These pictures were taken by the Editor and Publisher of Community News a local
newspaper. The Editor has covered the gazebo story since it first hit the media
after the threat from the City was witnessed. The Editor also covered in person the
gazebo zoning board hearings, both of the appeals, the presentation of petitions to
the Mayor at the commissioners meetings and as you can see here the 2nd set of
petitions out of 6 presented to Sea Isle City Mayor Leonard C. Desiderio.
Pictured below are Sea Isle City Mayor Leonard C. Desiderio, Sea Isle City Clerk
Teressa Tighe and Louise Clemente presenting the Mayor with the 2nd set of
petitions for a gazebo only ordinance.
The one question everyone keeps asking Louise is
Why is the Mayor doing nothing to help?
The Mayor has offered no solutions. Why?
Louise reads the gazebo only ordinance to Mayor Leonard C.
Desiderio and the Mayor reads names of the many residents
who have signed for the gazebo only ordinance in the Mayor's
office along with City Clerk Teressa Tighe and the Editor of the
Community News newspaper.
It should be noted that the Sea Isle City Zoning official Robert
Bowman who issued the gazebo permit for 19' 4 5/8" was not
certified as the Sea Isle Construction official by the State when
he inspected hundreds of newly constructed homes and
approved them all and their illegal " Bonus Rooms". Now the Sea
Isle City Construction official that replaced him, Cornelius
Byrnes continues to approve illegal "Bonus Rooms" .
Now the mayor is creating an ordinance to make these Illegal
"Bonus Rooms " legal with no petitions.
It should also be noted that the currant Sea Isle City
Construction official Cornielius Byrnes is the husband to the
Sea Isle City Zoning Board lawyer who said at the gazebo
variance hearing that the City had a place for the gazebo and
the Zoning Board members kept talking about donating the
gazebo to the City even after Louise said no.
These illegal "Bonus Rooms" illegally add a room to a house
which can be rented out. That is why the accesory height was
changed to 15' so garages couldn't add a room on top and rent
them out illegally. There aren't any rooms in Louise's gazebo.
The Governor's investigation should also look into these illegal
"Bonus Rooms" that both Robert Bowman and Cornelius Byrnes
Once the Insurance companies find out about the approved
illegal " Bonus Rooms" The Mayor is going to be in trouble
these rooms are on FLOOD LEVEL.