Brigantine Taxpayers Association News Blog

Brigantine Slow to Embrace County-Wide Shared Services

Letter to the editor. Shouldn’t providing a public service effectively at the least cost be a priority for municipal governments? Shouldn’t opportunities for public discussion in person on an important issue with the involved parties be welcomed and used? We think so. New Jersey is among the States with the highest property

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2020-2021 BRIGANTINE PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE Salaries

30% of Brigantine’s property taxes supports its public school system.  The City of Brigantine is a Type 1 school district, one of the few out of over 550 such NJ school districts, with an appointed (by the mayor) 7-member Board of Education. The school budget is voted on by a

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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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