Month: February 2017

Brigantine COVE

NEW RULES – 2017 Brigantine 4×4 Permits & Beach Tags

Want a discounted four-wheel-drive Brigantine beach permit? You better hurry. You have til Wednesday, March 1, to snag one at the reduced cost. After March 1, the permit cost jumps from $160 to $175, or $80 to $85 for those 60+, and those permanently disabled. Veterans and active members of the military get free permits. …

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Brigantine Mayor Enforces Gag Order at Council Meetings

‘Letter to the Editor’ from Brigantine resident, Anne H. Phillips:  Why did Brigantine’s Mayor Guenther impose his own gag rule (any action or order preventing freedom of speech) on me at the 2/15/17 City Council meeting? The Mayor presides at all City Council meetings. With skill and adherence to professional standards of courtesy, civility and order …

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Brigantine Farmers Market Under Political Control

Mayor Guenther is doing exactly what we predicted. He is pushing through law… that will essentially gut the Greenteam and hurt the Brigantine Farmers Market. Why does Guenther want control of the Brigantine Farmers Market? The 26+ year Mayor hates that Farmers Market founder; Lisa McClay, gets most of the credit for this RARE Brigantine …

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The Green Scheme. Politicians Want Control of Brigantine Farmers Market

After 4 years of successful operation, efforts are now underway for City Hall to take control of the uber-popular Brigantine Farmers Market. Since 2013, the Brigantine Green team has managed and nurtured the Farmer Markets into the BEST market in the area…even better than Margate. It’s that good. WATCH VIDEO of City Council trying to …

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Council Recap. Brigantine Mayor Hides Public Union Terms

Mayor Phil Guenther won rave reviews for his Nancy Pelosi impression on at Brigantine City Council on Wed night, Feb 1. It was classic Phil. Smooth, but really dumb. Sounds smart when you first hear it, but after you chew on it a bit….you realize Phil has almost baffled you with his well-tuned bullsh*t. Just …

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Brigantine Spotlight: City Solicitor Fred Scerni

When in doubt, cornered by the facts, or when his stammering gets too intense….. Mayor Phil Guenther can always fall back and punt to Fred Scerni, our highly qualified City Solicitor. At times, it seems like Mr. Scerni is not fond of bailing out Guenther and his wing-man; Councilman Simpson. But hey, Fred’s a pro. …

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2016 Brigantine Schools: Enrollment & Grades Down, Expenses Up.

A recent letter was sent to the Brigantine Board of Education and School Superintendent. it came from the Brigantine Taxpayers Association (BTA). Here are some of the bullet pointed contained within: Approx 1/3 of each tax dollar goes toward the school district, one that has declining enrollment and rising expenses. Declining Enrollment. 52 fewer students…year over …

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Mayor Guenther Ignores Law Regarding Public Union Contracts

BRIGANTINE TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION called out Mayor Guenther in the local papers this week. BTA president Anne Philips asks: Why is Brigantine City Council keeping taxpayers in the dark about public union contracts? A new police contract, to replace the one which expired on 12/31/16, is being negotiated. The two parties are the City of Brigantine, …

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