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You Will Decide

With redevelopment overturned, the administration can no longer create bonds that, under redevelopment law, are not subject to petitions.  This means that the government must abide by legally collected petitions that call for binding referenda.

This is as it should be, especially when the government wants to borrow and spend $7 million in our names.

A group of citizens wasted little time in collecting 364 signatures, 50 more than the 316 required to get it on the ballot.  Those petitions were filed today.

Barring the unforeseen, you will have your say in November.


  1. Onlooker wrote:

    I hope the citizens also decide it’s time to end nepotism and patronage jobs. The borough advertised for certified and experienced police dispatch applicants to fill a critical need and instead hired 1) the lieutenant’s niece and 2) the social services director’s husband. Instead of pulling from a likely pool of competent public safety communications professionals who can hit the ground running in time for summer, experienced candidates filled out applications for nought. It seems the borough was content in hiring two full time but untrained, connected newcomers they hope can learn as they go. Given how busy the town gets seasonally, I’m sure the citizens would rather applicants who’ve already shown they can do the job answering their calls for help.

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 1:19 am | Permalink
  2. shoprite wrote:

    whatever happened to the gift cards that were never given out?

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 12:14 pm | Permalink
  3. admin wrote:

    You’re ShopRite. You tell us.

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 1:02 pm | Permalink
  4. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    Thanks to all neighbors… and counsel.. for exceeding the required signatures and beating the $7M bond clock! … “In Law We Trust”

    Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 8:58 am | Permalink
  5. terry wrote:

    In reference to the gift cards I can tell you where 1 of them didn’t go. It didn’t go to a senior who was not living in Belmar for over 6 weeks it did not go to the senior who lived 3 houses from the fire and was told she didn’t have electricity because she could have turned it off at the meter. A good guess would be the senior high rise.the school or someone not desperate but at the right place at the right time. If anyone has the answer. Please share it.

    Friday, May 30, 2014 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

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