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Council Meeting Of January 19, 2016


  1. ms.nobody wrote:

    So, Mr. Magill, “…”

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 12:02 pm | Permalink
  2. CLIFF NOTES wrote:

    For the busy resident, Matt’s rudeness begins with1 hour 53 seconds and the full blown bully pulpit attack on anyone who dares to disagree with him starts at 2 hours and 24 minutes. ENJOY!

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 2:30 pm | Permalink
  3. Paddle Board Lease wrote:

    For those who care or wish to OPRA confirm, On Wednesday, June 11,2014 @10:42 and later via returned phone call, Cecile Murphy, Green Acres sent to Maser Consulting employee Kelsey Howard on Behalf of Belmar the “Green Acres Rules- on Fees & Public Access and Leases on Funded Parkland. Copies of Green Acres Rules NJAC 7:36-25.9 to 7:36-25.13.. A violation, I failed to comment on can be found at 25.9 ( d) fees collected for recreation shall be used for the parkland. This not only applies to paddle board lesson fees but for Belmar’s kayack and canoe storage fees , not to mention FOBH’s sailing fees. Don’t shoot the messenger.
    7:36-25.13 9. requires that the lease if approved ( which it would not be because of public access problems) name the NJ State Dept. of Environmental Protection in the 1 million dollar liability insurance policy. SummertimeSurf did not do this in 2014 or 2015. Now.!!! You know Belmar gets sued a lot. Now, imagine a child suffers and injury. The parents hire an attorney. Any attorney will search for big money, Summertime Surf ? Belmar ?, State of NJ. Bingo.

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm | Permalink
  4. A Voter 2 wrote:

    If Matt had any kind of creativity he would invite Bernie Sanders to Belmar and pitch the need for the Pavilions Park Marina and redevelopment, that way Belmar has no need for a bond as Uncle Bernie’s government will pay for it all!

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 3:10 pm | Permalink
  5. admin wrote:

    He and Maggie are Hillary people

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 3:13 pm | Permalink
  6. Love the Beach wrote:

    These ordinances should have been EXPLAINED and the REASON for making the changes given publicly prior to them being introduced. Questions taken at the public hearing. If the Mayor and Council couldn’t explain it, then it should have been done by the Attorney. Shameful. Items are added to an agenda are only those items that someone doesn’t want the public to have advance thought on. It’s just not the Mayor but the entire Council that I have such distaste for right now. Not one member had the decency to speak up and answer questions or call the Mayor and that Councilwoman out on their laughing. Mr. Borough Attorney, if you are reading this, get out while the getting is good. I feel bad for you. Gonna read up on ordinances.

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 3:20 pm | Permalink
  7. Cents wrote:

    Why are we giving away surf leases for $500? Clearly the cost should be $5,000 as an opening bid. SSC cover the entire summer rental expense in one hour with 8 students!

    2nd question

    How much is that ugly orange trailer paying that sits on ocean ave all year, that Bayonne scrap pile material depresses home values and taxes on 13th ave?

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 3:43 pm | Permalink
  8. Planet Belmar wrote:

    #7 Dear Cents: Get with the drill. have reasonable questions about how your money is spent. Then get all your very warm winter clothes on and drive to the Mayor & Council meeting and wait till the end. Now 2 hours later raise your hand, get called on. Wait! you get to the mic, start to ask your questions that ( Matt or Colleen never responded to for a year ) and Tommy Brennan plays with his smart phone, Holly-Go-Nicolay grins and plays with her hair, The pilot and the bouncer/coach act interested AND THEN the mayor says “Your times up. Next”

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 4:34 pm | Permalink
  9. Voter wrote:

    What a surprise Matt is an arrogant ass and ultimately will go down in flames.

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 6:02 pm | Permalink
  10. The Truth wrote:

    Tom Brennan is a joke ! Really you have nothing to add to anything he lottery sat there waiting for his hair to grow. You at least expect him to have an something to add on grean acres and L Street beach. At lest contribute something anything to sit there and say and do nothing ???? Maybe you should ask Matt if can speak at the next meeting. Oh and Tom Burke read your Facebook post telling people to watch the tape of the meeting, maybe should also thank Dave for providing something useful not that your bike safety study wasn’t. Jennifer what’s your excuse for sitting there coughing and laughing at tax payers maybe you Tom were out back burning one up prior to the meeting ???

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 7:10 pm | Permalink
  11. Belmar Independent wrote:

    Gene Creamer is my hero. Civil disobedience in pursuit of justice is a your conformity, your lack of conscworthy stand. Knowing Gene these past few years and what it took to do what he did or even that guy George makes me embarrassed. I know what a coward I am. Thank you Gene and George for not settling for injustice. Jennifer calling out- “Gene your better than that”. No Ms. Nicolay ( Gene’s next door neighbor ) you need to look in the mirror. When a mild mannered, civic minded and responsible member of our community stands up against a bully, against bullies, it is a call for YOU to be better.

