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Jumping The Gun

Not that the uh……”streamlined” conflict of interest law, 2016-01, was ever legally in effect in Belmar, but it appears the mayor accepted $8200 from the Laborers PAC 5 DAYS BEFORE 2016-01 even had its first reading and introduction.





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  1. Play and pay wrote:

    Hummmm. So Epic ( not the lowest bidder ) gets pavilion job. Epic uses all Labor Union labor. Matt get 82000 from Labor pac (against Belmars pay to play laws)AND Matt bragged about using all Union labor at the pile driving ceremony ). THEN try’s to change existing pay to play laws to suit himself. This guy is shameless and our council is totally inept.

    Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 12:09 pm | Permalink
  2. A Voter 3 wrote:

    #1 They are not inept they know exactly what they are doing. No one is shameless, just corrupt.

    Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 1:16 pm | Permalink
  3. Robert wrote:

    So what is the recourse / action? Does he just say oops and give the money back? Or is there a penalty to all this?

    Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 3:58 pm | Permalink
  4. admin wrote:

    I guess he either needs to return the money or be disqualified to vote on development issues.

    Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 4:23 pm | Permalink
  5. Just Passing Through wrote:

    if one disqualifies its a joke they are all left liberal democrats.

    Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 5:07 pm | Permalink
  6. callmecynical wrote:

    BUT, who is the enforcer? The local political machine is self-serving, not so interested in what is legal.

    Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 5:25 pm | Permalink
  7. apocalypse now wrote:

    Proverbs 16:18 King James Version (KJV)

    18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

    I am no prophet, but this guy will be the agent of his own downfall, eventually.

    Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 8:37 pm | Permalink
  8. joe goofinoff wrote:

    C’mon Dave, post my joke………….

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 8:43 am | Permalink
  9. admin wrote:

    Don’t think it would be a good idea.

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 9:00 am | Permalink
  10. joe goofinoff wrote:

    Okay, did you like it?

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 9:29 am | Permalink
  11. admin wrote:

    I chuckled. Not good for the blog though. I already get attacked at almost every Council meeting and comments sent in by readers are often dishonestly attributed to me.

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 9:33 am | Permalink
  12. A Voter 2 wrote:

    #11 Admin I assume you are attacked by the loony left liberal supporters who don’t believe in the constitution. Hey you kool aid drinkers the first amendment is here to stay, if you don’t like it move to Cuba!

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 10:07 am | Permalink
  13. Ms. Sarcastic wrote:

    I don’t think even the Castro brothers would welcome them.

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 10:19 am | Permalink
  14. apocalypse now wrote:

    I wish that commenter called Don Vito or something close to that, were around. “Leave the gun, take the cannoli”…

    I am sure Dave edits or omits some comments appropriately, as things have a way of getting distorted around here.

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 11:26 am | Permalink
  15. Kattrina wrote:

    When you live in a town that doesn’t allow public dissent without ridicule, how else are the frustrated public supposed to vent. We are lucky to have this blog. What is shared here is vital to our free speech and freedom of information. The depth of coverage may not make the administration happy but maybe they should take into consideration the content of the blog posts , not the occasional rude or distasteful comment. The person who is brave enough to stand in front of the mayor and council that does not conform to the ” everything is wonderful, positive,” routine, has a right to be there without being reprimanded and belittled. Almost every council meeting starts with a tirade from Matt Dorehty about this blogs comment section, ( never about the actual posts and content of the post themselves). I say thank you to Common Sense for Belmar admin for being a champion of free speech and sharing information that we otherwise would never know. I believe that is what living in a democratic society should be all about. Our mayor has open access to public media, television, radio. The average person does not.

    Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 6:46 am | Permalink
  16. admin wrote:

    Aw shucks

    Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 6:51 am | Permalink
  17. Anonymous 68 wrote:

    #15 Thank you!#16 Thank you, too!!!

    Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 7:48 am | Permalink
  18. Anonymous wrote:

    Thanks 15, 16 and 17.

    Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

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