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Mayor shuts it down



  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Where is North Lake Drive?

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 6:30 am | Permalink
  2. Trouble abounds wrote:

    If this boardwalk fiasco is any indication of how our Mayor will handle hoards of pent up drunken, out of town college kids that will invade our community come 45 days from now, we are in serious trouble. Proactivity definitely not in his vocabulary. Other towns have already started prohibiting short term rentals. I guess they will all have to come here. Why not? Word is Belmar is rather weak when it comes to enforcement of anything. Party on Belmar. And don’t forget to leave your corona laden empty
    beer bottles wherever you please.

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 9:24 am | Permalink
  3. anonymous wrote:

    #2-I’m quite sure it’s alot about keeping the Hasidic community from Lakewood and NY from coming down during their holiday and infecting this area. They have NO respect….rather deal with drunken idiots than them

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 10:36 am | Permalink
  4. Summer Timer wrote:

    #2… You are 100% correct… But be aware of the SHILL on this blog that will say your negative….

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 11:00 am | Permalink
  5. Bravo wrote:

    #3- Thank you, finally someone out there with nuggets as big as mine. I am so sick and tired of this skating around the real issue and Politically Correct BS that abounds in Trenton. IMO some communities are intentionally infecting their own people so as to fill up and get a hospital bed early while available. Anyone else out there not in fear of speaking the truth?? Otherwise, move on.

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 11:10 am | Permalink
  6. excuse me wrote:

    I believe that first, the mayor had no choice but to shut down the boardwalk because the neighboring towns had done so; second, the only thing he may have been guilty of/accused of, was being hopeful that people would have common sense and not crowd the boardwalk. When people do dumb stuff in certain circumstances, like during a pandemic, (i.e. exercise their free will) the officials in place will step in and exercise some authority of control when the greater good is at stake. “Give me liberty or give me death”? Or, “big daddy, save me from my stupidity.”

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 11:42 am | Permalink
  7. Guest wrote:

    #2 This will take time to determine, but the needs of our general public health must be carefully considered. Our local hospital is not prepared for some 5000++ summer tenants from Belmar alone and this, along with the strain on our first responders should be carefully considered. What needs to be done immediately is to stop the issuance of rental CO’s by the municipality to prevent landlords from opening up their rentals today, and resume CO issuance on a date to be later determined. We all know that most, if not all, summer rentals experience overcrowded conditions which in itself is a public health issue which the municipality has never previously recognized as such and are ill prepared to be able to enforce these conditions going forward. Mayor and Council, get ahead of this now! This is not ending in April, May, or even June. This is and August to September containment issue and we may possibly face a rebound of this virus in November or December. We ALL must sacrifice to end the spread if this virus.

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 11:55 am | Permalink
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    A week too late.

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 12:01 pm | Permalink
  9. Thank you #7 wrote:

    Thank you #7. Your words to God’s ears, and hopefully those in charge of this town. I pray they read this blog and act now. It will be April 1st tomorrow. They have been warned and put on notice today. ACT NOW MAYOR, save lives.

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 2:05 pm | Permalink
  10. Simple wrote:

    Stop summer group rentals.

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 5:54 am | Permalink
  11. eugene creamer wrote:

    Belmar is blessed with an attractive nuisance beachfront and an unfunded mandate to restrict public access … contrary to NJ Public Trust Doctrine policy.

    Let’s hope Gov Murphy compensates Belmar for the added expense … beach badge sales won’t, nor should, cover the cost.

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 7:27 am | Permalink
  12. ? wrote:

    Hey Mayor. It’s April 1st. When are you going to stop summer rentals like other towns?

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 11:50 am | Permalink
  13. Guest wrote:

    Asbury Park just put landlords and real estate agents in notice that effective immediately there are to be no vacation or short term rentals. Wake up Belmar!

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 2:13 pm | Permalink
  14. Qman wrote:

    The Belmar crew owns rental property so one doubt that will happen.
    What did Asbury Park do?

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 4:15 pm | Permalink
  15. Anonymous wrote:

    I find it hilarious that the business administrator is listed at the top of this letter. What a joke

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 5:02 pm | Permalink
  16. Summer Timer wrote:

    #14… Here….

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 5:10 pm | Permalink
  17. Sick wrote:

    Yes #15, he is full of himself. From day one when he put himself on the dais with our ELECTED OFFICIALS. Hes got to put his nose in everything. He needs to go to with that other do nothing guy Cinelli.

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 6:44 pm | Permalink
  18. Relax wrote:

    How about we wait another few weeks to see how this goes before cancelling summer? Jeez you old bags are just trying to take advantage of the situation like the rest of the power hungry politicians (Democrats). Guess what? Belmar is a summer/party/bar town. That will be the last thing to go, and it should be. So just shut up, stay inside if you are scared and stop telling people how to live their lives and how to run their businesses/properties/incomes.

