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Updated plan shaves a foot off the garage to give us some breathing room inside the setbacks.  We made some improvements to the layout inside too.



These are screenshots I took during our session with the architect yesterday.  New plans should be coming in a few days or a week.


  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Is that an artificial turf lawn ???

    Friday, May 4, 2018 at 5:41 am | Permalink
  2. admin wrote:

    Legal up there I’m sure.

    Friday, May 4, 2018 at 6:03 am | Permalink
  3. Average Joe wrote:

    Looks better than the average house

    Friday, May 4, 2018 at 6:24 am | Permalink
  4. Katrina wrote:

    It’s beautiful! But Im crying here.

    Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:41 am | Permalink
  5. Tom Fahy wrote:

    Dave, may I recommend EPIC construction? Judging by the square footage it would only set you back about $5 million. That would of course include, vinyl floors, vinyl base moldings, a drop ceiling, no dimmers, no cross breezes, and wintertime frozen pipes. If you act now, you can give over full control to a private catering company. Not interested? Did I mention that FEMA is paying for the whole thing? It won’t cost you a dime my friend!

    Friday, May 4, 2018 at 8:17 am | Permalink
  6. admin wrote:

    I need Maser to design doors that won’t keep the rain out.

    Friday, May 4, 2018 at 8:42 am | Permalink
  7. legion wrote:

    All you need is a slush fund for, uh, “improvements”. And private police to monitor your wild parties with the porcupines. Plus a George-type guy available 24/7 for miscellaneous jobs and errands.

    Looks good.

    Friday, May 4, 2018 at 9:26 am | Permalink
  8. Belle wrote:

    Looks fantastic, I’m sure you and your family will spend many happy years there. Best wishes!

    Friday, May 4, 2018 at 9:29 am | Permalink
  9. ms.perspicacity wrote:

    #7 No! That’s New Hampshire, not Belmar.
    I’m cryin’ here, too. Listen, you’ll hear me sobbin’ in my lemonade, not BEER.

    Friday, May 4, 2018 at 9:41 am | Permalink
  10. Anonymous wrote:

    #5-Your sarcasm is ugly and mean. Give it up.

    Friday, May 4, 2018 at 10:52 pm | Permalink
  11. Tulip wrote:

    It is a beautiful home enjoy it.

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 2:38 am | Permalink
  12. Katrina wrote:

    # 10. Whats actually ugly is the 5 million Taylor bamboozle. Is one thing that Tom said incorrect?

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:07 am | Permalink
  13. Anonymous wrote:

    Yes to Tom, right on! Tom you echoed all that the residents in Belmar found to be true about the 5th Avenue Catering hall. Shabby! The voters were hoodwinked, hook, line and sinker or stinkers.

    It’s all those things that we don’t want to befall on Dave and his family in NH.

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 8:42 am | Permalink
  14. Aileen Fahy wrote:

    Tommy, Dave is waaay ahead of you – forget about putting money up front! He can have Bruce Moore, Scientologist and Brandywine land developer extraordinaire, build his house for FREE! If Belmar feels Bruce will build the place that’s for and of the people, than it must be good! We residents don’t need to keep our public buildings public, make them free by giving them away! As Colleen said about our municipal building: “This place has been holding together by duct tape and ceiling tile” After all, it’s about 30 years old! That’s older than my children! (who spent the last few 95 degree days on the third floor of a 110 year old Belmar Elementary School with no air conditioning).

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10:25 am | Permalink
  15. Anonymous wrote:

    #12-Wouldn’t expect you to get the point. You have been over the top with your animosity of the former mayor. Your remarks reek of hate . Let’s move on, everybody who has a vendetta. You stood up at council meetings and attempted to put council members on the spot with wrong information. This is an example of how dedicated you are to make negative remarks that didn’t hold water. Someone would stand up and say something negative, then you tried to follow up (badly). Tom’s attempt at humor are sickening. I’m not a big fan of the council or the former mayor. But you stand out as a person filled with negativity. Defend Tom all you want, but most people are moving the eyes of many you stand out as a person who will go above and beYond to be the spokesman for hate in the town.

