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Belmar introduces $20 million
ordinance to rebuild boardwalk

NJ.com, by Mark J. Bonamo

Original Article

Posted By:Ribicon, 11/22/2012 11:22:33 AM

Belmar- The borough of Belmar introduced a $20 million bond measure at Wednesday’s council meeting that is designed to rebuild the town’s boardwalk, destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, in time for summer. According to Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, $17 million of the bond measure, which will have its first reading at the council meeting, will go toward constructing a new boardwalk, and the other $3 million will be set aside for ongoing post-storm cleanup efforts.(snip) “It’s our understanding is that FEMA will pick up 75 percent of the expense, based on the language coming from the White House,”

Comments:
Ah, delicious federal gravy for Thanksgiving!

The nation´s taxpayers will fork over $15 million to rebuild a boardwalk ("free money" guarantees a high cost, with extra pocket money for some), then will have to pay an additional $8 for a daily "beach badge" to visit the thing.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/22/2012 12:04:57 PM     (No. 9029410)

How does their boardwalk benefit me?


Reply 2 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/22/2012 12:56:43 PM     (No. 9029492)

Wouldn`t rebuilding a boardwalk be just like rebuilding a house on a flood plane? Another violent storm could knock down a new boardwalk before the bonds are paid off.

What then?


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tmcavl1, 11/22/2012 1:19:10 PM     (No. 9029518)

I´m sure it´s important to the people of Belmar, NJ, to rebuild their boardwalk, but where in the hell is the EMERGENCY that warrants FEMA giving our tax dollars to this town for an absolute non-emergency?

One can´t help but think Belmar being in a deep blue state helped to secure (fast track, even) $15 million taxpayer dollars. A few phone calls to the right people, and presto, it´s a done deal.

Maybe Krispy Kreme Christy just called his new BFF and asked for a little payback. That´s how leftists work, after all.


Reply 4 - Posted by: cartcart, 11/22/2012 1:25:30 PM     (No. 9029522)

They could have insured this--but they self-insured--and this agent wants to know which part of "self-insurance" people do not understand. Why even bother? Save the premium and let the 49 other states replace this boardwalk, eh? I am tired of it!


Reply 5 - Posted by: harleynyc, 11/22/2012 1:27:59 PM     (No. 9029526)

It´s not needed.


Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/22/2012 1:30:02 PM     (No. 9029528)

Maybe a boardwalk is the cheapest option for housing right now.Just dump a pile of sleeping bags next to it when it´s done.


Reply 7 - Posted by: Nimby, 11/22/2012 1:48:16 PM     (No. 9029547)

Where is the boardwalk in Galveston that was ravaged by Allison? How come FEMA didn´t pay for that? Why is NJ getting it ?


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 11/22/2012 2:21:08 PM     (No. 9029580)

Rebuild WITHOUT union labor. You will save 70%


Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/23/2012 5:20:22 AM     (No. 9030164)

FEMA is broke. Barry needs taxes raised to pay 75% of the cost for a NJ boardwalk. NJ is broke. Not only will the Bush tax cut expiration hit them the hardest, but their taxes will go up to pay for another boardwalk.


Reply 10 - Posted by: civilservant, 11/23/2012 9:15:48 AM     (No. 9030428)

Sigh, you all have no sense of history..........Why, of course it is to the entire country´s benefit to preserve the site of the very first "Yo, MTV Raps" Riot in the mid 1980´s.
Kinda the birth of the death of our Culture.
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