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Belmar submits proposal to police Lake Como, doesn’t include dollar amounts.

(I guess we have to sign the contract to find out how much we’re getting paid.)

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Pringle warns not to count on continued looting of beach utility to pay police costs

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In this past spring’s “voter suppression” lawsuit

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Superior Court Judge Katie A. Gummer…

Drops all charges!

(Details when I have them)


  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Every single resident needs to read that letter. This administration constantly lauds the 0% municipal tax increase they’ve accomplished over the years. What an absolute joke ! Stealing from the beach to balance – good job Matt. See ya in court.

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 10:36 am | Permalink
  2. belmarguy wrote:

    Should we pull out the facebook screen shots of the employees that work at Djais and see what was being posted on their facebook pages, djais facebook page during the election season?

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 11:52 am | Permalink
  3. Belmar Newby wrote:

    Belmar Guy – I checked the employees that I knew of.. they seemed quiet this year.. I am certain that the fraud continued – their defense is that legally these people can vote if they live here for a certain amount of time – even if seasonally.. .. most vote by mail in ballot and are given gifts (bottles of liquor/free drinks) to vote.. these are people who really don’t care about Belmar and would normally not vote..they don’t pay property taxes here.. they are essentially cheap whores who sell their votes.. I looked for news article about the case being thrown out. nothing yet?

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 1:10 pm | Permalink
  4. DJais Drunkard wrote:

    2 – do you wanna Big GUlp of HATORADE – cuz that’s what you are DRINKING CUZ…

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 1:49 pm | Permalink
  5. belmarguy wrote:

    4-I’m not hating on anything.. You’re hating on the fact that people know the township government and your business are in ties with each other, illegally. Frank writes the check and belmar bows, taking it up the rear. Belmar plays favorites when it comes to Djais because they’re big political donors.

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 2:33 pm | Permalink
  6. Voter wrote:

    The voters who supported Matt and an overpriced pavilion sit back and enjoy your ride and get your checkbooks out.

    You were warned by reasonable citizens who filed petitions and lawsuits winning every one. What’s it gonna take for you other citizen to realize you were duped and will pay the price.

    Lies and stupid comments by Tom Burke his fellow democrats Claire Diecke and Jennifer Nicolay seem really stupid now. Bye, bye nice town Belmar we will soon be party-town heaven, full of drunks, downtown stores(three already) have closed, we will be heavily in debt, and latest news Matt is going to cut down trees and pave the athletic field at Mclearie Park for a “special deal” he made with Chef’s to guarantee them parking spots.

    Hold on it’s gonna be quite the ride.

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 3:21 pm | Permalink
  7. Belmar Newby wrote:

    6- I am certain that the majority that voted “yes” do not pay property taxes here.. and what kind of Democrat cuts down trees and paves parks?? Shame on Matt Doherty! I hope one day he will be exposed for the fraud that he is.

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 4:22 pm | Permalink
  8. concerned wrote:

    chef’s gets anything and everything they want

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 4:44 pm | Permalink
  9. Jim Bean wrote:

    It shouldn’t read “Dropped all charges”. It should read “threw out lawsuit as having no merit”.

    Doherty is finally involved in a frivolous lawsuit(my words not the judges)!

    And you Doherty supporters standing by this man who was found, in a court of law, to have broken our (but not Tom Burkes) civil rights. It’s your side that is unlawful and revolting. The financial dominos have began to fall and I will point the angry neighbors to your door when they are carrying torches and yelling for someone’s head.

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 4:54 pm | Permalink
  10. elemental wrote:

    Is arborcide a crime? Trees are helpful in controlling air pollution, like from car exhaust, and Belmar can expect more cars. The mayor is no friend of the environment. Environmental groups, pay attention.

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm | Permalink
  11. Planet Belmar wrote:

    #6. Don’t know where you get your information. The tree that got cut down were the ones by 9th Ave Pier by the Marina Bldg. on Thursday, Nov. 5th..
    Matt knows nothing about the five trees that would be cut down if Colleen Connolly has her way and using GRASS PAVERs creates a new drive ( that when the trees go ) into Maclearie Park at L-Street
    and grass paver parking where the athletic filed now exists. You can access tis at, new projects. Therefore to say that Matt wants to pave over the athletic field would be inappropriate. You should know, that the funding ( Open Space- Monmouth County ) not too keen on grass pavers due to cost. If they hadn’t rejected PHASE II funding recently, Colleen may have been able to pave over the entire field. What you need is the lease for Chef’s Int. dated 12/11/2014 which inappropriately leases all of the K Street Marina Parking to Chef’s. So why do they even need Maclearie? Please don’t spread rumors or false information.

