Brigantine Taxpayers Association News Blog

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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Too Much In Brigantine Fund Balance. Over-Taxation.

Brigantine’s City Manager submitted his 2018 municipal budget.  It’s now up to the City Council to work on it in preparation for its final approval. The public hasn’t yet seen all these numbers that determine property taxes.  We believe two numbers stand out that should get the public’s attention. The

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Brigantine Property Tax Assessments

I attended yesterday’s City Council meeting specifically to make the following statement during the last public comment. “Last month, a resident addressed Council, for a second time, on apparent inequities and problems affecting property owners. These issues are property assessments and property tax appeals. He presented Council with a lot

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Brigantine Links Golf Issues.

The City of Brigantine owns and oversees the management of an 18-hole golf course and clubhouse (The Links). Why should this fact matter to taxpayers? Is the status quo the best way to face current and future challenges to this municipally-owned business? This is a community issue. Taxpayers need to

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Brigantine Teacher Salaries

This is our letter-to-the-editor which was printed on June 8, 2017 in The Press of Atlantic City regarding its editorial on overpaid teachers. “Two sentences in the editorial should open taxpayers’ eyes.   ‘Of the 10 NJ school districts that pay teachers the most, four are in South Jersey’, and ‘Pay

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