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Question Of The Week



(I guess in Architectworld the sky looks the same in every direction.)


“Are you in favor of allowing Brandywine Acquisitions and Development, some company we never heard of, to take over a block of our town, including our venerable and historic Borough Hall, and build 5 stories of apartments so hundreds of strangers can move to and overload our town and nobody pays any taxes and in exchange they are going to build us some cheesy new municipal complex?”




  1. I accidentally hit the wrong spot. Totally against giving any more of our town away to greedy developers. Especially ones with ties to Dirty Doherty.

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:58 am | Permalink
  2. Belle wrote:

    How can we stop this? Are there any lawyers on this blog who can help answer this question? We need to organize quickly and put an end to this!

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 8:20 am | Permalink
  3. South Side wrote:

    Can caterers rent that gym?

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10:03 am | Permalink
  4. Guest wrote:

    A 5 story building? you can call that area the canyon of zeros.How many 5 story buildings have you seen built in Asbury Park? There will be zero natural light there for most of the day,notice how town employees are looking at river walks and sunlight in the current plans.

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10:43 am | Permalink
  5. Suzanne Anan wrote:

    This should be a question on the ballot at the next Belmar election. Let the citizens decide!

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:00 am | Permalink
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    No canyon of shadows for Belmar thank you very mucho!

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 2:59 pm | Permalink
  7. Guest wrote:

    I also fat fingered my vote so move another to the “no way column”

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 9:33 pm | Permalink
  8. Average Joe wrote:

    I prefer our average town

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 9:43 pm | Permalink
  9. Guest wrote:

    I know the council is very environmental minded. Plastic bag ban and all.
    What will all the emissions of more traffic on Main Street cause?

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 6:16 am | Permalink
  10. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    the municipal building is 33 years old and needs a new roof (no surprise) …. likewise, the 3 firehouses need roofs (been leaking for years).
    I think we found the secret to ‘No Tax Increase’ for 8 years:
    Defer maintenance and repair of Borough assets.

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 7:44 am | Permalink
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    Mr Creamer simply and knowledgeably articulates what has been allowed to happen to Borough Hall. The former mayor’s administration allowed the 33year old roof to decay. It required, like most homeowners know, a new roof. I need to remind you all that many roofs were replaced post Nor’Easters and Sandy. Trucks, cars etc were replaced so why not a roof? Exceeded insurance? Pass the buck again? We know Roofers who will give free estimates.

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 8:26 am | Permalink
  12. Anonymous wrote:

    Don’t you know that Matty was whispering in everyones ears to wait and deal with the leaks. I’ve got something planned and lined up for a new borough hall that you won’t believe and just like everything else it’s all free!

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 11:47 am | Permalink
  13. Anonymous wrote:

    Brian needs to wake up.

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 11:49 am | Permalink
  14. Tulip wrote:

    Would not a pitched roof and
    gutters be the answer to the water
    puddling on the Borough Hall roof?
    Less expensive than a new building
    And those supporting it would not
    be paying the up keep for someone
    else that owns the building?

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 12:04 pm | Permalink
  15. Anonymous wrote:

    It was engineered decline, the building could have been fixed if there was initiative. Be damned those who make those statements.

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 5:05 pm | Permalink
  16. Anonymous wrote:

    Joisey City where we escaped from, etc, etc, etc.

    How old is your house? How old are the other public buildings in Belmar? Who was Captain of the ship when the 30 year old building was falling apart for how many years?

    Did any insurance investigation ever happen at the Boro hall? Doesn’t th BA sit on the Insurance board for our insue? Can’t make this stuff up sarcasm or something worse devastation.

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 10:14 pm | Permalink
  17. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    #14 …. the municipal building is probably a built-up roof with low-slope …. average life expectancy is 15 to 30 years.

    Ponding of water means it is time to repair or replace the roof.

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 10:49 pm | Permalink
  18. DJAIS DRUNKARD wrote:

    Y0 Y0 Free IZ FREE!! MY new homiez finna move in dis peace.

    Monday, May 7, 2018 at 4:41 pm | Permalink
  19. Anonymous wrote:

    Planned decay old trick used by Landlords.

    Monday, May 7, 2018 at 6:42 pm | Permalink
  20. Guest wrote:

    1. How much is the 7/8 of a city block worth that we are giving away?
    2. How much school taxes are we not going to give to the school?
    3.How much will it cost to equip the fire dept with proper fire fighting equipment and can it get into the parking deck if there is a car fire?
    4. The math does not add up on this deal.
    5. Why is Brian Magovern in favor of this?
    6.How does this put residents first?
    7.Move town hall to the church building because in 5-10 years all transactions will be done online and we will need much less space for paperwork pushers.

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 7:04 am | Permalink
  21. Anonymous wrote:

    Right now all Borough paper work is obsolete. Online is Now.

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

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