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Council Meeting Of February 16, 2016



  1. Planet Belmar wrote:

    Doherty lectured on decorum last meeting. If I were George Skudera who spoke at public comments, I would have stopped until, the mayor looked up and listened. Disgraceful!!!

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 8:52 am | Permalink
  2. MM wrote:

    For the record, Blackburn didn’t meet with Senator Booker, she met with his staff. Believe me, it’s not even close to being the same thing!

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 11:45 am | Permalink
  3. ALLTRUMPEDUP wrote:

    I live on 16th Ave., across the street is Lake Como. A police car drives down the road and we both benefit equally, 50-50. I have the same right as the person living in Lake Como to call the police on an issue, again 50-50. Can someone please explain to me why I as a resident in Belmar will now pay 3 times more than that person in Lake Como for the exact same service? Matt’s plan is for Lake Como to pay 25% of our entire Police Budget. A million dollar A YEAR gift by you, the taxpayer in Belmar, to Lake Como, to reduce their tax rate by .50 cents and reduce the level of services in now expected in Belmar. Does anyone out there care?

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 1:23 pm | Permalink
  4. elemental wrote:

    #2 And Blackburn did not correct the person who made the statement praising her for meeting with Senator Booker. Propagating misinformation. That is what this administration excels in.

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 1:33 pm | Permalink
  5. MM wrote:

    All Trumped UP, the biggest point you are missing, is when you call for service, and all the cops are at a fight outside BAR A, it will take some time before they can get to you!

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 1:35 pm | Permalink
  6. flower power wrote:

    Very interesting that all my questions, and I emphasize QUESTIONS, were perceived as threats. And responding with a heavy-handed threat was more telling still. Wake up, tyranny is afoot. (And this blog is far from “right wing.”)

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 2:43 pm | Permalink
  7. Shaking My Head wrote:

    meanwhile in Lake Como I don’t believe (I was there and am still confused) that the residents were given definite numbers/specifics as to what the agreement is. The focus was on just what it COULD cost if they did not disband the police department. Not only shaking my head but thoroughly confused on how it got to this point.

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 2:44 pm | Permalink
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    Address the chair unless you are Claire

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 3:20 pm | Permalink
  9. legion wrote:

    Belmar police had better listen carefully, as their jobs could be on the chopping block if budget cutting is necessary when the crap hits the fan when the mayor is safely gone. All that seniority could go down the drain.

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 3:26 pm | Permalink
  10. ALLTRUMPEDUP wrote:

    #7- Do not believe the numbers that were given. They were tailor made for Wilton, and Matt, to deceive the public. The guy from the state admitted he was not given ALL of the information he requested to do an adequate analysis of exactly how many Officers would be needed to cover Lake Como in a safe and efficient manner. He therefore gave Wilton the numbers Wilton wanted.

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 3:42 pm | Permalink
  11. Claire wrote:

    #8-love being special!

    Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 11:45 pm | Permalink
  12. Tulip wrote:

    What happened to the names on the list when the first P.O.s from Lake Como were hired? How do you take a test score well place on a list and find you
    do not get hired a P.O. From another town gets the job. Where does that sit on the legal ladder?i

    Friday, February 19, 2016 at 9:52 pm | Permalink
  13. ALLTRUMPEDUP wrote:

    Matt hired the two via a Interlocal Agreement, a least common way to hire. He bypassed the normal hiring procedure of Pulling names off of the Civil Service list that was active. By doing so he #1- Overspent nearly $500k over the next five years (Lake Como Officers were hired at inflated starting salaries) and #2- Skipped over hiring a female African American resident who was high on the Civil Service list. Another way to hire is to pull names off of the State’s Rice list, a list of laid off Officers.

    Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 10:23 am | Permalink
  14. Anonymous wrote:

    Are the union dues paid by law enforcement personnel based on their salaries earned?

    Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 8:23 am | Permalink
  15. elemental wrote:

    I wonder if the large contribution from Mr. Raia ($2000?)to Jennifer’s campaign last year means anything special to her? Maybe he just likes her because she seems to be a nice person. (There was spot-zoning for this person to put in a swimming pool without a house on the same property.) Any future favors? Nah … just spreading the love.

    Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 4:14 pm | Permalink
  16. ALLTRUMPEDUP wrote:

    #14- No, union dues are not based on salary. They may vary a little by local with a flat rate going to the State PBA. They are relatively very cheap.

    Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

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