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 5:09 pm | Permalink
  12. Teddy Ehmann wrote:

    I always like to go back and read what others have said. Regarding Judge Gummer’s decision, Tom Burke wrote on his blog Tom Burke’s Belmar View, Nov. 3, 2014 in a rant entitles “Suffrage”
    “For anyone, let alone a candidate for office, to make a blanket challenge of our residents right to vote is in my view a most grievous act.” Later he says ” Jim Bean and his assistors went too, entirely too, far.”
    Not much later, the Attorney General of NJ sent a brief on the subject disagreeing with Mr. Burke’s ( not an attorney) view. And now , we have the judges decision. I am sure that Mr. Burke will join ranks with the mayor in a total disagreement ( based on personal issues ) with the court’s decision. Fortunately unlike Mr. Burke and the mayor, justice is blind.

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 5:27 pm | Permalink
  13. Venerable Bede wrote:

    #10. Actually it is against the “law” if you take GreenAcres money and claim stewardship of GreenAcres funded park land. So to make a long story short, when Matt cut the trees down at the Marina on Nov.5th and took out the trunks and roots in a CAFRA permitted
    ri-parian zone it was not a crime, not arborcide but rather the other a word arrogant.

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 6:29 pm | Permalink
  14. elemental wrote:

    #13 “and latest news Matt is going to cut down trees and pave the athletic field at Mclearie Park” – future tense – this is what I was referring to, not a past deed. If this claim is merely hearsay, then no need to discuss, I suppose. Thanks for your input.

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 6:59 pm | Permalink
  15. Love the Beach wrote:

    More police, overdeveloping the marina, less expenses charged to beach utility, loan to offset taxes….what’s next…hope there is time to sell my house before the big tax impact hits Belmar.

    ……..taken from 2014 Belmar Audit………couldn’t find Note 20E…..
    “Uncertainties Regarding Community Disaster Loan
    As discussed in Note 20E the Borough received a Community Disaster Loan from the United States Government Department of Homeland Security in the amount of $4,484,184.00 due to potential losses in revenue as a result of Hurricane Sandy. In accordance with directives from the State of New Jersey, these loans were realized as revenue in various funds of the Borough for the year ended December 31, 2013.
    The loans have not been recorded as loans payable on the balance sheets of the Borough. Federal guidelines stipulate that under certain conditions these loans may be forgiven. As of the date of this report there is no decision that the loan was or will be forgiven. Our opinion is not modified with respect to this matter”
    Beach Utility $2,237,184; W/S Utility $760,000; Current Fund $1,487,000; totaling $4,484,184.00 …taken from 2013 Budget utilized as anticipated revenue…..

    Interest on this loan as of 3/31/2015 is $70,764.11. #EMN-2013-LF-4086NJ26, promissory note due 07/11/18, Not eligible for review until 2016……taken from: (review probably to determine grant, partial grant, or full loan…
    06/05/2013 Belmar Minutes:
    David Schneck, 302 C Street, was concerned about the promissory note writing that is listed in the community disaster loan resolution. Mayor Doherty explained that the worst case scenario is the loan has to be repaid over three years but 98% of the time the loan doesn’t have to be repaid. Mr. Schneck was concerned about using the Borough’s revenues as collateral. (note is payable when it comes due, not over 3 years…98% is also quite questionable)
    06/05/2013 Belmar Minutes
    Mayor Doherty offered, Resolution 2013-151, RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR A COMMUNITY DISASTER LOAN, for adoption, which was seconded by Council member Deicke and approved by the following vote:
    AYES: Deicke, Magovern, Nicolay, and Doherty NAYS: Bean
    Prior to the vote Council member Bean stated he felt this resolution was not a routine item and shouldn’t be on the consent agenda. Mayor Doherty disagreed because it is part of the budget which was introduced. Council member Bean asked what the collateral is. Ms. Connolly stated the collateral is the Borough’s revenue in the form of a promissory note. Council member Bean felt there is a spending problem and the Borough doesn’t need a loan.
    07/03/2013 Belmar Minutes: Mayor Doherty offered, Resolution 2013-177, RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE 2013 MUNICIPAL BUDGET, for adoption which was seconded by Council member Deicke and approved by the following vote:
    AYES: Deicke, Magovern, Nicolay, and Doherty NAYS: Bean
    Prior to voting Council member Bean stated we are borrowing 4.5 million for expenses of 4.1 million to help balance budget and the long term financial plan is the hope that this loan turns into a grant which he is against. He felt the beach utility is devastated and the budget is decadent. Mayor Doherty explained how the community disaster loan works again. He also added that this is the third year there is no tax increase and is proud of the budget. He feels the Borough his in a strong financial position even though we are still overcoming the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7:55 pm | Permalink
  16. Realestator wrote:

    Thank you for announcing fire sale if north end properties

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 10:19 pm | Permalink
  17. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    Are the 7th Avenue attorneys the largest Belmar employer that pays property tax?
    I mean GOOD JOBS …. checkout the letterhead …. much better pay than a sloshing beer future.

