VIDEO> Brigantine City Council highlights from the meeting of Jan. 20, 2016. Another Firefighter retirement was announced and plastic bags were debated. Should we ban or encourage a reduction of use?
Brigantine Firefighter Thomas Bordanaro of Egg Harbor Twp (volunteer fire department), announced his retirement recently. Bordanaro is best known for raking in close to $60,000 in overtime pay during 2015. That’s on top of his $129,000 salary, cadillac health care, as well as longevity pay and pension contributions.
Brigantine Firefighter Bordonaro also has the honor of a one-day take home pay of $1,900.
We wish Mr. Bordanaro the best in his retirement, and we welcome his son… who was just hired to the FD.
City Manager Stinson once again delayed the release of the Brigantine Links Golf Course financial statement of 2015. It’s been duly noted that Mr. Stinson has been asked multiple times for these documents over the past few months.
Councilperson Lisa McClay concurred with City Manager Stinson. She saw no need for an update on either the Golf Course FOOD & BEVERAGE RFP, or the 2015 Golf LINKS financial report.
Critical missing details about Mad Dog Morgans’s role in the bidding for Links Golf course’s food and beverage concession, highly questionable payments to Meadowbrook Golf LLC, and a continued lack of financial transparency still persist.
Brigantine City Council did however, move forward on forming a so-called Links Golf Course Advisory Committee. Councilman Sera inquired about need for transparency, and whether this committee would need to adhere to OPRA; the Open Public Records Act.
To date, Brigantine City Council has not reprimanded outgoing Police Chief Tim Reed for deleting over a years worth of official City Council video documents.
City has yet to return to system where residents can view these City Council Meetings on-demand. Total annual cost for this important City Council Meeting documentation system was well under $1,200.