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What They Are Saying

“The plan is different this year.”

It’s the same building, the same size, at the same cost and depending on the same funds (FEMA, insurance and Buy a Board”)  The only difference between this year and last year is that the 5th, and 10th pavilions are bonded separately.  Oh yeah, there is one other difference: this year all three of those sources they point to for the funding are being contested in a lawsuit.  On top of that, I just learned from reading the comments  that FEMA funding for what they consider to be an “Alternate Project”…such as building only two pavilions instead of the original five…is 75%, not 90%.  We may not even get that whole $2.9 million, notwithstanding Councilman Brennan’s claim that “the estimates always go up”.

“The voters were misled and confused by the “NO” people last year and would have voted yes if they were given the true facts.”

I guess they think voters are smart when they vote for Doherty but dumb when they vote against his bonds.

Of course with all the money and help they got from the unions last year there should have been no problem counteracting any untruths being spread by a “small group” with no money.  Not that there were any.  I think the voters had the facts and made a decision based on them.

“You can’t compare the proposed building with other buildings.  All buildings are unique.”

This is just silly.  Can you imagine if the real estate industry thought like that?  Everything in real estate is based on comparison to other real estate.  How could the value of anything ever be determined if you went under the assumption that all buildings are unique and their value unknowable?

Lavellette laid a foundation and built an entire two story municipal complex on it (all administrative offices, a court and all it’s offices, a police station and jail, a post office, etc) all fully furnished and equipped, and they are only spending about 20% more than we are spending for an empty one story building half its size.  Are we supposed to just ignore that?


  1. Teddy Ehmann wrote:

    The answer is apparently, Yes. The “truth” is that Belmar is other-worldly. Iconic structures, widow’s wishes and don’t forget those adorable girl scouts…Priceless. Anyone with an ounce of stupidity, oops, I meant common sense, knows that price does not matter when you pay with other people’s money.

    Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 1:32 pm | Permalink
  2. OLD MAN wrote:

    All buildings are unique? Anybody hear of Levittown? Man I need aspirins now !!!

    Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

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