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Damn ! Now I Have No Plans For That Night.


Seriously though, there are four ordinances awaiting action for the August 15 meeting.  I would think that if they are important enough to go through the effort and expense to create, they are important enough to come to a meeting and pass.  You know I have things to do too but I come to the meetings.  And it’s not even my job.

Take the beach tent ban for example.  We are told that the tents are dangerous.  They block the lifeguards’ view.  They can fly across the sand on windy days.  If this is true, well there are still two weeks between August 15 and Labor Day.  What if something happens in those two weeks?

BTW, the people with canopies don’t bother me so much as the people that put tents with sides right near the water.  I think it’s very rude and really intolerable for parents who need to watch their young children.

BTW, BTW, why is it that when Avon banned tents last year there was not a peep out of the media about it (I went back and checked) but when Belmar does it it’s all over the news with the Mayor being interviewed on television and everything?

BTW, BTW, BTW, I’m back this morning from my business trip.  The best part of it was the little green frog.


  1. Guest wrote:

    Because Avon does not have a media machine behind their every move sending out press releases. Or could it be leakers?

    Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 7:40 am | Permalink
  2. Guest wrote:

    Who is authorized to make this decision and why isn’t anyone on that council speaking up and demanding that the people’s business be performed in public as prescribed by law and as scheduled, by law?

    Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 7:46 am | Permalink
  3. Run wrote:

    Belmar tourism posted the article on Facebook about the coming ban!

    Why did they do that? To alert the media

    Quote from FB

    There may be a change about the use of tents and canopies on the Belmar beach. A public hearing on the ordinance, followed by a final vote, will be conducted at the borough council’s August 15 meeting, to be held at 6 p.m. in the Belmar Municipal Building, 601 Main Street.…/belmar-looks-to-keep-beach-spread…

    Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 8:22 am | Permalink
  4. Guest wrote:

    3- Matt needs to tell Matt that he was planning on cancelling the August 15 meeting. Oh the voices that must be in his head.

    Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 9:05 am | Permalink
  5. South Side wrote:

    I liked the frog very much.

    Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 9:16 am | Permalink
  6. admin wrote:

    Especially when compared to 20 hours of meetings about auto parts

    Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 9:19 am | Permalink
  7. Anonymous wrote:

    Showboat is a showboat is a showboat. Never muss an exposure opportunity in SHOWBIZ.BELMAR.

    Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 9:20 am | Permalink
  8. OLD MAN wrote:

    If you need/like tents then go on a camping trip.

    Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 9:46 am | Permalink
  9. Ms. Sarcastic wrote:

    How about an ordinance to remove the Dictator Mayor and his staff!

    Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 10:48 am | Permalink
  10. Anonymous wrote:

    If SCHEDULED meetings get canceled, do city officials and staff get paid?

    Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 1:22 pm | Permalink
  11. froggy the gremlin wrote:

    Doggone, the mayor will not get to plunk his magic twanger a.k.a. his spinomatic for us.

    Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 1:28 pm | Permalink
  12. Anonymous wrote:

    Ban coolers and all food ! One more thing- stop people from using soap and shampoo at the showers !!!

    Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 3:32 pm | Permalink
  13. Anonymous wrote:

    The shampoo residue is so very dangerous, slip and fall. Very serious neglect.

    Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 6:55 pm | Permalink
  14. Anonymous wrote:

    #6: those meetings were in your honor Dave. And, don’t forget the plastic bag cape crusaders.

    Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 6:57 pm | Permalink
  15. Anonymous wrote:

    Wish they would ban aerosol sunscreen lotion. I found myself eating lotion and breathing it.It’s disgusting. Does not help those with asthma.last week after a dose of continuous spray on multiple children a mom pulled out a container of powder to get sand off her feet. She smoked out the remaining beach goers . I guess she didn’t know we provide showers to rinse everyones feet. Oh ! throw in the new small speakers that attached to a mans chair so we could all enjoy HIS choice of music. I had to leave .what happened to relaxing in the sun ,listening to the ocean waves,and enjoying the smell of the natural beach air?

    Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 9:27 pm | Permalink
  16. Ship of fools wrote:

    Jackpot! You get to pay for their medical bills!

    Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 11:41 pm | Permalink
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    #12 “Ban coolers and all food !”

    Then we would be like Spring Lake. People would leave coolers on the boardwalk and when it came time to eat, they would do it on the boardwalk!

    Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 11:50 am | Permalink
  18. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    Cancelled Meeting …. look at the upsides-

    we don’t need to listen to the mayor’s intimidating dribble.

    Gibbons PC can wait for June & July invoice payment.

    Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 1:44 pm | Permalink
  19. Anonymous wrote:

    The compounds that are now being constructed on the beach are extraordinary, flaps and all. Next refrigerator boxes!

    Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 2:56 pm | Permalink
  20. Anonymous wrote:

    One more meeting josh won’t have to miss or leave early for. He has kids you know.

    Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm | Permalink
  21. Guest wrote:

    20 .. This Josh guy is not the answer for the Belmar council. Can’t another candidate take his place?

    Monday, August 7, 2017 at 10:21 am | Permalink
  22. Guest wrote:

    Does this mean that they would then open the pavilion so that those needing it could get some shade??

    Monday, August 7, 2017 at 12:24 pm | Permalink
  23. Maria wrote:

    Josh is a great guy

    Monday, August 7, 2017 at 6:03 pm | Permalink
  24. Essie wrote:

    Have you seen Merri-Makers catering ad for Taylor Pavilion. Will FEMA money come through when they see that the pavilion is no longer for community use?! How unfair for the wedding halls already in Belmar!
    google Merri-Makers and Taylor Pavilion.

    Monday, August 7, 2017 at 8:23 pm | Permalink
  25. Beach Resident wrote:

    Shade had always been available to all beach goers at the huge white Bedouin tent on the 5th Avenue beach since Sandy and prior thereto at the original 5th Avenue Pavilion(s).

    Monday, August 7, 2017 at 8:36 pm | Permalink
  26. Anonymous wrote:

    Belmar is already shady enough.LOL I’m sure
    Other towns also have their share of shade too.

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:21 am | Permalink
  27. Guest wrote:

    #23 – Do you know if there is a mobi-mat placed at the bottom of the ramp from the boardwalk that goes to the tented area? I noticed two mats are being used at the bottom of the stairs headed up to the Merri Makers restaurant. What’s that about? The main location for buying badges is in the pavilion and there are bathrooms there, but no mobi-mat??

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 1:05 pm | Permalink
  28. Guest wrote:

    27 – The layers of the Merri-Makers onion are starting to be peeled back.

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 2:47 pm | Permalink
  29. Anonymous wrote:

    Their DONATION?

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

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