Brigantine Taxpayers Association News Blog

New Jersey Among States With Highest Property Taxes

To the Editor: New Jersey is among the States with the highest property taxes.  What can be done to reduce them? As an example of cutting costs without loss of service, how about consolidation of some government services, sharing instead of duplication? A serious, noteworthy proposal for a countywide municipal

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BRIGANTINE MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES 2021 SALARIES

The BRIGANTINE TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION presents this public information provided by the City on 1/20/21 to help taxpayers evaluate their municipal government’s 2021 budget and its allocation and expenditure of taxes and other revenue. The US Census Bureau’s latest (7/2019) estimated population of Brigantine is 8,650, down several thousand more residents

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Open Letter to Brigantine School Superintendent, Glenn Robbins.

A letter to Superintendent Glenn Robbins of the Brigantine Community School. Dear Dr. Robbins: We welcome you to Brigantine and hope you are successful in your new position. The Brigantine Taxpayers Association has been interested in and concerned about the mediocre academic performance and excessive administrative costs in the Brigantine

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Brigantine Municipal Salary Chart 2020

BRIGANTINE TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION. We present this public information provided by the City at the end of 2019 to help taxpayers evaluate their municipal government’s allocation and expenditure of taxes and other revenue. 2019 SALARIES – CITY OF BRIGANTINE MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES 1. According to the US Census American Community Survey, Brigantine’s

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IN REMEMBRANCE OF JOAN

We mourn the loss of Joan Rees-Evans, known affectionately as the English lady. She died last month in her native England after living many years in Brigantine as an active resident and citizen. She got involved in community activities and enjoyed contributing her time, knowledge and opinions to make things

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2019 NJ State Test Results for Brigantine School Students

NJ 2019 State Achievement Test Results for Brigantine’s Public- School Students. In Brigantine, as one of the few Title 1 school districts in NJ out of a total of over 500 public school districts, it is the mayor alone who appoints Brigantine’s 7-member school board. A Board of School Estimate,

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Cove Enforcement. Letter to the Editor

Letter to the editor. At its meeting on 11/6/19, City Council amended and adopted the Ordinance relating to Municipal Beaches and Recreational Areas including The Cove, a public waterfront property adjacent to a residential zone. With these amendments Council has taken a positive step to strengthen legally its right to

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Welcome to the Brigantine Community School

For years, as school enrollment dropped in the two local public schools (at one location, pre-k -8), we advocated such a sensible consolidation from two schools and administrations into one community school.  It’s now a reality – good news! This is our third 2019 school article (salaries – 4/19, State

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Brigantine Schools & NJ State Achievement 2017-18 Test Results

This is our second article this year (1st – 4/05/19 — salaries, etc.) on Brigantine’s public schools, now 2, soon to be 1 consolidated school, pre-k through 8. With facts, people will be better able to hold accountable those responsible for our public school. There’s no automatic correlation between high

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2019 Brigantine Municipal Budget

Letter to the editor: The Brigantine City Manager introduced his proposed municipal budget to the City Council on 2/20/19. This is a “working” budget, meaning it is now subject to Council’s scrutiny, comments and changes, and finally, the public hearing and a vote for adoption on April 3. Unfortunately, too

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