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What Belmar Needs Is More To Divide Us

Doherty on dividing our town over an issue that has nothing to do with us:

Q: What is the significance of public land in this instance? Is there a financial stake for the borough?

A: It is land owned by the people of Belmar, not any corporation. I believe as the Mayor I am trusted to manage the town government and the property of the town in a way to promotes the public good.

Shore Point was refunded their $20,000 deposit for being a part of the Seafood Festival. It has no impact of taxpayers.

Q: Have any Seafood Festival organizers, or borough officials, or you, spoken to the parties involved, to encourage at least a truce so that Belmar’s original plans can remain in place?

A: No. If fact it is more the opposite. I have received a tremendous amount of support from everyone related to the festival. They appreciate that we are willing to sacrifice some money to do what is right.


So losing the $20,000 has no impact but we’re willing to sacrifice some money to do what is right.

Read the rest of the interview: Belmar works around Shore Point stalemate pre-Seafood Festival


  1. Guest wrote:

    This megalomaniac is totally out of control.

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 10:01 am | Permalink
  2. OLD MAN wrote:

    Oh really I have spoken to plenty of Belmar residents and their comments are the following:
    1. $20k is a lot of our money to lose
    2. $20k is a lot of our money to lose
    3. Who the hell is he to get involved in another person labor dispute.
    4. $20k is a lot of money to lose.

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 10:14 am | Permalink
  3. legion wrote:

    Class distinction – the mayor knows all about that. Appearing to take sides with and for the working class could add to his curb appeal, in his mind. He can ditch the yuppy khakis and wear some denim and a t-shirt, preferably with some beer or sports logo. How about a blue baseball hat?

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 10:15 am | Permalink
  4. A Voter 2 wrote:

    Can anyone give one benefit to the residents of Belmar the Seafood Festival provides?? Bradley Beach is asking the same question for the Lobster Festival.

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 1:51 pm | Permalink
  5. OLD MAN wrote:

    Well should be cash positive. If it isn’t then the hell with it.

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 4:53 pm | Permalink
  6. boater wrote:

    The seafood fest great for Belmar employees overtime,and the VIP food tent is the bomb!

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 5:49 pm | Permalink
  7. Juice wrote:

    Bathroom guys getting ahead of the curve , not only was the attendant (19th Ave) sitting in car across the street he had a Tip Cup out on the hand dryer ! A Tip Cup not only do they get unemployment all winter but now they want Tips. Can’t make it up

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 6:20 pm | Permalink
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    Oh very. 20k is a huge amount of money to lose to any person living in the real world

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 7:42 pm | Permalink
  9. Guest wrote:

    A tip cup? This is too funny.

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 7:54 pm | Permalink
  10. ALL TRUMPED UP wrote:

    Silly bath attendants. If they unionized, Matt would give them a HUGE raise, say a prevailing rate of $37.50 an hour. Then they wouldn’t need to beg for tips. Hey JUICE tell us more about that live love child of the BPD you eluded to.

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 9:43 pm | Permalink
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    Is the 19th Ave guy feigning blindness too?

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

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