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Point Beach Organization Meeting Today at 1 P.M.

Andy Cortes and Stephen Reid to be sworn in as council members

Republicans Andy Cortes and Stephen Reid, will be sworn in at today's organization meeting.

Cortes is a newcomer to council and Reid won after being appointed to council in December 2011.

The meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at 416 New Jersey Ave.

The annual organization meeting is also when the top officials of the local, volunteer fire department are sworn in and council committee and professional appointments are made, including municipal attorney and auditor. Here is the meeting agenda.

Nick Carraway January 07, 2013 at 09:51 PM
Character101, you're right in some ways. I am a sentimental fool when it comes to this town, especially its boardwalk. I have to say that I've been pretty concerned about whether certain elected officials would do everything in their power to stop the boards from being rebuilt, but, fingers crossed, it seems the boardwalk will be back soon. I think that's important for our town. People, young and old, walk our boardwalk for exercise and enjoyment, and without it, I think that PPB wouldn't be the same. As for my comment about the "spirit of good will," I guess that my sarcasm didn't come through. Anyone who reads the Mayor's comments from Reorg Day can see that there is no genuine "spirit of good will." He got something he wanted from Jenks, and is being courteous, at least for now. But, how does he feel about Martells? I think the veiled references in his speech make that clear, too. Martells is, after all, continuing the litigation. I'm no fool. I know that a leopard can't change his spots.
Bakala January 08, 2013 at 04:59 AM
Nick, What?A sentimental fool when it comes to this town? Why? Because of its boardwalk? Did I get that right? Everything winds up being all about money and power. Really? Jenkinson made this deal for their own benefit. You said it first, stop the boards...exactly and that is what would have happen which would have cost Jenkinson's to lose even more money. Jenkinson's smart and actually comes a head again. 1 million in 20 years? Equals 50,000 a year. You know what could happen between year 1 and 20. The Mayor and council is a bunch of fools. They were offered $800,000 in 3 years, which they should have taken less all the law suits. It will cost us 1 million to fight all these suits by the time 20 years past. Plus Martell's is not dropping the law suit therefore the town will be paying. We have a cross between Gomer Plye and Hogan's Hero characters running our town. Can you guess who is who?
Nick Carraway January 08, 2013 at 06:29 PM
Bakala, yes, I am a sentimental fool when it comes to this town, especially to the things this town had to offer which made me decide to buy my home here. I guess that if I had inherited my house or moved in with my parents, then I might feel differently. But, my wife and I chose to buy a home here, not just because we liked the look of the house. We liked the town, what the town had to offer to me and, at that time, the children that I hoped to have. Was the $1 million contribution a benefit to Jenkinsons? Yes. But, I don't see why something that benefits Jenkinson's, like helping to rebuild our boardwalk cannot also benefit me. That boardwalk attracted me to this town and, I believe, adds to the value of my home. A portion of that boardwalk is public property. As a taxpayer, I have a responsibility to help maintain our public property, and I appreciate Jenkinsons easing that burden by making this contribution. Yes, in my opinion, it is about power, at least for one side of the table. It seems clear that certain politicians are purely in the business of keeping people in office who will vote a certain agenda. Read the Mayor's Reorg Day speech, where he devotes 2 paragraphs to singing Tooker's praises. Tooker is up for re-election this year. The Barrella bloc tied the midnight bar closings and parking plan to money. 2 years ago, it was special events ordinance. The Barrella folks passed on $50K in 2011 and $800K in 2012. But, I am happy to see the boards return.
Jersey Shore Grinch January 09, 2013 at 03:30 AM
Take away "sentimental". You're just a fool. The only way the boardwalk adds value to your home is if your home is on the boardwalk. What adds value are quality schools, a thriving downtown and crime free neighborhoods. That boardwalk may somehow minimally reduce your tax bill but nothing more than that. In fact, in the last few years it is more likely that the negative aspects of the boardwalk may have even reduced the value of your home. If the boardwalk doesn't start marketing their businesses to families you may see an even greater loss its value. Barrella folds, as you put it, are no great shakes. But I'll give them one thing. They weren't grubbing a free meal there after the reorganization meeting.
Rick Ricky January 10, 2013 at 02:21 AM
No you don't!


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