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Council Meeting Of June 3, 2020


  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Does anyone remember when this blog use to be libertarian and stand up for their ideals? Where is your editorial on the borough’s 4%($400,000) tax increase this year? Didn’t Belmar just have a %18 increase? On borrowing even more money? Did Belmar even start to pay back the pavilions? If there is going to be a finance advisory board, why even have elections? It’s the perfect way to blame others for bad financial decision, which Belmar makes a lot of. …Don’t blame the Mayor, He was just following the finance boards advice…

    At one point this blog use to give guidance, advice, and opinion. Now its all talking points or hiding under their desk. If anyone disagrees with Mayor Walsifer this blogs mob attacks and bullies. There is no liberty at home.

    Its not the fact this administration is tax and spend. Its the fact that everyone including this blog has accepted and embraced it.

    Proof is the borough admin’s behavior. Change the name to Colleen and this blog will go crazy. Change it to Kerschenbaum and its defended. How about a borough admin that doesn’t flaunt their power? Is that to much to ask? Or continuous tax increases, or payroll going up $800,000 in 2019 and this blog mentions it as a 4% increase to make the number seem smaller, or the closing of the boardwalk, marina, and stores in Belmar and this blog stays silent. Plastic bag, Styrofoam and plastic straw ban and this blog looks the other way.

    This blog use to be here for the people. Please go back to that standard.

    Friday, June 5, 2020 at 7:54 am | Permalink
  2. admin wrote:

    Yeah. The blog isn’t as interesting as it used to be. Lot of reasons for that. Maybe when I get a chance I’ll write a post about it.

    Friday, June 5, 2020 at 8:23 am | Permalink
  3. Best Blog Out There wrote:

    Always appreciate Admin’s insight and articles, this blog is the best one out there for Belmar. Thanks Admin.

    Friday, June 5, 2020 at 1:55 pm | Permalink
  4. Than you, Dave! wrote:

    Administrator no longer lives in Belmar, and still does the blog. Now he’s been scolded for what he does and doesn’t post. (?) Totally unjustified. How about a huge THANK YOU to Dave for continuing to keep his friends and neighbors from Belmar informed? Perhaps a different format is being utilized.I, for one, support it! It’s the administrator’s territory. So be it!

    Friday, June 5, 2020 at 3:43 pm | Permalink
  5. WHAT??? wrote:

    Did someone just say ANOTHER tax increase as other towns we service are lowering their taxes. Lake Como and SLH. This is total BS. Im calling on all of you people that used to sit there and blast the prior admin., of which I detested, and speak up. Bunch of sheepish a holes. Someone out there please defend these present money spending waste of time politicians or did you all just move out of Belmar. I AM NOT PAYING ANOTHER INCREASE IN TAXES. IM CALLING FOR PEACEFUL PROTESTS ON THESE INCREASES. So where are the cuts as these people just keep making more and more from the taxpayers. ENOUGH ALREADY. SOMEONE PLEASE START A PETITION. There are people out there that are never going back to a job they once had and now your talking about another increase. I don’t think so.

    Friday, June 5, 2020 at 3:56 pm | Permalink
  6. Cash wrote:

    Special events coordinator makes 80k and we have no special events.

    Friday, June 5, 2020 at 4:16 pm | Permalink
  7. Anonymous wrote:

    The season for malcontents is upon us. A pregnancy for an Elephant is 2 years. The white elephant in Belmar’s room was the loss leader Doherty and his bench person(s). It will take at least two years uncovering the dirt he left behind him. It will take at least that time to put Belmar back in its feet. Wake up people after a serious disabling event you have to take baby steps and follow the experts advice and rehabilitation.

    Friday, June 5, 2020 at 5:13 pm | Permalink
  8. Registered Democrat wrote:

    #7 I totally agree we had 7 years of Doherty with no tax increases and out of control spending and bad business contracts with chefs and Lake Como, and stupid useless and vendetta lawsuits we should be happy that the tax increase wasn’t any larger

    Friday, June 5, 2020 at 7:30 pm | Permalink
  9. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #8 – “we should be happy that the tax increase wasn’t any larger”
    To a certain extent I agree. As far as I’m concerned, I accepted the idea that taxes would go up after Matt’s/Brian’s administration was gone. However, when it became clear, Walsifer lied and did not intend to reduce spending one cent (even increasing it), then he lost me. So now I completely understand it’s really a uni-party. No difference other than each may have different cronies they mean to reward.

    Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 5:59 am | Permalink
  10. Anonymous wrote:

    Appreciate that Dave continues to do the blog-a benefit to Belmar residents. Thanks, Dave!

    Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 1:36 pm | Permalink
  11. Master Blaster wrote:

    #7 is on the money – the real reason for the last 2 years Tax Increases was the Mismanagement of the Borough for 7 years – by Doherty, Connolly & their gang- now add in the Civid-19 shutdowns and the long term effects on our Suffering small businesses – there’s added pressure on this administration –

    Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 1:58 pm | Permalink
  12. Really wrote:

    Wow. Seems to me they just changed the flavor of the koolade. I guess the tax increase has nothing to do with the lack of spending cuts and the exorbitant salaries that are doled out like candy. I wonder how Lake Como and SLH can continue to lower their property taxes year after year. NAH, much easier to just blame the prior admin. year after year after year. Give me a f ing break

    Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 3:37 pm | Permalink
  13. Chatter wrote:

    Djais is going to build Covid 19 bars in their newly tented parking lot,enjoy the noise.That is the local chatter.

    Monday, June 8, 2020 at 4:16 pm | Permalink
  14. Council questions wrote:

    So said Ding Dong School Restaurant staff will take reservations from the usual inmates, who will, because they are so well behaved, wait patiently I’m their cars (if they have one) or bikes and wait until their TABLE Reservation is called…BAHAHA

    Monday, June 8, 2020 at 8:47 pm | Permalink
  15. Ponytail wrote:

    #13. Can you please elaborate? Just went by the Djais parking lot and they have moved those giant beige shipping containers to the south. They then fenced off the space where they shipping containers had been effectively enlarging their back beer garden substantially. Did they get approval for this from Zoning Officials?

    Monday, June 8, 2020 at 9:32 pm | Permalink
  16. Booze wrote:

    The beach between 19th and 18th this past weekend was one giant drinking area courtesy of DJais to go drinks. Thank God the water is still cold keeping the drinkers out of the water. I feel bad for the lifeguards when The water warms up and there is a rough day when the drinkers will be venturing in.

    Monday, June 8, 2020 at 10:03 pm | Permalink
  17. Guest wrote:

    15 – D’jais never got zoning permission to initial expand that outdoor area, yet have plumbing and electrical permits. They do what they want and everyone turns a blind eye. Good luck with the mess that they will now be allowed to expand there.

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 1:02 am | Permalink
  18. Guest wrote:

    18th & 19th are Booze Beach.

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 1:03 am | Permalink
  19. Ponytail Mafia wrote:

    Mayor Mark and Ed K – what say you? How can this be?

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 8:41 pm | Permalink
  20. Man Bun Mafia wrote:

    Mark and Ed – are you listening? How are you addressing this? Recipe for disaster for the lifeguards this summer.

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 9:24 pm | Permalink
  21. Beach patron wrote:

    Agreed. There is rampant drinking up and down the beachfront. Huge crowds all over especially on 8th ave. I feel bad for the lifeguards. They have their hands full.

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 6:23 am | Permalink
  22. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #20 – This is no big deal. Have the police or rental cops go down on the beach and give tickets for drinking on the beach and let the chips fall where they may. If some poor drunk, or even a lifeguard dies doing his job (Lord forbid), then it was their time. Interesting how this world works.

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 6:36 am | Permalink
  23. anonymous wrote:

    FYI: Due to COVID19 restaurants and bars are allowed to apply to the state for a temporary outdoor permit. If you want to blame anyone for that write to the Governor

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 10:55 am | Permalink
  24. Anonymous wrote:

    #23. A town can set the percentage of how much outdoor space, like a parking lot, can be used by the establishment. I bet bars in Belmar will be given 100%

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 11:50 am | Permalink
  25. Why wrote:

    Belmar passed on ordinance to replicate 1984 Fort Lauderdale this summer.Public intoxication is encouraged.Beachgate attendants don’t care if you bring bar/nightclub go drinks on beach.Marina is full of drunks from 9th Avenue pier bar take out.

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 6:46 pm | Permalink
  26. Anonymous wrote:

    D’Jais owns Belmar – just ask Frank. Some things never change whether there is an (R) or a (D) next to the names in the ruling Belmar regime. People in the south end overwhelmingly voted for a change but are getting more of the same.