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 7:52 pm | Permalink
  12. Belmarguy wrote:

    Eastern Lines gives great surf lessons and they’re free!

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 7:57 pm | Permalink
  13. Belmar Fatigue wrote:

    Didn’t Tom Burke head up a committee to look into ways to save money building the pavilions. The committee said absolutely nothing could be done and no savings possible. Oh I guess except valued engineering. Worthless man, waste of time committee. Deals are done behind the backs of the residents of Belmar. Savings go to those making the deals.

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 8:56 pm | Permalink
  14. A Voter 2 wrote:

    #5 Admin i know that, do you think they will visit her in prison when she gets convicted??

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 9:48 pm | Permalink
  15. Anonymous wrote:

    Gene Creamer for Mayor. He’s a real threat so he will be publicly shunned at council meetings according to the Freeholder candidate.

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 10:27 pm | Permalink
  16. katrina wrote:

    Does anyone out in blog land know the legalities of questioning public officials and borough attorney. As you can see at the end of a very long night I tried to ask our council what the changes to the pay to play ordinance meant. Not one of them had the decency to answer or perhaps it’s fairer to say our Mayor refused to let them talk. I can only conclude they do not even know what they voted for. This is standard operating procedure here in Belmar. Is it any wonder people get frustrated angry and resentful? They should all have to give us explanations of what they are voting on and why. I was not disrespectful but was treated with the standard ridicule our Mayor dishes out whenever he doesn’t like the question. They should all be ashamed of themselves. But I’m sure I will be branded as a malcontent for having the audacity to want answers.

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 10:44 pm | Permalink
  17. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    Very sad showing by the mayor. Very upsetting for him to threaten such an excellent citizen as Mr. Creamer.
    Also, Mrs Nicolay isn’t doing well either.
    As far as Tom Burke goes, he continues on his downward path.

    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:14 am | Permalink
  18. Anonymous wrote:

    “I’m the leader of the gang and I’m not talking to the plebiscite” is the Doherty mantra now.

    All the petition signers better watch Your P’s and Q’s. IF you are marching out of step YOU can only be heard at the council meetings, not seen in any of the scenes.

    The latest pavilion Ruse failed because there never was a doubt in anyone’s cranium that EPIC would get the PAVILION CONTRACTS end of the Doherty saga. Who cares about future CHANGE ORDERS cause a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do… with other people’s money.

    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:32 am | Permalink
  19. Fools wrote:

    I like how colleen head nodded to Mike Campbell to go get a cop at areound 2 hours and 38 minutes. Why would she nod to Mike. I guess the talk about him becoming the Public Safety Officer are true.

    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 10:53 am | Permalink
  20. Fools wrote:

    If Mike Campbell makes 185k as Public Works Director what would he make as a Public Safety Officer.

    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 10:54 am | Permalink
  21. First Amendment wrote:

    Jim Keady lauded! Gene Creamer censored. Everyone on the dais supported Jim Keady last year, Keady with Doherty standing behind Christie interrupted the press conference. He became celebrated. Fast forward to last Council meeting. Gene Creamer exercises same rights and Mayor calls for a police escort and banishes Gene from any speech at council meetings. That’s it in a nutshell. I encourage residents during public comment to read aloud the oath of office which describes the oath to obey the NJ Constitution-Article One- All power is inherent in the people. ( Not the elected, not some people-the people.

    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 11:10 am | Permalink
  22. linlee wrote:

    This meeting, this public demonstration (now a video recording)of Mayoral/Council arrogance, indifference, dismissal and abuse of both the collective and individual residents of Belmar screams for immediate action by the residents of this town to begin the process of changing the form and function of our elected representatives/governance. This meeting is not an isolated moment or incident, but rather it is a fair representation of the typical behavior of both the Mayor and Council month after month, meeting after meeting, issue after issue.. Years ago when registered voters decided to create a system with strong mayoral authority, the potential for the level of abuse of office now demonstrated in Belmar was apparently unconscionable. Who can imagine a public official who utilizes his position to berate, threaten, demean, humiliate and in other untold ways abuse the trust bestowed in him or her. I don’t have to imagine it.

    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 12:45 pm | Permalink
  23. First Amendment wrote:

    I believe Gene Creamer should contact the ACLU and have them take Matt to court and get him $50,000. see cbs news article.

    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 1:02 pm | Permalink
  24. Been There wrote:

    #19. Getting the police (not in Ms. Connolly’s job description) is actually one of her favorite jobs as a partisan/political arm of the mayor. I know personally, so does Ms. DeSanctis. Too bad Lt. Cox wasn’t in the next room. He is usually the guy for such illegal removals. Some day, when they are doing time, we can all share the police reports
    that come with civil disagreement with Tyrant-a-sore-is Matt. Unfortunately, getting charged for and convicted of ABUSE OF POWER carries no prison time in NJ. Let me call our prosecuting governor.

