Point Beach Vote for Legal Action Against Jenkinson's was Not Valid

The measure needed 3 yes votes, but only got 2

The Oct. 26 Point Beach Borough Council vote to start legal action against Jenkinson's for not paying special event fees is not valid.

The measure required three affirmative votes, said Borough Administrator Christine Riehl on Monday.

That would have been a majority of the quorum at the meeting.

However, So the measure would have to be voted on again, and supported by a majority of the quorum present, to be valid.

At the Oct. 26 meeting, Council members Sean Hennessy and Frank Rizzo were absent.

Council members Kristine Tooker and Michael Corbally voted to have borough attorney Thomas Gannon research whether legal action should be launched in municipal or Superior Court and to then proceed.

Council member Tim Lurie voted no.

Mayor Vincent Barrella did not vote because in the mayor-borough council form of government, the mayor only votes when there is a tie.

So there were two yes votes of the quorum of five, which was not enough for the vote to be valid, something that none of the officials apparently realized that night.

Corbally said on Monday that he will reintroduce the measure at the next meeting, scheduled for Nov. 22.

pointman November 04, 2011 at 09:06 PM
Interesting,who will be taken care of if the Mayor and his crew win. Well you know Mr Gertner ( Tooker tried to get him a job earlier this year as JIF attorney) will be back, doesnt the Mayor have a outstanding bill with him? I'm sure that will be worked out. And good old Max ,didnt the Mayor put Maxes son in law on the commitee to work things out with the Boardwalk,good choice there considering Max hates them and sued the boardwalk in the past. Nothing like putting people with an open mind on a commitee. Wasnt Dave on that too ,you know Dave ( his beautifulcation comm got a $1000 raise in the budget ,the only commitee to get one ) the guy who for the last year has been writing non stop against the boardwalk and supporting Barrella this year after 3 1/2 years of talking how bad the Mayor was for the town. So when the Barrella team writes that unlike the DEMS and REP they wont be beholding to anyone ,if you believe that I got a bridge to sell you.
blindbert November 04, 2011 at 09:10 PM
At least he doesn't have most of his family, and brothers and/or cousins on the dole!
sandinmytoes November 04, 2011 at 09:25 PM
@ Voice, please don't start a movement to call for anyone's resignation or another recall. We already have enough chaos in our municipal government. I would just like to see the nonsense stop. My mother used to say "When you point a finger at someone, there are 3 more pointing back at you." Mayor Barrella has been campaigning for the past 3 years, and it's caused quite a bit of havoc in our government. Is it all his fault? No. The Recall situation was a mess, but I also think that if Barrella had been thinking more about the welfare of the town than his own ambition to stay in power, things would've been a lot less chaotic for our town. If someone in office has done a good job, run on that. Prove to the voters that you did a good job and should stay in office. If someone new is running, put forth some good ideas for the future. But, all of this nonsense about corruption and people getting jobs and, as Bert has just posted above, having relatives on the pubic dole has to stop. It used to be that you got involved in the community, you met people, you impressed people, and maybe someone offered you a job. Mr. Hoffman used to hire whole families of kids because if the first kid did a good job, then he expected that the others would too. Elected officials take an oath when they take office, and I used to beleive that meant something, but all of this politicking from members of the Council who aren't running for office is unacceptable.
sandinmytoes November 04, 2011 at 09:37 PM
@ Blindbert, I don't think it's wise to bring up Councilman Corbally's family. I've seen a lot of interesting information posted about Councilman Corbally's family over the past few months, and I wouldn't recommend opening that door, especially if you are trying to be supportive of Councilman Corbally. There are many families in town where several members are police officers or teachers or other types of government employees. Children often follow in the footsteps of their parents in terms of types of employment. Plumbers' children often become plumbers. Electricians' children often become electricians., etc. So, I don't find it as offensive as apparently you do.
David Cavagnaro November 04, 2011 at 11:01 PM