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10:58 am | Permalink
  16. Tom Fahy wrote:

    #10- I’m sorry you feel that my sarcasm is mean and ugly. I’m just trying to use humor to make light of what is a very troubling reality. There is no way that that structure cost $5 million. It is nice for sure and the view of the ocean is spectacular, but the view is free and the building itself doesn’t reflect the high cost. Furthermore, the booking of parties or events (for prime summer dates) is done thru Merry Makers. That is tantamount to handing over a publicly funded building to a private company. That’s not an opinion or editorial, it is a fact (call Merry Makers for a weekend date in June, July, Aug, or Sept, then call the boro for the same date and see what happens. I did). Why every single resident of this town isn’t absolutely furious over this boondoggle is a complete mystery to me. The town officials are selling OUR public institutions to the highest bidder and they’re packaging it as a benefit to the taxpayer. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is the act of mortgaging our town’s future for a short term gain and a catchy campaign slogan. This goes beyond party or policy or ideals.
    The municipal building project is disturbing to say the least. That building is the people’s house. A democratic institution where citizens can go to petition their elected officials and air grievances without fear of retribution. To exercise their first amendment rights or engage in civic pride and contribute to shaping public policy. And they want to turn it into an apartment building! It’s madness. Our municipal building is a concrete bunker that was built to last. It does not belong in a landfill. It’s wasteful and environmentally unsound (Mr Brennan would need to ban plastic bags on a nationwide scale to make up for the impact of this). If the current building is in such bad shape, lets see a completed inspection by an objective engineering firm. Brandywine isn’t doing this out of the kindness of their hearts, nor are they interested in the well being of this community. They are doing it for a profit.
    So my sarcasm may be mean and ugly but it’s the only way I can cope with this nonsense. As for giving up? That ain’t gonna happen.

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:32 am | Permalink
  17. Katrina wrote:

    “You stood up at council meetings and attempted to put council members on the spot with wrong information. This is an example of how dedicated you are to make negative remarks that didn’t hold water. Someone would stand up and say something negative, then you tried to follow up (badly).”
    #12 Anonymous. Please provide an example of any time I have spoken at a council meeting with wrong information. All council meetings are videoed by this blogs admin. So when you find an example post it here. I will then be happy to respond.
    Why asking questions and hoping for transparent answers is considered negative is beyond my comprehension.
    As for hate. I don’t hate anyone. I do dislike many policies set in motion by our “former mayor”. I dislike the cost of Taylor. I do dislike the promise of FEMA repayment that hasn’t happened and no one seems concerned. I do dislike that a 4.5 million dollar Community Disaster LOAN has basically disappeared and no knows or hasn’t been able show where it went or where it is. I do dislike that most of our council members dont seem to even know what it is or havent tried to find out. I do dislike that our former Mayor tried to change our pay to play laws and that most of the council did not object. I do dislike that our former Mayor and most of our council tried to link the Lake Como project bond to the Taylor bond. I do dislike that Taylor pavilion is not open and excessable to the public as was promised. Any of this that is incorrect let me know.
    You are right about one thing. What Tom said is not funny. Tru. But not funny.

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 2:19 pm | Permalink
  18. Anonymous wrote:

    #17 Someone got up at a council meeting and said that Councilwoman Nicolay couldn’t vote on a topic because she was in conflict. Without any information, and just because it was negative you claimed the same thing. The attorney and the councilwoman proved she was allowed to vote . Another Time you had wrong information about the price tag of a town project even though there was documentation you were wrong. I will check film of meetings and get back to you when you were at the microphone saying wrong things just to make the borough look bad. And your tone of voice was always filled with negative tones, almost with hate.

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 3:26 pm | Permalink
  19. Anonymous wrote:

    #10: Shame on you. The truth does hurt and the stinging will not subside until we are shown the FREE money for every single scheme perpetrated on Belmar residents. The guise of FREE didn’t work.

    When will they (the interim mayor +) come clean and say that keeping taxes down while mortgaging our futures is a bogus travesty.

    And I don’t want Brian mailing any more political I am the mayor literature, that I have to pay for, anymore.

    Use your website, your politically motivated Code red and blue messages because they cost less than mass mailings.

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 5:57 pm | Permalink
  20. Anonymous wrote:

    16-Many people and town organizations have been able to get the use of the pavilion. This past Friday Citcle of Friends, a group supporting handicapped young adults, held a prom there. I have a neighbor who is a member of the Belmar Woman’s Club. The ladies hold meetings there all of their weekly card parties. The Belmar School is holding an 8th grade dance there. A cousin of mine will be attending. Someone I know had a family reunion there, and didn’t go through Makers. I read in the paper that there is s concert to raise money to help women with cancer. So there are plenty of opportunities people have to use the pavilion. No one that I know who had wanted to use the pavilion has ever been turned down.