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 8:45 pm | Permalink
  19. Grow up wrote:

    #17 Isn’t it his job to have his “nose in everything” as the business administrator of the town? The answer to that is yes. You sound like you have a personal vendetta. Good thing you aren’t in charge

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 8:49 pm | Permalink
  20. Summer Timer wrote:

    #18… Its is difficult to relax when the state is being over-run by a pandemic… #19… I agree with #17, this guy is not qualified for this job… Just look at his past experience, it is clearly not a match… This was a buddy appointment…

    Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 7:26 am | Permalink
  21. Come one, come all wrote:

    In light of all other Jersey towns shutting down their summer rentals, Belmar has adopted a Statue of Liberty phrase: “Bring me your tired….”- Yes, that’s right, tired of hunting for a place to party all summer long, come to Belmar, “your poor”, a little light on money this summer, come to Belmar and cram your group of 17 drunken irresponsible youths into a two bedroom apartment, and don’t forget to socially distance yourself in there,and “yearning to breath free”, yep, feel free to breath your corona laden spit all over the liquor stores, grocery stores and other public places, heck, Belmar only has two confirmed cases, they could use a few more to share the burden. Party on Bennies. Come on down.

    Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 7:42 am | Permalink
  22. Trumpers wrote:

    I hope everyone bashing Walsifer is at least as horrified by our president’s reaction to this crisis. Sheesh.

    Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 8:46 am | Permalink
  23. watchman wrote:

    Mr. Kirschenbaum is ok by me, a knowledgeable gentleman who was a detective, I believe. As far as I can tell, Belmar’s well-being is his priority. What, do some of his bashers want Colleen back?

    Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 9:16 am | Permalink
  24. Question wrote:

    Being the seafood festival, and all events are canceled why do we need a special events guy at 70k.Where are the cuts.Save us money.

    Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 9:18 am | Permalink
  25. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #23 – “Detective” – I used to know the commander of the Flushing Precinct in Qns. He told me detective work was when something happened they went out and grabbed the first 10 guys they saw on the street – They’d done something and most likely knew the guy you were looking for and would rat him out two seconds if you’d let them go – Detective Work.

    Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 9:48 am | Permalink
  26. Summer Timer wrote:

    #23…. I am sure Mr. Kirschenbaum is gentleman and was most likely a great detective,… But that work experience does not match skills required to manage a town at an efficient level… It is what it is….

    Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 9:51 am | Permalink
  27. watchman wrote:

    #26 Matt was a political science major and Colleen a dance major, if I am correct. A degree in business administration should certainly equip someone in some way to run a town, but you are right, it is what it is. Common sense helps also. I always wondered what students of political science learn; could it be “let’s make a deal”? At least detectives know how to snoop and figure things out. Oops, I just stereotyped.

    Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 10:35 am | Permalink
  28. watchman wrote:

    #25 “Copy that.” But that’s not the whole picture, I presume. There is possibly a little Chicago P.D. or little New York in every town, for that matter. I would respect the mindset of a trained detective, cowboy type or by the book type.

    Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 10:51 am | Permalink
  29. Inspector Clouseau wrote:

    Ay em not runneeng zeez town, ze aar.

    Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 11:03 am | Permalink
  30. Resident wrote:

    What are Kirchbaums credentials? Did he go to college and obtain a degree in business administration? Is he a certified municipal business administrator? When I go to meetings to ask our “elected” officials a question I don’t need his arrogant, condescending remarks. If I want to talk to him I can call or go to boro hall anytime. No, I do not want Colleen back, just someone a little more polished who knows about business administration. He makes $130 thousand dollars plus hidden stipends like Campbell does.
    #24 Bingo! Why do we need this guy Frank Centelli making $70 thousand plus dollars doing absolutely nothing? Mayor Walsifer wake up and trim the fat. Between the tax and water increase us residents on fixed incomes are going to drown.

    Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 11:17 am | Permalink
  31. Summer Timer wrote:

    #27… One thing that is very disturbing is how this Administration keeps pointing to consultants for answers… That gives the impression that the local officials are not up to the task…

    Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 12:26 pm | Permalink
  32. Guest wrote:

    Ugh … #30 … so he can pay his taxes on Ocean Avenue? Drain the swamp!

    Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 12:28 pm | Permalink
  33. Anonymous wrote:

    #30 And now the do nothing Cencelli is taking home a boro SUV? For what? Come on!

    Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 12:57 pm | Permalink
  34. Vultures wrote:

    Just like the corrupt immoral politicians (Democrats) the Mayor and Council’s detractors are circling like vultures trying to take advantage of the situation. Nothing better to do than bash those in charge during a time of nation-wide crisis. But let’s be realistic here, most Belmartians think they have done a great job. The few squeaky wheels on CSFM would be doing the same thing if things were going great.

    Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 7:45 pm | Permalink
  35. Anonymous wrote:

    Isn’t Kirschenbaum actually the Acting BA?

    Friday, April 3, 2020 at 6:48 am | Permalink

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