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Belmar Council meeting of July 21, 2010

From the minutes

Council member Doherty (who was running for mayor at the time) suggested giving free seasonal beach badges to the volunteer Fire Department and First Aid members. He stated Manasquan currently has an ordinance for it.

Council member Wright asked if there were any legal concerns.

Mayor Pringle was concerned with using the beach utility money for it and how
the other volunteer groups would feel.

Council member Wright suggested giving them some kind of reward or end of the
year cookout instead.

I was at that meeting and remember it well.  There was no emotional outburst by Brendan Read directed at Mayor Pringle like there was directed at Jim Bean during the public comments of last night’s meeting.  And Pringle actually stopped Doherty from doing it.  All Bean did was vote against it.

Maybe Mr. Read was still living in Manhattan at the time and didn’t know about this.  Just like he didn’t know that the Department of Community Affairs retracted its original statement that municipal governments have the power to decide who to give free badges to.


  1. Tom Burke wrote:

    Great homework Mr. Administrator.

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 12:51 pm | Permalink
  2. Teddy Ehmann wrote:

    As a retired A.P. History teacher…”I told you so. History always repeats itself.”

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 6:05 pm | Permalink
  3. guest wrote:

    Does Mr. Read even pay property tax in Belmar? If he lives at 100 9th ave where he said he lives, then that is an apartment complex. If he doesn’t pay property tax, then he shouldn’t be continually chiming in on issues that involve Belmar residents’ property taxes. Most of the time his suggestions increase spending!

    Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 7:58 am | Permalink
  4. admin wrote:

    Well really the landlord’s property tax is part of the rent that a tenant pays.

    Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 8:53 am | Permalink
  5. terry wrote:

    If the above is the case maybe he gets free rent for hanging banners from his 2nd story balcony facing Ocean Ave. Whatever happened to our signage laws or any of some of the others that were passed and then were not enforced. It isn’t like there isn’t a charge to pass an ordinance.

    Friday, May 30, 2014 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

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