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Deja Vu And More

Couple of things that came across my desk – actually my kitchen table – yesterday that I didn’t get a chance to look at until now.

First up is this piece that came in the mail.  In honor of the late, great Yogi Berra I’m going to name it “Deja Vu all over again”.

abLooks like Jim Bean has vacated his rent-free apartment inside the mayor’s head and that Ken Pringle has taken up residence.  Anyway I think it tells the public that Doherty is angry and frustrated and I don’t think it was a good use of the union’s money.

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Next up is this story from the Coast Star:

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I would ask the residents NOT to email the mayor with any suggestions.  Come to the next meeting and make your suggestions in person.  Actually, if the mayor really wants the ideas of the public at large, and not just Coast Star readers, he should call a public hearing on the topic.

You see, if you email your suggestions the mayor can pick and choose which ones to share with the public.  The ones that maybe don’t support the date they already want to use might end up being moved to the trash bin.  I also strongly suspect that your email address will be saved to some list of voter emails that somebody has.

Lastly…and this is big…Superior Court Judge Katie A. Gummer (pronounced goo-mer) is expected to hand down her decisions in the beach utility suit today.  I should have the information for you late this afternoon so be sure to check back.


  1. Anonymous wrote:

    One aspect of that mailer that needs to be mentioned is that Ken Pringle is not only a lawyer but a resident and tax payer of Belmar. He’a man who has dedicated over 20 years of his life to Belmar. Whether you agree or disagree with some of the things he did as mayor, he is a man of integrity and he knows that difference between what is right and what is wrong. Do not believe for one second that he takes enjoyment in bringing his own town to court but it needs to be done. This administration needs to be held in check and Ken Pringle should be applauded. Claire Deicke, you’ve known Ken a long time and you should be ashamed of yourself to allow his name to be used to imply he is somehow hurting our town. He’s won lawsuit after lawsuit against this administration for good reason, they do not follow the law.
    “Enough with Ken Pringle’s lawsuits”?! I say, THANK YOU to Ken Pringle for all the hard work you’ve done and please keep up the great work.

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 7:17 am | Permalink
  2. Belmar Independent wrote:

    For me, this is yet another fine example of the lack of transparency. They ( the administration ) have had private, unrecorded meetings on the Seafood Festival in response to the emergency situation last June. Now they advocate for secret undisclosed public comments. This is an issue that profoundly affected the entire community and as such warrants public discourse that involves the entire community. For years now the administration has scheduled meetings and our patrolmen have put flyers in resident’s mailboxes for more trivial matters. Matt’s role model Christie has had a dozen town hall meetings in Belmar. For Jenn and now Burke to argue that we have transparency is a joke.

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 7:38 am | Permalink
  3. Teddy Ehmann wrote:

    The Vote Yes Mailer changes the subject.
    This expensive mailer does not mention that it is a bond referendum anywhere.
    Ask anyone what recovery means and you will learn that it is returning to a state of health. The 7 points ask people to silence all non-partisan opposition TO ANYTHING. This independent knows that with this administration and their cronies, ENOUGH IS NEVER ENOUGH. Case in point the opposition compromised on the 10th Ave. Now they want it all.

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 7:46 am | Permalink
  4. admin wrote:

    Does this blog have the best commenters or what?

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 7:52 am | Permalink
  5. linlee wrote:

    Yep .. Deju Vu. We’re seeing the beginning of this year’s Democratic Party vicious propaganda campaign.

    The only thing I agree with in the D Committee’s mailing is

    Enough IS Enough

    Enough of Belmar Administration’s LIES and BACKROOM DEALS

    Enough of Belmar Administration’s DISINFRANCHISEMENT AND INTIMIDATION of residents

    Enough of Belmar Administration’s attempts to VILIFYING CITIZENS who exercise their right of alternate views and free speech, and their RIGHTS AS AMERICANS to seek judicial interventions and judgments for misappropriation of Belmar resources and slight-of-hand financial practices

    Enough distortion and disrespect. According to Admini-Logic if YOU sign a petition or were in the majority who voted against the 2014 Referendum to spend $7,000,000+ for beach pavilions YOU ARE AN OBSTRUCTIONIST, YOU ARE DIVISIVE, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DELAY IN THE MAYOR’S PLAN … NOT BELMAR’S PLAN … for our town.