Pointman. as the election draws closer, you courageous blogers continue to abuse and attack people from the safety of your anonymity. For your information, the Beautification Committee maintains 16 gardens around town, 102 barrels and planters, We're responsible for the 56 large American flags on Arnold, Broadway and Ocean Avenues, and 63 small American flags in town throughout the Summer. We sponsor the Scarecrow Contest for the children of the Beach as well as for the businesses in town in the Fall. We decorate the 63 lamp poles in town, 87 barrels , 4 gardens, the Gazebo, and Borough Hall for Christmas. We also judge the Holiday House lighting Contest. It’s not my committee. I’m just lucky to be working with such wonderful people. There are 18 members of the Committee who are out all year in all types of weather to make our town look great. Many of those people spend their own money to supplement our budget to get all our projects done. Do you think all that is worth an extra $1,000? Any chance that the Council may actually appreciate all the work that we do even if you don’t? I realize for small minded cowards hiding behind their computer screens, it’s easier to abuse and insult rather than say THANK YOU! You’re worse than anyone you criticize.
leo November 05, 2011 at 12:52 AM
Voice I believe you posted earlier that Denise Di Stepan should look into Mike Corbally,s stellar performance in Monmouth Beach. Mike is only focused on one issue. He states that he dosent like the Jersey Shore attitude. In my eyes he represents the true Jersey Shore attitude. All of a sudden he is a Holy Roller trying to force his new found beliefs on everyone else. So if he wants to preach it is your job as a journalist Denise to report on past issues that relate to our politicians.If you choose not to i understand you are just like the rest of us on the patch that cannot reveal ourselves out of fear of retribution for our children.
sandinmytoes November 05, 2011 at 01:04 AM
Mr. Cavagnaro, the Beautification Committee certainly does a lot of great things for our town. But, are you trying to suggest that the work of that committee is somehow more important to the town than the work of the other municipal committees? I think the comments Pointman has made are the types of comments you would've made, at least up until your baptism into the Barrella camp. Aren't you the chairman of the Beautification Committee? Hasn't it also been your custom to have the committee meet at your house, where you host wonderful dinners and serve wine to them during the meeting? I think that's a lovely service to your volunteers. It is a pity that so many of us are so afraid to post under our real names. You have an advantage in that regard. You live alone, and of course, you are one of Ms. Kelly's allies.
leo November 05, 2011 at 01:09 AM
Pointman You are right on the money. Barrella probably made back room deals for all the mailings and newspaper advertising. Talk about special interest groups. Barrellas camp is spending a fortune this year on the campaign .Barrella is getting ready to reap some kind of personal gain from this. NO ONE DOES ALL OF THIS SPINNING FOR NOTHING. I hear he owes a fortune in legal bills if he wins i am sure this will help wipe them clean.
pointman November 05, 2011 at 01:31 AM
Dave I dont see any insulting in my post,I just said your commitee got $1000 raise. I wish you got $10,000 raise ,your group does a beautiful job mantaining and running things. Sorry you got upset , but you like to investigate things,wouldnt you think it strange that the beautifulcation was the "ONLY" committee in the Barrella/corbally designed budget to get extra money when all the others were just as needy ?and now that person who runs it does a complete about face and is overlly supporting a guy ( Mayor) he wanted to recall dispised for 3 1/2 years. I'm not saying you sold out for $1000 bucks but isnt it ironic . Again look at my post and look at yours ,who did the insulting. Keep up the good work the gardens and planters look wonderful
Cathy Kelly November 05, 2011 at 01:38 AM
Sand,why do you feel the need to bring my name into everything you say. I have proven you wrong on so many occasions yet you still feel the need to bring me up. If you have a problem with me,thats fine,do not try to distort all your information to get back at me...
Cathy Kelly November 05, 2011 at 01:42 AM
Sand,do any of your friends try to give you advice and tell you that you always make accusations and in the end everyone on the blog sees that you don't back them up....I know your friends read these blogs,do they tell you that you can only get away with it to a certain point but when push comes to shove,your accuasations go unfounded....
David Cavagnaro November 05, 2011 at 01:45 AM
Sand, what I believe you’re doing is reinforcing Pointman and other anonymous bloger’s attempts to intimidate people who stand up for what they believe is right. By now, many people have seen the pattern. Your targets all have one thing in common. They all have the courage to stand up to the Boardwalk for the residents. Since they don’t hide behind fake names, they’re easy targets. Tell your bosses the attacks won’t work. People can see what you’re doing. It lacks integrity and courage.
sandinmytoes November 05, 2011 at 02:28 AM
