It’s getting ugly. COVID-19 chaos erupting in Brigantine? Some second homeowners report being targeted by the few remaining neanderthals that still inhabit Brigantine Island.
Verbal threats, the ‘egging’ of their properties, and let’s not forget social media shaming. Yup. Still lot’s of shoobie-go-home rhetoric. What else is new.
So much going on…. so here’s a heart-warming collection of COVID-19 social media feedback, reader posts and comments we’ve collected.
Driving in Brigantine? Be careful if you have PA or NY tags. Brigantine insiders not shy about telling you to turn your sorry ass around… and go back to where you came from.
Be honest. If you’re one of 500+ Brigantine properties owners that depend on AirBnB and VRBO to help pay your taxes and mortgage, do you think Mayor Andy Simpson and Brigantine City Council will treat you fairly? They will drag their feet before lifting your short-term rental ban.
Don’t contaminate our turf. Stop buying our toilet paper. And don’t forget, taxes are due May 1.
We’re full-time residents of Brigantine. We also own additional properties in Brigantine and other shore towns as investment properties. We use online platforms like AirBnB to run our short-term rental business. We found it cheaper and easier than using local real estate offices. This is not a slight against realtors. But truly, it’s just not easy working with real estate agents connected to City Hall and the Chamber of Commerce.
VIDEO: Simpson Contradicts Himself. No One Corrects Him.
Neighbor against neighbor. Ratting out your neighbor. Selective enforcement of confusing and poorly written ordinance.
Picking winners and losers in Brigantine. Simpson and Riordan never letting a crisis go to waste.
Egregious mismanagement and corruption crippling key economic drivers of Brigantine: Real Estate and short-term rentals.
Brigantine’s effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 has been confusing, contradictory, and haphazard. Who the hell voted for Simpson?
Leadership, brains & ethics. Always in short supply at Brigantine City Hall
Been burned badly a few times dealing with City Hall too. Inspections were a nightmare. Always some kind of glitch on their part. A creepy relative of former Brigantine Mayor, Phil Guenther, was the code enforcement guy. No wonder.
Gotta love Brigantine city employees who think they’re doing me a favor. These entitled fools forget that my taxes pay their fat salaries, benefits, pensions and boat checks.Your Worst Nightmare
During recent council meetings, Mayor Andy Simpson said we need to follow NJ Governor orders to close all public attractions like golf courses. But Simpson then says he wants people to golf at Brigantine Links. For free. Council too afraid to tell Andy he’s an idiot.
Brigantine City Hall said we had to stop all short-term rentals, effective immediately. So why is Mayor Simpson allowing local realtors to still conduct business? Their rental listings are still live on the internet.
Let me get this straight, the Brigantine City Manager told AirBnB to block my rental listings, effective June 1? Hey Manager Bennett, that’s my primary source of income. How will I pay my taxes due May 1? Will you announce layoffs or furloughs in Brigantine? How about cutting back employee hours? Everybody else is suffering. But not Brigantine city employees.
The embarrassing Mayor Simpson speaks out of both sides of his mouth. No one stops him. Not even the city attorney. Every person on council just sits there. Too afraid to push back on the incoherent ramblings of Brigantine Mayor, Andy Simpson.
Brigantine Mayor, Andy Simpson is happy as a pig in slop. He owns a liquor store. Covid-19 not hurting his business.
And you Mayor Simpson, are a fraud. A bully. A corrupt, small town politician taking advantage of second homeowners. You’re lucky that 75% of Brigantine taxpayers don’t vote here.
When will Attorney Fred Scerni tell Simpson and Riordan to recuse themselves when voting on Brigantine Real Estate issues?
Pigs. Brigantine Mayor and City Council shutting down my ability (AirBnB) to feed the family, while refusing to furlough or lay off city employees. Disgusting.
No wonder there’s so many empty businesses on this beautiful island. Too risky to start a business here.
Brigantine City Council. Corrupt as the day is long. Picking winners and losers is no way to run a town. Unless you’re talking about Brigantine.
At the same time, Simpson says we have to follow Gov Murphy orders and shut down the golf course. But he says he wants people to get out and play some golf. For free.
Yes, local real estate offices are given a pass. Their rental listings are still live. But those who utilize AirBnB, VRBO type sites, their listings will be blocked.
Simpson, Council and the City Manager are mishandling COVID-19 on Brigantine Island. Greed before safety. Shame on those who sit idly by and saying nothing.
Guenther and Simpson. Dumb and Dumber.