Month: April 2017

2017 Brigantine Public School Employee Salary Report

It’s getting worse. Enrollment in Brigantine’s elementary and middle schools has declined to just 611 students. There are 52 fewer students in Brigantine, compared Sept 2015. Click here to see: 2017 Brigantine School Salary Chart Brigantine school student enrollment is now declining at a faster clip. Even with that stark news, 30% of property taxes are …

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Brigantine Taxpayers Can Learn From Ocean City Homeowners

Brigantine homeowners can learn much from Ocean City taxpayers…. many of whom are 2nd homeowners, just like in Brigantine. OC taxpayers enjoy a very comprehensive website & Facebook page that keeps ALL taxpayers up to date on how their money is spent. Meeting minutes, calendar of events, newsletters, etc. http://FairnessinTaxes.com/ We hope the BTA, Brigantine …

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Unused Sick Time Payouts Still Problem in Brigantine

Letter to the editor: The Newark Star-Ledger had an editorial recently about payouts for unused sick days costing NJ taxpayers billions of dollars. It said, “New Jersey, the state with the nation’s highest property taxes, still allows public- union workers to collect payouts for the unused absences. It’s a perk unheard of in the private …

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Part-Time Brigantine Residents Have No Control over Local Politicians

From Philadelphia Magazine: There’s a real romanticism to the notion that Shore towns (like Brigantine) become almost private enclaves for the people who decide to live in them permanently. But there’s a flip side to that coin. The number of full-time Brigantine residents continues to decline. That means fewer eyes on local government officials who …

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Who Owns Most Property Along South Jersey Shore?

Who owns the most South Jersey shore real estate? It’s those from Philadelphia and its suburbs, who own the majority of seashore property. That’s according to a recent report at Philly.com. Philly Area Residents Dominate Jersey Shore Home-Ownership Of course… this report fired up the comments section. Many went overboard and their rants were promptly deleted. …

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