Ms. Kelly, I've said it before and I'll say it again, you are the biggest bully in town. You have surpassed Bilotti, Gelson and Barrela in that regard because you prey directly on the school community. Recently, you attacked Reid your e-mail chain for filing an OPRA request, something that every citiizen has the right to do. In doing so, you clearly sent a message that anyone who dares to file and OPRA request that you don't like, will suffer your public wrath. You are constantly trying to intimidate people with your nasty use of that e-mail and you're being successful. You constantly cricitize the people who post anonymously on this blog for failing to state their names, but I notice that your criticism is only focused on those who oppose you. You only want to know their names so that you can publicly embarrass them. Remember your posts to Jane Reynolds? Someone who was brave enough to post under her real name. Remember how you posted personal details about where she lived and what her husband does for a living? In fact, you went so far as to try to insist that she have to disclose where her husband works every time she posted. That, my dear, is bullying. By the way, have you ever told us what you or your husband does for a living?
sandinmytoes November 05, 2011 at 02:34 AM
Mr. Cavagnaro, in what way are my questions about the Beautification Committee designed to intimidate you to not stand up for what you believe in? The Beautification Committee is a muncipal committee. Don't I have the right to ask you whether you're the Chairman of that committee? Don't I have the right to ask you whether that committee regularly meets in your home? Have you ever considered that maybe people are intimidated to even apply to join that committee, or any other municipal committee, if they do not support Mayor Barrella since it is Mayor Barrella who has been appointing people to the muncipal committees? And, when did I ever bring up the boardwalk? The only boss I have is my wife, and she's just happy that I have a hobby that keeps me from annoying her all of the time.
leo November 05, 2011 at 02:44 AM
Mike Corbally I will make a bet with you. If my figures are correct on the special police officers budget. YOU WILL RESIGN FROM COUNCIL. IF I AM WRONG I WILL MAKE A 1,000 DONATION TO THE LITTLE LEAGUE. The special police budget was aprox. 400,000 and was cut to aprox. 240,000 this past summer before the council made the emergency appropriation.
leo November 05, 2011 at 02:49 AM
Kathy Kelly Did you ever check the figures .I am sorry i am a product of the PPB school system. But i have not heard back from you yet. Maybe you can send out an email to all of your peeps and see what they think. Or this is something your superiors are keeping to themselves.
David Cavagnaro November 05, 2011 at 03:09 AM
So instead of annoying your wife, you’re annoying everyone else?
Cathy Kelly November 05, 2011 at 04:17 AM
Sand,let me start by saying,since you brought my husband into this,you couldn't even shine his shoes..He constantly tells me to not waste my time with simple minded people as yourself because you have an agenda and you will not let the facts stand in your way..My mistake is that I believe people listen to facts.....My husband is in the elevator business. He was just recognized for his work in Madison Square Garden. There is an upcoming documentary on MSG that he will be featured on,I will let you know the date if your interested.....He was in the Fire Dept.in town and I believe if you ask around,,you won't find one person that has a bad thing to say about him....He has nothing and wants nothing to do with the Politics in this town. With that being said,You have been the most outspoken,You have been the one making the accusations,you have stated the most lies on this blog. I agree with Mr.Corbally when he asked "how do you sleep at night?" Every time you make an accusation and people ask you to give facts on that accusation,you cannot answer.Your replys are getting old and people are seeing through your empty comments....Children learn from example and I am wondering if it makes you proud to teach the younger generation that its ok to accuse anyone of anything as long as you can hide behind an alias..How honorable does that make you feel... but at least I can stand up for what I believe in and I don't have to lie and hide to do it...You truly should be ashamed of yourself!!!!
Cathy Kelly November 05, 2011 at 04:23 AM
Leo,or Tom or whoever,please go back to spelling 101...thanks
Cathy Kelly November 05, 2011 at 04:31 AM
Sand,you can direct it at me,as a matter of fact,I would prefer that because,at least the lies you are making up will not affect our whole town..and quite frankly it won't even affect me because your opinion is right up there with Kristin and Seans but at least the town would be spared from your baseless allegations.......
Cathy Kelly November 05, 2011 at 04:43 AM
Sand, Again I will say, everyone on the email chain is on it voluntarily....Anyone can be removed immediately if they want to. In two years,I believe there have been two people who asked to be removed and over fifty who asked to be added....
Joan Vuocolo November 05, 2011 at 05:25 PM
@Charles... It's quite evident from your posts that you did not attend school in PPB.
sandinmytoes November 05, 2011 at 08:37 PM