    Enough IS Enough.

    Vote for Dave Schneck for Councilman. Vote NO for Pavilion indebtedness.

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 7:56 am | Permalink
  6. OLD MAN wrote:

    When I read this blog early am every day I skip my coffee. This wakes me up more than two cups of regular coffee. The money I save on coffee I spend for aspirins. A wash.

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 8:03 am | Permalink
  7. bipartisan wrote:

    A bully is nothing more than a bully. that is the label I ascribe to this advertising received from the Democrats yesterday. I’ve voted many different candidates over the years and I’m proud to exercise that flexibility in critical thinking by crossing the aisles. I’ve seen many questions asked at council meetings and said questions were ignored from the dais. To be told to call or email the mayor with questions, comments or anything instead of public view is disgraceful. Nothing more than an old marketing tool used at seminars to cut out non lock steppers out of meeting. The old “I’ll meet you after the meeting so I can give you 100% percent attention”. Shut that query up. That planned, canned speech just uninterrupted. No unauthorized questions be ever asked in public. We are only required to use confessional like communication in Belmar as the unwashed non koolaid drinkers. Sick of schemes of suppression. Vote NO

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 8:34 am | Permalink
  8. Voter wrote:

    Such negatively coming from the Democrats with so many lies. It is truly shameful. Build the 10th Ave safety pavilion the 2 million funding is approved and in place since early 2015. We cannot afford to spend 4.1 million on one pavilion.

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 8:36 am | Permalink
  9. DJais Drunkard wrote:

    Enough with Laborers waiting to get hired from the hall coming to DJais wanting free drinks; Enough with beer festivals that don’t permit IRISH CAR BOMBS; Enough with the use of the word “bennie” – let’s welcome the nice LADIES who comed down in the SUmma BAYBAY!!! Vote DJais.

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 9:18 am | Permalink
  10. Long time resident wrote:

    Love it when Djais Drunkard posts keeps reinforcing exactly the type we do not want here that Doherty brings to town. Keep posting and reminding us, thanks. We hear you loud and clear.

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 9:36 am | Permalink
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    #9 What are you ever even talking about when you post your comments?

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 9:38 am | Permalink
  12. DJais Drunkard wrote:

    11 – post a pic of you doing a kegstand and I might respond. I got drinking to do – a BE-U-TEE-FULL day in Belmar, BAYBAY!!

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 9:52 am | Permalink
  13. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    Well, at least it’s a nice glossy piece of untrue propaganda. The Democratic committee must’ve spent a pretty penny on all these fliers.

    On another note, there’s a piece in the Press today that says Lake Como is looking to get rid of their Police Dept. It seems there are ten officers and several of them are making over $100k. One is making $58k. It also says one officer has already transferred into Belmar and another is in the process. My question is this. What’s the chances we got or are getting the one making 58k? I’d say the answer is slim and none. Whatever the highest cost, that’s always what we Belmar taxpayers get.

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 9:58 am | Permalink
  14. elemental wrote:

    The voting site is still at the emergency location, Borough Hall. The emergency must be that Nicolay may lose and the referendum vote will be “no”. Vote for Dave. End the shenanigans.

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 12:02 pm | Permalink
  15. admin wrote:

    Requiring us to vote at Borough Hall with the mayor and administrator walking around is a form of voter intimidation. The polls must be returned to the local firehouses.

