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The Lawsuits

Just in case anyone wants to see them, here are the two lawsuits filed by Pringle on Friday.  And for the 52nd time, their purpose is NOT to “stop the recovery”.  The lawsuits were filed in an attempt to get  Belmar to proceed more carefully in it’s beachfront redevelopment plans.  They were filed to make sure the public was on board with the plan.  And they were filed to make sure the proposed funding source could be depended on.

Lawsuit requiring the Council to have a referendum on the $7.1 million bond.

Lawsuit seeking a ruling on whether the proposed funding source violates the public trust doctrine


Let me just note that I find it personally gratifying that the videotapes of the borough council meetings provided here at CommonSenseForBelmar apparently were useful in providing the court with the information about the Council’s discussions on these matters.  If I can get on the council, maximizing government transparency is going to be one of my highest priorities.


  1. Guest wrote:

    I agree. Your videos are an excellent resource to the residents of this town. I don’t always agree with you but I do enjoy the access you provide to council meetings for those that can not attend due to conflicting schedules. Thank you

    Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 9:07 am | Permalink
  2. Tom Burke wrote:

    Mayor Doherty was apparently advised or otherwise decided that his best tact was to act as if everything with his plans is what he knows to be best for Belmar. With all the activities of referendums and lawsuits, this tact is becoming a ball and chain to him. I for one look and listens very closely to what he says,does,and doesn’t do, you can see the weight slowly retarding his objective and tactics. His continued arrogance to the residents who don’t agree with his “vision” also is taking its toll. In my opinion it is at the point of making him seem delusional in that the responses he gives, and reasons he provides are not consistent with the facts. He has dug his hole so deep there is little wiggle room for him to make amends or reparation. I feel it is time for the Mayor to remember or learn the “First Rule of the Hole”…..that is, when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

    Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 9:13 am | Permalink

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