Belmar is governed by a five-person Mayor & Council, which typically meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the Council meeting room at the Municipal Building at 601 Main Street.
About Meetings of the Mayor & Council
The Mayor & Council encourage the public to attend their meetings, and to learn about Belmar‘s municipal government and operations.
Each meeting usually begins at 6:00 p.m.
The meeting begins with a workshop discussion where the Mayor and Council will hear presentations for projects or ideas and discuss pending business.
The regular meeting of the Mayor & Council immediately follows the workshop session.
The agenda for each meeting is posted to the Borough‘s website as soon as it is available, which is usually no later than the end of the business day (Tuesday) prior to the Council meeting, click here.
The agendas of each Regular meeting of the Mayor & Council provide members of the public with two general opportunities to be heard. The first opportunity for public comment is prior to the Mayor & Council‘s consideration of Resolutions on the calendar, and is limited to comments on the pending Resolutions. Paper copies of the Resolutions are usually made available to the public for review at the meeting.
There is also a general public comment session at the end of each meeting at which members of the public are free to make comments to, or ask questions of, the Mayor & Council. In addition to these public comment sessions, the public has the right to speak during the public hearing that must precede the adoption of any ordinance.