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My Favorite Submissions So Far

I check the pavilion suggestion page on the borough’s web page from time to time but haven’t sent in any myself.  I have in the past suggested that we incorporate beach lockers into the dead space resulting from the increased elevation of the new buildings, and Brian seemed to like the idea.  I hope if it turns out to be practical they will do that.   Here are some suggestions sent in by other people that contain some things I like.   I hope some of these points will be taken to heart despite the fact that I might agree with them.

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Also, long time resident and civic contributor Tim McCorry sent in a sketch of a nice, modern replacement for Taylor that I find very intriguing.  Unfortunately the suggestion page doesn’t show anything about it except for a tiny link to it so I don’t think many people are seeing it.

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I’ve written before how I hate these uninspired, neo-Victorian, architectural re-runs that are so popular for various projects in this area.  You’ve all seen the totally forgettable plan for Taylor from the dozens of flyers sent out during the election.  Visitors will forget about it on the way home before they even reach the Parkway.  It looks like a motel.

Tim’s plan, or some other futuristic design, would be forward looking, exciting and risk-taking; it would demonstrate a self-confidence and optimism about the future instead of a retreat to the safety and comfort of the past.  As Tim would put it, it would speak in the voice of our own generation, and help tell future generations who we were.  Visitors will remember it, and by extension, better remember their trip to Belmar.

Tim, can it be built for $2 million?


  1. Dave the Expert wrote:

    Dave, can you provide your line item detail on how you arrive at a $2 million budget so it can be thoroughly scrutinized? You sure are well versed in every single matter on earth and your followers of this site adore you and everything you have to say. Too bad you lost the election when you ran…other than that, you seem to have everything figured out. Why can’t other people see your genius and why Libertarianism is good for them and is the solution to this town’s problems?

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 11:46 am | Permalink
  2. Teddy Ehmann wrote:

    Many bright and worthy candidates lost
    elections. When are you going to run?
    I for one recognized Dave’s genius and the value of libertarian views. So your assertion, as always is false.

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 12:31 pm | Permalink
  3. VITO CORLEONE wrote:

    Yo DAVE THE EXPERT…….Why should he provide you with the information? The town leaders didn’t!!!!! You ask too many question. Again take two aspirins with a full glass of water.. U R SORRY LOOSER

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 12:37 pm | Permalink
  4. Shrugged wrote:

    “Dave the Expert” really…

    Who builds without a budget??? How about that is all of the money we can afford?? ($44 million debt) Somebody reading this blog is so left wing that any suggestion of money management of taxpayer $$$ is actually making them angry. I bet this person cried and stomped their feet when the votes rejected the Mayors bailout of the Liuna with the $7 mil. My suggestion to them is to rob a bank. If you enjoy spending money you didn’t earn so much just cut out the middleman.

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 1:43 pm | Permalink
  5. Fredo not Vito wrote:

    Vito, I mean Fredo, you don’t know how to spell so you are the real loser here…obviously not very educated. And to the contrary, let’s all just worship Dave here and his Libertarian philosophy…that’s what he wants and that what this site really is about so let’s all just line up and tell him how great and wonderful he is, seriously.

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 1:47 pm | Permalink
  6. admin wrote:

    Hey guys,

    Don’t even worry about what these guys say. It doesn’t bother me so don’t let it bother you.

    I put information out there that people might otherwise not know about and if they want to see it they can see it. Nobody is forcing anybody to read this blog, and if some people think I’m stupid and the blog’s not worth reading that’s fine. I don’t know why they waste their time with it but if they want to read it and send comments, as long as they don’t threaten anyone with harm, or say anything obscene or particularly vile, I’ll publish them.

    BTW, this has nothing to do with “free speech”. Free speech only has to do with government interference in speech. Since this is my own private forum I can decide, if I wanted to, what is said here and what isn’t. But I choose to allow this to be an open forum with the exception of the caveats mentioned above.