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 6:06 pm | Permalink
  21. Katrina wrote:

    Actually I asked if Jennifer was in conflict. And was told she wasn’t. Question asked and answered. Am I not allowed to ask?
    Get back to me on the other thing anout the town project.

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 6:41 pm | Permalink
  22. Anonymous wrote:

    #21-Why would you need to ask about Councilwoman Nicolay when it was already stated that she wasn’t in conflict? I will certainly get back about your comments at the meetings.

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 8:31 pm | Permalink
  23. Anonymous wrote:

    #21-You made a comment about Maggie and Kivit proving Matt’s worth. This happened on May 1 of this year.Why would you make a remark like that if not for outright nastiness? More to come.

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 8:48 pm | Permalink
  24. Anonymous wrote:

    #21-Your comments on the blog with Murphy and Doherty photos. Guessing about how Matt got his new job. Continuing to malign the former mayor even when he’s done serving in Belmar.Again, doing this for what gain?

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 9:07 pm | Permalink
  25. Anonymous wrote:

    The 5th Avenue Pavilion I paid for isn’t available for use on WEEKENDS.

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10:32 pm | Permalink
  26. Anonymous wrote:

    #25 It has been available on weekends . The family reunion I mentioned earlier took place on a Saturday night. The Circle of Friends prom took place on a Friday night. A baby shower I’m familiar with happened on a Sunday afternoon. None of these went through Meri Makers. All involved Belmar residents. How do I know this? I asked each of the people involved about how they secured the date for their event. Trying to determine if the pavilion is available to residents and when .

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:18 pm | Permalink
  27. Katrina wrote:

    Wow. Who ever you are Anonymous, I will say this last thing. First. At least I openly comment and you know who I am. Second, you as I, am intitled to your opinion, of me or anything else. Third. This blog was opened , I believe, Dave can correct me if Im wrong, so people could have a voice here in Belmar. If you dont like what I say, thats cool. Youve gone from meeting comments or questions to the blog comments. Both are public. Say what ever you want about me. Peace out.

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 7:47 am | Permalink
  28. Jim Bean wrote:

    Remember when the Democrats in town tried to ban my family from the circle of friends dances? For becoming a political weapon circle of friends should get preferential treatment at the Merri Maker Pavilion.

    “Although the mayor, borough administrator and the co-founder of the nonprofit say there was no restriction in place, Councilwoman Claire Deicke, who sits on the ADA Committee, said there was.

    She said she had no knowledge of the age restriction until Mrs. Bean brought it to her attention. Upon learning
    of the restriction, Councilwoman Deicke said she looked into the matter, talked to borough officials and
    discovered the borough had made such a restriction. She declined to disclose which employees she spoke to.”

    and didn’t the last borough attorney, (Dupont) had to get fired for giving advice that allowed Mayor Doherty to break beach go-ers civil rights?

    He also blocked a councilman’s yes vote (mine), played dirty with the pavilion lawsuits and was an all around fixer for the Doherty administration. Any lawyer Doherty picks needs their advice given questioned. They all stink of corruption.

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 11:05 am | Permalink
  29. Anonymous wrote:

    27 It’s not only what you say, it’s how you say it. With animosity and disgust . Like people you are addressing are scum. I’m not the only one who noticed this. Others have commented about how you present yourself at meetings. Others have disagreed with the mayor at the microphone, but did it with civility. Not in a accusatory manner.

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 11:24 am | Permalink
  30. MerriMakers Pavilion wrote:

    ….is available to us townies during the off season. Let us know about a weekend in June – mid-Sept. when an individual could book it. Try to book it for a year in advance during that time. MerriMakers doesn’t have actual bookings – they just blocked off all those weekends. Call the town and then call MerriMakers. Town will say booked and MerriMakers will say it’s available. Try it and if you’re honest, report back.

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 11:59 am | Permalink
  31. Katrina wrote:

    # 27 and “others” who ever they are. Im truely sorry if you guys don’t like my tone or words. Really.
    And you are right. There have been many times I have been accusatory when I ask questions.

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 1:48 pm | Permalink
  32. Betty wrote:

    I am a big fan of you and your tone, Katrina. Keep up the good work.

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 9:17 pm | Permalink
  33. Anonymous wrote:

    Katrina if it wasn’t for people like you half of the corruption that Doherty, Connolly and Magovern committed would slip through the cracks. Keep up the good work.

