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Corbally Resigning from Point Beach Council

Michael Corbally
Michael Corbally

Point Beach Councilman Michael Corbally is resigning from council effective immediately.

Following is a copy of a letter Corbally wrote on Thursday to Mayor Vincent Barrella and Municipal Clerk Maryann Ellsworth:

June 20th 2013

To: Mayor Barrella, Maryann Ellsworth,

Since I was elected in 2010, all of my decisions have been based on what I felt was in the best interest of the taxpayers. Quality of life (safety, cleanliness, the right to enjoy your property) and the effectiveness of the Governing Body in achieving these goals directly effects property value. I would hope everyone elected to Council in Point Pleasant Beach wants to improve “Quality of Life” and by doing so will positively improve home values and rentals. 

I believe the Court’s decision is flawed and political in finding I have a “conflict of interest” on my vote on the Parking Ordinance. My belief that Point Pleasant Beach should work on a dune system, review and adopt changes to the “Master Plan”, dredge Little Silver Lake, refuse more liquor licenses, put a cop in schools, and finally keep the successful parking restrictions has nothing to do with my business.  They are all quality of life issues that need to be addressed now.  Unfortunately, a wealthy individual who opposes any of these “Quality of Life” issues can say I’m hoping to improve property values with these votes.    As a resident and business owner how would I separate my desire to help raise properties values (good for all) with my business? 

 I thank Chris Riehl, Maryann Ellsworth, John Trout, Chief O’Hara, all the volunteers, and Mayor Barrella for all the work they did to help Point Pleasant Beach recover after Sandy. It was a pleasure and honor working with you.

 We should not be discussing perceived conflicts; the council needs to move forward on the issues I stated above.  Effective immediately, I am tendering my resignation from Council.

