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Statement A “No Brainer”

Doherty tells Coast Star if we didn’t police Lake Como maybe nobody would?

…..According to Mayor Doherty, were the Lake Como Police Department to dissolve without another borough willing to contract services, the public safety for residents of Belmar would have been compromised.

“If they disbanded and had no police department, whatever activity that would go on in the town would spill over into Belmar anyway,” Mayor Doherty said. “We would have to add on more police just to deal with whatever would come over from Lake Como. Public safety-wise, this was a no brainer. We have to do it.”…….


  1. Summer Timer wrote:

    Is it possible to impeach a mayor????

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 8:06 am | Permalink
  2. Bill Straus wrote:

    Maybe I’m wrong but is it legal for a municipality to just disband it’s police dept.? I mean that seems just a little, I can’t even find the adjective to explain that. Impeach? I think he should be sent back to 1st grade, does he even have a brain in his head? What about the residents of Lake Como’s safety.
    I give up on this guy!

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 8:22 am | Permalink
  3. joe goofinoff wrote:

    Seems to me the state and county can do the job in conjunction with a civilian patrol. No need for us to take over their police duties.
    Having said that, does Belmar have a way out? Or are we committed to policing LC forever?

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 8:37 am | Permalink
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Why stop there? Why don’t we just police the world while we are at it?

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 8:49 am | Permalink
  5. belmarguy wrote:

    I’ve said it once and many times after that, they should get rid of their DPW and let belmar take it over. 4 salaries, 4 pensions and health benefits. Its a big savings too!

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 10:12 am | Permalink
  6. Tulip wrote:

    #1. I don’t know about impeaching a mayor but you can definitely recall him. Lots of luck.

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 10:57 am | Permalink
  7. Tulip wrote:

    #2. Yes it is. Ocean Grove disbanded the P.D. And Neptune took it over. Then they took over the garbage. O.G. Has a local citizen patrol that rides the streets and Neptune responds to calls.

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 11:01 am | Permalink
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    Lake Como to pay 25% of Belmar’s police budget. Wait ’til Lake Como sees what Doherty starts throwing into the police budget. Get ready LC !

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 12:38 pm | Permalink
  9. Voter wrote:

    Have you checked Neptune’s taxes recently.

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 12:42 pm | Permalink
  10. Anonymous wrote:

    This whole thing is a well orchestrated political move for Matt and Brian and a nightmare for the residents of Belmar and Lake Como. Matt and Brian have dotted their “i”s and cross their “t”s with everyone on the state level. The disbandment wasn’t happening without a town like Belmar all lined up and ready to go. There were more meetings out in Trenton with ALL the players then imaginable. Matt is nothing but a liar and joke!

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 1:07 pm | Permalink
  11. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    Thank the Coast Star for printing one Belmar puke letter this week.

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 3:20 pm | Permalink
  12. linlee wrote:

    #11 That’s three weeks in a row. Time for a reality check.

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 4:58 pm | Permalink
  13. Better for Belmar wrote:

    Gene, you could not be more correct. Matt must ask people to write that crap and they get all honored and gushy. Vomit.

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 5:23 pm | Permalink
  14. Better for Belmar wrote:

    The terrible press about parking is going to really hurt the town income this season yet we will still have all the expenses. Also, why aren’t the businesses at the marina responsible to pick up the trash their enterprises generate? Why is the rest of the town responsible to pick up the tab for clean up? Matt and Colleen are a NIGHTMARE

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 5:26 pm | Permalink
  15. Anonymous wrote:


    Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 6:04 pm | Permalink
  16. Planet Belmar wrote:

    #11. Leave it to Gene to coin a new term. Thank you for “puke letter”. It has brought great upset and more attacks on the “element”. Don’t get me wrong. I appreciate positive letters regarding Belmar within reason. But when you are reading them and someone is stealing your lawn furniture, dealing drugs or puking on your lawn, such a utopian vision simply is not possible to the senses.

    Friday, April 29, 2016 at 10:23 am | Permalink
  17. the voice wrote:

    It seems to me that the authors of the “puke letters” are trying very hard to convince THEMSELVES that all is OK in Belmar. I wonder if they have a form letter that they pass around and edit a little to make the newest version vaguely original.

    Friday, April 29, 2016 at 11:35 am | Permalink
  18. Anonymous wrote:

    Prepared letters are de riguer in some political sectors of Belmar, usually its the senior citizen who is imposed upon to sign the “Hail to the chief letters”.

    Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 9:53 pm | Permalink
  19. the voice wrote:

    #18, Of course, and we know of at least two Belmar ladies who exert influence on the seniors. I should have saved some of those bags from airplanes when I flew a lot.

    Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 9:39 am | Permalink

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