonymous wrote:

    Plastic bags, artificial turf…! The whole town is a mess and these are the things the governing body worry about ?!!!
    Maybe ask Campbell why the hell he uses a municipal vehicle to go get a workout in ? Last I heard that wouldn’t be considered official duty.

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 2:03 pm | Permalink
  14. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #13 – Look at it this way. As long as the guy is out of town fooling around, he’s not getting underfoot getting in the way of the working men.

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 6:27 pm | Permalink
  15. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    Pervious artificial turf is a manufacturer’s claim without specifications.

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 6:37 pm | Permalink
  16. Katrina wrote:

    I’m more worried about our towns 37 MILLION dollar debt.

    Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 7:23 am | Permalink
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    Katrina, anything to obviate the DONKEY in the room. Of course, it’s the 37 MILLION DOLLARS we all owe.

    Can you imagine the lenders taking into account the actual debt load we really have in getting resident loans?

    Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 2:21 pm | Permalink
  18. OLD MAN wrote:

    I’m worried about running out of aspirins

    Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 3:20 pm | Permalink
  19. Anonymous wrote:

    When the government starts paying your property taxes, then and only then should they tell you how to decorate your house.They should however have the right to regulate appearance of some of the new unusually taxed buildings going up in Belmar because they are in some way getting subsidized by the Belmar tax payers.

    Friday, March 10, 2017 at 8:24 am | Permalink
  20. ALL TRUMPED UP wrote:

    These public workshops are nothing more that scripted dog and pony shows orchestrated by those in power to divert the attention of the public from more important issues. Don’t be mislead. Follow the money…. Matt seems to.

    Friday, March 10, 2017 at 12:33 pm | Permalink
  21. Anonymous wrote:

    Astroturf Republicans… They’re the problem per Reddit.

    Friday, March 10, 2017 at 1:25 pm | Permalink
  22. eugene creamer wrote:

    If artificial turf is a property improvement that cost “thousands” …. then it should be taxed as such.

    Friday, March 10, 2017 at 2:04 pm | Permalink
  23. Anonymous wrote:

    Does homeowners insurance cover astroturf?

    Friday, March 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm | Permalink
  24. OLD MAN wrote:

    #22 NO….Fake Grass saves on pollution more so than the verbal diarrhea from the politicians.

    Friday, March 10, 2017 at 5:23 pm | Permalink
  25. eugene creamer wrote:

    Tired of the Fescue Green artificial turf?
    Try the Rutgers Red or NY Giants Blue.

    Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 10:27 am | Permalink
  26. OLD MAN wrote:

    I think the RED would be nice. Didn’t go to college but went to work.

    Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 9:30 am | Permalink

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