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Matt: Republicans To Blame

“Their assertions of previous depletion of reserves is inaccurate and their own budget shows significant increases in spending. Clearly the reason why they’re raising taxes is because they’re increasing spending,”



  1. ANONYMOUS wrote:

    Asked whether he cared to respond to Russo’s criticism of his new perc, Kirshenbaum’s answer was a model of efficiency.

    “No,” he said.

    LOL, I love watching elected officials hook up their buddy’s and then they look like asses.

    Monday, May 20, 2019 at 4:30 pm | Permalink
  2. ANONYMOUS wrote:

    I think it was Doherty’s fault the new BA got a taxpayer funded vehicle. No way it was Mayor Mark. He’s really smart.

    Monday, May 20, 2019 at 4:46 pm | Permalink
  3. Freedom seeker wrote:

    Don’t take the bait people. November will be here b4 you know it.

    Who do you trust anyway.

    Monday, May 20, 2019 at 6:25 pm | Permalink
  4. eugene creamer wrote:

    Combat Climate Change … get the BA an electric car and defuse all criticism

    Monday, May 20, 2019 at 6:32 pm | Permalink
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    “Don’t blame us” hahahaha There again he thinks we are stupid. No more Mr. Nice Guy Mr. Walsifer. Show the public what you walked in to.

    Monday, May 20, 2019 at 6:38 pm | Permalink
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    We’re any cuts n spending made ? Doesn’t look like it. Republicans lost my vote.

    Monday, May 20, 2019 at 8:36 pm | Permalink
  7. OLD MAN wrote:

    My son wants me to move away….far away…Listen to number 6. Doesn’t look like it? Find out go to meeting and ask why not. I need to move move close to either cvs, rite aid or walgreens…for obvious reasons

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 4:45 am | Permalink
  8. Guest wrote:

    Take the new car away from the BA and make cuts immediately or loose my family’s votes in November.

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6:46 am | Permalink
  9. Cash wrote:

    Asbury Park press website this morning reports:

    Key numbers in the 2019 budget:

    Salaries and wages rise by about $343,000 increase to $5,416,156, a 15% increase.
    Police and Firemen’s Retirement System payments rise by nearly $100,000, from about $465,500 in 2018 to about $563,000 this year.
    Legal services are set to rise by $225,000, from $125,000 to $350,000 as the borough is facing several lawsuits filed during Doherty’s tenure.

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6:48 am | Permalink
  10. Cash wrote:

    How much money did we lose on the Seafood festival?

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6:49 am | Permalink
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    So where are the budget cuts????? This is a sham. The present admin are blaming former M and C and refuse to make cuts. I suggest we fire/cut these M and C. They can take their highly paid cronies with them. Vote in new people, AGAIN. Till someone understands they need to do the right thing and make CUTS. All depts. are overpaid and overstaffed. Laying them off now will do them a favor as the job market is very strong and they will have no problem finding another job.

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:32 am | Permalink
  12. They drive nice suvs wrote:

    Top 15 salaries of Belmar public officials and perks please.

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:55 am | Permalink
  13. OLD MAN wrote:

    I understand legal services going up. We are screwed. Salaries up 15% is absolutely unacceptable. If anything they should go down 15%. Lay off some people. The police retirement payments go up because they make to damn much money. Layoff a few. The budget is a complete shame. No thought went into this. I’m sick. Gotta get the hell outa here. My son, the CPA, IS RIGHT. MOVE NOW!!!

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 8:01 am | Permalink
  14. Anonymous wrote:

    Wait a minute, doesn’t the new BA live on 18th Ave, 1 block from Main Street?

    Didn’t infamously unimportant Colleen ride around in every class motor vehicle Belmar owned, day or night?

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 8:10 am | Permalink
  15. Guest wrote:

    No cuts, new cars, overpaid supervisors? Well, the two Republican councilmen just lost their reelections in November.

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 9:21 am | Permalink
  16. eugene creamer wrote:

    You can go to the meeting tonight to question the need for more taxes … and your civil rights won’t be violated … they are priceless!

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 9:33 am | Permalink
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    Dave Schneck, If you were Mayor what would you propose?

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 2:10 pm | Permalink
  18. admin wrote:

    For starters I would sell the Marina along with it’s naming rights. It’s been a money loser for decades. I would also end the Tourism Commission and the SID. And I would sue Maser for at least a couple million dollars.

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 2:54 pm | Permalink
  19. Anonymous wrote:

    Dave Schneck, you had me at for starters.

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 4:01 pm | Permalink
  20. Belmar Resident wrote:

    Didn’t Lake Como face a 20% tax hike and they outsourced their Police. They’re taxes actually went down! We should do the same. The cops are all over paid and the Mayor does nothing about the unlimited Overtime and spending. Our cops don’t do anything anyway. They started this “Community Policing” BS to make it look like they deserve those high salaries. Not to mention that they get FREE Medical insurance when they retire !!!

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 4:11 pm | Permalink
  21. Anonymous wrote:

    Let’s outsource our P.D. to Lake Como. Oh, I forgot, they don’t have a P.D. anymore and stable taxes. Maybe Spring Lake will Police our town.

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 4:47 pm | Permalink
  22. Wait wrote:

    Cops get unlimited overtime at Djais and Bar Anticipation.The lawyers love the fees from clients,the towns love the fines things will never change.Blue code.

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 5:31 pm | Permalink
  23. admin wrote:

    When is Huisman going to stop getting all that overtime?

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6:04 pm | Permalink
  24. Big ones wrote:

    All police at d Jais and Bar A work off duty and are paid by the pubs.

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6:57 pm | Permalink
  25. Anonymous wrote:

    I’ll be voting against the incumbents. Nothing has been done to fix the problems.

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:58 pm | Permalink
  26. Wake up wrote:

    The PD overtime is still out of control. Patorl and Special Officers need Sergeants on OT to supervise, then someone has to supervise the Sergeants, so a Lieutenant has to come in on OT, but then the Lieutenant has to be supervised, so Captain has to come in on overtime AND then the Chief comes in to supervise the whole BS OT scam $$$. There is NO WAY all that OT is from two bars in the Summer or even year round.

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 8:34 pm | Permalink
  27. anon wrote:

    #24- That may be true for a couple of cops that moonlight as bouncers. But half our force is out in front of DJais in the summer. In uniform, on the clock. What does DJais pay for that? Whatever it is, I guarantee it ain’t nearly enough.
    You can be upset about the disturbing lack of cuts in this budget. And perhaps with some political pressure, some cuts will be made. But lets not forget the real criminals here. Doherty, McGovern, Nicolay, Brennan.

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:12 am | Permalink
  28. anon wrote:

    I did not write it[#27] but i do subscribe to most of it. I am disturbed that the cuts are infinitesmal but i am sorry to say the new crowd seems to be more politicians than reformers. But spare me from the two dem candidates. Are there no independents with a desire to run and get the spending machine out of the control of the pols?

    . and that it is pretty clear they do not want to do much but the

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 9:52 pm | Permalink
  29. Anonymous wrote:

    Does anyone know when that TEN (10) year lake como police contract with Belmar expire?

    Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 10:15 am | Permalink
  30. Anonymous wrote:

    M&C time to take the gloves off and document in a public forum the misdeeds uncovered by previous administration. Letter to all Belmar residents. Full page ad in Coast Star. Special meeting. Start suing anyone and everyone. Explore exit clauses from unfavorable contracts.

    Friday, May 24, 2019 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

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