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Pringle To Sue Over Returned Petitions

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  1. Anonymous wrote:

    I’m no lawyer but I’ll take a shot at this one. Doherty can’t reject the petition. If Doherty THE CANDIDATE wants to challenge the validity of the ordinance in court, by all means have at it. Doherty v Belmar…ha ha.

    Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 6:16 am | Permalink
  2. Planet Belmar wrote:

    AGAIN! The Business Administrator rejected the petition to the elected officials. There was no meeting of the council. Now, that’s Unconstutional.

    Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:33 am | Permalink
  3. OLD MAN wrote:

    Go ahead I double dare you to challenge me.!

    Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 8:02 am | Permalink
  4. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    It is time for a morning constitutional.

    Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 9:08 am | Permalink
  5. Resident wrote:

    Doherty better recuse himself from Belmar or for that matter anywhere he can be identified. He has caused well over 40 million dollars of debt in our small beautiful beach town. He will be gone soon, but hopefully he will still have to answer serious questions and be accountable about what he has done to our town.

    Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 9:50 am | Permalink
  6. Fed Up wrote:

    The petition stands. Go to court later to deal with the constitutionally of the initial ordinance, if there even is an issue.

    Doherty will take tons of campaign money and then still be able to vote, and more importantly sign any change orders without the need for Council approval on any construction project even if a representative of the construction company has donated to his campaign. NO I don’t think so.

    Why would any party choose Matt Doherty to run, he has such a controversial past, caused more debt over 44 million dollars in Belmar more than any other recovering shore town around, and is a sneaky, wheeler dealer with self absorbed interests.

    Vote no he’s a loser looking for a job and benefits.

    Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 10:32 am | Permalink
  7. Love the Beach wrote:

    #2, think you are correct. As I wrote before, after listening to meeting tape, the Administrator just brought it upon herself to say that petition per legal can’t do. Governing Body silent. Should have been Clerk discussion with them, not Administrator. Who asked for a legal opinion anyway?

    Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 12:10 pm | Permalink
  8. Planet Belmar wrote:

    #7 And the letter to petitioners was from her also. We did not petition the business administrator. This administration and Council don’t even bother with pretending they reviewed it , discussed it. More sad days for Belmar and our State Constitution they all swore to uphold.

    Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 12:35 pm | Permalink
  9. elemental wrote:

    Is there a ‘chain of command’ issue at play here, in other words, is Colleen an employee of the mayor, indirectly at least, and his arm or representative? So did she reject it in his name, and if he recused himself, did she also by virtue of her relationship to HIM, reject the petition improperly? Should Magovern have rejected it as Council President?

    Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 12:35 pm | Permalink
  10. Robert wrote:

    This (slimmy town leadership) may be the only reason I am happy to no longer be a Belmar home owner in 4 more days.

    Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 3:49 pm | Permalink
  11. Jim Bean wrote:

    In a strong mayor type municipality, the borough administrator only has the authority given to them by the mayor. If the mayor refuses to act as, or can not act as, then all authority goes to the council pres. In other words, Colleen Connolly has no authority except what is given to her by the chain of command. It had to be McGovern that told her what to do if they are following Belmar’s code book.

    Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 3:53 pm | Permalink
  12. ALLTRUMPEDUP wrote:

    I’m praying the Feds show up here after wrapping up things in Ramapo NY. Bye bye Matt, hopefully in bracelets.

    Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 4:54 pm | Permalink
  13. Brian Nogovern wrote:

    #11. Thanks Jim. Every time I have had an issue ( most often with Colleen Connolly), Brian takes it to her to find out how to deal with it. That is so for every one of the council people. When Brian Nogovern tells Colleen what to do, I will buy dinner for every resident of Belmar.

    Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:27 pm | Permalink
  14. Guest wrote:

    Spoiler alert! Kenny will win again.

    Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 9:29 pm | Permalink
  15. Katrina wrote:

    Dorehty forcing another lawsuit on our dime as usual. The day after illegally rejecting our petition he has a minimum 500 a plate fund raiser at Spring Lake Manor. Stall deflect divert Dorehty at his best.

    Friday, April 15, 2016 at 8:22 am | Permalink

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