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Council Meeting Of November 9, 2016


  1. Matt Showed UP! wrote:

    That’s a shocker!

    Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 5:45 am | Permalink
  2. OLD MAN wrote:

    He looked sad

    Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7:30 am | Permalink
  3. JusttheFacts wrote:

    Looks like another legal battle on the horizon with Greg K. Come on people

    Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 8:52 am | Permalink
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Oh by the way, i have to recuse myself from everything. Almost forgot to mention that.

    Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 9:35 am | Permalink
  5. MM wrote:

    When do we start the recall petition?

    Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 10:52 am | Permalink
  6. SEASHELL wrote:

    So why does the mayor want to stay on the council if he can’t vote on almost everything?

    Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 11:10 am | Permalink
  7. Thought wrote:

    Think about it. Now Matt can control and manipulate behind the scenes, and the council will vote how he wants AND he won’t be held publicly responsible. The council will take the heat.
    Plus, really, where does he have to go?

    Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 11:57 am | Permalink
  8. Just to be Clear! wrote:

    Matt and Brian, the Trump vote had nothing to do with your Council and Freeholder election results, there was a hard working effort to stop Matt and remove Brian. Not sure why Janis lost and Brian didn’t but there was a strong effort, not a Trump coat tail. MM’s comment is correct, we should recall the scoundrel mayor if he does not step down. He is a disgrace.

    Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 12:16 pm | Permalink
  9. legion wrote:

    Matt should apologize to the sign protest kid, as the kid was right…The mayor is a LOSER.

    Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 12:36 pm | Permalink
  10. It's time wrote:

    Recall and midnight bar closing for a better Belmar.

    Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 3:18 pm | Permalink
  11. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #10 – Sir, I can hardly be called a drinking man anymore (2 beers 2-3 times a week and home by 7:30). But midnight is too early for young people on a weekend. They should be allowed to let off steam after working all week.

    Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 3:52 pm | Permalink
  12. An Observation wrote:

    The Democratic Party is the party of the elitist Unions, News Media, Banks and Wall St. Hillary showed NO compassion for the tailor,dry cleaner, mechanic, all small businesses that cant afford Obama care.

    Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 4:28 pm | Permalink
  13. OLD MAN wrote:

    #8 Answer…………….The demorats of Belmar are stupid

    Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 5:52 pm | Permalink
  14. Anonymous wrote:

    Brian and Janis were in conflict when they voted on the liquor licenses. They received campaign contributions from the Monmouth County Democrats. They are in the same exact situation as the mayor.

    Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 5:57 pm | Permalink
  15. admin wrote:

    We’ve been told that the campaign is going to reimburse the Monmouth County Democratic Committee for the flyers.

    Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 6:32 pm | Permalink
  16. Katrina wrote:

    The damage is done with those mailers. They got the advantage with the negative ad and pay it back after!?!? What an abuse of pay to play that is.

    Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 8:32 pm | Permalink
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    Per Belmar ordinance, they are in conflict until the violation is cured. To “say” they will be reimbursing the Monmouth County Democrats doesn’t cure the violation. They should not have voted.

    Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 8:39 pm | Permalink
  18. Anonymous wrote:

    Reimbursement after 3 weeks and 3 glossy trash mailers seems 2 little – 2 late.
    The candidates brazenly disregarded Belmar’s P2P law.

    Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 11:07 pm | Permalink
  19. Anonymous wrote:

    When you spill the milk you can’t un-spill that milk. Likewise when you run a red light you can’t undo the red light violation.

    Brian and Janice you had and have a fiduciary responsibility of trust. You blatantly violated that trust. Your votes on the liquor licenses should be rescinded now as invalid and the resolutions passed 11/09/16 should,by law, be rescheduled to January’s calendar. Frank: empty threat?

    Friday, November 11, 2016 at 8:06 am | Permalink
  20. Anonymous wrote:

    Agreed, that vote should be a redo. Better yet, send all liquor license business to the state.
    Also, months ago Tom Brennan recused himself from voting on a liquor license transfer because he might perform at that place. I guess he didn’t look into his crystal ball before voting this time ??? Jackass

    Friday, November 11, 2016 at 2:43 pm | Permalink
  21. admin wrote:

    He recused himself this time too.

    Friday, November 11, 2016 at 3:02 pm | Permalink
  22. ms.perspicacity wrote:

    If Matt is recalled, Brian becomes mayor and appoints another Democrat stooge to fill his council seat (Grosshandler or Read?). Then Matt will not influence the new mayor and council members – or will he still work behind the scenes to continue to ruin Belmar and profit from his contractor and developer contacts? Will Nicolay become council president? (God help us!) Will Brian change and become an admirable mayor who can think clearly and fairly, not looking for donations and pass-throughs for any future political campaigns? Will Brian actually learn something about trees? And if Matt will not be recalled or not resign, then what? Where could he go, really? Would his wife want a house husband with little or no income? Will the council members wake up and realize that the mayor has lost in every Belmar district and is not popular and continue to rubber stamp everything he wants (Walsifer excluded)? Can they make a turnaround and not be stooges any more? Stay tuned for “As Belmar Turns”.

    Friday, November 11, 2016 at 4:07 pm | Permalink
  23. Anonymous wrote:

    Scenario A: Doherty resigns as Major. He then appoints Reads who will then be replaced by Doherty, who at the every other months council meeting, ends the night by reading prescripted tribute to Reads and his cowsills.

    Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7:25 pm | Permalink
  24. ms.perspicacity wrote:

    Then no more free speech, just written and pre-approved speeches. Read by Read…

    And more shill letters to the Coast Star by someone who once had an audience.

    Hear ye, hear ye…

    Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7:45 pm | Permalink
  25. OLD MAN wrote:

    Blame the dummies who voted for him

    Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 8:13 am | Permalink
  26. madame.snark wrote:

    The Democrats’ loss is Trump’s fault? Tell Matt and Brian not to protest in front of Trump’s NY residence; after all, he is raising his family there.

    Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 11:28 am | Permalink
  27. madame.snark wrote:

    “The House on Inlet Terrace”

    Matt: What, Wonder Bread toast again?

    Maggie: Loser, be glad I let you stay here.

    Matt: Madame.Snark, you are mean.

    Madame.Snark: Yeah, so what difference does it make? Relax, happy hour is just a few hours away.

    Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 11:56 am | Permalink
  28. Feisty wrote:

    Fewer bars and more books!

    Dear Council:
    Belmar has too many bars and not enough space in the library. Please fund raise so you can enlarge the library.

    Also, more Belmar bus trips please, why so few this year?

    And more parks with flowers please. We need more open space to enjoy nature

    Monday, November 14, 2016 at 1:39 am | Permalink
  29. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #26 – I’m writing President Elect Trump and requesting Matt be made our ambassador to New Guinea. I think Matt’s performance/behavior was what swung Belmar to Trump.

    Monday, November 14, 2016 at 6:05 am | Permalink
  30. Anonymous wrote:

    He’d fit right in. Isn’t New Guinea the country that still has PRION disease where the natives were still cannabilizing each other up to the 60’s?

    Monday, November 14, 2016 at 8:32 am | Permalink
  31. madame.snark wrote:

    He could try to violate the civil rights of the people of New Guinea. Tribal law might have some unique rulings.

    Monday, November 14, 2016 at 9:28 am | Permalink

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