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We Could Have Saved Ourselves The $5250



There’s any number of reasons the Belmar Dems would want to put Colleen in there (none of them are good for Belmar.)  I’m really afraid that’s what’s going to happen.

On the bright side I guess if I want to keep reporting about Belmar there’ll be plenty to report about.


  1. Tired wrote:

    I guess this is Tom Brennan’s who won by two votes on the recount,idea of fairness.

    Monday, November 19, 2018 at 6:49 am | Permalink
  2. ….this while thing was preplanned in the event the leadership changed during the election which it did. Why would Kirk retire in December instead of finishing out the year? Thus allowing the new mayor and council to appoint their candidate. Kirk is part of the whole plan to dupe the residents. I’m sure Magovern and Nicolay will vote for her. Walsifer and Levis I feel will do the right thing for the residents. Let’s hope Brennan has the guts to do the right thing or he will be sorry for the remainder of his term. Colleen Connolly is not good for the residents of this town and we dont want her.

    Monday, November 19, 2018 at 7:32 am | Permalink
  3. Please! wrote:

    This is all about the M&M’s, Matty, Maggie and Magovern. I implore you, if you care about Colleen Connolly becoming CFO, please come to the meeting tomorrow and voice your opinion.

    Monday, November 19, 2018 at 8:39 am | Permalink
  4. Mattwontlethimvoteno wrote:

    So, the Belmar Man of the Year will be Tom Brennan?

    Leading with valor or demon?

    Monday, November 19, 2018 at 9:01 am | Permalink
  5. absolved? wrote:

    Will Brennan say he’s not comfortable suggesting anyone else since he wasn’t present for any of the interviews? If he defers to the majority vote he may use that excuse. Of all the times a council person should make himself available – this was the time. But no – the TapInto article states he was not present for any of the interviews.

    Monday, November 19, 2018 at 11:36 am | Permalink
  6. Aileen wrote:

    Good Idea

    The consultant hired to help pick our CFO was hired by Red Bank as acting Biz Admin, while their newly elected administration decides on their pick. An acting CFO in Belmar would have the job for about 5 weeks. Why can’t we do that?

    Monday, November 19, 2018 at 12:21 pm | Permalink
  7. anonymous wrote:

    #6 That absolutely should be an option. Perhaps a local CFO assists for the remaining month. It still gets me so angry that they are pushing Queen of Mean on the residents and even employees of the town. Just because they lost the election doesn’t mean you have to screw everybody else. I truly hope Mayor Magoo, Brennan and Nicolay really listen to the residents for once. Stop acting like a bunch of sore losers

    Monday, November 19, 2018 at 12:52 pm | Permalink
  8. Ken Pringle wrote:

    Aileen – Section 2.9-1 of Belmar’s Ordinances already provides for exactly the approach Red Bank took:

    “k. Whenever a vacancy exists in any office required by the Charter or by this Revision to be filled by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Borough Council and there is no holdover incumbent, the Mayor may temporarily fill such vacancy, in the absence of any contrary provision in the Charter, general law or in this Revision, by appointing an acting officer, including the designation of himself or herself as an acting department head, in the event of a vacancy in such office. Such appointee shall have all of the functions, powers and duties of the office until it shall be permanently filled. Any such appointment shall terminate not later than sixty (60) days after the date of the appointment, unless the Borough Council shall by Resolution authorize one (1) or more extensions of such a period.”

    But don’t hold your breath. Robbin Kirk timed her retirement for December 1 for exactly this reason — in case the Dems lost control on Nov 6, and Connolly needed to burrow into another job before the Republicans took over. I hope I’m proven wrong, but it seems pretty obvious that the $5,250 fee for the consultant was just for window-dressing.

    Monday, November 19, 2018 at 1:55 pm | Permalink
  9. OLD MAN wrote:

    The worst is yet to come.

    Monday, November 19, 2018 at 2:44 pm | Permalink
  10. Aileen wrote:


    Revised Resolution states the announcement of the CFO will be on Dec. 1.

    …………….And it’s not Colleen………………….

    Monday, November 19, 2018 at 4:50 pm | Permalink
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    Aileen and Ken: Exactly what I read this am. In addition there were many time study like recommendation found. I believe we should OPRA that whole shebang.

    Monday, November 19, 2018 at 5:03 pm | Permalink
  12. Anonymous wrote:

    All this speculation about the CFO position, and now Colleen is not getting the job. So the big plan to storm the council meeting tonight isn’t going to happen, or is it? Will there still be the planned attack on Colleen’s credibility “just because? ” If so, how will the attack be framed? Glad she didn’t get the job type deal? Or just forget it. Seems like there is no reason for it. But one never knows, does one?? While Colleen isn’t one of my favorite people, this speculation backs up the notion of vivid imaginations.

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 10:15 am | Permalink
  13. South Side wrote:

    Things can still happen tonight, and the executive session is still on the agenda.

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 10:48 am | Permalink
  14. Anonymous wrote:

    13-More speculation-you have no idea what the executive session is about .

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 11:46 am | Permalink
  15. admin wrote:

    There’s a reason why they are having the executive session before the resolutions are voted on. In the past they always held the executive session after the regular meeting.

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 11:49 am | Permalink
  16. More Guessing Games wrote:

    Perhaps council is going to refine the details of the new CFO’s contract during executive session. Perhaps a decision will be made about the business administrator’s position. Who knows? Let’s all keep guessing!

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm | Permalink
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    During the Pringle administration there were times when the executive sessions were held at the very beginning of the meeting. The residents attending the meeting just hung out until the executive session was over and the regular meeting resumed. The point is, who can possibly predict what the outcome of tonight’s executive session will be? Will it have any bearing on the CFO position? Who knows? Let’s keep stirring the pot to assume trouble is brewing.

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 12:19 pm | Permalink
  18. Wasted Energy wrote:

    All of the supposition about CFO position didn’t amount to a hill of beans. The many predictions as to what was going to occur at Tuesday’s council meeting were exercises in futility. “Let’s storm the meeting…standing room only-bring chairs .” Even after the new CFO was named, commenters still wanted to make the whole deal seem deceptive. I didn’t want Colleen to get the job, but the “anti” folks wouldn’t let it alone. Can’t wait to see the guessing games posted about the business administrator’s

    Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

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