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Council Meeting Of August 4, 2015


  1. Belmar Voter wrote:

    Blood is shooting out of my eyes. Why I am not surprised by the revelations via public comment regarding how the Harmon’s and their builder and attorney have been treated by:the Mayor, C. Connolly,Andrew Huisman and Zoning it does reinforce that everything is now political and every agreement will result in a law suit.
    Personally, Roger McLauglin an established mediator has been and was last night too nice. Brian and the gang were as always cowards and incapable of doing their job as elected officials. How long can this travesty go on? I am no longer embarrassed but outraged and angered.

    Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 5:10 pm | Permalink
  2. Harvey Dent wrote:

    The night is darkest just before the dawn and I promise you, the dawn is coming.

    Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 9:59 pm | Permalink
  3. Joffrey Baratheon wrote:

    The Harmon’s ain’t the best tenants in town but at least they aren’t corrupt, power-hungry mongols that feast on the common folk like Mayor Doherty and his minions. Stand up Belmar and take it back from this injustice.

    Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 10:03 pm | Permalink
  4. nervous nellie wrote:

    What’s going on with Belmar now arbitrarily roadblocking/interfering with a citizen’s ability to earn/run a business in town? Atty Roger and Developer clearly set down a fact pattern of obstruction by Belmar against the Harmons and Loco. Talk about lawsuits? This one sounds personal. Also sounds like those individuals who deliberately obstructed would not be covered by Belmar’s defense carrier.

    Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 10:53 pm | Permalink
  5. Belmar Voter wrote:

    When the elected branch of local government is negligent in their duty to
    investigate the actions of the administration they become party to the offense. Atty. McLaughlin made sure they
    were aware. They will be defendants in a lawsuit. Magovern can recuse himself all he wants. Nicolay can claim ignorance and Blackburn and Brennan can claim they were not on Council for the original agreement. So what? The obstruction has happened on their watch. The legal defense insurance carrier will continue to cover and we the taxpayers will continue to pay for the mayor’s vindictiveness. They could have settled Darren Vitello and deRouville cases for a fraction of what has been spent in legal fees.

    Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 7:27 am | Permalink

    The Harmon family need recognition not disrespect from Belmar carpetbaggers Their families and their employees as well as the economy are being forced to suffer because of the Administration in Belmar? We think not. Politicians puke

    Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 8:20 am | Permalink
  7. Noreen Dean wrote:

    Beautiful tribute to Jane. Thank you Dave for giving Jimmy and I an opportunity to view the council meetings remotely.

    Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 8:28 am | Permalink
  8. Guest wrote:

    Dont get me started about the 2 pocket liqueur licenses in town.

    Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 10:29 am | Permalink
  9. excuse me wrote:

    Does Councilwoman Blackburn, as a member of Belmar Housing Authority, and one who has admitted reading the list of petition signers and seems to hold them in disdain, have the authority and power to deny housing to those people?

    Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 11:24 am | Permalink
  10. excuse me wrote:

    #5, likewise, Mr.Schneck’s bringing up the campaign donation matter puts the information on the public record, alerts the press and informs the council members about something that appears “fishy”. Doing a Sergeant Schultz from Hogan’s Heroes “I know nothing, nothing” will only take them so far. Notice how they were squirming around in their seats during that episode. Make ’em sweat, I say.

    Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 1:09 pm | Permalink
  11. The Truth wrote:

    Lets call this what it is Matt is getting heat from the 9th Ave pier guys who I’m guessing aren’t happy about another bar on the water and who I’m sure have given some $$$ to Matt and he is putting the brakes on it.

    Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 1:21 pm | Permalink
  12. nervous nellie wrote:

    Colonel klink didn’t win the war you know. You must be one of those pensioners that ….

    Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 1:29 pm | Permalink
  13. A Voter 2 wrote:

    Anybody know what the hold up is on the new restaurant where the old ice house was next to Kleins?? Construction seems to have stoped.

    Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 1:41 pm | Permalink
  14. excuse me wrote:

    The Bar and Grille? Stinky fish kill in the river not good for the appetite?

    Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 1:54 pm | Permalink
  15. excuse me wrote:

    #12 – if you mean me, I did not come aus dem Vaterland. Age does not cloud judgment for some of us. Prejudice can have many guises. Only the Shadow knows what evil lurks in the hearts of man.

    Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 2:01 pm | Permalink
  16. Gayinbelmar wrote:

    Excuuuuuuse me, but I can’t help but notice from her comments in the Coast Star today, as well as her comments Tuesday evening that the true authority, the top of the food chain, the supreme ruler is none other than our business administrator. Matt can be on vacation for the next 3 1/2 years. No more Ms. nice guy. It is about time all the heterosexuals sit down and shut up.

    Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 4:09 pm | Permalink
  17. excuse me wrote:

    The B.A. does have an air of authority about her. The newspaper reporters must learn not to go to her for the last word, as she spins matters according to the mayor’s direction, I believe. BTW, I do not dis people according to their sexual orientation, ethnicity, etc., but perhaps only to their lack of integrity, in my opinion.

    Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 5:11 pm | Permalink
  18. OLD MAN wrote:

    Is there going to be another special election for the construction of pavilions?

    Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 8:38 pm | Permalink
  19. Tulip wrote:

    I would like to comment on the results of Unnaming and renaming the Marina. It was a sorry event. THe Marina was named after a man who was a Senator and the Marina would not have been there if he had not worked to get it there. I feel for his family who are still in the area and must be wondering how and what. Does this now mean people who have no idea what the history of this town is can undo everything they want and redo and rename what ever doesn’t move. My sympathy to the Sterner family who worked in this town who helped people in this town and apologize for the ignorance being shown to them.

    Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 8:41 pm | Permalink
  20. Taxpayer wrote:

    The Coast Star states Colleen Connolly is worried about the specific plans of the Harmon and LOCO project. Really?


    And speaking of the marina what is happening with that. The mayor is on his own there and it still is not built, no petitions, no small element protesting. Where is it. Are they waiting for us to use the 6 million that we need to spend on Maclearie Park and fix the infrastructure for Chef’s, before they start building. Did the mayor make a deal and is he going to bond 6 million for the park but really help Chef’s?

    Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 10:33 pm | Permalink
  21. Sealand sharing wrote:

    What’s it all about: I’ll do for you if you do for me. All that’s needed is enough to wet the beaks. Just a taste. Guliani, where are you? Louie Freeh? Anyone?

    Friday, August 7, 2015 at 10:39 am | Permalink
  22. anibody wrote:

    There is no contract with Chefs????

    Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 8:10 pm | Permalink
  23. admin wrote:

    There is.

    Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 4:18 am | Permalink
  24. anibody wrote:

    Are there any fulfillment requirements and/or language within that would prohibit competitive businesses within certain distances of other businesses even if they were already planned and approved?

    Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 7:57 am | Permalink
  25. BEN REAL wrote:

    Janice’s comments regarding the bike safety study may be related to the town’s plan to narrow highway 35 (in Belmar) to a two lane highway.

    Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 11:33 am | Permalink
  26. Tulip wrote:

    They did that from Belmar south with a turning lane and from 3pm on its a night- mare. I didn’t know a pilot license made you an expert on everything. Re: bikes, scholarships, federal housing and anything else that comes along. I wonder if being mayor is the out come of all that knowledge.

    Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 2:18 pm | Permalink
  27. Just Passing Through wrote:

    #24 the only restriction would be in a strip mall for example if a liquor store were in there first they could put in the lease that the landlord cannot lease to any other retail establishment that sells liquor. Family Dollar in Neptune was not allowed to sell milk and eggs due to Stop and Shop being there first, so Family Dollar is moving on 35 where Wonder Bread was, now they can sell milk and eggs.

    Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 4:16 pm | Permalink
  28. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    From the Belmar Democratic Committee chairperson ….
    “I know of no impropriety with donations to Our Committee”

    They only STINK!

    Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 10:30 pm | Permalink
  29. An Observation wrote:

    #28 Don’t worry Eugene, they think they can outsmart us but the truth and Karma is in out favor, unfortunately it takes time.They cant defend the indefensible so they personally attack people and attempt to intimidate those that don’t agree with their agenda.

    Monday, August 10, 2015 at 10:28 am | Permalink
  30. legion wrote:

    “Reality is irrelevant; Perception is everything.” -Terry Goodkind

    Monday, August 10, 2015 at 10:58 am | Permalink
  31. Claire Deicke wrote:

    Gene-Soon you’ll be saying that my meatballs aren’t tasty….what I said at the meeting stands-“I know of no impropriety with donations to our committee…” They stink? come on, Gene-you can do better than, if you said my meatballs, stink, I’d really be upset….truth is……there is no truth to the accusation about that donation-only innuendo….#28-attack people? Let me spell it out to you: I ONLY RESPOND WHEN I’M NAMED OR REFERENCED ON THIS BLOG…how many times do I have to state this?..check some of the comments on this blog under fake names-terrible comments are posted about others…why? Because they can get away with it because they aren’t truthful about who they are..and don’t give me that “fearful of retribution” stuff-if this were true, then comments could be posted in a more civil disagreement to whatever without getting nasty-nasty remarks prevail due to anonimity…it’s like ….let me really zing this person-lie about them, put a negative thought out there…and I’ll get away with it…to quote Mr. Creamer, I think THAT stinks!

    Monday, August 10, 2015 at 10:18 pm | Permalink
  32. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    I would like to trust Belmar elected officials …. but, find it difficult when their Democratic Committee is “For Sale”.

    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 10:33 am | Permalink
  33. Claire Deicke wrote:

    Not so, Mr. Creamer, not so….in case you didn’t understand my original message-I know of no impropriety with donations to our committee…I must compliment you, however…you use your actual name-you have the courage of your convictions and are brave enough to identify yourself..not like the cowards who post under fake names-back to my first thought…..I’m not “for sale”…you have no proof of what you claim

    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 12:59 pm | Permalink
  34. vox populi wrote:

    you, dear lady, are not the administration

    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

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