Dan Weinles just received his tax bill. 14% increase. His tax increase last year was about 6%. Over the past two years, Dan’s tax bill went up by more than 20%. Mr. Weinles says: ‘I think it is only fair that the City of Brigantine release summary data on the valuations of properties that saw tax increases vs. those that saw decreases’.
Dan continues: “My property is small and probably falls into the bottom 10% of of property values in Brigantine and I saw a 20%+ increase in taxes over the last two years”. Dan also wonders: “could this be a ploy to cheapen property values so more middle income houses go on the market for less and less money? Investors then scoop them up for bargain basement prices. Knock then down. Build new multi-million dollar sand castles in their place?”
Bloated City Hall employment rolls, 6 figure salaries, and benefits that you and I can only dream of. Taxpayers will need to dig deeper to cover these plum gigs typically reserved for those with ‘insider status’.
Other Brigantine Taxpayer Comments:
Walter Klodnicki: Dream on- ocean block owners have been getting raped for years. My taxes went up over 10% a year for 3 years in a climate of decreasing valuation. All to support the infra structure of corruption and excessive benefits. Why are the taxes in Brigantine 33% more than Stone harbor or Avalon? They seem like nice communities to me. Ex- home owner
Carol Murray Cei: Too many people on the employment rolls. This town is becoming less and less of a year round place to live. With the casino collapse that will continue even more. Start cutting expenses now or no one will want to purchase anything on this island. Taxes that are too high drive people away to other towns
Jim Dougherty: I also saw my tax bill today, and a whopping 10% increase. By the way, I know an owner of a mega-house and they aren’t getting any tax breaks either. We should be able to go to a town or county web site and see assessement values and taxes charged
Eric T Austin: 39% increase over last years tax bill. Assessment was virtually identical to previous (262k in 2013, now 269k)