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“This Vote Will Be Legal”

Public hearing on 2014-18, November 5, 2014:

Schneck:  Um, two members of the Council constitute a um, a quorum?

Magovern:  Well we had three, that’s a quorum, uh the Mayor had to recuse himself, so we have a vote of two, um

Washburne:  The answer is yes, the vote can go forward.

Magovern:  I think he’d want an explanation of why the two would be allowed.

Washburne:  I’m unaware that Belmar has a ordinance preventing a vote by a simple majority, so that’s my thought, that’s why the vote can go forward.

Magovern:  So in other words let’s vote with all…

Schneck:  Don’t you need to have a majority of fifty percent plus one of the um, Council present to pass ordinances, right?

Washburne:  I’m sorry?

Schneck:  Don’t you need to have at least fifty percent of the Council present to pass an ordinance?

Washburne:  Well there is, there is fifty percent present, just one person has recused himself.

Magovern:  So you’re basically looking at sixty six percent….in other words this vote will be legal.  (Nods head in the affirmative.)

Schneck:  Well I’ve heard that before, all right, thank you.

On the agenda for November 18, 2014:

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  1. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    The proposed reconsideration of Ordinance 2014-18 …. without public notice …. doesn’t cut the mustard …. still faulted.
    Get rid of DuPont and the other Esq. stooges.

    Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 8:31 pm | Permalink
  2. Guest wrote:

    I hope The attorney pays back the money to the town for last week’s “sound legal advice”. Every time this law firm gives their opinion they are wrong.

    Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 9:07 pm | Permalink
  3. Guest wrote:

    Does seem like a lot if incompetence that the taxpayers continue to fund. If Belmar was run like a business that law firm would have been replaced long ago.

    Monday, November 17, 2014 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

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