    Monday, May 7, 2018 at 3:40 am | Permalink
  34. Tom Fahy wrote:

    Dear Anonymous- I called merry makers back in Feb and asked for the date of Sat, June 23rd for a graduation party for my daughter (full disclosure, I had no intention of having it there). I was told by a very nice and helpful person that yes indeed that date is available. I gave no name, no deposit, and politely said that I need to think about it. I then immediately called the boro and spoke to a person who was also friendly but informed me that no, that weekend is not available. That, in fact, all the weekends through September were booked by merrymakers and that if I wanted that weekend, I would have to call merry makers. I informed her that I was a resident of Belmar and was again told that I would need to call merry makers. That is the absolute truth. In my opinion, that is unacceptable. ALL of the functions at that public community center should be booked through the town. All. If you want to then hire merry makers or any other catering company to cater it, then by all means go ahead. The fact that there have been a few events there that were not booked thru Merry Makers does little to undo the troubling reality that we have handed control of public property to a private entity. It’s not grey, It’s not nuanced, It’s not ambiguous, It’s wrong. If you honestly believe that there is nothing wrong with that scenario, then you are a better person than me.

    Monday, May 7, 2018 at 7:26 am | Permalink
  35. ALL TRUMPED UP wrote:

    #29. I guess it was OK when our former mayor mocked, ridiculed, laughed at and called those he didn’t agree with names. As he once said, “are you thin skinned??”.

    Monday, May 7, 2018 at 7:36 am | Permalink
  36. admin wrote:

    They used to make funny noises to each other and giggle as I would walk up to the mic.

    Monday, May 7, 2018 at 7:56 am | Permalink
  37. legion wrote:

    Send many letters to the local newspapers, exposé letters to inform the ignorant majority about the local corruption in Belmar. Many think it is just peachy in town.

    Monday, May 7, 2018 at 11:06 am | Permalink
  38. legion wrote:

    So where is a third candidate for mayor who will campaign aggressively and expose the corruption? Many residents, probably a majority, are ignorant of what is exposed here. Really, a grand expose’ is necessary, like writing many letters to the Coast Star and Asbury Park Press.

    Monday, May 7, 2018 at 11:11 am | Permalink
  39. Anonymous wrote:

    Tom, or anyone. Please contact the Monmouth Cunty Prosecutors office. This is blatant pay to play corruption. Connolly and Doherty should be cell mates! Belmar citizens were duped.

    Monday, May 7, 2018 at 12:08 pm | Permalink
  40. Anonymous wrote:


    Monday, May 7, 2018 at 1:08 pm | Permalink
  41. Katrina wrote:

    #39 Anonymous. With all respect, when you say Tom or anyone, doesn’t that mean you?
    Perhaps if all the Anonymouses who comment on this blog would come out of the shadows and speak out openly, things would change here in Belmar.
    To exspect a few people to fight these battles is unproductive as well as unfair.
    I say this as one who speaks out at meetings and here on this blog. As the former thread in this post shows, it isnt easy or fun to do. The backlash is unpleasant to say the least.
    We can use the help. The more people come forward the more voices will be heard.

    Monday, May 7, 2018 at 1:47 pm | Permalink
  42. Belle wrote:

    Is there any way to change the way Taylor Pavilion is rented out. Just because Mayor Doherty handed it over to Merri Makers does it have to be that way FOREVER? I would vote for the candidate who puts limits on how many times it can be rented out by the same person, or company I should say!
    AND…Katrina can speak in any tone she wants, that’s why I am proud to live in America.
    I bet that Anonymous has a “Hate has no home here” sign on there lawn. 😉

    Monday, May 7, 2018 at 3:06 pm | Permalink
  43. Anonymous wrote:

    Katrina, I hear what your saying and believe me letters have been sent, calls made. Just saying the more the better. I would love to use my name but the retributions would be unfair to the ones I love and I promised them I wouldn’t. I hope you can understand that and know I am totally on the side of the majority of bloggers here. Peace

    Monday, May 7, 2018 at 3:42 pm | Permalink
  44. Katrina wrote:

    I do get it. Its a sad thing that so many are frightened to speak out because of feared and actual retribution.
    Its too late for me. Lol

    Monday, May 7, 2018 at 4:10 pm | Permalink
  45. Claire Deicke wrote:

