The Borough of Sea Bright will be able to move forward with plans to move their municipal operations out of a gymnasium, their library out of a church and police, fire and EMS services out of trailers.
By a 2-1 margin, voters of the tiny seaside borough approved three bond questions on Tuesday and authorized the borrowing of $5.8 million for the replacement of municipal infrastructure destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
Hopefully the borough will no longer need to sell beach badges in the winter.
Posted: September 28th, 2016 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Sea Bright | Tags: Monmouth County News, Sea Bright, Sea Bright Special Election | Comments Off on Sea Bright’s Rebuilding Will Move Forward
The big one is not until November 8, but for Belmar and Sea Bright residents, Tuesday September 27 is also election day as both borough’s are holding special elections with a public question.
In Belmar, voters are asked to approve or reject “Matt’s Law”, an amendment to the borough’s pay to play and ethics ordinance which significantly loosens to reporting requirements of campaign contributions and allows borough officials to act in their official capacities in matters involving campaign donors like liquor license holders, developers and other borough vendors. The ordinance is nicknamed for Mayor “Lawless Matt” Doherty because it was passed by the council at roughly the same time Doherty became a Democrat candidate for Monmouth County Freeholder. Doherty said the ordinance had nothing to do with his candidacy, but was designed to make it easier for Belmar Republicans to raise campaign funds.
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Posted: September 26th, 2016 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Belmar, Monmouth County News, Sea Bright | Tags: Belmar Special Election, Matt's Law, Monmouth County News, Sea Bright Special Election, Special Election | 2 Comments »