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 2:27 pm | Permalink
  7. ms.perspicacity wrote:

    I do not want any pavilions on the boardwalk. The unobstructed view of the ocean is an asset to be preserved. Seasonal trailers can be used and would be much less expensive than creating structures that will inevitably fall back into the ocean. Jimi Hendrix said it nicely, “Castles made of sand fall in the sea, eventually.” No one comes to Belmar for the pavilions; they come for the beach. This town did very well for two summer seasons without them. And “all those groups” who used the pavilions – historically – use the library or find out about using the school on Main Street. Or rent the empty Acme space. Those places are closer to the center of Belmar. Peace, out, for now.

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 2:29 pm | Permalink
  8. VITO CORLEONE wrote:


    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 3:49 pm | Permalink
  9. Bravo wrote:

    I applaud the Admin’s stance on allowing posts that he may not agree with. Bravo. That said, definition of free speech goes well beyond governmental interference only. You do a nice job of posting stuff and are certainly free to promote your own narrative. Just don’t hate those that call you out on the nonsense from time to time. You are wrong on occasion and should realize it just as those you criticize should realize when they are wrong. (Aren’t you trying to get them to see the error in their ways? If so can you do that and not recognize when you are wrong?) Sounds like real Common Sense to one that is reasonable.

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 3:52 pm | Permalink
  10. admin wrote:

    I don’t hate anyone except neo-Victorian architects…..and maybe my former podiatrist.

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 3:57 pm | Permalink
  11. madame.snark wrote:

    At least people can banter and ask questions on this site, unlike at the Mayor and Council meetings where you get five minutes to say something to deaf ears and a “We’ll get back to you”. And have to endure the suck-up speeches of you-know-who and watch all the back-slapping that precedes each session…

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 5:14 pm | Permalink
  12. Anonymous wrote:

    “Dave the expert”, if FEMA and insurance give roughly $4.5 million then that is your budget, period. Seems simple enough. Here’s another novel approach to building any pavilion. You send out requests to each and every architect in the state and ask them to design a 2 million dollar building for free. Make it a contest of sorts. Don’t be surprised if hundreds of designs come pouring in. People may be honored to do it. And get this… No favors !

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 6:29 pm | Permalink
  13. Anonymous wrote:

    Vito Corleone

    Sir, I’ll have you know, most of the smartest people I know are idiots.

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 7:48 pm | Permalink
  14. Claire Deicke wrote:

    Ted-Brendan’s wife is having surgery tomorrow-and was preparing today to go through the surgery-doubtful that he wrote the comment you reference-Claire

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 8:12 pm | Permalink
  15. admin wrote:

    Thanks for the info, Clair. I hope things go smoothly and I wish her a fast recovery.

    Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 5:38 am | Permalink
  16. Anonymous wrote:

    I think the meeting for Tue nite may be postponed as a result of the new petition.

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 8:21 pm | Permalink
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    Is it wrong to suggest that the building be LEED certified? It would be a wonderful thing for the town to require some level for all new construction in town. When it comes to municipal buildings it would result in a cost savings!

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 11:43 pm | Permalink
  18. VITO CORLEONE wrote:

    ANONYMOUS…Idiots are all over the place….Maybe I am one…….Just for living in NJ…

    Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 5:33 am | Permalink
  19. Anonymous wrote:

    Meeting for Tuesday night? Have they finally decided to schedule a meeting and actually have it? So confused by all of the schedule shuffling and notices in the Coast Star that I lost track.

    Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 9:38 am | Permalink
  20. admin wrote:

    The Sept 9 meeting was actually re-scheduled from Sept 2. I may be wrong but it seems that not a single meeting so far this year was on the date originally scheduled in January.

    Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 9:44 am | Permalink
  21. Tax & spend wrote:

    Yea, you most definitely have to watch out for those libertarians like Dave. If they ever got into power they might lower your taxes and then not tell you what to do. We just can’t have that.

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

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