Ms. Kelly, thank you for sharing that information about your husband. I have no quarrel with him. In fact, I'm happy for anyone who has a job in today's economy. Madison Square Garden is a tourist attraction. They host boxing matches there. Many people find boxing to be a gruesome sport. Now, how would you feel if people were nasty to you simply because your husband works in Madison Square Garden which hosts a "vile" sport like boxing? I think that would be improper, but I also feel that is what you're doing to some people who happen to work for or have spouses who work for our biggest tourist attraction, the boardwalk. That's certainly how you treated Mrs. Reynolds. What exactly have I lied about? I believe you are the biggest bully in town. That's my opinion, but it's a truthful opinion, not a lie. Based on the times that you post, I think it's you who seems to have trouble sleeping at night. As for my posting under an alias being a bad example to children, I really hope that there aren't any children reading these blogs. Enjoy the day and enjoy that lovely husband.
sandinmytoes November 05, 2011 at 08:45 PM
Mr. Cavagnaro, you know how it is with us older, retired men. We need hobbies to keep us busy, and politics is often a great hobby for us. Many people have told me how annoying it is to have you constantly speak at Council meetings, but I recognize that it is your right to do so, just as I'm entitled to post here and post anonymously. Also, I'm surprised that you aren't more pleased with my interest in our local government, including our municipal committees. Aren't you always advocating for more open government and involvement by the people? So, please, are you the Chairman of the Beautification Committee? Does the Beautification Committee often meet in your home? Also, hasn't the Beautification Committee often held some type of holiday/Christmas dinner/fundraiswer at Martell's? I didn't realize that by asking you questions about the Beautification Committee, I was somehow criticizing you for your willingness to "stand up to the boardwalk." I will say this, though, it wouldv'e been nice if you hadn't been first in line to sign that Recall Petition, and perhaps had worked harder to persuade some of your friends not to circulate it.
David Cavagnaro November 05, 2011 at 09:31 PM
Sand, there’s a big difference between asking questions at an open Council meeting and anonymously criticizing people on the internet. I can be and have been accountable for my public comments. Agree with me or not, I don’t hide anonymously behind a computer screen. I’m always willing to discuss my comments and views with anyone who has a valid question. Up to now it has always been an honest face to face with people. The Patch article on the Beach Council’s vote on legal action against Jenkinsons is not the forum for Beautification Committee questions. You can get some of your answers on the town web site or call Borough Hall. Feel free to contact me directly or just come to a meeting if you want to really want to learn more about the Committee and what it does. Otherwise, enjoy your “hobby“, but please don’t drag a hard working Committee into the mud pit.
Darlene Motto November 06, 2011 at 02:53 AM
David, Please, Thank the Beautification committee and kudos to yourself for making our town look beautiful. I don't care if you have dinners at your house. I am sure you spend well over the amount that is given and what is being questioned to make our town look good. If you ever need any help let me know, my husband will help you. I didn't even look at some of these posts because it will only annoy me. So with that, I hope you stop getting harassed and have a good night.
Darlene Motto November 06, 2011 at 03:08 AM
Sand, Ms. Kelly's husband is a great guy as well as mine. Neither one of our husband's want to get involved with the politics in this town. One of the two has to keep sane. I am becoming less involved because of the nonsense that goes on. Just look at these post.
Darlene Motto November 06, 2011 at 02:03 PM
leo, Sorry, You are a complete idiot, who ever you are. Quality of life issues effects everyone no matter where you live. IT IS ONE TOWN, so it does not matter which side you live on. What happens on the East side concerns and effects me just as well. I don't have a problem with anybody who does not speak english. If you look harder, I have many friends who don't speak english and they translate for me. I can't control what others say and do. I do have a facebook friend that is against illegals and that is his choice. I don't control my friends. There is many who have friends on Facebook that is part of groups and that is their choice. I can't stop them. I don't know anything about page suspension and I really don't care. Leo, you seem to be just another instigator in town just what we need.
Charles Clark November 08, 2011 at 11:41 AM
Joan, Sad to say...... I did. But I thought you were not going to worry about my grammar. Obviously you understand my post. By the way,,,,,,, not everyone that went to Point Beach was a scholar...... Hopefully you are not a teacher....... It is quite evident that you did not attend school in PPB either.
Charles Clark November 08, 2011 at 11:48 AM
Joan...... Do you work for the Boardwalk? Are you a retired Teacher? Where are you originally from?


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