After months of foot dragging, Brigantine’s Mayor and City Council have finally agreed to allow a presentation with discussion, on the benefits of municipal shared services.
Members of the Atlantic County Municipal Court Committee will attend the next Brigantine City Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 6 at 5p.
They’ll be discussing Atlantic County’s proposal.
Egg Harbor Township, Galloway Township, Linwood, Weymouth Township, Estell Manor and Ventnor have already opted in.
Ventnor will save $225,000, to cite an example.
“This proposal is based on economies of scale so the more towns that participate, the greater the savings,” Levinson said.
Atlantic County’s proposal to provide taxpayers with hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual savings through a shared services, countywide municipal court system is meeting resistance in Brigantine.
“It appears many towns are more interested in maintaining status quo than attaining significant savings,” stated County Executive Dennis Levinson.
Discussion will assess the operations and services that are currently being provided by Brigantine’s local court system.
Research shows that the proposed county court system could adequately replace the current level of services provided by the City of Brigantine.
The meeting will take place at Brigantine City Hall, 1411 West Brigantine Avenue. Brigantine. NJ.
Residents have complained. They were unaware of the benefits provided by municipal shared services in Atlantic County.
Many are pointing fingers at the City Council’s recent shut down of recorded council meetings.
As is common in Brigantine, video recordings of public meetings are often lost, turned-off, or have corrupted files.
BrigantineNOW reached out to Mayor Sera, Councilmen Riordan and DeLucry for comment. They did not reply.
Note: video of public meetings are official recordings / meeting minutes. Brigantine has a track record of mishandling the recording and archiving of council meetings.