    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 3:30 pm | Permalink
  25. Belmar Fatigue wrote:

    Gene Creamer is brilliant and Matt is terrified to respond to Gene’s questions. Now Matt is creating an “imagery” he claims he saw. You mean Gene scratching his ear, you know how Matt lies to get his way. A feeble attempt by a pseudo mayor that only wants what he wants, when he wants it.

    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 4:02 pm | Permalink
  26. Fools wrote:

    #24 ahhhh yes. I remeber when I was a Belmar offical the first time I was interrogated by Lt Cox for a bullshit story that Mike Campbell made up. Quite an experience.

    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:54 pm | Permalink
  27. niccolo' wrote:


    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 8:48 pm | Permalink
  28. BEN REAL wrote:

    You have to cut Matt a little slack. He may have been drowning his sorrows a little earlier in the day after he found out the governor vetoed the seasonal liquor license bill. Hopefully Matt realized he really does not have much political clout nor does his campaign manager, D’Jais, and they realized B.A. is the real deal.

    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 8:48 pm | Permalink
  29. Guest wrote:

    #27 TMI for who? Its time people should know what kind of scum are running our town and how they use they’re power to intimidate and harass the people who live and work there.People need to open their eyes to how corrupt the town and it’s “Official’s” actually are! I hope they all fall…

    Friday, January 22, 2016 at 7:01 am | Permalink
  30. Belmar Resident wrote:

    #28. I used to cut Matt some slack. Now year 6-NO MORE. It has become enabling.

    Friday, January 22, 2016 at 7:31 am | Permalink
  31. swearengen wrote:

    Welcome to Deadwood-On-The Sea. (HBO series)

    Friday, January 22, 2016 at 1:01 pm | Permalink
  32. The Scam-minute 5 wrote:

    Unless you read minutes and bills paid list, its hard to find the scams. I’ve got a knack for it. Tuesday eve. was no exception.
    Minute 5- Mayor calls up Christine Read and Belmar Woman’s Club, a non-profit and generous club. They raised $7,000. on a Belmar themed Monopoly Game. Now the SCAM.
    Christine Read starts by saying they went to Belmar Businesses ( who have to pay a yearly $100. tourism fee ) and she got them to buy a square ( money is adding up ). What she didn’t say was that on 5/28/15 Colleen Connolly and Mary Brabazon cut a check out of the Tourism Account ( see Belmar Bills Paid online, June 3, bills paid page 4.) The Belmar Tourism seeded the printing of the board game. Therefore, without the businesses knowing they gave TWICE. This is just one of many scams since this Mayor blew into town. Remember they took $4000. of tourism funds and donated it to Home-By-Summer. NOBODY CAN FAULT raising money and givingit to community organizations. But the funds, were not given with the approval and knowledge of the giver. They were taken. Hence a SCAM.

    Friday, January 22, 2016 at 2:56 pm | Permalink
  33. "Road to Hell". wrote:

    In order to have a scam work, the very well intentioned: volunteers, contributors, elected and appointed officials must be innocent and in no way a part of the scam. Really do you think the Belmar employees passing out all those gift card and those utilities guys from other states receiving the gift cards , ever knew it was a scam? There are those elected, ands want to be elected that would ( even with the evidence ) deny. I no longer feel sorry for the deniers. Time to protect the scammed.

    Friday, January 22, 2016 at 4:59 pm | Permalink
  34. admin wrote:

    View count on this video now 2nd highest of all the Council meeting videos.

    Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 8:59 am | Permalink
  35. flower power wrote:

    Anybody remember the 1960s, the term “fascist pig”? That comes to mind when I observe the deplorable behavior of the mayor and council and borough administrator, the arrogant, authoritarian attitude of those upon the dais. They know what is best; the public are petty and pesky flies in their soup with no valuable input. (“I’ll take it under advisement.”) I would be so tempted to yell out “fascist pig” to the mayor, then get ejected from the room by the police. (I would guess there will be a few cops at the next meeting.) These elected officials give the so-called “left” (Democrats) a bad name. What happened to the values of the bygone decade of the exercise of free speech by those who disagree with the current government’s representatives? Right and left are confused now.

    Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 6:22 am | Permalink
  36. .occupotty wrote:

    We are all for a shadow government. Check out the dupes in K Wayne Mcleod.

    Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 9:34 am | Permalink
  37. flower power wrote:

    How about a useful linked finger challenge. I can say that, right?

    Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 11:05 am | Permalink
  38. flower power wrote:

    Porta-potties are not gender specific, but there is some record in Belmar of the administrator using the placement of a porta-potty as an alleged threat. Just sayin’.

    Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 11:51 am | Permalink
  39. niccolo' wrote:

    WE all remember “Porta-Potty-Gate”
    and, the coerced apology from the minion.

    Seafood festival madness infects Planet Belmar with a vengeance. Sick chick in the age of the drone.

    Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

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