Mike Corbally        

Chief Wahoo June 23, 2013 at 10:32 AM
I had a feeling you were a soap salesman. Good to hear. SL has its biggest front page article on years. Local scumbags named in pay to play all over it. And yet here at the Patch I have to read about buying underwater houses or beanie babies at yard sales.
Mike Corbally June 23, 2013 at 10:34 AM
Hi Don Hubinett, I hope you and your family are all doing well. You can e-mail me at mikecorbally@comcast.net for a little more privacy and removal of the worms under the rocks. Mike
Mike Corbally June 23, 2013 at 10:36 AM
Carraway, If the Council is doing such a lousy job, step up yo the plate.
Chief Wahoo June 23, 2013 at 10:38 AM
Mike. Looks like your Freeholders and their ilk are the worms under the rocks. Stop worrying about people who want to render government obsolete. Like I might ever listen to people like you and the Mayor how to live my life.
PPBNative June 23, 2013 at 10:55 AM
@ Chief Wahoo: I am a soap salesman.....Haha.....by any chance, do you read Sinclair's website? The Sentinel ruling was "nothing-new-under-the-sun", but the legal ramifications are huge. I've been "system-free" for a few years now, with all of my stocks held in DRS, and everything else on the outside. I actually thought the same of you (soap sales) for a while, just based on some of your posts.......awesome to hear it, man!
lj June 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Mr. Corbally, if you think this single action of conflict of interest results in my opinion that you are an IDIOT, think again. The reason that I do not participate in council shenanigans (oops activities) is due to people like you and the other IDIOT (my opinion) Barella. So what I do, is get off my ass and observe what I see and share that with my peers. And you and your partner do not see me or my peers as important. So go off into your little world now that you have resigned and let the rest of us try and figure out how to fix yet another mess that you and Barrella have gotten the town into. As for my service, it is always available to anyone who asks, and because of my stated/printed opinions many have sought it. As I have stated in the past: Go away! We now have gotten rid of you now we just to get Barrella to go away. With no regrets for opinions state herein or otherwise, Lee Jani!
PPNB June 23, 2013 at 11:05 AM
On ZeroHedge too. Ha ....name is " the swerve "
PPBNative June 23, 2013 at 11:05 AM
@ Mike Corbally: You're a zebra of the same stripes today, as you were then. I'm not Don, but I remember what you did, and how you were.
lj June 23, 2013 at 11:07 AM
Ah. So now that I read further, Mr. Corbally deems his constituents "worms under the rocks". Wow that is an example of service...Calling us worms! I don't know about you folks, this slanderous tone exemplifies the character of Corbally...If it doesn't suit him then the "infidels" have no use to him. There is 20 years of cumulative knowledge gained in the service of his community. Bye Bye and good riddance.
Chief Wahoo June 23, 2013 at 11:18 AM
I will say Hi to you guys when at The Fight Club. Would give my name but chief wahoo is like Lebron James at Patch. They love or hate him. And some haters would love to get some info. Perhaps they should just call the NSA. Long live Snowden.
PPBNative June 23, 2013 at 11:51 AM
@ Chief Wahoo: Please DO say high when in Fight Club!! The way I see it, they already have my info......doesn't matter..everything that matters was lost in a boating accident.... :)
Mike Corbally June 23, 2013 at 11:54 AM
Lee, These folks posting are not PPB constituents. Have you read one suggestion or constructive idea accept throw the bums out? People that care about the Beach would show up at Council meetings, write their council people, volunteer to serve on a board, and become part of the process. They are the people who showed up after Sandy to help others. Those are the volunteer fireman, EMS, and charitable volunteers who helped others because it was the right thing today. Don't flatter yourself that you are a constituent!
PPBNative June 23, 2013 at 01:00 PM
@ Mike Corbally: I used to LOVE PPB, until out-of-towners moved in, and took over. The town had a nice feel to it. We could leave our houses unlocked, everybody knew everyone else, and life was good. Corrupt slimes like YOU moved in, and all of a sudden, everything changed. Guys like you always have an angle. Your mistake, is in thinking you're smart, and the rest of the world is dumb. You reap what you sow.
PPNB June 23, 2013 at 01:05 PM
Mike please. You are as self serving as any politician . Its about power and control. You lost it. Don't play the martyr. Have a great summer.
Mr. Happy June 23, 2013 at 02:52 PM
Mike- Thanks for your service to PPB. On behalf of a grateful town, we salute you for your time in the arena. I wouldn't bother wasting time with the postings here, the closest these people ever get to the arena is here on the Patch. Thanks again!
Spooner June 23, 2013 at 03:05 PM
PPBNative- commented on your first post on sustainability of towns to continue too provide services and collect revenue to pay for them. But on a national level, to cite a calamity of sorts...you have these forest fires out West, yet the Govt has been cutting back on fire prevention maintenance due to budget austerity. . . necessitating the expenditure of millions of dollars to put the fires out...not to mention the homes that have been destroyed. Speaking about towns: my town was a lot more enjoyable until the building boom of the 80's bought the first wave of outsiders. Little by little they drove out the old timers and turned the town into a cross between Bay Head wannabes and New York-North Jersey Yippies, with wealth, money, and their political views...
Nick Carraway June 23, 2013 at 05:12 PM
@Mike, what makes you think that I haven't "stepped up to the plate"? You have demons, Mike. Many of us do. When you were up there with DiCicco, he tried to keep you out of trouble, and he could, because he was a lawyer, and a good one. I don't know what made you decide to hook up with Barrella and get back up there. Maybe you thought you'd be able to do better this time around. But, those demons got you. They affected your motives and your decisions. I don't really see how you can argue about that. I mean, you turned down money from the BW for more police, first because you said it was a bribe not to enforce the Special Events ordinance. Okay, did we get any money for enforcing that ordinance? Then, you turned down money again, in pursuit of the parking plan and the bar closings. Where did that get us? As for my comment about the Council doing a lousy job, let's be clear...what have you done to help people recover from Sandy? You took a 3 week vacation in December. Not that you are not entitled to a vacation, but what about helping the people who need the help. So, no, I don't think at least some members of the Council have done a good job "multi-tasking." As for your Master Plan review idea, how long does it usually take to do a Master Plan review? The people need help yesterday, not in 6 months to a year.
lj June 23, 2013 at 06:20 PM
Mr. Corbally, apparently I need not write any further...There are enough people who know you that also think you are an idiot. This is a waste of time...You are done and we need not expand further on you (in my opinion) being an IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lee Jani
The Real World June 23, 2013 at 07:46 PM
Corbally is a not a bad guy; he is just confused. Corbally became so confused by Barrella and his minions’ ramblings on imagined conflicts of their political opponents that he did not see the clear conflict in voting for this parking plan ordinance. But the conflict was and is clear. Corbally himself said, in public, he believed this parking plan would make him more money by increasing the quality of life in D4 and therefore the amount of money the properties he rents in D4 would fetch on the open market. But the confusion did not end there. Corbally decided to resign because he believes the clear conflict on the parking plan vote prevents him from voting on anything else. Too bad really, in Barrella’s world of twisted politics imagined conflicts rule, and the real conflicts are ignored. Now Corbally pays the price. Not fair really.
The Real World June 23, 2013 at 07:58 PM
Corbally is a not a bad guy; he is just confused. Corbally became so confused by Barrella and his minions’ ramblings on imagined conflicts of their political opponents that he did not see the clear conflict in voting for this parking plan ordinance. But the conflict was and is clear. Corbally himself said, in public, he believed this parking plan would make him more money by increasing the quality of life in D4 and therefore the amount of money the properties he rents in D4 would fetch on the open market. But the confusion did not end there. Corbally decided to resign because he believes the clear conflict on the parking plan vote prevents him from voting on anything else. Too bad really, in Barrella’s world of twisted politics imagined conflicts rule, and the real conflicts are ignored. Now Corbally pays the price. Not fair really.
Rick Ricky June 24, 2013 at 07:03 AM
Without the out-of-towners and tourists this town would be nothing. How would you be able to pay for all the greedy in towner"s taking advantage of their generous gig.
proud June 24, 2013 at 07:13 AM
I object to the language used by @Mike Corbally.
PPNB June 24, 2013 at 11:31 AM
Denied!
proud June 24, 2013 at 02:29 PM
How about my burger? Is that also denied?
PPNB June 24, 2013 at 02:49 PM
No it will wait. You must be more didactic like others first. ;-)
PPNB June 24, 2013 at 02:50 PM
Proud, Sheldon Cooper ??
proud June 24, 2013 at 03:30 PM
Big bangs and didacticism aside, I must commend you on the non sequiter sidestepping of the aforementioned char broiled.
The Real World June 24, 2013 at 03:57 PM
How is it that Corbally did not know that voting on an ordinance after telling everyone it would make you more money is wrong?
PPNB June 24, 2013 at 05:13 PM
Your burger is not denied but on hold. You are too clever! Enjoyable.
proud June 24, 2013 at 09:07 PM
I remain ready,willing, and able with fevered brow.

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