Brigantine Taxpayers Association News Blog

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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Brigantine Public School Employee Salaries 2018-2019

2018-2019 SALARIES – BRIGANTINE PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES. 30 % of Brigantine’s property taxes support its public school. The City of Brigantine is a Type 1 school district, one of the few in NJ, with an appointed, by the mayor, 7- member board of education. Taxpayers also have no vote on

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Amending Dune Maintenance Ordinance

Public Comment – City Council meeting 2/6/19 Introduction of ordinance #2 of20019 – Amending Dune Maintenance Ordinance I have two problems with the dune maintenance ordinance. #1.  It exists which it should not.  The granting by the City of the physical alteration of dunes, which are public property and contiguous

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Brigantine Public Employee Salary Chart 2018

Government works best when the people it represents are knowledgeable about it and hold it accountable. Facts about the salaries of public employees are a public record. We present these facts, dated 10/2018 and provided by the City, as a public service to help Brigantine taxpayers evaluate their municipal government’s

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Looking for Additions To Our Board of Directors

“We are looking for taxpayers to serve on our Board of Directors. Our strength and influence come from the willingness of property owners to band together to work for the best interests of our island community. Please send us a message via the web site if you are interested. We welcome your

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