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 11:22 pm | Permalink
  18. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    Everybody should go down to the recycling center and look at all that military junk sitting there. That represents a lot of money we could use. All that has to happen is have a guy from the DPW cut it up with a torch and take the iron over to Mazza junk yard in Neptune and get what we can for it. There’s more junk under the water tower and out at the beach near the Fishing club.

    Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:42 am | Permalink
  19. law enforcement advo wrote:

    We need to know who the “Public Service Director” will be inasmuch as Belmar’s response to the LC RFP sights Thomas Palmisano as the PSD?

    Will there be PROFESSIONAL research criteria used for this criterical far reaching, professional position of PUBLIC SERVICE DIRECTOR? Or will l of the cronies be consulted and selected.

    Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:05 am | Permalink
  20. Love the Beach wrote:

    Sorry Realestator, I forgot to mention the Pavilion(s)….so you can extend sale to the south end properties as well. Trying to stay optimistic here.

    Friday, November 20, 2015 at 10:18 am | Permalink
  21. Realestator wrote:

    Did don’t Vito give them a offer they couldn’t refuse… Just trust me?

    All towns are SMARTER than Belmar. Who’d want that label?

    Friday, November 20, 2015 at 10:26 am | Permalink
  22. Belmar Voter wrote:

    Whatever LC Republican (defacto ) Chair and former N.J. DCA executive Thomas Neff says, works for me. Wonder, how he’s doing at Treasury?

    Friday, November 20, 2015 at 3:31 pm | Permalink
  23. Anonymous wrote:

    is t Burke the deface leader of the Belmar GOP?

    Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:10 pm | Permalink
  24. Say what wrote:

    #19 I thought Mike Campbell was already going to be appointed to that position.He is already the Mayors #1. Really I think Mike campbell is the boss over Mad Matt.

    Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 11:50 pm | Permalink
  25. Say what wrote:

    #18. Keep watch over that military stuff because when they can get more I am sure they will take it. Just like the speedboat that is in the garage at the DPW. That Mike Campbell had boro employees work on for weeks and weeks. What does Belmar need a speedboat for. Belmar already has a boat for the marina.

    Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 11:55 pm | Permalink
  26. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    Everywhere you look in town, you see that military junk. I jokingly asked the mayor if he were planning on attacking Avon with it and of course, he said yes. But it is an eyesore. It’s total junk and should be cut up and sold for scrap. But that could set off a row within our leadership about who gets what when it comes to splitting up the loot/money.

    Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 7:20 am | Permalink
  27. Anonymous wrote:

    must have some kind of hook somewhat like the affordable housing requirement that you had to live in that housing for x period of time before selling. boys with their toys like to look and touche

    Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 8:20 am | Permalink
  28. crazy wrote:

    As far as I know. The military trucks are DPW’s to keep. But the hummers have to be returned when Belmar is done with them. They cant keep the hummers. I am more concerned with the speedboat. What Public Works needs a speed boat. Those military trucks are only useful in a big storm like the Sandy storm. But in the meantime all they will do is collect dust and rot away. I also heard the the DPW had a outside painter come in and paint the hummers. Must be nice to have money to blow.

    Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 12:47 pm | Permalink
  29. dizzy wrote:

    The way things are looking, like possibly a bankrupt Belmar if the disaster “loan” does not become a grant, there will be a Belmar Borough Hall yard sale, with the military stuff included alongside the new police and DPW vehicles. Not having to repay the loan is wishful thinking, yet the mayor boasts that the borough has money, even creating a free beach day in May. Be careful, Mr. Mayor, the feds are listening and watching. If Belmar is so rich, it can afford to repay that loan! With money we do not have.

    Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 1:15 pm | Permalink
  30. dizzy wrote:

    Oops, the free beach day was Labor Day, a potentially big money maker.

    Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 1:25 pm | Permalink
  31. Anonymous wrote:

    Off the books will pay the taxes. the businesses don’t care about tips from the tipsy only the til is important, its on video anyway. What’s good for the gooses is good for the ganders, So they say

    Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 7:23 pm | Permalink
  32. Anonymous wrote:

    All the military surplus items remain the property of the military. Belmar must keep track of everything they have and when they’re done with it, back it goes.

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 6:05 pm | Permalink
  33. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #32 “when they’re done with it” – What are they doing with it? Everything’s just sitting around taking up space. At least cut it up and dispose of it at Mazza. Get the ladies at the library to issue a waiver to do it and when the fedgov wants their gear back just show them the official Belmar waiver and shrug their shoulders.

    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 5:48 am | Permalink
  34. niccolo' wrote:

    Much bueno

    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

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