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DEP Inspection Reveals:




DEP beachfront investigation

uncovers scores of serious violations

Bathrooms, decks, ramps, sheds, concrete pads, playgrounds, DUNES and more

All constructed without permits

and in violation of CAFRA




  1. Anonymous wrote:


    Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 8:10 am | Permalink
  2. AreYaKiddin? wrote:

    Typical and expected. What a joke

    Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 9:01 am | Permalink
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    Was this all done under the watchful eye of our in-house environmental expert Brennan??? Too busy checking garbage cans for plastic bags I guess??

    Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 9:08 am | Permalink
  4. Guest wrote:

    An this great “new” council rehired Campbell for another 3 years? Boneheads!

    Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 9:51 am | Permalink
  5. Guest wrote:

    Seems like the prior administration felt they owned the New Jersey beach front!Sounds costly.

    Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 9:57 am | Permalink
  6. eugene creamer wrote:

    Taxpayers PAY when elected officials disregard the law … NJDEP inspection of the Marina will reveal more violations.

    Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 10:02 am | Permalink
  7. Capt Obvious wrote:

    Well we could ask Matt about all these violations (ramps, bathrooms, concrete pads, decking, etc), but I’m pretty sure it would go something like this:

    Reporter: Mr Doherty, will you comment on the recent flurry of violations found by the DEP regarding the post Sandy beach front projects?
    Matt: I’m not familiar with the report but I can say that we did everything by the book
    Reporter: Well, the report seems to tell a different story. One that suggests that you didn’t really do anything ‘by the book’.
    Matt: Well, um, I’m sorry that the DEP is against our recovery.
    Reporter: I’m sorry, what was that? Did you just say that the DEP is against your recovery?
    Matt: I recused myself. Mr McGovern was in charge. These allegations are false and frivolous. We needed to get it done for Dot Taylor’s family. Buy a board. Home by summer. Aaaaaaaahhhhh.
    Reporter: Are you ok, Mr Doherty? You look pale.
    Matt: I have a new job now. I am not responsible for the past. It’s the past. Maggie? Maggie? Where is Maggie? Why do you insist on asking me questions?
    Reporter: Because I’m a reporter.
    Matt: I didn’t do anything. No new taxes for 8 years! None. Zip. (Looking around nervously) where is Maggie???
    Reporter: I’m glad you brought up the no tax thing. Can you comment on the town’s current financial problems and how your no new tax campaign rhetoric may have lead to them?
    Matt: Teterborro is the only other town that can say no new taxes. Did you know that? They have an airport. Where is Maggie?!?!! (visibly crying and shaking like a lost child) I don’t like these questions!! I wanna go home.
    Reporter: Mr Doherty, we are standing in front of your home. You can go in at any time.
    Matt: No! Not there, D’Jais. I wanna go to D’Jais. (suddenly looking at the reporter) wait, your part of the element aren’t you? You people. Always looking for the truth. You disgust me. I have a new job, you can’t pin this stuff that happened while I was in charge on me! I quit being mayor, Epic needed the money don’t you see? Buy a board!!! No new taxes! Where is Maggie? (suddenly Matt faints, slowly and dramatically like a 1930’s movie star)
    Reporter: (looking around and then down at Matt who is splayed out on the ground and clearly and unconvincingly faking it) Ok Mr Doherty, thank you for your time.

    Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 10:03 am | Permalink
  8. Joan Corallo wrote:

    Is our borough engineer at the time of all of these violations responsible for all of these screw-ups.

    Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 10:08 am | Permalink
  9. Belle wrote:

    Just another result from the Pandora’s box Matt so lovingly gave the town. I can’t believe he still lives here. Shame on him.

    Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 10:16 am | Permalink
  10. Anonymous wrote:

    If you think the violations at the beachfront are bad, wait until the DEP does it’s investigation at the Marina. Rumor has it, the Marina Grille was built without a CAFRA permit. It had been brought up a number of times and our Business Administrator’s comments were “our borough engineer is working on it”. A building permit for the Marina Grille should never have been issued until the CAFRA permit was complete. Matt’s motto … build now…deal with the consequences when I am gone…see you later suckers!”

    Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 11:28 am | Permalink
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    Welcome to the 2019 S#!t Show Belmar

    Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 11:30 am | Permalink
  12. Katrina wrote:

    Many of these violations have been in place since the rebuilding of the boardwalk. So they were in violation for years. Where are those reports??

    Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 12:47 pm | Permalink
  13. Anonymous wrote:

    #12- In the shredder.

    Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm | Permalink
  14. OLD MAN wrote:

    Campbell for another 3 years? What a deplorable decision!!!!!Jackasses……

    Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 3:40 pm | Permalink
  15. anonymous wrote:

    I always wondered how the 9th avenue pier started,got a liquor license,then added seating near the gas dock.I would be shocked that was approved. Then they build the Marina grill and extend the liquor license to encompass the entire area and take away all the boat parking. Wow when you have friends in high places anything is possible.

    Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 5:26 pm | Permalink
  16. Anonymous wrote:

    Captain #7. you are awesome!!!

    Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 5:37 pm | Permalink
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    This is exactly why a community organizer, Merri Makers hors d’oeuvres server, cheerleader, music teacher, gym teacher and airline pilot all with an accumulated ZERO amount of practical business should never be permitted to run Belmar. #neveragain

    Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 5:46 pm | Permalink
  18. Anonymous wrote:

    Anyone know why on Sunday March 24 that all of the ride share signs are up on west side of Ocean Ave in front of D’Jais blocking the town owned parking spots?

    Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 5:49 pm | Permalink
  19. Joe Smolinski wrote:

    Even though those bathrooms seem to be put illegally, I will say that the staff does an excellent job maintaining them during the summer season

    Monday, March 25, 2019 at 8:25 am | Permalink
  20. ANONYMOUS wrote:

    #18 – More proof that D’Jais still controls the mayor and council

    Monday, March 25, 2019 at 9:19 am | Permalink
  21. apocalypse now wrote:

    Duh…question is, whom does Maggie know at DEP?

    Monday, March 25, 2019 at 11:16 am | Permalink
  22. GLADWEMOVEDOUT! wrote:

    Typical bonehead moves by the current and past administrations. So glad to have moved out of that God-foresaken town. Idiots!

    Monday, March 25, 2019 at 11:42 am | Permalink
  23. Anonymous wrote:

    Would love to hear Campbell’s explanation to all this.

    Monday, March 25, 2019 at 4:28 pm | Permalink
  24. eugene creamer wrote:

    #23 … the DPW Director was smart enough to know the former regime would shoot the messenger

    Monday, March 25, 2019 at 11:04 pm | Permalink
  25. Anonymous wrote:

    Current council just dazzled at the credibility of DPW Director, multi hatted commissioner?

    Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

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