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A reader alerted me that Belmar has acquired eight of these portable military buildings.  There are five at the Dempsey Park parking lot, two at Public Works and one at the marina.IMG_0666 .


They each have two rooms with a two way mirror between them.


Look at all that junk.

The doorknobs lock from the inside with a keyhole on the outside.  There is a sliding bolt on the outside but it’s just screwed into wood.  

The person who alerted me to these theorized that the military used them as interrogation rooms or something.  I guess you could change the locks to convert them into holding rooms if you wanted to.  

Anyone have any idea why we own these things?

BTW the parking lot at Dempsey is still looking a little dumpy.



  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Put a little hay on the floor, drop in a water bowl, you’ll have a small makeshift barn. More goats on the way. Now we have room for chickens and pigs too !

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 6:13 am | Permalink
  2. admin wrote:

    And we can spy on them and see what they do when they think nobody is watching them!

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7:30 am | Permalink
  3. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    they are military skid-mount confessionals.

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7:39 am | Permalink
  4. joe goofinoff wrote:

    Put a picture up of all that dumb military junk sitting in the parking lot and under the water tower. What’s that about? All these towns have this stuff, but it seems we have far more than the other towns.

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7:55 am | Permalink
  5. OLD MAN wrote:

    Maybe we can get scrap value?

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7:57 am | Permalink
  6. BEN REAL wrote:

    Is that the room Mike and Colleen intimidated Druz in?

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7:58 am | Permalink
  7. Bill Straus wrote:

    I wonder if while they were there if they happened to notice the military vehicle with the flat tires.

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 8:54 am | Permalink
  8. admin wrote:

    I am told that when you turn the vehicle on they self inflate. Not so with the Ford pickup in the last pic though.

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 8:58 am | Permalink
  9. PJ wrote:

    LOL “Reconditioned Belmar Voting Booths”!

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 9:08 am | Permalink
  10. admin wrote:

    The two way mirror will come in handy.

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 9:16 am | Permalink
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    Comfortable BElMAR Voting booth for non-residents. My morning pick me up, thanks

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 9:26 am | Permalink
  12. Here is the number to call; N.J. DEP enforcements.
    You will need the specifics:
    Block 137, Lot 2, 16th Ave., Belmar
    Funded Green Acre Parkland
    Presently Borough notified of violations in 2014 did not address them and now this.
    On a separate and maybe related topic, Belmar’s Lease with Chef’s includes storage at DPW.

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 9:33 am | Permalink
  13. admin wrote:

    where’s the #?

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 9:47 am | Permalink
  14. Resident wrote:

    They are obviously to house the element in town that is in opposition to Matt’s plans.

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 11:02 am | Permalink
  15. 877 927 6337

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 11:15 am | Permalink
  16. belmarguy wrote:

    They should have CW and the other laborers clean up that mess instead of having them ride the little garbage scooter around town all day.

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 11:20 am | Permalink
  17. Fools wrote:

    Now they can interrogate 8 people at once. That is wonderful. You got keefe and druz. I wonder who else. Maybe mike and colleen will practice with each other with the two way mirror. I would just like to know what exactly is the purpose of these trailers.

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 12:44 pm | Permalink
  18. May I suggest that we put the mayor and council in them, so that they can get a good look at themselves. Then we padlock the units.

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 1:43 pm | Permalink
  19. bellemar wrote:

    I would think that they were free with the government surplus. The two way mirrored wall can be taken down or replaced and it can be used for storage. Better than looking at piles of scrap & tools.

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 2:32 pm | Permalink
  20. #19. Free Storage for Chef’s International per the Lease our great dealmaker made :Paragraph 2. section iii. So much for the art of the deal. You might want to have these storage units on your property. WE the people want the parks for us. Good Day.

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 2:59 pm | Permalink
  21. An Observation wrote:

    Hey Guys and Girls forget the mess at DPW. Has anyone took a look at the water tower, besides needing a paint job is that rust stains i see up there???

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 4:30 pm | Permalink
  22. guest wrote:

    #21 I don’t think that is rust. I am pretty sure it is mold.

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7:37 pm | Permalink
  23. dizzy wrote:

    Portable bicycle parking garages to move to the marina and other places where folks can walk to and from restaurants and bars.

    Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm | Permalink
  24. Anonymous 68 wrote:

    21 and 22 – We are glad others are noticing it. It, along with Dempsey Park and most of the town at this point, is an abomination. What this administration has let happen to Dempsey Park and Pyanoe Plaza is a slap in the face to the families of the fine men for whom they are named. We who purchased plaques for the benches at Pyanoe Plaza to honor our loved ones would like to know if the town is going to replace those that have been so thoughtlessly removed.

    Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 2:53 pm | Permalink
  25. bellemar wrote:

    #20 – I’ve complained about a lot of things that disrupt the view from my home and nothing has been done about it. The question was if anyone knew why we (the town) own these things. My guess is that they were free for the taking so why not?

    Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 5:01 pm | Permalink
  26. BEN REAL wrote:

    Speaking of water towers, what about the one on twelfth ave? They put a new roof on it over 4 years ago and they still don’t have the money to paint it. Every piece of borough property looks like a dump-bad curbs and sidewalks, trash laying around, overgrown weeds, broken fences, no organization of tools and equipment. They are doing the curbs up on the ocean front and don’t clean up after themselves-dirt everywhere, very sloppy and unprofessional! There is a huge lack of pride in workmanship. By the way, the downtown is not thriving, we have a few nice new buildings which Matt had nothing to do with, but downtown is far from thriving!

    Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 9:27 pm | Permalink
  27. tulip wrote:

    Do you think those little buildings might turn into small extra bathrooms?

    Do you think Chefs gets the bys in Point that they get in Belmar?

    Friday, March 25, 2016 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

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