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Council Meeting Of November 8, 2017


  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Mark Walsifer agreed to that settlement ? Are you kidding me ???!!! I’ll never vote for him again.

    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 9:00 pm | Permalink
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Eugene, if you keep your hands in your pockets and your head bowed the mayor deems it appropriate that you can exercise your civil rights by addressing his lordship in the colonies should you so choose at a meeting in the future, at the time of the full moon.

    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 9:47 pm | Permalink
  3. Guest wrote:

    Lawsuit settlements equal more financial losses for the taxpayers. Great job Mayor, Council, and Administration, you continue to hit the taxpayers deep in their pockets.

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 3:39 am | Permalink
  4. OLD MAN wrote:

    Voters don’t care. The people have spoken…….They (most) are dumb.

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6:37 am | Permalink
  5. Arrogant wrote:

    Guess the mayor doesn’t think by recusing himself he has to step off the dais as he is supposed to. His actions make me sick watching. A mayor that’s in conflict and for all intensive purposes half the town voted back in another term for a council person in conflict of voting on it issues as well.

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:08 am | Permalink
  6. Guest wrote:

    #5 – Not only should the mayor move off the dias, but he should leave the room when recusing himself for conflicts if interest which are clearly defined by law. Sorry for the inconvenience mayor, but remember that it was you that created these conflicts.

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 8:18 am | Permalink
  7. elemental wrote:

    #5 Brennan also pushed back his chair instead of literally stepping down from the dais like he used to when he recused himself on the liquor license vote. Monkey see, monkey do. Gutless. The lawyer is supposed to see that proper procedures are followed in meetings, so is he also bowing to his lordship? This Borough Attorney won’t last long if he wises up and understands for whom he is working, a dictator with a panting terrier. He reprimanded Mr. Cannon for being five minutes late, but not Nicolay who was also late. Pant pant…

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 8:35 am | Permalink
  8. Guest wrote:

    Ms. Nicolay’s sophomoric behavior is repulsive. Grow up already.

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 8:49 am | Permalink
  9. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    The middle finger salute is Constitutionally protected free speech …. perhaps the only this regime understands?

    They have confused ‘Moving Forward’ with ‘Moving Backward’ …. about 10 years…

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 9:28 am | Permalink
  10. Josh Vallario wrote:

    I still am curious how many Lf of fencing is in the bid.

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 11:07 am | Permalink
  11. excuse me wrote:

    All this is coming from a guy who thinks it is OK to put a port-a-potty in front of someone’s house and still demands respect. Ever deal with a nasty drunk?

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 11:45 am | Permalink
  12. Guest wrote:

    #7 – Mr. Cannon seems to busy on Facebook and the internet as we pay him to attend these meetings. Theses council videos are PRICELESS! Watch him cruise Facebook @ 25:10:00, 25:55:00, 30:26:00, 34:50:00, 39:50:00, 42:40:00. I am so disgusted that I gave up keeping track of him after that.

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 11:49 am | Permalink
  13. Anonymous wrote:

    Great catch #12 ! Mess

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 11:59 am | Permalink
  14. mary anne dilberger wrote:

    How the hell can the republican chairperson
    be blamed.
    We did it! We left Josh ALONE!!!
    That he did as well as he did is due to himself alone !!
    I am independent but I admire the hell out of Josh!
    You the man!

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 2:21 pm | Permalink
  15. MM wrote:

    How can any of you support Mark Walsifer?!?!?! He sits there like a coward!

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 2:44 pm | Permalink
  16. mary anne dilberger wrote:

    #14 – I thawt the same thing for a while but I’ve changed my mind. There’s no reason to interfere when the opposition is making mistakes.

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 3:21 pm | Permalink
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    #14 I am hoping he i quiet so Matt and his gang gets enough rope to hang each and every one of them for running a municipal government like a private country club. Unfortunately you can not sue them for malpractice, that law needs to change.

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 4:24 pm | Permalink
  18. Summer Timer wrote:

    Any reasonable person would realize Walsifer is only 1 vote. But he is hopefully a building block for the conservative movement…

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 5:25 pm | Permalink
  19. Guest wrote:

    16 – At this point, after almost 1 year in office, he has been a nothig vote.

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6:37 pm | Permalink
  20. Anonymous wrote:

    Great minds will prevail. It’s a plan boss.

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:07 pm | Permalink
  21. Tulip wrote:

    Maybe Mr. Walsifer is smart enough to

    know when to take a stand or when to

    stay out of what he was never involved

    with. There is more garbage going on up

    there then we will ever know.

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:10 pm | Permalink
  22. Anonymous wrote:

    #9-it’s OK to give the finger at a public meeting? What planet are you from? That gesture is not allowed in schools , in public arenas, or any other place. A ludicrous claim if ever there was one. And all of the-so called holier than thou opposition to the mayor support this …making crude gestures in public. Heaven forbid it was one the mayor’s supporters performing this gesture in public! We’d never hear the end of it. Very much narrow thinking for those who got up at a public meeting who spoke on behalf of the poor gentleman who lost control and gave the finger. What could all of you be thinking? It is obvious that efforts to undermine public officials in Belmar
    Are motivated by hate….very one way…and contrived. What do you people do? Stay up nights, compare notes, and script your negative comments? I’m going to reach out to other towns to find out how many communities would allow this obscene gesture to be performed at council meetings. I’ll be reporting back.

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 8:26 pm | Permalink
  23. Guest wrote:

    Sorry #19, sitting up there as a mute and just staring into space is not the signs of a smart and effective person.

