From Beachcomber News: The city has scheduled a special budget workshop meeting for 9 a.m. Saturday, March 8 in council chambers at City Hall where the draft of the proposed 2014 municipal budget will be presented to the public. The tax rate has continued to rise as many homeowners have challenged their valuations and the city’s ratable base has declined. The city's net valuation has dropped from $4,254,101,962 in 2013 to $4,110,453,562 in 2014 – a reduction of $143,648,400. Wages, salaries … [Read More...]
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Click to watch recorded VIDEO from Brigantine City Council Meeting. MARCH 5. 2015. Officials voted NO on petition to eliminate position of Public Safety Director. This will likely force a special referendum election to decide the issue in a few weeks. Download AGENDA here. A certified petition circulated by local citizens forced council to decide on the issue. The Democratic majority of council had originally voted to keep the interim post and increase the position's pay. Sensing a changing … [Read More...]
There's a new home-building boom on Brigantine Beach. Construction permits are piling up at City Hall. Classic bungalows are sadly being bull-dozed and dirt lots decorated with Real Estate signs. Brigantine Real Estate is on a rebound. Unfortunately, our island is plagued by a growing number of empty storefronts. Most recently, the popular L'aragosta Restaurant has been shut down for the winter. Some fear they won't open again. These shuttered businesses can't handle the decline of year … [Read More...]
From Angela Hines-Reynolds of the Brigantine Chamber of Commerce: (edited excerpts) Following the last Brigantine City Council meeting, I posted my feelings regarding the current "temperature" in Brigantine. I believe Brigantine residents are experiencing frustration due to redundant battles & lack of progress. My overall feeling is that Brigantine has not made a concerted effort in the past... to be 'business-friendly'. I'm in agreement. The Brigantine Chamber of Commerce, for many … [Read More...]
Brigantine City Council will hold a special budget meeting on Saturday, March 8, 9a at City Hall. A draft of the proposed 2014 city budget will be presented to the public. Key issues related to proposed budget: Many Brigantine homeowners challenged their property valuations and won. With so many lower home values, the city’s ratable tax base / net valuation lost a whopping $143,648,400. The Brigantine City Manager, under the watchful eye of Councilman Pullella and crew, will now try to … [Read More...]
Our family bought a home in Brigantine back in 94. Over the years, I noticed my friends in Philly had no idea of what Brigantine was all about. Most didn't know where it was.... even though they visit Atlantic City often. Some knew of Brigantine through stale, no longer accurate newspaper reports & stories passed along for decades. Sleepy fishing town. Bug infested. Boring. Backwards. Corrupt. Why was this amazing island so unfamiliar to outsiders? Why did Brigantine leaders unofficially … [Read More...]
BrigantineNOW reader question: This is the second time that I have tried to get an answer. I'm questioning when the memorial benches that have been destroyed on the seawall by Super Storm Sandy will be replaced. I brought this up at a council meeting, but it was obviously not a priority. I paid for two, my daughter had paid for eight memorials for family & friends that have passed away. There are several other people that also had dedicated memorials. A few fireman at the meeting had offered … [Read More...]
The old Steak 38 building sat there empty on Brigantine Blvd since 2008. In 2013, local developer; Mike Snyder & partner took a chance and put this once great attraction back on the road to recovery. Click thru to watch video. This former eyesore went from high-profile embarrassment to high-profile proof that Brigantine could be on a tourism rebound. More jobs. More tourists. More home buyers & renters. Unfortunately, retail business & entrepreneurship seem to be frowned upon in … [Read More...]
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