Brigantine Taxpayers Association News Blog

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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WHAT’S AHEAD FOR BRIGANTINE?

WHAT’S AHEAD FOR BRIGANTINE? A PERSPECTIVE. Current Trends 1. The Census population of Brigantine is in a steady decline.  In 2000 it was 12,594.  By 2010, this number was down to 9,450.  The next Census occurs in 2020.  Until then, these numbers plus other useful indicators support the reality of

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City Council Approves Private Dune Maintenance

Property owners on New Jersey’s barrier islands know the importance of the dunes for protection from the ocean. We in Brigantine value highly the substantial, effective dunes we have with their diversity of plants to catch, hold and stabilize the sand. At its October 3rd meeting City Council approved an

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Letter to City Manager Stinson. Brigantine Longevity Payments.

Dear Mr. Stinson: While going over the 2017 municipal employee salary list, we found what appear to be violations of City ordinances in ten non-union salaries regarding longevity.  Let’s look at the relevant salary ordinances. Ordinance #17 of 2013, section 5 says, “Longevity is eliminated for all employees from the

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