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 8:29 pm | Permalink
  24. Guest wrote:

    #20. In doing your research I think you will find that the punishment is not a lifetime ban of speaking in public. Only in Belmar.

    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 5:16 am | Permalink
  25. OLD MAN wrote:

    #20 Do your research. When you reach out ask those towns have many lawsuits they have had due to stupidity of the elected officials. Also ask how many bars per sq. mile. Ask where they put the polling places. Ask how many people on the police force. Ask what the payroll per inhabitant. How many towns rebuild homes for people who subsequently do a reverse mortgage. Who cares about a finger gesture? NOBODY

    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 5:49 am | Permalink
  26. admin wrote:

    How many towns have a mayor who laughs and allows people to make funny noises while a constituent is speaking?

    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 6:06 am | Permalink
  27. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #20 – Agreed, up to a point, but the “punishment must fit the crime.” I would not have been upset if Gene had been kicked out of the meeting that night (I think Gene might concur), but to ban him from exercising his right to be heard permanently is far beyond what the “crime” called for.

    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 6:47 am | Permalink
  28. Lawless wrote:

    I really hope Matts pending racketeering trial doesn’t stop the governor elect from finding a place for him in his new administration, but it would be funny if it did. #stillcantbringhomethebacon

    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 6:47 am | Permalink
  29. Bill Merkler wrote:

    I also agree that Gene was inappropriate in his actions at a public meeting. I also feel that Gene is a person that,like myself,has a deep passion for his town. I can not speak for him, but for myself I see the continued deterioration of our town by a Mayor and Council that is beyond words or gestures. It’s sad and disturbing. Lets agree to be positive,”Keep our heads when all about you are losing theirs”,continue to bring to light their misdoings,compile the recommendations to make Belmar better, and work to remove them in 2018.

    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:26 am | Permalink
  30. Hmmm? wrote:

    He is a child and an embarrassment to Belmar. Remember when Gov. Christie told an opposing voice to sit down and shut up? Hmmm feels a bit familiar.

    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:43 am | Permalink
  31. Guest wrote:

    #27 From your lips to God’s ears.

    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:47 am | Permalink
  32. Guest wrote:

    #12 – How much is this attorney being paid to sit and distract himself from what we are paying him for?

    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 8:21 am | Permalink
  33. Anonymous wrote:

    Ask George McGill able any and all attorney ethics and duties to the Council and the taxpayers of Belmar.

    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 9:18 am | Permalink
  34. Anonymous wrote:

    27-I very much agree about being positive. Good message for all Belmar residents. That said, this should apply to those in town who find fault with everything, and never see the good things …like the thriving downtown , the beautiful new playgrounds for our children, our excellent DPW, our superb library programs for residents of all one who comments on this blog is positive about Belmar, those making comments less credible. Thanks, Mr. Merkler, for your last comments.

    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 9:23 am | Permalink
  35. OLD MAN wrote:

    #28 You wish you had his brains. He is an embarrassment to Belmar? You are an embarrassment………………..Can’t blame you to much though…Must have been educated in NJ at a democratically controlled school system

    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 9:32 am | Permalink
  36. Hmmm? wrote:

    #33. You’re suggesting I wish I had the Mayor’s brains? No thanks. It’s my NJ education that taught me how to treat others with respect. Not dirty politics. I give respect when I see it an when it’s earned. Once lost it’s lost. There are many on this blog that care deeply for Belmar. Including it’s fiscal stability. Others not so much. Carry on.

    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 10:11 am | Permalink
  37. Anonymous wrote:

    Question for Ken P. If Belmar’s attorney sees things that are not legal and assuming he advised the Mayor and Council that is not legal for what ever they are doing and they do it anyway. Is it not his duty as an officer of the court to report it,or does attorney client confidentiality get in the way?

    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 11:17 am | Permalink
  38. Guest wrote:

    35 … That is if the boroughs attorney is not to busy looking at facebook during the meetings?

    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 11:53 am | Permalink
  39. Myrtle wrote:

    Not sure about our borough attorneys, but attorney friends/confidants have warned Matt that his actions are illegal. He doesn’t listen.

    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 2:14 pm | Permalink
  40. Disgusted wrote:

    I just got around to watching this video. I am appalled by the laughing and snickering by Colleen while Dave was speaking. What does she think she’s in 3rd grade? It’s almost as if they Council mocks the people as they are leaving the microphone. So unprofessional and childish.This is not a High School council meeting!!!!

    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 5:31 pm | Permalink
  41. Anonymous wrote:

    Suggestion to Councilman Walsifer- wake up.

    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 9:26 pm | Permalink
  42. Anonymous wrote:

    Woman/Man of little words is a wise one. Observation is an Art. Thus being able to run on one’s own rhythm.

    Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11:49 am | Permalink
  43. watchman wrote:

    About the polling place locations, I thought that state law supercedes county law. Can the lawyer be mistaken?

    Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 4:21 pm | Permalink
  44. elemental wrote:

    The attorney as Parliamentarian should have told Matt and Tom to step down from the dais when recusing themselves, not just push their chairs back.

    Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 6:43 pm | Permalink
  45. elemental wrote:

    Mr. Cannon should find Mr. Dupont, the former Borough Attorney, for a talk.

    Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 6:48 pm | Permalink
  46. flower power1 wrote:

    The Mayor does not follow procedure and the law, why should citizens/residents? I like this form of protest: show him the back.

    Monday, November 13, 2017 at 6:58 am | Permalink
  47. dizzy wrote:

    #34 You left out that the mayor put in handicapped ramps for some people. I kinda don’t think he personally knows how to use a hammer and saw.

    Monday, November 13, 2017 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

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