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Belmar's New Professional Staff Sheds Light on Concerns Facing Borough

January 16, 2019

BELMAR, NJ — On the job for only 10 days, five members of Belmar’s recently appointed professional staff last night provided a sober picture of the borough’s financial health.

During a 1½-hour workshop session of the borough council, presentations on the “state of the borough” were given by bond counsel Meghan Bennett Clark, borough auditor Robert Allison, ...

Belmar Mayor Mark Walsifer Appoints 6 New Planning Board Members

BELMAR, NJ — Six new members have joined the Belmar Planning Board, as part of the borough’s recent reorganization under Mayor Mark Walsifer.

Taking their seats on January 14 as mayoral appointments on the nine-member board were Borough Councilwoman Patricia Wann and five resident members: William Lindsey (mayor’s designee), Jay McDermott, Joseph Rizzitello, Ted Protonentis ...

Big Day for Republicans in Belmar: Mayor Mark Walsifer, Two Council Members Take Oath

BELMAR, NJ — For the first time in nearly three decades, Belmar’s mayor is a Republican, as Mark Walsifer was officially sworn in to the borough’s top elected office.

During the council’s January 5 reorganization, the GOP also took control of the four-member governing body as Patricia Wann, who won election in November, took her oath of office. And in its first action ...

Mayor Kevin Higgins: Looking Ahead to ‘New Era of Lake Como’

First “Coffee with the Mayor” to be held on Saturday, January 19 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at borough hall

LAKE COMO, NJ — Kevin Higgins began his first full-term as mayor on January 2, looking ahead to what he called the “new era of Lake Como.”

During the borough’s reorganization meeting, Higgins took his oath of office, along with three other council ...

Ed Kirschenbaum Tapped as Belmar Business Administrator during Borough Reorganization

BELMAR, NJ — Edward D. Kirschenbaum was named Belmar’s new business administrator at the borough’s reorganization meeting on January 5, when the Republican Party took control of the governing body.

Kirschenbaum stepped down as Neptune City public safety director in November, responsible for administrative supervision of its police department for the past nine years, as well ...

Departing Belmar Mayor, Council President Leave Office with Words of Praise, Roster of Achievements

BELMAR, NJ — In his departing comments as Belmar mayor, Brian Magovern today applauded the efforts of the borough’s first-responders and public works employees, and recommended that its volunteer fire department receive a substantial budget boost in the new year.

Noting that the Belmar Fire Department’s newest truck in nearly seven years old, Magovern said that he would urge ...

Lake Como Thanks Former Mayor Brian Wilton for Contributions to Community

LAKE COMO, NJ — Former Lake Como Mayor Brian Wilton returned to the council chambers Tuesday night for a show of appreciation from the borough for his “distinguished service” to the community.

During the borough council’s December 18 meeting, Mayor Kevin Higgins presented Wilton with a proclamation, recognizing his 13-year tenure in elected office and awarding him the ...

Belmar Mayor and Council to Meet for Last Time of Year on December 31

BELMAR, NJ — The next regular meeting of the Belmar mayor and council will be on Monday, December 31 at 10 a.m. There was no meeting on December 18, even though it was the third Thursday of the month.

The date and time change was made when the council approved its 2018 meeting schedule in December 2017. The governing body typically meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month ...

Belmar Residents Can Now Sign Up for Programs, View Tax and Utility Bills On Line

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar is easing its way into the world of online services — offering residents the convenience of registering for recreation and library programs, as well as purchasing 2019 beach badges via the internet.

And most recently, property owners now can view their tax and water/sewer account information on the web, and will soon be able to make online payments of these ...


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