    #28-Mr. Bean-I have tried to clarify the issues surrounding the dances you referenced many times, but you refuse to accept what actually occurred. Your son was never denied participation in the dances. What happened was families bringing children who were young siblings of children in Circle of Friends (children not handicapped) who were running around the Taylor Pavilion unsupervised. (this is before Hurricane Sandy.) Borough staff told families involved that these children (not those handicapped) were not allowed to attend for safety reasons. I believe one of the children ran out onto the boardwalk. I was not involved in the organization, planning or in any way, shape or form in decisions surrounding the dances. Although Tracy was not on the ADA committee, as chair I invited her to attend the meetings. Why would I then deny your son access to the dances? I only found out about the perceived unfair situation when I walked into an ADA meeting and Tracy and others complained about a decision I had nothing to do with. (several of the ADA members were appauld as to how Tracy approached the situation which she totally misunderstood…as you now still do.) Also, Circle of Friends staff had nothing to do with a decision that was set up for safety reasons having nothing to do with handicapped children-young or on the older side. In addition, I supported financially a cause Tracy championed…I think it was called Michael’s Feat (?) For the 6th or seventh time, NO ONE denied your son participation . Proof of this is , after Hurricane Sandy the dances were held in the borough gym . Tracy brought your son to the dances well after accusations were hurled at me by you and your wife that I was being unfair. All I have ever done, or attempted to do, is offer support to your family and your son. Why you continue to bring my name up regarding this matter is beyond me. You and your wife took a misunderstanding and blowing it out of proportion so that you could put me in a bad light for your own purposes, whatever they may be.

    Monday, May 7, 2018 at 6:49 pm | Permalink
  46. Guest wrote:

    No catering, or wedding planning company should be able to block book dates.Period end of report. Merri Makers rents a snack bar that is all.

    Monday, May 7, 2018 at 7:42 pm | Permalink
  47. Anonymous wrote:

    The new Borough Hall scheme is bogus. That’s the “business” mcdirty’s got to wind down first Gov. Murphy.

    Monday, May 7, 2018 at 9:09 pm | Permalink
  48. Knitter wrote:

    28 mrs Deicke knitted scarves to be sold at an ice hockey game the bean family was involved with . The game was for handicapped children. Her scarves were sold to raise money for the event. She also got others to knit scarves for the cause to raise money. She also baked cookies to help raise money for the young hockey players. I know all this because she got me to knit also. All she ever wanted to do was help the Beans.

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 8:56 am | Permalink
  49. Ambushed wrote:

    I was at the ADA meeting when Tracy Bean organized a group to attend the meeting where she ambushed Mrs Diecke and the ADA committee. Without finding anything out about the dance, she convinced herself and her friends that Mrs Diecke had something to do with not allowing her son attend the dances which was the wrong thinking. One of the ADA members said Tracy “ambushed” Ms Diecke, which she did. Tracy never went to Mrs. Diecke ahead of time about her coming to the meeting with a group. So she did ambush the committee

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 11:34 am | Permalink
  50. Tracy Bean wrote:

    Wow! Boy am I popular I guess. I admit I get a kick out of being hated, people are thinking about me! Anyway, what happened is the DJay, DJ Jay, has children that he would being with him to the dances. While he was working, they were left to their own devices and often did what children do and ran around and played. Adults supervising the event got nervous they would hurt one of the handicap patrons, so they did what society tends to do these days and instead of confront the problem they instead made the decision to no longer allow children under the age of 14 to attend the dances. I was very upset, so I called Ms. Deicke as well as Carol (I think, I can’t remember her name) to ask why. They did not want to upset the DJ since he is wonderful and does such a great job. It bothers me greatly that my son, since he is severely disabled, is often tossed to the side and made a sacrificial lamb because no one seems to care that children like him are ignored. The whole point of the dances was to be inclusive, and yet my son was being denied because they refused to confront the real problem. So at the next ADA meeting, I brought with me Melissa Knight, who was at the time head of the Belmar PTO, as well as other Belmar PTO members to discuss with the group ways that we could find to either keep the younger children occupied or be able to speak with DJ Jay about how to handle his children. These great group of moms deal with little ones all day, so I believe they are fully qualified to help with the matter. A few days later Colleen Connelly called me and asked me to meet her at her borough office, which I did. She said that they would rescind the matter and once again leave the dances up to everyone. At that point, my son Alex was allowed to return. We can no longer go unfortunately, our son has taken a turn for the worse this past year and can no longer use his legs. But I would fight for him all over again.

