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More Urging For The Merging

From Mayor Wilton:FullSizeRender-3

“Make cuts to reduce the budget” = lay off all the police.  Why doesn’t he just say it?  Everybody is for budget cuts, but maybe not at the expense of losing their entire police department.  If this is truly an informational letter and not a campaign piece he should have shared that information with his readers.

Also from resident Tom Neff, formerly of the state Department of Community Affairs:




  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Mirrors the Doherty game plan for the pavilion votes.

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 5:44 am | Permalink
  2. joe goofinoff wrote:

    “if the majority of voters choose “no” the council must make cuts to reduce the budget to within the current amount allowed by state law.”
    That so-called “current amount allowed by state law” means they must stay within the amount they’re allowed to increase the budget. It’s still an increase of spending. They don’t mean to make any cuts. The next budget will also be an increase. They will never decrease spending. It’s also interesting how they now go to the voters and beg for this increase. If the Lake Como voters go for this scam, they’re really dumb.

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 9:38 am | Permalink
  3. Planet Belmar wrote:

    I was wondering when Mr. Neff would pop up. Do people in Lake Como know that he was Director of the NJ Local Finance Board? Do they know he is now with NJ Treasury Dept.
    Do people know his record on increasing debt?
    Neff sending a letter out to the Lake Como Republicans is like Dave Schneck sending a letter out the four other Libertarians in Belmar. While it doesn’t garner many votes, it is cost effective to send a letter to four voters.
    Neff and the Finance Board approved a Lake Como Ordinance on $336,000. for Storm related damage. The deal was let us find a way to pay it, keep if off the next budget AND if Lake Como is unsuccessful, the administration will charge each property owner their share of the $336,000. Anyone know what happened? At the same hearing, Robbin Kirk our CFO got a down payment waiver on $3.5 million in storm debt ( non
    debris/ flooding expenses ) Neff never inquired as to why it was so high. Kirk did her job repeating the old line, “FEMA and insurance will pay for it”. Well they didn’t and we are still on the hook for $18,0000 in Shop Rite gift cards that our Prosecutor was unable to find half of them.
    So a word to the wise, if Neff say vote no, vote yes.

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 9:54 am | Permalink
  4. Everyones for sale wrote:

    Tom Neff is the Tom Burke of Lake Como.

    To the Tom’s. Its about fiscal conservative principles. Look at the financial reports of both of your town. They are not fiscally conservative. What a joke. Maybe if you guys would stand up for real conservative principles we wouldn’t have democrats running our town and such financial messes. Maybe the two are related??

    The idiots who created the
    mess, are acting like they are the ones trying to save us. Lake Como needs to revolt.

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 10:23 am | Permalink
  5. Shaking My Head wrote:

    They keep saying let Belmar Police it at a savings. How long is the agreement with Belmar? How long before Belmar increases the fee so that it is not a savings to Lake Como? Once you disband the police department it will be next to impossible to get it back!

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 10:38 am | Permalink
  6. Planet Belmar wrote:

    #4. The two Toms were very different on the $7 million for the two pavilions. At the hearing on May 2, 2014 for instance, Tom Neff did his homework and did some math. His question to Colleen Connolly: “There is some portion of cost at the end of the day that will be borne by Belmar… through the general budget.?” Connolly’s response: “Absolutely”. Burke on the other hand believed the lie told to residents and not Tom Neff and the LFB. In short, he didn’t do his homework. Those who did like Tom Neff in Belmar Burke attacked.

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 12:21 pm | Permalink
  7. Everyones for sale wrote:

    #6, your argument is invalid because Neff was speaking from his professional point of view, as the DCA chair. He was forced to tell the truth or he could lose his job.
    When it comes to non-work related behaviors, they both are backing liberal democrats who’s financial policies of spend now for power, and kick the debt can years down the road. Nobody in Lake Como is holding the individuals feet to the fire responsible for creating this mess. Where is the push back from the Republicans or anybody for that matter? Neff is actually trying to help them escape any responsibility. He wants us to believe this crisis just fell out of the sky. At least in Belmar there are citizens fighting back against the out of control spending and huge debt. Burke sides with the liberal democrats in Belmar just like Neff in LC. Both claim to be “R”’s. Every one knows why Burke jumped sides (planning board) but I am wondering what made Neff? If I recall correctly, he did donate to Doherty in the past so maybe it’s about power and not core values, same as Burke.

    I’m sorry, Neff and Burke… same person, different town.

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 2:59 pm | Permalink
  8. Planet Belmar wrote:

    #7> Well argued. I bend to your point. Thank you.

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 4:13 pm | Permalink
  9. Anonymous wrote:

    on behalf of the Democratic party, I’d like to thank Tom Burke for ensuring our victory

    Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

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