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Bring Back Doherty


“If I was there,

there would be no tax increase”



  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Doherty’s comments don’t surprise me at all. He is an arrogant man. His corruption? incompetence? will catch up to him one day. Does he really think people actually believe this mess was created in 5 months? The truth is if he was mayor, the town would be taken over by the state.

    Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7:13 am | Permalink
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    My advice to former Mayor Doherty….”You had the right to remain silent; the more you say can and will be used against you, hopefully in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney (hopefully it will be the Gibbons Law Firm at the $450 average hourly rate that you saddled the taxpayers with in the multiple lawsuits caused by your incompetent administration). If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you at Belmar taxpayer’s expense? After being mayor of Belmar for seven years – you should understand the rights I have just read to you. With these rights in mind, please continue to speak and hopefully incriminate yourself even more.

    Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7:33 am | Permalink
  3. Anon wrote:

    Liar, narcissist, intellectually challenged, and a coward.
    That is Matt Doherty folks.
    Come to a meeting Matt. Save us from ourselves. Defend your record.

    Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7:39 am | Permalink
  4. Sound Familiar? wrote:

    A tax increase of this magnitude should be put to the voters for approval.” Matt Doherty. Didn’t candidate McBride say that at the meeting? And that letter she and Russo sent out had Matt’s favorite phrase “(this is a war on) middle class families”. I wish I had a dime for every time he said middle class families.

    Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 8:04 am | Permalink
  5. madame.snark wrote:

    What do you expect from a person who knows only how to lie and twist things around? Governor Murphy should be inundated with letters about this fraudster.

    Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 8:06 am | Permalink
  6. eugene creamer wrote:

    Figures don’t lie, but liars figure

    Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 8:11 am | Permalink
  7. Guest wrote:

    #3 – You are 100% correct!

    Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 8:23 am | Permalink
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    #4: Key words are submitted to pols by the party to hammer into voters minds. Evidently repetition works like hypnosis, stupid.

    Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 10:06 am | Permalink
  9. Sound Familiar? wrote:

    Those key words really work. The puppeteer of these two candidates knows that. His puppet master taught him well.

    Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 11:02 am | Permalink
  10. Anonymous wrote:

    Here’s the question, did Walsifer cut spending ??? It doesn’t look it.

    Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 12:29 pm | Permalink
  11. Glad I Left wrote:

    Doherty is correct…if he was here, taxes wouldn’t go up, and the debt, bullying, and misconduct would be continuing.

    Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 12:33 pm | Permalink
  12. Jim Bean wrote:

    I’m posting this twice just so everyone sees it.

    Let me point some things out. These are the budgeted numbers. This doesn’t mean it will be the exact expense but they are a ball park.

    This budget is the exact same thing Doherty would have given us except Walsifer raised taxes 21% to pay for it.

    For instance, Police salary and wages went up from $3,011,700 to $3,198,000. Even at the beach front Police salaries went from $598,100 to $641,000. This is a $229,200 increase. Walsifer blamed it on contracts but the look at everyone’s salary at the end of 2018.
    everyone was angry about overtime, remember this?

    Cox – $206K
    Desserich – $164K
    Huisman – $198K
    Lynch – $190K
    Scott – $167K
    Yee – $160K
    Campbell – $213K
    total: $1,298,000

    This budget not only continues the overtime abuses, it increases them. There was zero effort to better manage borough hall to reduce waste and abuse. Just a continuation of past practices.

    The Administration & Executive-Salary & Wage (BA salary included) went down from $88,100 to $85,000 on the municipal side, but went up from $37,800 to $77,000 on the beach side. Meaning the beach utility is almost paying half of these salary. It will not be long before our town gets hand slapped from stealing from the beach utility. How can the mayor justify the BA spending almost 50% of their time working on the beach front that’s only open 6 hours a day 3 months a year? Stealing from the beach tag purchaser is not a sound financial plan to run the town.

    This budget is in insult to anyone who believes in fiscal restraint and proper budgeting. I am embarrassed that so called fiscal conservatives in my political party voted for this budget. Please remember to thank the mayor and council for the 21% tax increase when you see them. The borough employee’s sure did.

    Friday, May 24, 2019 at 8:22 am | Permalink
  13. OLD MAN wrote:

    #12 I know some people think it’s “old” for me to talk about aspirins. Buy after reading your enlightening thoughts I’m getting more. To me it’s same old same old BS. Spend spend spend again. I agree the police and the DPW guy get too much salary. Seems Walsifer is just another “politician” favoring certain individuals.

    Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 5:51 am | Permalink

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