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Compliance Complacency

Dems finally sent the Borough their sworn statements and designations of treasurers and depositories.

There are no finance reports from the Dems either here or at ELEC’s site so I guess they didn’t spend or receive any funds up until the filing deadline for the 11 day pre-primary report. I would think they would have needed at least some money to open up the campaign depository with.

Republicans still owe the Borough their under-$300 contributor supplemental.

With regard to the financial disclosures that local officials must file with the state, Chris Brandl finally complied.


Leaving Frank Sementa as the Borough’s lone holdout.


  1. Guest weekend wrote:

    No enforcement in Belmar anymore.
    LiveMusic blaring out of some cheap pizzeria at night called Jimmy’s on ocean ave
    People hawking beach chairs with signs in the middle of the boardwalk

    Some guy near 20th ave parking his pickup truck next to his palm trees on his lawn.
    Budget cuts how about enforcing our laws.

    Monday, June 24, 2019 at 4:31 pm | Permalink
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Corruption Act. 2

    Monday, June 24, 2019 at 8:43 pm | Permalink
  3. anonymous wrote:

    #1 pick up trucks parking on lawns. Never saw an officer all weekend on bike patrol. The new mustangs and motorcycles without mufflers are a joy.

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 6:57 am | Permalink
  4. Belle wrote:

    Bikes being ridden on the boardwalk. My husband mentioned it to a police officer in his car and he said: “talk to a bike cop”. NO! How about you turn on your loudspeaker in your patrol car and tell them to get off. That way you don’t have to bother yourself by stepping out of your car!! Come on, start enforcing the law.

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 9:10 am | Permalink
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    Last week 2 spec summer bike patrols stopped on corner at Ocean texting the other on phone. I was waiting in cross walk to see if they would assist ..Nope.. What are their job responsibilities ??? GEEZ!

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 11:26 am | Permalink
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    Belle and others. I would suggest that if you are ever treated that way in the future you do the following: Ask the Officer his name and badge number, and then ask for his supervisor to respond to your location. It’s called misfeasance. These guys are making $100k a year and you deserve their services.

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 12:16 pm | Permalink
  7. Anonymous wrote:

    It’s called malfeasance… Not misfeasance…

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 12:52 pm | Permalink
  8. Guest wrote:

    Time for a regional police force supplemented by Special Officers for our seasonal needs. Owning our own police department, and that of Lake Como, is too costly. Unfortunately the police union will fight hard against this but we will all go broke continuing to pay these current salaries and benefits.

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 1:49 pm | Permalink
  9. Guest wrote:

    6 – Unfortunately these days, turning in a cop to another cop for such inactions doesn’t go very far.

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 1:51 pm | Permalink
  10. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    Ladies & Gentlemen. It’s my opinion you’re just touching the surface of what’s going on. I used to think it was difficult work people didn’t want to do and that was true. However, with this new manner of living, it’s gone over to all “work”/”jobs.” The idea of work/job (easy, difficult or anything else) now has gone into the realm of acquiring money. If a job (whatever the job is) gets done, good, but if it doesn’t get done, that’s fine too. As long as the person/employee acquires the money. It all has to do now with the ages of the people. If they’re under forty, then that’s the way they think. Obviously, this doesn’t apply 100%, but give it time. and it isn’t by a long shot just found in police depts. I just got back from Whole foods where I walk for coffee with some friends. When we got to the coffee counter, there was no one there. a couple of mins. later a young woman came and manned the counter until her workmates came strolling back. This concept of work is everywhere in everything.

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 4:23 pm | Permalink
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    Actually it’s nonfeasance. My bad. Either way it’s about time the employees of this town, police and such, are held to some form of accountability. CUT BUDGETS or get voted out. Funny I don’t hear much from those regulars on this blog defending this current admin. I am very disappointed in the loud mouths. Maybe too embarrassed to take responsibility for this regimes’ lack of actions.

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 5:06 pm | Permalink
  12. OLD MAN wrote:

    #11 I think it’s a lack of brains. Vote Jim Bean and he will lead the charge to sanity.

    Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 4:25 am | Permalink
  13. loud.mouth wrote:

    I think that many supporters of the former administration and die-hard dems are too embarrassed by their naivete/lack of intelligence for believing that no tax increase for the last several years was feasible and just have to sound off now about the new administration’s seeming lack of quick and conclusive action to rectify the deplorable situation which they inherited, something that will probably take years to stabilize. In fact, I don’t believe that the 21.7% or so increase in the municipal portion of the tax is enough to cover the expenses, which will increase because of the lawsuits against the borough caused by the Doherty crew who ran Belmar into the hole, as well as other incoming stinkbombs. Sorry, but I am a realist.

    Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 10:24 am | Permalink
  14. anonymous wrote:

    #13 I couldn’t agree with you more! To think you can live in NJ and for years not have your property taxes raised is absurd! It’s not surprise the town is in this position because of the former administration who basically most knew they were lying everytime their lips moved!! I equate Doherty/Connelly to Superstorm Sandy and that it will take years to come back from their destruction. So all the people that think a $35 million debt can be repaired in just a few months is unrealistic. While I think some of the cops are overpaid I think we need to wait till when 2019 payroll is published and see the difference in OT….i hear the new administration is monitoring it very closely

    Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 1:03 pm | Permalink
  15. eugene r creamer wrote:

    ‘no property tax increase for 7 years’ reminds me of Fram oil filters …

    Pay me now
    Pay me later
    Pay me you will

    Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

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