Brigantine Public Unions

Brigantine Public Employee Salary Chart 2018

The Brigantine Taxpayers Association (BTA) has published the 2018 Brigantine public employee salary chart. Facts about the salaries of public employees are a public record. The BTA presents these facts as a public service to help Brigantine taxpayers evaluate their municipal government’s expenditure of taxes and revenue. Summary: 2018 SALARIES – CITY OF BRIGANTINE MUNICIPAL …

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Grossman Considers Run For Congress, Condemns NJ Teachers Union War Chest

NJ Gov Phil Murphy supports mandatory participation and payment of union dues for all 103,000 employees of the NJEA Teachers Union. Somers Point Atty, Seth Grossman sees that as unconstitutional. No wonder this issue is in front of the US Supreme Court. According to Grossman, many public employees in NJ, and the rest of America, …

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Council Recap. Brigantine Mayor Hides Public Union Terms

Mayor Phil Guenther won rave reviews for his Nancy Pelosi impression at Brigantine City Council on Wed night, Feb 1. It was classic Phil. Smooth, but really dumb. Sounds smart when you first hear it, but after you chew on it a bit….you realize Phil has almost baffled you with his well-tuned bullsh*t. Just like …

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Mayor Guenther Ignores Law Regarding Public Union Contracts

BRIGANTINE TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION called out Mayor Guenther in the local papers this week. BTA president Anne Philips asks: Why is Brigantine City Council keeping taxpayers in the dark about public union contracts? A new police contract, to replace the one which expired on 12/31/16, is being negotiated. The two parties are the City of Brigantine, …

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Letter to Editor. Brigantine City Manager Contract is a Problem

Dear Editor: City council approved recently an employment contract for the City manager who was appointed by council in 2015.  There are several aspects of this agreement which should be known by, and of interest to, taxpayers, more so than might be expected from such a document.  The Brigantine Taxpayers Association commented on this contract at …

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Brigantine Council Meeting Videos Deleted. Info Blackouts.

Let’s keep Brigantine 2nd homeowners in the dark. It certainly seems that way. WATCH VIDEO. “You can DVR it”, says the snickering Simpson, obviously not caring that 75% of taxpayers don’t have access to the local signal. It’s well noted that U-stream used to record & archive every meeting. It worked great and was cheap. Well …

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Brigantine Police Chief Retirement Payout, Thanks to OPRA Request

Can Brigantine really afford these rich, public employee contracts? That’s the question on everyone’s mind as the Police Chief revolving door cranked out another big pay day. After less than 2 years in that position, Tim Reed has announced he will retire. Ask and you shall receive. We appreciate the quick turnaround by Brigantine City …

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Brigantine Police & Fire Chiefs: In & Out Under 2 years for Cash

After 2 years (barely) of service…Brigantine Police Chief Reed & Fire Chief Weidner are reportedly retiring before mid-Summer. These reports are coming directly from trusted sources within Brigantine City Hall. Why so hush hush? Many suggest that these early exits are due to a ‘revolving door practice’ within the Brigantine Police & Fire Departments that …

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Raises for Brigantine Fire Dept & New Icemaker for Mad Dog Morgan

Brigantine City Council voted YES on WED Oct 7, to a substantial new contract with the Fire Department. FD union leader; Tiger Platt of Absecon was quite pleased. Brigantine taxpayers not so much. Second homeowners with no representation (footing 70% of the Brig bills) were none to happy about this new burden they’ll be forced …

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Lisa McClay Brigantine Corruption

Brigantine Police Chief Disrupts City Council Video On-Demand

Brigantine City Manager Ed Stinson & Brigantine Police Chief, Tim Reed were on the digital hot seat this week. Are they unwittingly part of a plan to keep 2nd homeowners in the dark about City Council decisions? The Brigantine City Council meeting of SEPT 17, 2015 revealed that access for viewing the meetings on-demand…via the …

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Brigantine Public Union Stalls & Financial Fumbles Continue

Letter To The Editor: This statement was made by the Brigantine Taxpayers Association during the public comment portion of the last City council meeting on August 5, 2015. We urge you to settle the issue of the expired public union contracts, by arbitration if necessary. The fact that these employees continue to receive the generous and …

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Brigantine Fireman Plows Into Police Truck

Brigantine Police say that Erik Ireland, off-duty firefighter for Brigantine, rammed into a stopped police truck driven by Officer DeLeon. On October 25, DeLeon was said to have stopped for folks crossing street at Brigantine Ave. & 20th St. south. DeLeon was then forcefully hit from behind by a red Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by …

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Brigantine Police Officer Injured in Traffic Accident. Rear-Ended by Off-Duty City Firefighter.

According to Brigantine Police: Erik Ireland, resident & off-duty firefighter for the City of Brigantine, rear-ended a stopped police vehicle being driven by Officer Rich DeLeon. On Saturday, October 25 at 3:58 pm, DeLeon was reported to have stopped for crossing pedestrians at the intersection of Brigantine Ave. & 20th St. south. Officer DeLeon was …

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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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