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I Agree It’s A Problem

But I think education is the answer. I’ve seen so many people out there who have no clue.



Angle your umbrella into the wind and use a serious umbrella anchor and you’ll never have a problem.  I used Sand Anchors from Amazon the whole time I lived in Belmar and I can tell you these things work.


  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Why not have the beach chair/lounge rental guy sell or rent them out. Duh. This is not brain surgery and shouldn’t require the waste of time and money being spent by our legislative branch to figure out. They should spend more time on lowering property taxes. Heck, but that would require getting rid of the wasteful spending hiring the cronies. Never mind. Or hand out direction to beach goers on how to use an umbrella, on recyclable paper of course. You can’t teach stupidity, or perhaps it should be taught in grade school. What do you think TOM

    Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7:58 am | Permalink
  2. OLD MAN wrote:

    OMG. Please leave it to the local authorities. These two idiots should find ways to keep people from leaving NJ. Like lowering taxes and make NJ more business friendly. That’s a start. Pass the aspirins please.

    Friday, May 3, 2019 at 9:09 am | Permalink
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    More liability for Belmar if you assume the installation of an item that’s been in use for over 100 years. Back to Parasols for everyone.

    Friday, May 3, 2019 at 10:11 am | Permalink
  4. The Commish wrote:

    If I see someone that doesn’t look like they are setting up an umbrella correctly I go over with my shovel and dig a deep hole for them. I have been also known to lower an umbrella if left unattended and its windy.

    No need for any laws we the people can take care of each other not more government.

    Friday, May 3, 2019 at 1:04 pm | Permalink
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    I smell McCarty again giving fodder to his buddies in Washington. He’s roaming around Djais with two poor souls who think he’s popular in Belmar.

    Friday, May 3, 2019 at 8:34 pm | Permalink
  6. Guest wrote:

    Agree with Admin. Also use sand anchor and have never had a problem. Best anchor out there. Regulate something else.

    Friday, May 3, 2019 at 10:05 pm | Permalink
  7. Concerned wrote:

    Speaking of beach. I noticed on the north side of Taylor pavilion on the beach, that DPW installed the fence posts for seating for Merri Makers. Mayor Walsifer why are they allowed to do this? They do not rent the sand. I know it’s been said anyone can use the tables, then why fence it in? The average beachgoer would never know. This was just another perk given to Merri Makers from Doherty and Connolly. Mayor Walsifer, please stop this before the season starts. You campaigned on reforms to the Merri Makers abuse!

    Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 6:51 am | Permalink
  8. admin wrote:

    If anyone spots them handing out menus or taking orders on the beach please report

    Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 6:54 am | Permalink
  9. Amaranth wrote:

    There shall be “No” affixed structure(s) and/of planting, wood, concrete, etc, allowed by DEP, on any beaches abutting the Ocean without their express approval. Where is Tom Tom? Protect the endangered fauna Tom, we have a public trust issue with storm fencing let alone poles to rope off The catrring hall area that’s being put up by DPW in Belmar.

    Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 8:48 am | Permalink
  10. Beachgoer wrote:

    #7&#9. I sit on 5th ave beach and often wondered the same thing. What gives Merri Makers the right to have people roaming the beach asking for food orders and then fencing off their own little private seating area on the beach? I also notice the dpw tractors digging holes for their bonfires and putting logs around it as barriers and then coming back the next day to clean it up! Who is paying for this? Mayor, Merri Makers needs to go.

    Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 2:12 pm | Permalink
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    And to further #8 Admin request, please take pictures if the food they deliver has any evil plastic straws, cups, knives, forks.

    Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 2:52 pm | Permalink
  12. Anonymous wrote:

    Wow. The Brave “Spartacus” Booker jumping into another valiant battle. Menendez #metoo.

    Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 2:58 pm | Permalink
  13. Anonymous wrote:


    Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 6:44 pm | Permalink
  14. Anonymous wrote:

    There is no way that this segment was filmed on the beach in Belmar. If it had been then Matty would have been have pushing into his face into the camera touting how there were no fatalities from beach umbrellas during his time as Mayor

    Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:45 pm | Permalink
  15. Anonymous wrote:

    #10- I suggest you point out the ordinance infraction to the nearest Police Uniform and ask that person to document the violation/warning with an incident number. If you get no satisfaction from that Uniform, ask for a supervisor to respond.

    Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 8:07 pm | Permalink
  16. Merri wrote:

    Per the lease agreement and the 7 page q and a at bidding no tables on the sand are allowed.

    Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 8:44 pm | Permalink
  17. Belle wrote:

    #16 If that is true, who enforces the lease agreement? Who in town can be contacted about this violation? I’d like to have a name so they can be made aware.

    As far as the beach umbrellas go, take off the pointed tip on the bottom of the poll, pound the pole into the sand a few times. Empty the sand that is forced into the pole between the poundings, this will remove the sand from the hole you are digging and you have a deep hole to secure your umbrella. Very simple. I have been doing this for over 20 years and my umbrella has never flown away.

    Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 9:32 am | Permalink
  18. Anonymous wrote:

    17 Contact Frank Cinelli. Just make sure what side of the fence hes on this week, Doherty or Walsifer.

    Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 10:01 am | Permalink
  19. Anonymous wrote:

    Who the heck is Frank Cinelli?? What’s his salary and does his position require he remain impartial?? If not, fire him and start saving us tax money. Mr. Mayor, WHERE ARE THE BUDGET CUTS required to stabilize the taxes in this town??

    Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 11:18 am | Permalink
  20. Anonymous wrote:

    Frank Cinelli has been employed by the borough for several years. He wears many hats and does a great job.

    Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 1:34 pm | Permalink
  21. Anonymous wrote:

    Plenty of code violations in plain sight last night at 18th Ave and Ocean. Whose responsibility to enforce – police, Mr. Cinelli or both?

    Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 3:40 pm | Permalink
  22. Fence sitter wrote:

    Frank, I mean 20. You kissed Matt and Colleens butt for years and now your kissing Walsifers.

    Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 3:54 pm | Permalink
  23. Drew pay attention wrote:

    Rentals are here and it began last night at djais. Charging up 16th Avenue without STOP signs (thank Freeholder’s). Disasters waiting to happen again. Tort claims title 59 will be filed by Freeholder’s know it’s inherently dangerous and hazardous NOT TO HAVE STOP SIGNS.

    Kenny had the equipment to challenge the Count/State when he put up the pedestrian crossing signs on Ocean Ave, Belmar. Other towns copied bc he was brave and fought for RIGHT.

    Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 4:10 pm | Permalink
  24. Anonymous wrote:

    D’Jais has been there a long time so it’s OK for them to break the rules and not comply with code. Right?

    Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

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