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Did Doherty Defy Judge Gummer’s Orders?….

Or was he lying to the Asbury Park Press?

I came across this when I was looking this morning for something about Dot Taylor at the pavilion ribbon cutting.  I hadn’t read it at the time.


From Gummer’s 2015 Susko decision:

Am I missing something?


  1. elemental wrote:

    Several months ago at a Mayor and Council meeting, someone asked the mayor what was going on with the Buy a Board money, and he stated that those funds would be used to pay for the Taylor Pavilion. He clearly has no intention to comply with the Gummer decision.

    Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 1:42 pm | Permalink
  2. Peter wrote:

    Buy a wedding hall, not buy a boardwalk.

    Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 1:59 pm | Permalink
  3. Guest wrote:

    The mayor is just smug and defiant. Get over it already.

    Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 2:17 pm | Permalink
  4. Inside deal wrote:

    Someone alert Gummer. Would love to see him dragged back to court for failure to comply – maybe they should have concentrated on public safety first instead of the over priced club house

    Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 2:35 pm | Permalink
  5. SEASHELL wrote:

    He doesn’t seem to care about contracts, law, rulings, etc. Very few people call him out on anything, or hold him accountable for anything. His own council sits there and allows him to call all the shots without ever disagreeing with him or asking questions. Why does he have this attitude? Maybe more people should go to the council meetings and start asking the tough questions.

    Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm | Permalink
  6. One out of many wrote:

    I’m sending this information to Judge Gummer c/o the bar association and the Judicial Committee.

    Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 3:19 pm | Permalink
  7. elemental wrote:

    How could one find out if Ken Pringle has been paid for his services in the Gummer matter? If not paid, he is being done a huge disservice and insult by an administration that seems to be trying to weasel out of their obligations. Mr. Walsifer, I believe that you have access to this information.

    Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 5:20 pm | Permalink
  8. OLD MAN wrote:

    #7 Are you kidding me? Mr. Walsifer is afraid to go left ,right , up ,down or whatever.

    Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 6:50 pm | Permalink
  9. elemental wrote:

    #8 If enough people goad and bug him, he may wake up, or am I too optimistic? Maybe he is waiting quietly and will strike like a rattler later. But then going along to get along is easier.

    Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 7:16 pm | Permalink
  10. Guest wrote:

    Time to start looking into alternative forms of borough government again. This “strong mayor” form is just to rife for political favoritism, which I’m sure was not the intent with our last change some 25+ years ago. Maybe a change would be good and an easy way to clean the slate of the current bobbleheads.

    Monday, July 24, 2017 at 9:04 am | Permalink
  11. Reader wrote:

    I agree, we need a change of format.

    Monday, July 24, 2017 at 9:55 am | Permalink
  12. Teddy Ehmann wrote:

    #10. Not so sure move to strong mayor form spearheaded by K. Pringle was not intentional. I do know that the form was suddenly changed prior to the special election and was not what was presented based on the study group. The only Republican on that task force still lives in Belmar. You should contact him, Michael Suptko. There are only a few municipal governments out of 565 in NJ where the “mayor is a councilman” and can vote per Belmar ordinance. I have a mailing list of 1100 registered Belmar voters who would support the change should you be serious.

    Monday, July 24, 2017 at 11:23 am | Permalink
  13. A Voter 2 wrote:

    The form of Government Belmar has is only as good as the ethics of the Mayor and Council. Here we have a Mayor that represents the Bar and Restaurant owners, NOT the residents! We must all vote Mr. Brennan out of office and the rest of the gang. Republicans, Libertarians, and Independents its time for you to step up and show how to run an honest, trustworthy Mayor and Council.

    Monday, July 24, 2017 at 2:16 pm | Permalink
  14. A Voter Also wrote:

    #13. Yeh! vote out Brennan and elect another version of Brennan. That makes sense. The local house flipper shows no interest and once again sleep walks through another election.

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 10:32 am | Permalink
  15. Sleepy wrote:

    The house flipper does not want the position, that’s my opinion.Wake up Mr. Walsifer.

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 6:03 pm | Permalink
  16. Guest wrote:

    14 – The Republican candidates heart appears to be in Asbury Park anyway.

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 6:42 pm | Permalink
  17. Mad matter wrote:

    Flash back to wrong way

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 7:11 pm | Permalink
  18. Petitioner wrote:

    At least the house flipper running for office has real lifetime business experience, is a real family man with two children, who has a REAL job and doesn’t have to suck the life out of the public tit.

    This Josh isn’t beholden to anyone!

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 11:14 pm | Permalink
  19. joetheragman wrote:

    # 18 – Well said sir.

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 5:33 am | Permalink
  20. Guest wrote:

    #18 – Josh, is that you? Welcome to back to Belmar.

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 7:29 am | Permalink
  21. A Voter Also wrote:

    #18. Not yet that is. My read is he would like to be and thus be easily coerced. If he seriously wishes to represent the people of Belmar, he should disclose his views an at a minimum ask for our votes. I’m waiting ( second time).

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 9:02 am | Permalink
  22. legion wrote:

    How about a Josh-sponsored “town meeting”?

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 9:16 am | Permalink
  23. One out of many wrote:

    How about door to door one on one vs the Belmar dog and pony show with no accountability from the mayor and council.

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

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