Month: April 2016

Brigantine Dog Park. Guenther & Stinson Invite Dog Bite Lawsuits

VIDEO > Brigantine leadership inviting dog bite lawsuits? Watch the video from the City Council meeting on 4/20/2016. City Manager Ed Stinson and Mayor Phil Guenther see no problem with turning the secure Brigantine Dog Park at 42 street into a doggy free-for-all. A likely dangerous one too. City Manager Stinson was oddly confident that …

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Atlantic City / Brigantine Connector closed for Repairs starting Mon, May 2

The Atlantic City / Brigantine Connector & Tunnel will be closed starting Monday, May 2 at 6 a.m. Repairs will be made to the railroad crossing. It will take 10 days to complete. NJ Transit train service will not affected. Signs and message boards will mark detour routes. The connector, 2 miles long, links downtown …

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Letter to Editor: We’re Watching Ed Stinson, Brigantine City Hall

329 Brigantine city employees in 2016 compared to 311 in 2015. Who is our Director of Human Resources? Did the City of Brigantine seek out a candidate who is knowledgeable and educated in Personal leadership and maintaining and expanding a non biased Human Resource dept? Surely, our Brigantine City Manager; Ed Stinson, should know the …

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Brigantine Battles over Faulty Budgets for 2016

  Notes from the Brigantine City Council meeting of 4.20.2016. Discussion of Board of School Estimates and their lack of timely reports & projections. The number of students continues to decline. But no one on council seemed to know by how much, even though 3 members are actually on the boards connected to the Brigantine …

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Compare Brigantine & Ocean City; Fairness in Taxes, FBI Investigation

How is Brigantine similar and different from OCEAN CITY?  It’s not what you think. According to ShoreNewsToday,  the FBI is investigating Ocean City for a variety of mis-steps frowned upon by 2nd homeowners & part-time residents of Ocean City. Hey Brigantine…..take note. Michael Hinchman, president of a Ocean City based group called Fairness in Taxes, …

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Brigantine Report Shows Over-Taxation, Employee Count UP.

The Brigantine City Council budget for 2016 is another whopper. Some surprising and record-breaking activity was revealed. The municipal fund balance ending Dec 31, 2015 (surplus) was $5,334,840. That’s the highest amount in Brigantine’s history. According to the Brigantine Taxpayers Association, such an outsize amount of money is bad financial practice and is frowned on …

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Cloisters Condo in Brigantine Considered Affordable Housing?

Can the Cloisters Condominiums in Brigantine be considered affordable housing? Seems like Mayor Guenther and City Manager Stinson think so. According to a Philly.com article, Brigantine, along with 279 other towns hired a consulting firm to help them satisfy federally mandated affordable housing obligations. The Cloisters Condo in Brigantine is on that list. Did Econsult possibly fudge the ‘affordable …

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Two Blockbuster Beach Concerts Announced for Atlantic City 2016

Live Nation is once again proving how important live music is to the re-invention of Atlantic City. Two big Atlantic City shows were announced today: Toby Keith and Florida Georgia Line. The first two blockbuster beach concert that will play the beaches of Atlantic City this summer. More beach concert announcements are on the way. …

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City Manager Stinson $127,500 Non-Compliant 4 Year Contract?

Brigantine Council approved resolution authorizing four-year contract for City Manager Stinson….at $127,500. Council lead by Mayor Guenther pushed for questionable…and possibly non-compliant four-year contract. Stinson contract also calls for a very un-popular automatic 2 percent salary increase each year. This drew howls from those in attendance during public comment. Most Brigantine residents believe there should …

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