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Countdown……Day 19

When an ordinance is passed it does not officially take effect until 20 days after official notice of its passage appears in a newspaper of record.  Today is the 19th day of the 20 day period after publication in the Asbury Park Press of official notice of passage of the unbundling ordinance, 2015-24.

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You recall that when the petitioners turned in their petitions against the original bundled ordinance they also gave notice of the existence of a letter held in escrow by their attorney, Ed Bonanno.  The letter would release the borough from the obligation to act on the petition after the unbundling ordinance became law.  When the Council ridiculously pretended not to trust Bonanno to release the letter, he was too nice to them and agreed to let borough attorney Mike DuPont hold the letter.  Problem was that when the letter was re-written to make DuPont the escrow agent, the stipulation that when and only when the 20 day period after notice of the unbundling ordinance expired would the letter be released was left out.  The petitioners went to court on July 8 to have the mistake corrected.  The outcome was reported on this blog:

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So if there is going to be any monkey business it would pretty much have to be done today.  Hold your breath everybody……………

Also published 19 days ago was notice of passage of the separated ordinance to bond $4 million for the 5th Ave. pavilion.

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Of course the whole reason the bundled ordinance was petitioned against was so that the overpriced and unaffordable plan for the 5th Ave. pavilion…the same plan that was rejected by the voters last year,….could be petitioned against without affecting the Lake Como project.  I am not on the Committee of Petitioners but I have been helping collect petitions against the $4 million bond and I can report that the petitioners have been working very hard for the last week or so.  Did we collect enough signatures to stop the bond and rescue the taxpayers?

Stay tuned……


  1. OLD MAN wrote:

    Ok… I am so happy I bought enough aspirins to get through this mess. Taking just one now. My supply should last the next 60 days…..

    Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 8:05 am | Permalink
  2. vox populi wrote:

    “the evil men do lives after them” Shakespeare, a truth that remains.

    Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 8:30 am | Permalink
  3. vox populi wrote:

    7/11 through 7/30 = 20 days

    Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 9:02 am | Permalink
  4. admin wrote:

    Does 7-11 count?

    Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 9:22 am | Permalink

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