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Lifeguard Lawsuit Filed



  1. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    That 73 year old guy’s been at the public tax money trough since he’s been a teenager. He should thank the Lord for sitting around doing nothing for all these summers. But no, guys like him always want more.

    Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 5:46 am | Permalink
  2. Experience counts wrote:

    #1 That 73 year old guy was a trainer. You bitch about today’s youth but would rather pay them to train the newbees? I’d rather be trained by someone with 50 years experience — Unless he got fired because he had the newbees read street signs and throw rocks in the river — then let’s get those old guys out and hire people who understand.

    Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 9:11 am | Permalink
  3. Sandra Caputo wrote:

    Council meeting June 6, 2018, at around 1:29, Brian Magovern said lifeguards were fired because of a “personnel issue”. This was never explained.

    Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 10:01 am | Permalink
  4. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    sometimes institutional knowledge is priceless … Belmar taxpayers paid more than $200K because newbees didn’t know that opening a water valve would solve a discoloration problem.

    Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 10:49 am | Permalink
  5. Poor Decisions wrote:

    Ha! #3 – Now Brian has a “personal issue”. Did he really think he could just go along with all of Matt’s plans and not get bit in the ass? Or maybe he really didn’t understand enough to question. Either way, he was unfit. Whew, luckily he’s gone.

    Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11:23 am | Permalink
  6. DTS wrote:

    Rumor on the street has it that these 3 would not take the queen of means orders. They did not jump at her beckon calling and hence the firing. There are also others complicit in this but none of them said they knew what was going on. Conspirators are the cone man & Mr magoo. Go figure look what happens when you stand up for yourself. One down many more to go. Cone man, Mr Mean DPW guy & Faker Fabio just to name a few. DTS

    Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 2:05 pm | Permalink
  7. AreYaKiddin? wrote:

    #1 Do you even know what you are talking about? That 73 year old has 50+ years of experience on the beach and has taught generations of belmar guards how to properly watch the water and guard the beach. You would be hard pressed to find someone else in the state let alone the country with his experience. You sir, are a hater!

    Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 3:27 pm | Permalink
  8. OLD MAN wrote:

    I’m old but I know it’s extremely difficult to prevail in these type of law suits

    Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 3:41 pm | Permalink
  9. #1 and #7, now hold on AYK. Clearly Mr. Dilberger has a wealth of knowledge in the subjects of lifeguarding and proper training. Only a well educated man would state such a bold claim on a public forum like this one. Am I right Mr. D? Or are you just speaking total nonsense?

    Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 4:41 pm | Permalink
  10. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #s 2&9 – Let me put it this way. Many years ago I was at a party out in the Hamptons on LI and I got drunk and sobered up 2 or 3 times (I think I fell into the pool once). Anyway, the last time I woke up, the house was empty and it was a total wreck (I think it was a great party).I sat there and smoked a couple of cigarettes and was able to figured out the party was over (and I’m only a HS graduate). All these years later, the 73 year old guy can’t figure out – the party’s over. Move on fella. There’s always another scam you can go into. After all, this is NJ, isn’t it?

    Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 7:15 pm | Permalink
  11. AreYaKiddin? wrote:

    DILBERGER? Are you kiddin? Your nonsensical commentary isn’t taken seriously after that abomination of a metaphor. Go take a nap and try again later.

    Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 7:37 pm | Permalink
  12. Anonymous wrote:

    Mr D you seem to be in favor of age discrimination with your comments, doesn’t matter if you can do the job, hit a certain age “ your out”.

    Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 7:50 pm | Permalink
  13. Penny4yourthoughts wrote:

    Tom, that does sound like a fine gathering you attended. I too went to high school. I guess this is one of those times where you can’t argue with ignorance as you are clearly unable of understanding the amount of respect that “73 year old guy” has earned throughout his career. He has been instrumental in helping young people develop into successful people and go on to do great things. That sounds more like a calling than a scam.