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 2:04 pm | Permalink
  51. Tracy Bean wrote:

    I should also note my son Alex and one other township boy who is autistic but very well behaved (good friends of ours!) were the only two children affected by their “No children under 14” rule. Well them and the DJ’s children! I do believe it may have had a political lean to it since Colleen was the one calling the shots and run these things for the Circle of Friends.

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 2:46 pm | Permalink
  52. Teddy Ehmann wrote:

    Can’t say I miss all you banter. Have not checked into this site for a while. Intensely working on finishing my book. Reading #1-51 I need more than an aspirin old man.

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 3:01 pm | Permalink
  53. Claire Deicke wrote:

    No one banned your son from participation in the dance. You never came to me about the dance situation until the confrontation at the ADA meeting . No one ever pushed your child aside. Or any other child. Do you think I would have allowed this ? Why is it that you and your husband can’t grasp this? There was no fight involved.

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 5:21 pm | Permalink
  54. Ambushed wrote:

    50 Tracy No way did it happen the way you state. You came to the Ada meeting in a rage . You had pumped up your friends to have them
    believe your son was wronged, and he wasn’t. Claire was in shock as you never went to her before hand. The very people who wanted to help your son were the ones you were mean to. You got the situation totally wrong . So did your husband. Why did he feel the need to bring the matter up on this blog once again? This all happened six years ago or more. As your husband brought the subject up people are remembering what happened. All anyone wanted to do back then was to support you and your family, especially your son.

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 10:10 am | Permalink
  55. Democrat wrote:

    28. Blaming Democrats
    for something that never happened? Really? That is messed up.

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 3:02 pm | Permalink
  56. Anonymous wrote:

    28 Can’t believe what you are suggesting about The Circle of Friends. No group has done more for the handicapped than this group . How great is it that they hold events for young handicapped people who would otherwise have no options? I’m proud that these folks are able to hold dances in Belmar. To suggest that they played ball politically is pure evil. It’s unconscionable at what you are suggesting. Sell hate somewhere else.

    Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 11:24 am | Permalink
  57. Lawless wrote:

    The one thing I would ask Claire and for that matter anyone else on the Town ADA board is why DJ’s that has customer parking lot doesn’t offer Handicap Parking ? I’m sure there is a formula that is used for the amount of spaces offered. that requires a business to have and maintain handicap spots and also now I could be wrong the must also offer a Van Accessible spot as well. Just sayin just another example of selective enforcement on the part of Belmar.

    Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 3:13 pm | Permalink
  58. Claire Deicke wrote:

    Lawless-I’m sorry to say I don’t know the answer to your question since I no longer serve on the council or on the ADA committee. My suggestion to you is to find out who chairs the ADA committee presently, and pose the question to that person. When I was chairing the ADA, We had several handicapped parking spaces added on Ocean Avenue, and one at the entrance at the Main Street entrance at borough hall ( this happened because of a handicapped person’s request. )

    Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 7:02 pm | Permalink
  59. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    #57 …. compliance with the ADA requires a minimum of 1 accessible parking space per parking lot …. D’Jais, La dolce vita and Buzy bee laundry would need only 1 each ‘Reserved Parking’ space with signage.

    Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 10:01 pm | Permalink
  60. Anonymous wrote:

    Weren’t they grandfathered so they don’t have to comply?

    Friday, May 11, 2018 at 9:57 am | Permalink
  61. Lawless wrote:

    Claire thanks for your help adding spaces to a county road and a business requirement to provide Handicap spaces are two completely different things. The fact that on this issue you pass the buck is a joke. #59 for the record they must have 1 regular handicap space and 1 Van Accessible . Who is the head of Belmar ADA ?

    Friday, May 11, 2018 at 11:27 am | Permalink
  62. Claire Deicke wrote:

    Gee, Lawless, I didn’t know the difference between what you described. Thanks for enlightening me. I always pass the buck…you know me so very well. Truth is , I don’t know why that establishment doesn’t have handicapped access, and, as ADA chair, I had no power over said situation. But, thanks for keeping me up on local happenings. I don’t know who the ADA chair is now. You seem to have excellent detective skills. Maybe you can find the answer yourself. You should change your title from lawless to all-knowing.

    Friday, May 11, 2018 at 1:53 pm | Permalink
  63. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    #61 …. Since 2012, any parking lot that requires 1 disabled parking space …. it must be van sized.

    check-out 7/11 @ 8th & Ocean … their reserved space was enlarged

    Friday, May 11, 2018 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

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