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 12:08 pm | Permalink
  16. Mike S wrote:

    Good thing I put my glasses on I thought the mailer was from Tom (I now love the high cost pavilions)Burke

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 1:02 pm | Permalink
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    No need for town Administrator around on election day or for that matter the Mayor and governing body. Found this online: (Clerk) “serve as the chief administrative officer in all elections held in the municipality, subject to the requirements of Title 19 of the Revised Statutes” 40A:9-133. Appears that Clerk is in charge. Not others. If town hall is closed on election day, they should stay home. Vote NO.

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 1:40 pm | Permalink
  18. Ms. Sarcastic wrote:

    How come no mention of losing how many lawsuits? This mayor is delusional.

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 1:57 pm | Permalink
  19. The Truth wrote:

    Hey Claire I think. Number 1 mention your name. You should tell how proud you are of the new union mailer. You should have them at the next town meeting , that worked well the first time , oh wait that was canceled .

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 2:08 pm | Permalink
  20. 1 & 19-I’m not ashamed of myself-didn’t create the mailer and didn’t arrange for mailings-I am chair of the Democratic Committee here in Belmar-I did review the content beforehand …..there was no changing it once it was decided to move forward with that particular piece-#1-you’re correct-I’ve known Ken Pringle a very long time-but the town has become so embroiled in law suits that many residents-from both political parties-have expressed concern….I’ve been out doing the walk-campaigning for Jen and other Democrats including Jim Keady, Janet Grosshandler and Lorna Phillipson….people are pretty fed up with the law suits….yes, people should exercise their rights…..and the law suits in question favored the plaintiffs-but the population that I’m engaging on the campaign trail want an end to the law suits-that’s the first comment they make when I approach their doorways….The Truth- #19…sarcasm will get you nowhere..also,#19-have no idea what you’re referencing…clever you not….Anonymous….#1….I should be ashamed of myself? What a inane remark and ridiculous reprimand-this is how things turned out.. we have those who couldn’t be happier as to how things are going in town….and there are those we think otherwise-the line has been drawn-my husband and I have resided here for nearly 50 years-we were happy when Ken Pringle was mayor-never did we have complaints-we are happy with Matt Doherty as mayor-couldn’t be more pleased…..and both Doug and I were honored to serve our community as board of education members and council representatives…I should be ashamed of myself…even regarding this mailer? Never in a million years…..ask 007 (shaken , not stirred)….he nailed it…I have a huge ego, and have great admiration for myself…

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 4:07 pm | Permalink
  21. Teddy Ehmann wrote:

    Claire, I could not agree more with the people you talked to while campaigning.
    I believe if we vote them all out, there will be no need for the various plaintiffs to sue the borough. When the elected officials and their appointees act in good faith, obey all laws they will have the Belmar they and all us us desire.

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 4:52 pm | Permalink
  22. Nothing is free wrote:

    Not good news for the yes vote.

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 5:07 pm | Permalink
  23. An Observation wrote:

    #20 the only ones fed up with the lawsuits are the losers! Agree to disagree but when a Judge tells the Mayor he cant do the things he wants to do i don’t know what to say. The results of the election which hopefully Dave will win will speak volumes of how the people really feel not the biased few.

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 5:13 pm | Permalink
  24. Guest wrote:

    That’s a picture of the old boardwalk on the mailer. It never looked better. Ha ha

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 5:26 pm | Permalink
  25. Love the Beach wrote:

    WOW, almost can’t believe that this flyer went out by the Belmar Democratic Committee. I can just imagine what the Judge would say after its ballot explanatory statement ruling as being “…misleading and extraneous information designed to influence rather than inform Belmar voters… “ The lady above said “I am chair of the Democratic Committee here in Belmar-I did review the content beforehand …..there was no changing it once it was decided to move forward with that particular piece” Apparently, someone questioned it. Calling residents “obstructionists” is really an ugly thing to publish especially when they probably, in their opinion, feel they are given misinformation or disinformation.

