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Should They Stay Or Should They Go Now?

Thought it would be interesting to see what you guys thought about a few staffing decisions Mark will be having to make soon.  Not sure how long the contracts involved are so he might not be able to make changes right away.



  1. A Voter 2 wrote:

    In my opinion its time Belmar be run as a Town with beach rather than the outgoing admin running Belmar as a beach with a town. Look at the downtowns of Manasquan,Point Pleasant and Spring Lake, they have stable quality establishments.The vacant stores are eyesores and are not inviting for other businesses to enter. The parking situation must also be addressed.

    Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 9:43 am | Permalink
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    The current store owners were subjected to regular shakedowns over and over again. Who wants to set up a non-alcohol business when once a month/week when the protection ₩£%÷! from the Borough is out with upturned palms. Ridiculous.

    Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 10:41 am | Permalink
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    Everybody needs to go.

    Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 11:22 am | Permalink
  4. Resident wrote:

    No question about it. Campbell and Hiseman need to go! Along with their ridiculous, inflated salaries that they have been robbing from the taxpayers for years. If Magovern won, it would have continued with Connollys blessing. By by to both of you!

    Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 11:32 am | Permalink
  5. DTS wrote:

    DRAIN THE SWAMP…..everyone must go from the top down. All in this current administration are complicit in how the town was run into the ground. They all fell in line when their jobs were held over their heads by the Queen of Mean. Rumor has it that she shook down numerous merchants for various items. Wait until she leaves and the horror stories will commence about her abhorrent behavior towards others. Clean the slate and we all know that all or most of the Borough workers read this blog. They must go….Meatball lady, Cone Man, Mean Man Campbell, Cone man’s special friend hire with no background: Chief Lifeguard & Faker Fabio.DTS. I have faith with the incoming administration.

    Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 12:05 pm | Permalink
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    Mike Campbell is always there if a resident has a problem. Almost immediately. I think he should stay. The rest can go.

    Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 12:54 pm | Permalink
  7. Anonymous wrote:

    Campbell and Cannon, both political mongers, must go. Campbell will survive with his $100k pension. And Cannon, a lawyer, I personally don’t really care what happens to him. No offense Ken. April is an asset to out town. Appears to be very dedicated to her numerous jobs. Give her some slack as she had to survive under the leadership of an witch. Cone man, on the other hand, is not that easy to get rid of. In fact nearly impossible. Mark knows the ins and outs of this PD and is aware of the politics that I’m sure has occurred under Matt. I have faith in that Mark may be able to put the screws to Coney and hopefully he grazes off to a pasture he belongs. He also has the power to restructure the PD into a more efficient department. The fact that Matt snuck in another Captain’s salary in a 25 man department is absolutely ridiculous. Too top heavy is not good. Moral under Coney is, I’m sure, a wreck. And put the screws to Lake Como regarding our services we oblige to them. Stop subsidizing their Lake Como. Their property taxes should not be less that ours, they should be double.

    Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 12:57 pm | Permalink
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    I hear there’s another big cover up in the police department. Cone man may not be grazing off in a pasture he might be in a cell.

    Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 1:32 pm | Permalink
  9. South Side wrote:

    Mike Campbell is always available and is quick to address resident’s concerns.
    And keep April.

    Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 1:43 pm | Permalink
  10. Average Joe wrote:

    Campbell is a way below director with a way above average salary…….Get him out. Just a mean person…..He knew about the L street beach problems for years and did nothing to correct. Why? He has a way below level of intelligence

    Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 4:33 pm | Permalink
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    April Claudio is masterful at her job-none better. She immediately handles, and finds solutions for concerns of residents. April can multi-task and is well-informed about all facets of borough governance.
    Mike Campbell possesses the skills necessary to carry out the many demands of his position. He’s organized, smart, and dedicated. He moves on issues immediately, and is always willing to lend a helping hand.

    Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 9:30 pm | Permalink
  12. Resident wrote:

    Does no one else see the big picture around here??? Acting Chief is in cahoots with Campbell Sr. to stick around long enough to make sure Campbell Jr. is the next Chief of Police and now the new Acting Boro Administrator (Ed Kirsehbaum) will seal that deal. Ed K is all part of the master plan with the new Mayor. They all worked together, go fishing together and make master plans together. You can take that to the bank. Guaranteed!

    Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 10:14 pm | Permalink
  13. OLD MAN wrote:

    #11 Anytime there is a derogatory remark about Campbell … counter with praise and gratitude concerning him. A true lackey….. The guy is a creep. #12 Hope you are wrong

    Monday, December 17, 2018 at 4:45 am | Permalink
  14. Anonymous wrote:

    #13-Disagree-There are others who think Campbell is great. I’m not the only one. Read the other commentaries that support his excellent leadership in this very important position. My comment is #11. I’m not # 6 or #9.

    Monday, December 17, 2018 at 8:20 am | Permalink
  15. Happy Resident wrote:

    Just happened to be at the mailbox by PD on Saturday and saw the Queen of Mean with MC Sr. putting boxes in her car. Wednesday can’t come soon enough to see her finally GONE!!!

    Monday, December 17, 2018 at 9:23 am | Permalink
  16. Ken Pringle wrote:

    April Claudio is tenured in her position as Municipal Clerk, and can only be removed for good cause. See NJSA 40A:9-134. For what it’s worth, my experience has been that she does an excellent job.

    Although I’m aware of a number of occasions on which emails and other documents were wrongfully withheld from OPRA requests that I and others have made, I believe those were due to Connolly’s unlawful interference. (Under the OPRA statute, the municipal clerk is the custodian of records, not the BA).

    Monday, December 17, 2018 at 2:32 pm | Permalink
  17. Guest wrote:

    S1958 signed today by our Gov.

    Governor Murphy Takes Action on Legislation
    TRENTON – Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed the following bills into law:

    A360 (Chiaravalloti, Danielsen, Mukherji/Pou, Cruz-Perez) – Prohibits consumer reporting agencies from charging certain fees related to security freezes on consumer reports.

    A1039 (Houghtaling, Dancer, Andrzejczak, Space, Taliaferro/Gopal, Oroho) – Directs the Division of Travel and Tourism to publish on its website information of farm-to-table restaurants.

    A2182 (DeAngelo, Wimberly, Quijano/Scutari, Singleton) – Establishes an apprenticeship requirement to qualify for an electrical contractor’s license.

    A3112 (Benson, Mukherji, Karabinchak/Beach, Oroho) – Authorizes local units of government subject to “Local Public Contracts Law” and “Public School Contracts Law” to use electronic procurement technologies.

    A3731 (Tully, Swain, Wimberly/Lagana) – Establishes “County Code Pilot Program” for certain counties.

    A4102 (Johnson, DeAngelo/Weinberg) – Allows cigar bars and lounges to renew lapsed exemption from ban on indoor smoking under certain circumstances.

    S724 (Greenstein, Diegnan/Pinkin, Giblin, Jasey) – Allows pharmacy interns and pharmacy externs to administer certain vaccines under direct supervision of pharmacist and requires reporting of certain vaccine administrations.

    S869 (Sweeney, Cunningham, Oroho/Jimenez, Lagana, Vainieri Huttle, Benson) – Permits establishment by county and four-year institutions of higher education of three plus one degree programs for receipt of baccalaureate degree after spending three years at county college and one year at senior institution.

    S870 (Sweeney, Cunningham/Jasey, Schaer, Calabrese) – Establishes Dual Enrollment Study Commission.

    S1869 (Scutari/Caputo, Holley) – Prohibits sale of certain alarm business signs and decals.

    S1958 (Gopal, Scutari/Mukherji, Lopez, DeAngelo) – Establishes permit to allow seasonal retail consumption license holders to sell alcoholic beverages during certain off-season dates.

