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Petitioners Speak!

In yesterdays mail:

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  1. linlee wrote:

    Thank you to the members of the Petition Committee for being the moving force in initiating and doggedly pursuing legal resolutions to issues created by our Mayor and Council that plague Belmar and threaten our future. You have my gratitude and respect for leading the grassroots up-swell of conscience, concern, and action among the residents of our town. I appreciate and am appalled that you, and other individuals who have sought legal judgments regarding Belmar’s administrative (Mayor/Council’s) actions,have been under constant attack and vilification for using the AMERICAN JUSTICE SYSTEM as it was intended to be used, sans any political, financial, or familial influence.

    As I have in the past I will sign the petition. I plan to make my immediate neighbors aware of petition. I will also talk about the ballot initiative that is being developed and that a petition will be forthcoming that will offer long term resolution to the reckless and detrimental financial administration of our town.

    While I know the letter I received from the Petition Committee has been mailed to all Belmar’s residents .. our neighbors .. but we need to talk with friends and neighbors and keep these issues fresh and alive. We need to move beyond Common Sense.

    Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 7:18 am | Permalink
  2. Circulator wrote:

    Please contact to arrange for a petitioner to obtain your signature.

    Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 9:02 am | Permalink
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    We are wasting our time, Ken’s time, and the court’s time with the lawsuits. This crew is caulous,viscous, and vindictive. Most of the commentators have been ridiculed by a the chairwoman who cannot defend the reasons or need for the added expenses to a pavillion. This will go back and forth they will not budge. This Mayor needs to be removed NOW.

    Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 9:25 am | Permalink
  4. introspective wrote:

    “Remember the Belmar Alamo”

    We cannot forget the magnetic messages that were heeded by the electorate last year:

    Vote No to 7 million
    for 2 pavilions
    for 4.1 million

    Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 10:14 am | Permalink
  5. Fed Up wrote:

    I am not fed up, I am impressed with the efforts of so many residents to build a pavilion within a reasonable budget. We will receive 2.8 million from FEMA that is plenty to rebuild. We do not need to borrow any more money.

    Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 11:41 am | Permalink
  6. Claire Deicke wrote:

    33-What are you talking about ? I respond to comments on this blog when I am mentioned-what ridicule? Poor you! Go back and check out remarks made about me……that’s when I respond……I’d be happy to meet with you and discuss the reaons why I think the recent plans for the pavilion are valid.I can certainly do that….you infer that I can’t…everyting you just posted is wrong-but then you can do that, because you remain faceless….I could certainly hide behind a ridiculously fake name-where is your courage? Your remarks are irresponsible…PS I think the administrator of this blog and I are getting along famously-eventhough we have different opinions on most topics pertaining to town issues….he deals with my answers (to posts that mention me) without getting personal or rude…..take a lesson….

    Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 12:15 pm | Permalink
  7. Tulip wrote:

    #1 Well said #1. Many more now agree with you than before. Enough is enough. Where will we lake residents if we have another big one this season? If we are lucky enough to live in the lake area that does not mean we can afford to keep repairing after every storm. And then not have protection of some sort. The pleasure of once living here has now become fear.

    Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 12:28 pm | Permalink
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    Hey #6 Go start your own blog you are preaching to the wrong choir,we are on to you and your gang.

    Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 12:53 pm | Permalink
  9. fearless fozdick say wrote:

    …. BUILD 2 pavilions for 4.1 million dollars ,,,, don’t build ONE (1) for 4.1 MILLION DOLLARS, plus fOreseeable change orders in the Millions. Whose checkbook is this anyways….

    Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 1:27 pm | Permalink
  10. Claire Deicke wrote:

    #8 Maybe I will..start my own blog…thanks for the suggestion-preaching to the wrong choir?…kind of a shallow remark-why would you begrudge me the opportunity of answering an incorrect comment/insinuation that you posted about me?.(or are you a different anonymous?) know what people profess..I too have the right to express myself…it’s the law of the land. You’re very one-way……you’re not thinking clearly….I’m on to you, too, Faceless One…

    Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 1:57 pm | Permalink
  11. Belmar Voter wrote:

    I learn so much just walking around with petitions this past year. My neighbors are so great, warm appreciative, generous and very informed. I have made many friends now and live with a greater sense of community. Today I was invited to sit and chat with so many on many topics. The old timers talk sadly about the way the town has changed for the worse. Always we find common ground. That is something very positive that has resulted from a less than desirable state of affairs.

    Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 2:12 pm | Permalink
  12. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    Next would be a another bond ordinance to pay for 1.3 miles of concrete curbing on the east side of Ocean Ave …. Not cheap …. More debt.

    Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 10:26 am | Permalink
  13. Concerned wrote:

    Such a small town, with such big political problems. Clearly, the people of Belmar do not want to spend so many millions on the pavilion. Why not find an off boardwalk location for the town building? Also, why put a “safety” building on the boardwalk. If another hurricane swamps the boardwalk, it will be destroyed, along with all the expensive tech it will house.

    Seems silly

    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 12:58 am | Permalink
  14. excuse me wrote:

    The former Acme space is still unused. Why not convert that to a town meeting place? Too ugly? Put some palm trees around it. Lots of parking, too, for all the attendees of all those proposed events. The borough spent some good money paving that lot. And the Belmar Women’s Club can spruce it up and not bother Mr. Brandl any more.

    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 8:36 am | Permalink
  15. admin wrote:

    I think Chris Brandl enjoys hosting the Womens Club and would be sorry to see them go.

    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 8:45 am | Permalink
  16. excuse me wrote:

    Let’s ask Councilwoman Blackburn.

    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 8:52 am | Permalink
  17. Just Passing Through wrote:

    Eventually the Acme space will be divided up, it will take time there are 6 vacancies at the new brewery on the plaza side. Red Bank is having issues some closings maybe they will come to Belmar. Belmar is a tourist destination and there has to be businesses that fit remember no need no sale. They are renovating the 2 empty spaces next to 10th avenue buritto.

    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 9:38 am | Permalink
  18. Claire Deicke wrote:

    Administrator/#15-Your’e so right about Chris Brandl-he has been wonderful and generous to ladies of the Belmar Woman’s Club- holding our card parties at his restaurant has allowed us to continue our many charitable endeavors-I think the world of him-these events are our main source of revenue-ladies pay $8 at the door for lunch, desserts, and an opportunity to spend time with friends-bridge, contract rummy, mah jongg-it all happens Friday afternoon at Brandl’s-it’s been two and a half years of the BWC using Brandl’s-and Chris continues to be the most congenial of hosts!

    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 9:50 am | Permalink
  19. excuse me wrote:

    So, scratch one reason to build a new pavilion. The BWC is all set at Brandl. Sorry, Janis, you must have mis-spoken.

    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 2:57 pm | Permalink
  20. Taxpayer wrote:

    It is my understanding Brandl’s has a food truck on the boardwalk since Sandy. Is there any contract or lease for fees he has paid to the town for being able to operate and sell food. I believe the other food trucks have paid a substantial seasonal lease fee to the town.

    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 3:04 pm | Permalink
  21. Theme Song wrote:

    Hmmm, what is the theme song of the push for pricey pavilion?

    Could it be “Money, that’s What I Want”


    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 3:44 pm | Permalink
  22. Teapartyinsharkriver wrote:

    The mayor gets away with so much because of the make-up of the town. As one of many people who owns a weekend/summer home in Belmar, but is not a primary resident, there is the “taxation without representation” dilemma/aspect that is occurring. Although my household pays taxes to Belmar, we don’t get to reap any of the benefits, i.e. use the school system (although with a “4” rating, I am not sure if it can be considered a benefit), have garbage pick-up (unless we choose to pay more for Monday), VOTE on local officials/issues, etc. The mayor isn’t accountable to many of the taxpayers in town. The only way that we can voice our displeasure is to put up a lawn sign. Are we allowed to sign the petition????

    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 6:04 pm | Permalink
  23. admin wrote:

    Sorry, have to be a registered voter.

    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 6:42 pm | Permalink
  24. Tulip wrote:

    #19- That wouldn’t be the first time. A few weeks ago she took off on the recipients of the scholarships and decided if the parents signed the petitions the money should go back to the club. I understand the club did not ask for any return. That’s twice, she’s doing very well. But something tells me this is all orchestrated it just can’t be real. It has to be PR who could make this garbage up. I hope someone is keeping a list.

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 8:22 pm | Permalink
  25. Anonymous wrote:

    where are the law enforcement Scheduler for this town. crosswalks, traffic control directions on ocean Avenue. the babe’s will still be on the streets when the specials get off work. hand signals please

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 2:29 pm | Permalink
  26. vox populi wrote:

    Now is the time for all good people to come to the aid of their country.

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

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