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Don’t Know Where To Begin

It would take hours for me to rebut all the nonsense in here but I don’t have hours because I have to get to work.  Anyway, you all know.

Republished with the kind permission of the Coast Star.



Go to the poll.  What do the rest of us think?



  1. ms.perspicacity wrote:

    No mention of DEBT! Kick that down the road until some residents pass away and it does not affect them, some move, and those who continue to live here or move here, ask, “Why are the taxes so high?” Duh, just “charge it” – that’s the American way. What’s next, raise the taxes, I think. Matt can blame the next mayor for that. Or borrow borrow borrow, forgetting that the debtor is the servant of the lender. And keep the contacts in the proverbial pocket, of course. Jeesh, what a revolting predicament. Thanks, Matt, you are a peach.

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 9:07 am | Permalink
  2. Look at me ! wrote:

    Aren’t I great. I’m the best. I can do no wrong. Everyone loves me. Belmar will miss me. I always tell the truth. I am not a bully. I earned everything on my own merits. Look at me , I am MATT.

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 9:10 am | Permalink
  3. Average Joe wrote:

    Can we just get an average Mayor this time?

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 9:17 am | Permalink
  4. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    Good scene: Casablanca – YouTube

    Video for Good scene: Casablanca 0:49

    Mar 7, 2007 – Uploaded by alliewolfgal
    Disclaimer: I do not own Casablanca. One of my favorite scene’s of ironey in this movie with Claude Rains …
    I don’t no but somehow I think this sene fits – But somehow I’m not shocked .

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 9:49 am | Permalink
  5. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    pass the trash to AC

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10:47 am | Permalink
  6. OLD MAN wrote:

    #5 Quickly please

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 11:33 am | Permalink
  7. moved out of 07719 wrote:

    So, anyone want to start a pool on when Matt and family will move out of Belmar compared to when the tax increase will hit?

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 12:27 pm | Permalink
  8. OLD MAN wrote:

    #7 Uh maybe 2019.

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 1:48 pm | Permalink
  9. Summer Timer wrote:

    #7… Just trying to understand the tax increase concerns…. As of Dec 31, 2015, Belmar debt statement was $44 million… The most recent Belmar debt statement Dec 31, 2017, is $38 million…So the debt is trending downwards… Would like to understand if there is hidden debt someplace that I am unaware….

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 2:02 pm | Permalink
  10. admin wrote:

    There’s also the $4.5 million FEMA community disaster relief loan. It’s not listed on the debt statement. Matt said that it probably would be forgiven. It’s due now so we need to see if that was true.

    Ask Brian. I’m sure he’ll know all about it.

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 2:34 pm | Permalink
  11. admin wrote:

    I told Matt during the public session of a February, 2011 meeting that I had discovered that it was a violation to build a sandcastle on the beach in Belmar. He has taken credit for that at least a dozen times since.

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 2:53 pm | Permalink
  12. Anonymous wrote:

    The debt service amounts on the Free FEMA loans, etc, will be our downfall. Taxes will increase.

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 5:49 pm | Permalink
  13. Average Joe wrote:

    #9 That’s not enough? Seems way above average

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:49 pm | Permalink
  14. Aileen Fahy wrote:

    Admin (#10) Brian did not know about the community disaster loan when I asked him about it. He said he’d get back to me when he learns more. That was 2 years ago.

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:48 pm | Permalink
  15. Average Joe wrote:

    OMG Who voted to give him an A or B? Please contact your local pharmacy and see if any aspirins are still available. I think the “OLD MAN” might have bought the entire stock

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:49 pm | Permalink
  16. ALL TRUMPED UP wrote:

    The guy boasts of the “recurring revenue that gradually increases every single year” when referring to his great deal in Policing Lake Como. Well, doesn’t he realize that for every single dollar increase to the police service in revenue actually has to cost us three dollars. They pay 25% of the total Police Budget and we pay 75%. Sounds like a bad investment to me.

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 8:59 pm | Permalink
  17. Realist wrote:

    Ok, Everyone and anyone: the SEVEN YEAR ITCH is over!

    We must move on and move forward with solutions to our problems while at the same time promoting the good graces of Natures blessings living on a beautiful Peninsula bounced by the Shark River Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s Wannderful living in Belmar at least 10 months out of the year.

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10:53 pm | Permalink
  18. Truth wrote:

    Just read an interesting article in the Coast Star about Belmar hiring a new lifeguard leader. I just wish for once Drew would be truthful and just say the guy is retiring from the Prosecutors office and wanted a part-time job. Not to mention that he’s a good friend of one of the other Department heads in the Borough. What a bunch of BS. Where are his qualifications? Has anyone seen them?

    It’s just the same old story. Corruption and Nepotism rule the Town.

    Friday, April 13, 2018 at 12:12 pm | Permalink
  19. Anonymous wrote:

    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE will do for the voluminous amount of data that the Beach generates. There must be a Baywatch program that Tourism Mary can pick up when shes marketing Belmar in Canada, Tennessee, Arkansas Texas and Wyoming maybe. Remember the Beach Utility Fund is an open pocket book as is yours.

    Friday, April 13, 2018 at 1:11 pm | Permalink
  20. Average Joe wrote:

    #18 Probably just average guy.

    Friday, April 13, 2018 at 1:14 pm | Permalink
  21. Anonymous wrote:

    The guy is below average. Doesn’t have a clue. Just another political hack appointment.

    Friday, April 13, 2018 at 2:55 pm | Permalink
  22. Katrina wrote:

    If you control the Beach employees, you control the Beach Utility account.

    Friday, April 13, 2018 at 4:26 pm | Permalink
  23. 2nd guessing myself wrote:

    Moving into Belmar and building a new home for retirement-thought it be a great town. i have been welcomed by less than friendly town employees who treat town residents like the enemy and some are incompetent. they should be treating us like shareholders in a corporation as we are like owners and not the enemy. i get welcomed with a message from the water dept. hey even if you arent using water pay us (wish someone would pay me for no service)and when you want to use the water pay to connect not to the curb but to the street–($4k cost)also you need to do all 100 feet of curb then we can increase your yrly taxes (i am sure). new mayor should have mandatory class on how to treat residents. everything i read about town adminstration makes wonder about my choice.

    Friday, April 13, 2018 at 4:51 pm | Permalink
  24. Anonymous wrote:

    Employment prerequisite: Dale Carnegie “How to make friends and Influence people” Untimely.

    Friday, April 13, 2018 at 6:09 pm | Permalink
  25. Average Joe wrote:

    So the A & B VOTERS are really stupid. Not average stupid but highly stupid

    Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 5:36 am | Permalink
  26. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #25 – We should’nt look at things so negativlie. There is something to be said for high achievurs, even people who are high achieving in an area of life such as stupidity. Will Rogers said, “If stupidity got us into this mess, why can’t stupidity get us out of it?” – one of my favoryte quotes.

    Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 10:35 am | Permalink
  27. AVERAGE JOE wrote:

    #26 Uh??? Yes you are correct … Those people made it to the pinnacle of stupidity.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

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