Elliot Becker

24 Year Golf Course Complaint Refreshed

The Brigantine Golf course has been an island jewel since the 1920’s. During that time, some interesting wheeling & dealing has occurred that some may not be aware of. Recently, a 24 year old complaint against the City of Brigantine was resurrected by former developer Tom Cocco. Take a look at this document. Cocco Brigantine …

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ARCHIVES: Brigantine Hacked for $600,000. City Quietly Handles.

From OCT 2010 NJ.com. >> Computer hackers managed to steal $600,000 from Brigantine’s bank account. Officials say $200,000 still hasn’t been recovered. TD Bank notified Brigantine on Tuesday that multiple wire transfers had taken place from its account. Police say someone was able to get a user name and password. Authorities say a virus or …

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Local Business Competes Against City of Brigantine?

Is Brigantine ‘business friendly? With over 40 empty storefronts and a brutal business approval process, many have asked that very simple question. Some claim that Brigantine City Government has a negative influence on local commerce. Whatever the case, most agree that government in general, and Brigantine specifically, should rarely be running or subsidizing a business, especially …

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2014 Brigantine City Hall Salary Chart

The Brigantine Taxpayers Association was kind enough to post the latest salaries for Brigantine Municipal employees. These total dollar amounts do not include the additional payments to employees: healthcare, pension and overtime. Research suggests that, on average, it costs the city an additional $46,000 per person in benefits, for many city employees. Click on Image …

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How Union Self-interest Sank a City

Special Report: How a vicious circle of self-interest sank a California city. Meanwhile, San Bernardino continued to boost wages along with benefits. The average salary for a full-time San Bernardino firefighter in 1997 was $75,610, adjusted for inflation into 2010 dollars. By 2010, it was nearly $147,000, according to a Reuters analysis of Census Bureau …

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2014 Salary Chart. Brigantine Public Employees

Salary info for Brigantine employees are a public record. We present this public information as a service to help Brigantine taxpayers evaluate their municipal government and its expenditure of public revenue. These numbers DO NOT include overtime, longevity, benefits, pension, etc. 2014 Brigantine Budget: 32 employees making over $100,000 + 49 Police & Fire employees …

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Ocean City Bulkheads

Ocean City Council will consider revisions to ordinances concerning bulkhead construction when it convenes Thursday evening, 7 p.m. at the library. The ordinance proposes creating uniform regulations for construction, repair or renovation for all bulkheads along any waterway or beach, according to the agenda packet. Currently, the ordinance only applied to non-oceanfront bulkheads. An entire …

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