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Crazy Belmar

In his complaint against the Borough, former employee Michael Druz alleges that he was threatened by Administrator Colleen Connolly with arrest and trial if he didn’t resign right there on the spot without a chance to think about it or to speak to an attorney.  Others before him have made the same charge.

But is it true?  And if it is true, does the Borough Administrator now have police powers available as a disciplinary tool to be used against workers for the Borough whose job performance is considered by her to be less than satisfactory?

Well, maybe.

A reader grabbed this shot of Ms. Connolly arresting another Borough worker who apparently hasn’t been doing a very good job.

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BTW, all of the Borough’s workers are the absolute best in the world until they are arrested.  Or at least threatened with arrest.

In other news around town, visitors to Maclearie Park were disappointed to learn that the Mayor has backtracked on his promise to construct a permanent, ADA compliant, restroom on the site and instead is opting for a restroom trailer.  They will be further disappointed when they see how small a trailer the Borough plans to put there.  In order to maximize space available for overflow parking for Chefs International’s marina bar/restaurant, the bathroom trailer will be limited to a length of only 38 inches.

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Even though they are not due until March 24, some proposals have already been submitted.  At the risk of being arrested, a Borough employee leaked a few of the proposals to the blog.  I will now share them with you.

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  1. belmarguy wrote:

    I don’t believe the police are doing this because they want to, they’re being forced to do what the mayor wants them to do..

    If it were me, I would’ve opened up an investigation with the AG’s office.

    Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 8:12 am | Permalink
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Does that van have a police computer and radio in it ?

    Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 9:32 am | Permalink
  3. Fools wrote:

    that is Belmars’s patty wagon. It is absolutely set up like a police car.

    Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 10:02 am | Permalink
  4. LE wrote:

    Maclearie park residents there is a council meeting March 15th if this matters I suggest you show up. The DEP has no authority if Matt decides to demolish an operational permanent bathroom, for his friend of course. It is on the backs of the residents to stop this nonsense.

    Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 10:34 am | Permalink
  5. Beyond acceptable wrote:

    There are computers in most police vehicles.

    As background, a mobile data terminal (MDT) consists of a screen and keypad that are linked to the computerized databases of the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).   The information that may be accessed by a user of the MDT is restricted.   Because the MDT is an inquiry-only device and has no computing power of its own, a police officer is unable to add, change, or delete any information displayed on the pre-formatted screen.   Information may be retrieved through the MDT by entering a license plate number.
    When an officer enters a vehicle’s license plate number, the initial “DMV plate” screen shows the expiration date of the registration for that vehicle;  the status of the vehicle, including whether it has been reported stolen;  the registrant’s name, address, date of birth, and driver’s license number;  the year, make, model, license plate number, and color of the vehicle; the vehicle identification number; the number of owners of the registered vehicle;  the maximum number of passengers for a passenger vehicle;  the gross weight for a commercial vehicle;  and the length of the registered vehicle if it is a boat.

    When an officer accesses a DMV plate screen, the MDT then automatically runs a search of the registrant’s name and displays the results on the “DMV name” screen.  
    The DMV name screen shows the registrant’s name and the number of names that match that search name;  the registrant’s driver’s license number and date of birth; a code for the registrant’s eye color;  a code for whether the license or registration is suspended;  whether the license is a photo or non-photo license;  the licensee’s address, social security number, date of birth, weight, and height;  the term of the license;  the license expiration date;  the number of points accrued against the license;  and the number of endorsements and restrictions on the license.

    Let’s hope Connolly already deemed to be not credible by a judge did not spend her down time while in full control of a police vehicle searching the names of those in opposition of her mayor.

    Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 11:04 am | Permalink
  6. tulip wrote:

    If they would spend the money they do not have on non frivolous items we might do better as tax payers. The way it is now they spend more of the tax money on items to cover and uncover what is going on in Belmar.
    WHY? Because they do a lot of things they shouldn’t be doing. Some day the wrong one is going to be a victim. I do hope they are ready for what could happen.

    Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 1:46 pm | Permalink
  7. flower power wrote:

    Perhaps Colleen has been deputized and authorized to arrest people who exercise free speech at Mayor and Council meetings. Watch out, you troublemakers.

    Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 3:45 pm | Permalink
  8. Teddy Ehmann wrote:

    #7. By my most current calculations Ms. Connolly will need much more than that patty wagon to haul off those who dare to disagree.

    Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 6:07 pm | Permalink
  9. Anonymous wrote:

    That chick should run for Sheriff

    Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 6:14 pm | Permalink
  10. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    Nice FORD! …. looks like a diesel vehicle?

    Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 8:33 pm | Permalink
  11. Bill Straus wrote:

    If there are any police officers that read this blog could you tell us if a non-police person is allowed by any law or regulation to be behind the wheel of an operational police car?

    Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

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