    Also, you shouldn’t smoke cigarettes. That’s bad for you.

    Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 7:54 pm | Permalink
  14. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #11 – “Abomination” big wurd, ewe must bee smart.
    #12 – Yes, I’ve always been a discriminating type guy.
    #13 – I don’t care who he helped do what. A time comes in a “job” like that when another character is in charge and decides he/she wants to put their own pals in the plumb position and it’s just ts for the characters who’ve been sitting there for years. I have faith the 73 year old guy can find another useless gig to sit around doing nothing in. Maybe he can sit and watch he toilets. They don’t look to me as if they break out in too much of a sweat.

    Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 6:46 am | Permalink
  15. Anonymous wrote:

    Discriminating guy? Nice way to say racist or bigot.

    Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 8:34 am | Permalink
  16. Experience Counts wrote:

    I guess in the real world, old people have to get out of the way. Unfortunately on blogs they get to stay. Oh wait, WE don’t have to stay! We got the important info about the lawsuit, now let’s go.

    Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 8:59 am | Permalink
  17. AreYaKiddin? wrote:

    #14. So I guess you’re just as bad as the past administration. Qualifications don’t count, only personal vendettas do. Its pretty clear you have some personal issue with said legend. Jealousy is a hell of a thing.

    Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 12:28 pm | Permalink
  18. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    I’d like to post a heartfelt apology if I’ve hurt anyone’s feelings and I deeply regret it if there are injured feelings. But people should understand that my remarks have many times been taken out of context and I have feelings two and my feelings have been and remain hurt and that my family’s feelings are hurt as well and I don’t know how to make them feel bettur. I know that it will be years until my own feeling are better but no one cares about my feelings. What about what the 73 year old guy has done to me? I’ve been so slandered on this site through no fault of my own. A dog I’d never seen before on the street tried to bite me and I never did throw a rock at him. But does anyone think about apologizing to me – no? I’m nice. I think if we all just spoke to each other nicely, we could wurk this all out. I will even pray for those who have said such bad things about me. I surely hope the 73 year old codger gets another even better gig and if he does, I hope he remembers all I’ve done for him in the past. I love everybody and wish them all the best in this holiday seeson if they feel the same way towards me and wish to make amends to me now that I’ve been so gracious at too make this wonderful statement to you all. Bless you, one and all. And eye am know a racialist and bigot. I even love tiny one celled animals like protozoa But don’t get me wrong, I’m a married man and have never had sex with protozoans – ever. Not that I feel that I’m better than them. I believe in equality and the Constitution.

    Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 6:20 pm | Permalink
  19. I know one thing, it was a JOKE watching all the new lifeguards trying to swim, run etc., this summer they couldn’t keep up at all! They should have been let go and Belmar should be ashamed to have hired these inexperienced individuals to watch our beach, JUST TO FILL STANDS…..AND THEY WERE STILL LOTS OF THEM DOWN IF NOT REMOVED! If the old crew had been there they would have made sure they had been properly trained. The old crew ran this beach PERFECTLY FOR ALL THESE YEARS it’s their passion! Why would you want just someone to run the beach that was just given a job from a friend? All i have ever seen him do is ride back and forth and back and forth, with a look like uh what am i suppose to do??? Pretty obvious he has no clue, look at the new lifeguards, lol!

    Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 9:03 pm | Permalink
  20. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    # 19 – The younger men and women just aren’t physically fit (generally speaking) enough to d o the job anymore nor do young people want (generally speaking) to do any job these days.

    Monday, December 31, 2018 at 7:14 am | Permalink
  21. Howard Rowland wrote:

    Hire a private detective to follow these guys over a summer and youll regret paying them. Check the local bars during on duty hours, do some random drug testing and then tell me how wonderful these individuals are.To be fair, theyre not the only ones. Its a wide spread problem overall.

    Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 11:28 am | Permalink

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