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 9:31 pm | Permalink
  27. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    You know, I think these kids should forget about D’Jais and get a bit of acid. Just one little hit and their good for 12-24 hrs. It’s made me what I am today.

    Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 7:14 am | Permalink
  28. Anonymous wrote:

    So there’s a cache to paying top dollar so you can be seen carrying a “Djais” container to the beach vs picking up a used container and pouring in your store bought bottled mix from home? Really? They are dumber than the average bear! Stupid is as Stupid does I guess. Living at momma’$ house while collecting and getting the additional $600. per week welfare bonus payment making your town a toilet sure seems like you owners are stupid!

    Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 8:20 am | Permalink
  29. Anonymous wrote:

    #27- wow I now understand why your comments are always so fowl, ridiculous and off point, you have nothing left up there

    Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 9:44 am | Permalink
  30. Anonymous wrote:

    It’s a disease! It’s not 27’s fault. By today’s standards 27 is victim of a disease so stop blaming the victim. Tune in, turn on, drop out.

    Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 10:51 am | Permalink
  31. Anonymous wrote:

    #30 taking acid to party and long term effects is a disease????? #27 is always a horrible human he deserves whatever he gets

    Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 11:21 am | Permalink
  32. Anonymous wrote:

    Takes a lot of courage to call someone names while hiding behind an anonymous moniker, especially considering they aren’t.

    Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 12:49 pm | Permalink
  33. Anonymous wrote:

    What does the Dais Drunkard have to say about all of this? I miss him

    Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 9:09 pm | Permalink
  34. Google Earth wrote:

    Take a look at 1801 Ocean Ave on Google Earth and you can see where the shipping containers used to be in the parking lot. Drive by tomorrow and you can see where they are now. How is this permitted Ed?

    Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 9:12 pm | Permalink
  35. anonymous wrote:

    Google Earth , who approved the containers to begin with? There is supposed to be a buffer between the residential property and the business property so reality they should not be using the outdoor space behind the building to begin with.I suggest a large presence on the next town meeting as “they got some splaining to do”!

    Friday, June 12, 2020 at 7:06 am | Permalink
  36. Noise wrote:

    Bar A says they are having bands and A live DJ outside.This will be a circus,call the Monmouth County sheriff’s office for backup now.

    Friday, June 12, 2020 at 3:42 pm | Permalink
  37. Unreal wrote:

    Can someone document via photograph the current situation at Djais, open containers of booze in streets.Djais place has ZERO social distancing, guess the crowd size? I say 150 people are there at 2pm.

    Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 2:25 pm | Permalink
  38. Anonymous wrote:

    Gubenor won’t touch Djais.

    Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 6:50 pm | Permalink
  39. Anonymous wrote:

    Just heard the beach was trashed again today? What are we doing about this? No tickets to the slobs that can’t clean up after themselves? My concern is it is now high tide and it’s going into our ocean ! Wake up Belmar we are killing our ocean ! Very upset about this . Clean ocean action will have to fine us for us to react.

    Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 7:57 pm | Permalink
  40. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    Too late to complain. This has been coming for decades now. It started with the new manner of living and there’s no way of standing in front of this wave of debris. Best thing you can do is get out with bags and pick up the stuff. This is all bigger now than the “authorities” abilities to handle now.

    Monday, June 15, 2020 at 6:13 am | Permalink
  41. Anonymous wrote:

    Let’s not be hasty Tom. That would involve work.

    Monday, June 15, 2020 at 2:42 pm | Permalink
  42. Mayor-where are you? wrote:

    Mr. Mayor, I read your comments in the paper this week “We absolutely CAN’T have big long lines at any of these establishments”. Talk a walk down to DJs all day and tonight and tell me what you see. You are a paper tiger. Frank owns the town – just ask him! Years back DJ’s was the epicenter for the mumps breakout and now it will be the epicenter for a Covid resurgence from Belmar to Bayonne to Hoboken to Staten Island.

    Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 9:10 pm | Permalink
  43. Anonymous wrote:

    #15. Frank own the house directly behind the Djais parking lot so no one will complain. This is the same house that has remained unsided and A work in progress as of today. A clear code violation but Belmar officials look the other way. Nothing to see here. Move along peasants.

    Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

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