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Council Meeting Of June 18, 2019


  1. Causal Tuesday wrote:

    Since when did Tom Brennen’s form of dress become the norm at council meetings? Did they all just get off the golf course?

    BA looks more professional then the mayor and council.

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 7:04 am | Permalink
  2. Average Joe wrote:

    Just average bunch of guys dressing below average

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 8:41 am | Permalink
  3. Resident wrote:

    Awww so cute of Carvelli’s daddy try to stand up and defend him against those tax increase decisions! Did he have to do that for his other son in Lake Como , or was his brother able to stand up for himself?

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 9:40 am | Permalink
  4. 21 taxes wrote:

    The spenders, sickening a 1 mile town and you get a free car.

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 9:49 am | Permalink
  5. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    Of the lady who took the floor at 1:02-1:18, she held her ground through all the digressions, by council, town attorney, and BA attempting to get her off subject. Nothing they attempted could divert her from her topic – SPENDING CUTS, SPENDING CUTS, SPENDING CUTS. The lady was excellent.

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 10:04 am | Permalink
  6. OLD MAN wrote:

    # 5 They can’t even cut their own fingers. Agree she was just great

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 11:17 am | Permalink
  7. Anonymous wrote:

    If I know Bean he is requesting the paperwork to find out why the budgeted numbers don’t match what the borough admin told him.

    I kind of hope the BA is telling it straight and Bean is looking at the numbers wrong. I don’t want to live through the Doherty years again.

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm | Permalink
  8. Yup wrote:

    Yes she handled herself beautifully.
    These guys had better start trimming the budget and stop with the platitudes about kicking the can and hits keep coming. Her point was, yes we don’t wanna kick the can and we don’t know what other Doherty horror is coming next. Therefore, we need to cut each dept a little bit. Don’t fire three cops, don’t brag about saving money on furniture, don’t take away the movies on the beach for the kids. Cut The Budget. Sell the unnecessary vehicles, lay off the unnecessary employees (there are a dozen), cap salaries. Show us you really do care M&C. Show is that the pain is shared. Show us that you will make difficult choices to significantly cut the budget. Show us or you are going to have a hard time getting re-elected.

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 1:24 pm | Permalink
  9. Guest wrote:

    5 – This new group is starting to dance like Doherty and Company. Unfortunately the only cuts we may see are 2 council people in November because they didn’t do what was right by the taxpayers

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 1:47 pm | Permalink
  10. OLD MAN wrote:

    #7 I think Bean is correct.

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 3:25 pm | Permalink
  11. Resident wrote:

    #7 Bean already OPRA’d the budget. He had them in his hand. Welcome to Doherty 2.0

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 3:45 pm | Permalink
  12. Average Joe wrote:

    My friend said the town is required to have the guy with the free car keep track of his personal miles. That being back and forth to work each day(example). This is not an average benefit. Then his salary gets “grossed up” and he pays taxes on that benefit. This is for both federal and NJ state taxes. There are formulas for determining value of that benefit. I didn’t know that existed. My friend is smart

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 5:26 pm | Permalink
  13. Anonymous wrote:

    #12’s friend is 100% correct.

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 6:35 pm | Permalink
  14. Average Joe wrote:

    #13 I wonder if the new CFO is aware of this requirement?

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 6:53 pm | Permalink
  15. watchman wrote:

    When I worked for a nonprofit, the executive director was leased a car as a benefit, and the lease value was taxed as income, added onto his salary, as I recall. Could be that is why the BA’s income was higher than the pay rate. That car should not be considered a freebie, and I doubt that it is.

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 8:24 pm | Permalink
  16. shirley u. guest wrote:

    Really Daddy Carvelli? The Democrat .The other son in Lake Como is a Democrat Councilman and then we have Tom The Republican? Daddy saying keep spending although we don’t have it?What part of broke doesn’t he get?Daddy needs to be a councilman too!Maybe when Tom B resigns they have their man. Does anyone know how to curb the spending? Don’t the movies on the beach come out of the Beach utility? The only place there is money? How’s all that spending working to find the guy who ran over 2 people walking home after bar closing? Give everyone a round of drinks,It’s on us!

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 10:44 pm | Permalink
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    Cheaper lease rental than paying him for .59 cents per mile for all the meetings hither and yon?

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 11:32 pm | Permalink
  18. OLD MAN wrote:

    #17 How many miles has he traveled so far with the leased car? If you don’t know then you shouldn’t comment.

    Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 4:37 am | Permalink
  19. Jim Bean wrote:

    The BA isn’t even required to give a copy of his cellphone records (borough records only) that you the Belmar taxpayers are paying him $100 a month to use.

