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Belmar 2015 Payroll

April’s response to Jim Bean’s OPRA:Screen Shot 2016-01-14 at 5.42.11 PM

Click on the image below to open in Google drive:Screen Shot 2016-01-14 at 5.55.45 PM

22 people are making over $100,000 and a lot more are making close to $100,000.

Just for comparison’s sake, here is what Wikipedia says the rest of us make:Screen Shot 2016-01-14 at 5.36.32 PM

I thought Democrats were supposed to be fighting income inequality, not creating it!


  1. belmarguy wrote:

    CW is making 35k a year as a laborer? LOL! Its amazing what you get after having two drug arrests.

    Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 7:02 pm | Permalink
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    The head of public works in a town the size of Belmar should not be making that much money. That is insane ! Don’t forget all the money he saves by getting a take home car too. Free gas, insurance, wear and tear. Unbelievable !!!

    Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 8:01 pm | Permalink
  3. Robert wrote:

    Lost on the comment on how the 2015 W2 is higher since some of it is 2016 pay…..

    Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 11:01 pm | Permalink
  4. Guest wrote:

    Some of the higher ranking police salaries are out of control. I should have been a cop.

    Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 11:36 pm | Permalink
  5. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #4 – Sir, think about it another way. Yes, the police here make too much. But what’s the unseen factor. They get a good salary, pension and good medical benefits but you have to understand something else. When they retire, they will need that medical coverage. Because when they retire, they will go from sitting in the patrol car to sitting in a doctor’s waiting room. The worst thing for a young man is to sit all day which is what patrolmen do. Young men’s body’s are not meant for such idleness. They are shaped the way they are to be physically used. If those body’s aren’t physically used while young, they wither. Their organs become old before their time and in the end, they find themselves sitting as I said above for endless hours in doctors waiting rooms being poked and punctured and having blood drained from them and medicated and studied for the rest of their lives. Be careful what you wish for #4.

    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 7:41 am | Permalink
  6. OLD MAN wrote:

    #5 Correct …..I worked outside all my life in construction. Now all I need is a aspirin now and then.

    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 8:01 am | Permalink
  7. Just Passing Through wrote:

    Ok they claim no tax increase. How about finding ways to REDUCE TAXES and put more money in residents pockets!!! No that is not Democratic.

    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 8:28 am | Permalink
  8. linlee wrote:

    #5 .. your post touched my compassion button and conscience. The people of Belmar appear to be contributing, through excessive salaries and insensitivity, to a devastating future awaiting these police officers when they’re finally pried off their posteriors and fated to endure a huge retirement party at D’J’s, followed by medical appointments for calloused …. Perhaps a petition, leading to a referendum, should be considered to support our local police by investing in the transition to bicycle patrols as opposed to using those deadly police vehicles. I’m sure Mayor Matt will sign off on this idea since he recently suggested bicycles as a preferred mode of transportation to reduce road congestion and enable adequate parking for his pet commercial projects. BTW .. Maclearie Park is still at great risk of becoming overflow parking for Chef’s as per a comment made by Colleen,so if you’re sitting on your posterior and trusting our town administration unconditionally, you may find you don’t have a park to peddle to next summer.

    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 8:38 am | Permalink
  9. ALLTRUMPEDUP wrote:

    Tom, you are correct. Numbers vary but some studies have shown that the average life expectancy of a police officer is 53-57 yoa as opposed to 73-78 yoa for a non-police male. Female longer. What does bother me is the extremely high payments to the upper ranks, i.e. Capt. making $193k, more that the Chief. Not sure if this is base salary with Dept. OT or added outside employment, side-jobs, whose payments may go through the town. Can’t imagine the Capt. directing traffic for JCP and L but who knows? Perhaps he handles the outside job list and takes the easier outside jobs that come in. He may have the leeway to sign off his time for the day with the Boro, use comp. time, and pick up an easy four hour job with JCP and L. If his added pay is truly Dept. OT paid by the Boro, I would question who authorizes that OT and for what reason. Do you need a Capt. salary to cover a Sgts. shift. I highly doubt we need another Capt. position. I’m sure he gets paid to attend the council meeting, why, don’t know. Has he ever spoke? Would like to know the OT budget for the PD, probably too high. Use it or lose it.

    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 9:04 am | Permalink
  10. The Commish wrote:

    We should tax the bars extra to subsidize the high salaries of the police officers since most of their interactions are a result of people attending the bars.

    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 9:16 am | Permalink
  11. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #8 – Let me become entirely blasphemous. The answer I think is foot patrol (walking a beat). There, I said it Actually walking – something unheard of in our nation anymore by the society at large, not only confined to law enforcement officers.

    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 9:29 am | Permalink
  12. Planet Belmar wrote:

    #8. LINLEE: just some facts working in favor of your opposition and other to additional parking at Maclearie Park. 1. Regarding Parking for Chef’s. The mayor put in the current lease that Chef’s has the K-Street Parking ( now for boat trailers. Its in the lease. 2.The proposed parking in the athletic filed with a new L-Street park entrance/exit was only proposed in the Monmouth Cty Open Space Phase II application which was not awarded. To build now it would be 100% taxpayer money, no grant.

    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 10:31 am | Permalink
  13. ALLTRUMPEDUP wrote:

    Tom, a wonderful idea. A foot post from 5th to 16th, say 10am til 8 pm winters, noon till 10pm summers would actually enhance the business district. It would show that Belmar cares about the patrons of the businesses, ensuring their safety and well being. A great way for the Police to interact with the youths of today, the residents, shop owners and tourists. Their eyes and ears would address concerns in a more efficient manner. Handling parking and traffic issues, especially in the summer, would be a life send. I would expand their scope to the seaport and marina districts where needed. The specials do a great job but you get more bang for the buck with a full-time officer in most circumstances. And yes, #10, indirectly TAX the patrons of the bars by strictly enforcing quality of life issues, disorderly conduct, urinating in public, open possession and consumption of alcohol , parking violation and such, around these establishments. Double the fines and penalties. Get a reputation that Wall and Pt. Pleasant PDs have. ZERO TOLERANCE. Put up signs. Start now before Matt decides to take over the patrolling of five additional drunkfest bars in Lake Como.

    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 10:35 am | Permalink
  14. TAX the patrons wrote:

    TAX the patrons going into of these place that charge a cover fee. A 10% entertainment tax would generate the funds needed to offset the 100K plus salaries. This would be painless as these kids pay $10 for drinks on a Saturday night, they have money to burn.

    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 1:54 pm | Permalink
  15. Anonymous wrote:

    that’s because the little children in the video still live with mommy and daddy.

    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 4:30 pm | Permalink
  16. Anonymous wrote:

    What a clever idea. The piles I’d cash would be Rollin in

    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 4:34 pm | Permalink
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    Oh come on, be kind to the little idiots the have their lease car payments to make that’s why they live at home with their parents until they are 35.

    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

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