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 5:31 pm | Permalink
  26. linlee wrote:

    An interesting but not unexpected revelation was expressed here. “…people are pretty fed up with the law suits….yes, people should exercise their rights…..and the law suits in question favored the plaintiffs-but the population that I’m engaging on the campaign trail want an end to the law suits-that’s the first comment they make when I approach their doorways…”

    The consequence of ignoring or manipulating the law, including our own ordinances, is the potential of citizens to take appropriate legal action to force compliance/adherence to the law. I believe everyone in Belmar would be in thrilled if there wasn’t a need to watchdog every action, every dollar, every motive, every inch of green space, and so much more. Unfortunately, we have had law suits in recent years ostensibly to protect and preserve Belmar despite the current Administration.

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 5:42 pm | Permalink
  27. Pootsie wrote:

    Now that the judge has ruled in the plaintiffs favor a flyer has to go out that duplicates the one above that states VOTE NO ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 7:14 pm | Permalink
  28. #21-Sorry-Ted-residents on the campaign trail don’t see it as you see it…they were strong in their support of the people on the way I’m quoted in #25 and #26-great for my ego, right 007? #19-referencing your comment on another post-would never stop drinking Kool-Aid…

    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 8:41 pm | Permalink
  29. dizzy wrote:

    It appears that Nicolay and Burke have shifted focus to the Seafood Festival, proposing moving it to another month. I would guess that they probably got word before the judges’s decision that things were not looking good regarding the pavilion funding scheme. Next hot topic? Traffic flow, accidents, you know, something real controversial and non-divisive. Kid camps, stuff like that.

    Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8:29 am | Permalink
  30. Sweetiepieface wrote:

    2015. Borough of Belmar Administration:

    With full knowledge of deception did use tactics of
    Manipulation of public trust with
    Wanton disregard for truth, repeatedly
    Misleading he public, made
    Incredible claims and
    Willfully ignored the tenets of law as well as boasted reaping
    Unjust enrichments;

    There is no contrite voices heard about town, throgh marketing or otberwise. Hang your heads down in shame for using Restore the Shore for self service purposes.

    Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8:35 am | Permalink
  31. admin wrote:

    #29 Home by Summer is coming back too.

    Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8:54 am | Permalink
  32. ms.perspicacity wrote:

    #31 Yeah, yeah, pluck those heart strings, human interest stories appeal to most people and can be manipulated, used to divert attention from negative press.

    Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 9:03 am | Permalink
  33. Vote NO wrote:

    Vote NO.

    And Enough with a mayor who calls those who do not support his plans for the pavilion “terrorists”

    A horrible use of a horrible word

    Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 3:55 pm | Permalink
  34. Say what wrote:

    #31 Its funny how the mayor posted on the Belmar website that the town raised over 200k. The Mayor said that the town raised 240k. But Dave already posted the pemits for the 1002 14th Ave house and the permits said that the house cost 458k to build. After all of this the Mayor is still lying. Teresa Keefe had on her facebook that she wanted to give a special thanks to Kelly Williams and April Claudio. Thats funny because Teresa went to school with both of them and was life long friends with Kelly Williams. But we still dont know where the shoprite gift cards went? For Matt to have a ribbon cutting event for the 14th ave house 4 months after the campaign ended is his way of slapping everybody in their face who donated to the Home By Summer Campaign. Plus like what was said before. Matt will blow this ribbon cutting event up just to take attention away from all the wrong that he is doing. I am so disgusted.

    Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8:37 pm | Permalink
  35. An Observation wrote:

    Dave that should be your flyer, with minor changes on the front. Vote NO to increased taxes and favoritism to Democratic Supporters and Friends, the back is OK its true but they don’t tell you whose fault that is.

    Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 12:00 pm | Permalink
  36. admin wrote:

    It’s called “projection behavior”.

    Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 12:03 pm | Permalink
  37. Tulips wrote:

    I Liked you on Face Book and thank you for before all of this surfaced. Thanked you to all of the people who helped with any thing they could. To Kenneth Pringle and Staff you were great. To the mayor your way is not working try something different.

    Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

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