    S2397 (Gopal/Schaer, Karabinchak, Pinkin) – Requires institutions of higher education to provide alternative arrangements to students unable to complete certain assignments by regular due date or register for courses because of day of religious observance.

    S2839 (Gopal, Oroho, Greenstein/Houghtaling, Zwicker, DeAngelo) – Makes General Fund supplemental appropriation of $250,000 to New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc.

    Copy of Statement on S2839

    S2845 (Vitale/Spearman, Mejia, Lopez) – Amends Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations act to revise increase in Work First New Jersey benefits.

    SJR18 (Pou, Greenstein/Murphy) – Establishes “Commission to Review Constructive Sentences of Life Imprisonment on Juvenile Offenders.”

    Additionally, Governor Murphy announced that he has conditionally vetoed the following bills:

    A4342 (Tully, Swain, Benson, Jones/Lagana) – Requires public school student to carry identification card at school-sponsored, off-campus activities and requires principal to keep list of students on school buses used for school-sponsored activities in case of emergencies.

    Copy of Statement on A4342

    S393 (Madden, Singleton/DeAngelo, Murphy, Verrelli) – Establishes Talent Network Program in DOLWD.

    Copy of Statement on S393

    S1697 (Sarlo, Oroho/DeAngelo, Lagana, Space) – Exempts fuel used for operation of certain school buses from petroleum products gross receipts tax and motor fuel tax; clarifies tax treatment of certain dyed fuel thereunder; clarifies determination of taxable estates of certain decedents.

    Copy of Statement on S1697

    S2531 (Beach/Jones) – Allows county governing body in certain counties to abolish offices of superintendent and deputy superintendent of elections and transfer functions to county board of elections.

    Copy of Statement on S2531

    Governor Murphy also announced that he has absolute vetoed the following bills:

    S2455 (Sweeney, Oroho/Murphy, McKnight, Mosquera) – Transfers county college employees and retirees from membership in SEHBP to membership in SHBP.

    Copy of Statement on S2455

    S3074 (Lagana/Pintor Marin, Greenwald) – Provides for procurement by State of pharmacy benefits manager, automated reverse auction services, and claims adjudication services.

    Copy of Statement on S3074

    Monday, December 17, 2018 at 3:00 pm | Permalink
  18. admin wrote:

    Thanks for the heads up

    Monday, December 17, 2018 at 3:14 pm | Permalink
  19. OLD MAN wrote:

    #14 Frankly Scarlet….I don’t give a damn

    Monday, December 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm | Permalink
  20. Maria Florio wrote:

    April has always been there to answer any questions asked and I will gladly say “Keep her”. She does a great job.

    Monday, December 17, 2018 at 7:25 pm | Permalink
  21. Anonymous wrote:

    S2531. CONVENIENT.

    Monday, December 17, 2018 at 7:41 pm | Permalink
  22. Anonymous wrote:

    Great quote, #19!

    Monday, December 17, 2018 at 8:59 pm | Permalink
  23. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    Yes Maria, she does seem like a nice, competent person to me as well.

    Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 5:06 am | Permalink
  24. OLD MAN wrote:

    #22 Thanks I always watch that movie when it’s on TV. Pop corn and soda also

    Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 8:55 am | Permalink
  25. Anonymous wrote:

    Mike Campbell is the best!

    Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 7:27 pm | Permalink
  26. Terry Pierce wrote:

    I feel April put her heart and soul into her job. She is pleasant and gives
    all she has.I hope she is there for as long as she wants to be.
    Mike Campbell helped me one time when the guys black topping took my slate curbs and bricks out a put them on the lawn. Mike cleaned it up and removed the trash and watched the guys
    that did it replace the curbs. He didn’t have to. Thanks to both April and Mike for their doing their jobs.

    Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 9:34 pm | Permalink
  27. Anonymous wrote:

    Cone man is in his glory. Come checkout the waste of your tax money, tomorrow, during the rain storm/flooding on Rt 35 near K street. You too can watch the Cone Man in his white shirt carefully laying out his cone pattern at $100/hour. Maybe it’s something he learned at the FBI Academy.

    Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 10:05 am | Permalink
  28. Anonymous wrote:

    #26-I agree with you about April Claudio and Mike Campbell. April always gets the job done and never fails to carry out a request by a resident whether it be for information or communications to be passed on to other borough staff members. Mike Campbell is helpful to all who approach him, and responds immediately to requests for DPW assistance. We’re fortunate to have both of these fine individuals serving the Belmar community.

    Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 5:42 pm | Permalink
  29. Anonymous wrote:

    Campbell people drinking koolaid. He was a snotty, little Richard (thank you George Mcgill) too many times to count on your fingers and toes.

    Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 6:28 pm | Permalink
  30. Anonymous wrote:

    Mike Campbell has helped me and my neighbors on a number of occasions. He is sensitive to the needs of Belmar residents. Plus, he runs the town beautifully. Mike is always prepared and organized. I agree with #26 and #28.

    Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 10:41 pm | Permalink
  31. Huisman must go.

    Friday, December 21, 2018 at 8:28 am | Permalink
  32. Campbell wrote:

    Almost hit me and my 11 year old daughter while jogging. Instead of stopping at the intersection (where he had a stop sign), he sped through so he could get past before us. We had to slow down our jog to let him though. No emergency, just didn’t want to stop for about 3 seconds. That’s his attitude. He may do his job, but I’d like to have someone who 1. does his job 2. has a kind attitude and 3. follows the laws of the road. At his salary, I think we’ll have no trouble finding a candidate willing to do all 3.

    Friday, December 21, 2018 at 9:08 am | Permalink
  33. #32 Campbell had a similar incident on 12th avenue with the school crossing guard Joe Latesta. When Latesta said something to him about his careless driving, Latesta was the one to get fired. Campell and his obnoxious attitude need to go.

    Friday, December 21, 2018 at 10:13 am | Permalink
  34. Anonymous wrote:

    I support Mike Campbell. He’s perfect as DPW supervisor.

    Friday, December 21, 2018 at 4:41 pm | Permalink
  35. Anonymous wrote:

    Mike Campbell is dependable.

    Friday, December 21, 2018 at 5:54 pm | Permalink
  36. Anonymous wrote:

    It’s a funny connection that Mike Campbell and Eddie K both worked as chief of detectives for the MCPO but somehow both resurrected unrelated careers as head of public works and now borough adminstrator (after being the fake chief of police for Neptune City)

    Friday, December 21, 2018 at 6:41 pm | Permalink
  37. Anonymous wrote:

    #36: Couch sleepers are nasty, limp Richards. Big fish in the small intestine of Belmar.

    Friday, December 21, 2018 at 10:35 pm | Permalink
  38. Anonymous wrote:

    #36- Either #1, He’s the Jack of all trades, #2, He really doesn’t know what he wants to do when he grows up, or #3- It’s politics as usual. And really?? Isn’t there someone out there that is more qualified and can do the job for less?? Would love to know who applied for the job.

    Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 7:42 am | Permalink
  39. Resident wrote:

    Campbell should go. Hiseman should go. Please God, tell me there’s someone more qualified than Kirsenbaum. Walsifer cant be that stupid!

    Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 8:28 am | Permalink
  40. Failure wrote:

    Another prosecutors office person? DPW director Campbell, failure. Lifeguard director Kerchman, failure. BA director Kirsbaum? We are doomed. All from prosecutors office.
    Please, help us. We can do better.

    Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 12:26 pm | Permalink
  41. Anonymous wrote:

    Rumor has it Cone man is set to retire and will be the Director of the newly formed Parking and Transportation Dept. at $75k/year. God help us. And how big is this Borough???

    Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 3:35 pm | Permalink
  42. Anonymous wrote:

    Sounds like bill young is o u t

    Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 10:01 am | Permalink

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