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Council Meeting Of February 6, 2018


  1. Guest wrote:

    The Verizon fix is in and someone has ill feelings against the long standing lifeguard administration. Oscar Awards all around!

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 10:08 am | Permalink
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    How can a councilman have nothing to report ?!

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 10:17 am | Permalink
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    CAFRA wasn’t necessary for boardwalk reconstruction because NOTHING was changed? Take a I minute: 5th Avenue and Ocean Avenue section of the boardwalk changed dramatically. The configuration and contents beneath and within the hastily constructed boardwalk definitely changed without CAFRA overview nor consultation.

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 10:25 am | Permalink
  4. Guest wrote:

    #3 – Nothing seems to be enforceable in New Jersey.

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 3:33 pm | Permalink
  5. Security wrote:

    Lack of Security is a Concern
    One of the major disadvantages of public WiFi lies in its inability to offer proper security to the users. The people who are in charge of offering free WiFi to the inhabitants of a city are able to see each and every website that you surf or each and every click that you make on the Internet.

    So, the privacy of the users is usually not there with free WiFi offered by the municipalities of different cities.

    With every passing day, different governments are trying hard to provide citizens with free WiFi, which has nearly become a basic necessity these days. And the advantages offered by these services seem to outweigh the cons.

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 6:20 pm | Permalink
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    Lifeguards, who needs low paid ($10 ph) lifeguards more than Belmar Kolean? Nobody. Try working for $10 per hour in the boiling sun getting skin cancer (and dates) while entrusted with the lives of man, woman and child x 50,000 visitors and residents a weekend for $10 ph. Talk about Kolean’s low wages initiative to save the Belmar budget, why? Can you believe that she’s laying this potentially diasterous decision at the top cop’s feet instead of her own and then having the time ritual to put it in a resolution form for the Council to approve, No way? Take a management course please.

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 6:55 pm | Permalink
  7. Katrina wrote:

    If the beach utility moneies werent diverted for non beach utility exspenses (Taylor just one) there should be ample funds to pay the people who protect the public at there own peril. I believe these guards dont get paid enough ( compare other towns). Patching financial holes created by this administration in the municipal budget by undermining public safety is of major concern

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7:43 pm | Permalink
  8. Safety Bldg 1st wrote:

    #7: You are absolutely correct. The news media hasn’t caught up with this human interest story yet. HUMANS are at risk on the beach. The Ocean can be very deceiving to a novice swimmer as well as seasoned ones. We need professional lifeguards on Belmar with seasoned Belmar Supervisors. Lifeguards are more or less paramilitary in structure so strong, mature leaders are essential. It’s not a party Baywatch job. Look up the Lifeguard Association for guidance or ask Cecile Lear. Very simple to do a cost analysis and then consult Actuarial tables for the expendibility of the average Belmar seasonal beachgoer.

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 9:35 pm | Permalink
  9. And another thing wrote:

    McDonald’s highly unskilled hourly wage earner will soon be paid at what… $15ph?


    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 9:52 pm | Permalink
  10. Average Joe wrote:

    Raise salaries then raise beach entrance fees? YES!!! The average person, myself included, should be happy to cough up more dough for lifeguards.

    Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 4:53 am | Permalink
  11. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #8 – I call it the club house. The life guards and guardettes will be in their playing their usual games – the ones boys and girls play all the time.

    Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 5:23 am | Permalink
  12. Heard Enough wrote:

    #6 & 7 And soon, when Robin Kirk retires, Colleen Connolly will take over her job as CFO. She will be in charge of all the money in Belmar. Scary thought.

    Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 8:52 am | Permalink
  13. Anonymous wrote:

    Jim Bean for Mayor

    Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 9:52 am | Permalink
  14. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    Not long ago, the Belmar Planning Board granted Conditional Use Approval to the Mayfair owners to install cell phone equipment that covers the entire beachfront area very well …. in accordance with FCC requirements, all cell carriers (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, etc.) must co-locate there to minimize the number of antennas & public exposure to radio frequency energy.
    Verizon wireless is currently at the Mayfair and they have provided no justification or need for additional antennas or equipment.
    Verizon wants to weasel-out of paying rent to the Mayfair by throwing Belmar a WiFi bone.

    Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 12:55 pm | Permalink
  15. legion wrote:

    If the Verizon deal sounds too good to be true, look deeper.

    Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 1:28 pm | Permalink
  16. vickie renner wrote:

    Thank you Eugene. I’m glad someone remembers the Mayfair deal.They make a tremendous amount of money each month from each unit located on their roof. It was supposed to be temporary. Belmar was supposed to install a large flagpole to house the wires on the beach and gain all that money . I did not vote yes at the time because they had gone to SL, Avon,Bradley Beach and they all said NO. The other towns didn’t think it was a good idea. I still think we should prosper from the units and not keep the Mayfair in business from using their unsightly display on the roof.

    Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 4:17 pm | Permalink
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    Any investment made by Verizon or any other vendor be it $1 or Millions will be taken by that company as tax write offs anyway which way they spin it. It’s the beach we were entrusted with and making financial giveaways are suspect.

    Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 4:40 pm | Permalink
  18. Guest wrote:

    It’s OUR beach and not Disney World. Stop trying to make Belmar something that it is not.

    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 7:34 am | Permalink
  19. Anonymous wrote:

    The Mayor of Spring Lake has a background in telecommunications and Spring Lake has terrible coverage from Verizon on its beaches. She would be able to make an informed decision for her residents. John Zeliga (Verizon Rep pushing this) lives in Spring Lake. Why didn’t Mr Zeliga put this in his own Town?? Did they ask Spring Lake??

    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 7:51 am | Permalink
  20. Anonymous wrote:

    #19: BULLSEYE

    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 9:12 am | Permalink
  21. Feel good jobs wrote:

    CVS boots min wage to $11.

    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 1:32 pm | Permalink
  22. Anonymous wrote:

    Verizon proposal is terrible for Belmar- period.

    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 1:53 pm | Permalink
  23. Anonymous wrote:

    Verizon potential windfall on Belmar/Public Trust dime is outrageous.

    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 3:46 pm | Permalink
  24. Ms. Sarcastic wrote:

    #22 You are right it is terrible. Belmar should provide every paying beach goer a free hamburger , french fries, and a soft drink.

    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 3:48 pm | Permalink
  25. callmecynical wrote:

    What? The Verizon deal is FREE – just like the Merry Maker Pavilion. Tell the council members that something is FREE and they just jump right on board. Will the Planning Board review this and raise questions? Wait, the mayor owns the town. Mr. Zelega presumably knows the administration is stupid and falls for the FREE spin.

    Friday, February 9, 2018 at 5:49 pm | Permalink
  26. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    it was nice to hear from the BA that the boardwalk has linear electric conduit excess to her needs.

    Unfortunately …. the Verizon deal would stuff all the ‘excess’ conduit for 40 years.

    Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 9:51 pm | Permalink
  27. Feelings wrote:

    Who owns the electric poles? Is the owner Belmar, JCP&L or The Beach Utility?

    Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3:31 pm | Permalink
  28. Just Passing Through wrote:

    #27The wooden poles are owned by either the electric or telephone companies they have id numbers on metal bands attached to the poles.

    Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 4:12 pm | Permalink
  29. Guest wrote:

    The taxpayers of Belmar own the light poles on both sides of Ocean Avenue, and the Mayor and councilmembers are only 5 of 3000+ taxpayers. It’s time to stop making foolish decisions.

    Monday, February 12, 2018 at 8:25 am | Permalink
  30. Distrust traitors wrote:

    I noticed the housing on the “new” electric poles in front of and around the post office…Al gouged chipped.

    Monday, February 12, 2018 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

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