    I was told there are no public records relating to the monthly allowance given to him for its usage. Belmar taxpayers have been paying it since he was hired. Who allows a $100 a month on one cellphone for shared use?

    Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 7:37 am | Permalink
  20. Average Joe wrote:

    #17 If he traveled 500 miles each month then he would get $295 on average per month. I’m sure the lease with insurance is much more than that. Is anyone going to opra his worksheet that needs to be approved( by somebody) and included in his check? I can’t I’m just average

    Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 8:16 am | Permalink
  21. Why wrote:

    Did the town pay to have Mike Campbells town issued SUV lettered with Belmar insignias and fancy red and blue lights? Of course we did. Then why was all the lettering removed? Who authorized it and for what reason? He is not a cop. He doesn’t need an unmarked SUV. Mayor Walsifer, please explain the reasoning for this waste of money and who authorized it.

    Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 10:19 am | Permalink
  22. Guest wrote:

    21 – They are NOT listening!

    Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 12:39 pm | Permalink
  23. Beano wrote:

    I hope everyone realizes that a vote for Bean is a vote for the Democrats. We’ve seen how the Democrats ruined our town financially. Let’s continue to give this new administration a chance to get our town back on track. We owe it to ourselves.

    Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 2:08 pm | Permalink
  24. Summer Timer wrote:

    M&C keep saying they are making cuts with no line item cuts on the approved budget…. Just typical NJ politics…. Belmar needs two new council members voted in this November….

    Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 2:34 pm | Permalink
  25. OLD MAN wrote:

    #23 Bean will win. Why is it a vote for the democrats? Love to hear

    Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 3:33 pm | Permalink
  26. Anonymous wrote:

    #23- BEANO??? How appropriate. Full of a lot of smelly gas I assume. Jim Bean is exactly what this town needs to put these new people in order and CUT BUDGETS. Again, I was a staunch anti-Doherty man, but am now very disappointed in these new people. Vote them out until we get this right.

    Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm | Permalink
  27. Guest wrote:

    We are all voting for full time resident Jim Bean.

    Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 4:09 pm | Permalink
  28. Anonymous wrote:

    #25 I don’t believe Bean will win as an Independent. Any votes that he gets will be taken from the Republicans allowing the Dirty Democrats to sneak back in!

    Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 4:12 pm | Permalink
  29. ANONYMOUS wrote:

    #23, good call.

    Have McCracken or Carvelli drop out and put Bean on the ticket. Problem solved.

    Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 4:14 pm | Permalink
  30. More waste wrote:

    21. This is so Campbell can sneak around incognito.
    Also, remember the town van that was completely wrapped in Belmar Tourism advertisements? You know, the one Mary Brabazon used to park illegally in front of Federicos. Well, all that lettering has been removed as well. I’m sure that cost taxpayers at least $1500. Can anyone explain why?

    Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 4:16 pm | Permalink
  31. eugene r creamer wrote:


    The Seafood Festival is profitable when the weather is nice … and the town can get donated office furniture using DPW trucks.


    Read the MAGA story on the front page of today’s Coast Star … the pot calling the kettle black.

    Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 5:11 pm | Permalink
  32. OLD MAN wrote:

    #28 You don’t know of his following. Tom Carvelli (Carvel?)won’t get in even without Bean running. He sits motionless at meeting. He should take his name off the ticket.

    Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 6:02 pm | Permalink
  33. Anonymous wrote:

    #28- The fact that you and others are worried that Dems. will re-gain seats on council just goes to prove that people are NOT happy with these present Reps. And by the way, Dem./Rep./Ind. on local, town levels, do not truly reflect what those parties stand for. Therefore, vote for the right person regardless of their affiliation, and Jim Bean is what is needed.

    Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 6:32 pm | Permalink
  34. anonymous wrote:

    #29 GREAT CALL someone reach out to M&C

    Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 8:27 pm | Permalink
  35. Cash wrote:

    Campbell bought the van after lease and the town wrapped tourism van was sold.

    Friday, June 21, 2019 at 3:03 pm | Permalink
  36. sweet wrote:

    So #35, using a quick formula of how the town of belmar calculates the value of its assets, I’m going to guess Campbell paid about $17 for the off lease vehicle. That’s just a guess.

    I think 23 is worried that Bean will only dilute the votes cast for republican candidates and that a third party candidate only hurts the chances of the party he or she either used to belong to or closely resembles. Think Ross Perot.
    Another reason this town should look into partisan free elections.

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 7:46 am | Permalink

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