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City Kills Mad Dog Morgan Golf Award. RFP Will Be Re-Posted.

Most of Brigantine City Council had egg on their face once again. This time, it was with the non-compliant Mad Dog Morgan deal for food and beverage service at Brigantine Golf Links. As BrigantineNOW reported on Feb. 4, 2016, the city failed to properly advertise the RFP (request for proposal). It now must be rebid. Mayor …

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Brigantine Paid 4% More in Taxes in 2015. Up 40% Since 2000.

The average residential property owner in Brigantine paid 3.95 percent more in property taxes for the year of 2015. That’s a year over year increase that helped pay for 2 new public safety contracts and over $4.5 million in unfunded pension liability. Brigantine taxpayers have been clobbered over the past 15 years. They have seen …

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Brigantine City Manager: Police Contract Off Radar, Minor Typos.

Watch Video > Minor changes to indexing and fixing some typos. That’s what Brigantine City Manager Ed Stinson claims is the glitch keeping the latest Police Union agreement from being signed. On Wed JAN 3, the Brigantine City Council meeting publicly revealed that the so-called Brigantine Police contract announced on Sept. 2, 2015 never really …

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Brigantine Police Union Gets $ Better Deal without Legal Contract

Written by Brother of ‘Mad Dog’ Morgan. Thought to be signed, sealed and delivered months ago, it looks like there’s still no legally binding, signed contract for the Brigantine Police union. This was confirmed by Brigantine City Clerk Lynn Sweeney on Thursday Jan 28, 2016. ( see below ) Voted on & approved by Brigantine …

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Brigantine Hockey Coaches Under Financial Fire

Brigantine business boycotts, non-stop beef & beer fund-raisers and undocumented Snack Shack cash flow using city property. These are just a few of the items raising eyebrows from the Brigantine Taxpayers Association and other local citizens groups in Brigantine. Audits are being requested to understand how the Brigantine Hockey League operates, and why the City …

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Brigantine School Superintendent Opposes Consolidation

Will Brigantine taxpayers see much needed relief anytime soon? ‘Not likely’, says a growing number of concerned citizens. Explosive school district costs will tax relief a non-starter. Twelve new hires have recently been added to the Brigantine City Hall staff. Over 30 employees make over $100K (not counting OT, Health & Pension). And let’s not …

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Refund: Dune Carve-Out in Brigantine. DEP Duped?

Brigantine’s Mayor Guenther wanted lower taxes for one lucky resident, one that likely removed protected dunes in order to have more beachfront space in front of her home. Last year, Guenther wanted the property value of 406 23rd Street South reduced by $384,000, and a refund issued for $6,554.88. Should this ‘restricted’ parcel get a tax …

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Big Pay Raises for Brigantine Police Union

Brigantine City Council lead by Mayor Guenther’s Republican party approved an expensive, public union labor agreement with Brigantine police officers on September 2nd. Local residents were disappointed but not surprised that such a lucrative deal was made with the public safety union. Most part time residents were not aware of this pay-raise and new contract. …

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Aggressive Brigantine Development Squeezing Attractions Like Fishfinder Party Boat.

Is residential development along the Brigantine waterfront too aggressive? Residents, business owners and Real Estate agents were shocked to learn that one of the last remaining, FAMILY FRIENDLY private attractions in Brigantine was under pressure to sell. The Fishfinder Party Boat is STILL OPEN for BUSINESS….but finds itself squeezed between massive homes along Brigantine BLVD. …

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McClay & Guenther Join Hands and Say OK to $5 Million Expense with Limited Detail.

A $5 million dollar expenditure, with minimal detail was quickly approved by Brigantine City Council on Wednesday night, May 20. This debt will be used for Brigantine School District infrastructure improvements that have yet to be clearly identified or prioritized, as pointed out by Councilman Rick DeLucry. Mayor Guenther admitted he was not able to confidently …

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Brigantine Corruption Links Golf Guenther

SEE CONTRACT. Brigantine Links Golf Course. Mad Dog Morgan’s Sweet Deal. What does Meadowbrook do? Who is Ron Jackson? WATCH VIDEO >>

One of Brigantine most valuable assets was virtually given away on Wednesday night, May 6 inside Council Chambers. Mayor Guenther, Council members Simpson, McClay, and even Brigantine’s Attorney gave the green light to hand over the Brigantine Links Golf Course Food & Beverage concession (and liquor license) to Mike ‘Mad Dog’ Morgan….for what many residents …

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Brigantine Taxpayers Association Asks Council: How Much Longer for New Union Contracts?

Brigantine City Council, how much longer must taxpayers wait? Expired government union contracts. By Anne Phillips, Brigantine Taxpayers Association. In the pamphlet on the 2015 municipal budget, the newly-appointed municipal auditor lists under “Items for Consideration – Contracts: Police expired 12/31/2012 and fire expired 12/31/13.  These two represent $8,470,000 in salaries. These need to be …

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Brigantine Schools Release Salary Data for 2014

See 2014/15 Brigantine School District SALARY data here. Brigantine Taxpayers Association (BTA) received this information on Nov 12, 2014, in cooperation with Brigantine City Hall, Superintendent Brian Pruitt and Mayor Guenther. This public service helps local taxpayers evaluate our public school system. The Brigantine Taxpayers Association continues to advocate for consolidation of Brigantine’s side-by-side schools, …

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VIDEO> Back Door Golf Course Deal for Brigantine Employee: Mad Dog Morgan

Shocker? Not really. Just business as usual in Brigantine. Mayor Guenther and Councilman Simpson do back-room Brigantine Golf Course deal. Food & Beverage concession w/ liquor license quietly awarded to Brigantine Public Works employee; Mad Dog Morgan. Speaking of liquor licenses…. Did our former ABC liaison (Police Chief Reed) overlook background check on process involving …

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