Brigantine Public Unions

Brigantine Firefighter: $140,000 Salary + Benefits + Pension

To the editor: In Brigantine, new focus needs to be placed on reducing the budget in areas of employee compensation. A 6.2-cent increase, as strongly supported by the city manager, is not acceptable, especially when it forwards debt to future years without really knowing the impact of near future years (2014 and 2015). The other …

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Brigantine Council. Platt vs Pullella 5.24.2014

Brigantine Firefighter Union Needs to Compromise. Act Professional.

WRITTEN BY LEE BUCCI   Originally published January 30, 2014. As someone who has been following the public-safety discussion in the city over the last year or so, I firmly believe the city needs to continue to seek new ways that will lead to long-term cost reduction for the taxpayers. This is not to say that …

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Absecon’s Platt Outraged over Financial Questions In Brigantine

Watch video. Absecon’s Tige Platt is outraged over some financial questions from Brigantine taxpayers. Mr. Platt is the union rep for the Brigantine Firefighters, as well as a captain in the department. Watch Video clips from a recent City Council meeting. Brigantine public employees talk lawyers and litigation a little too much. Why do they …

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Brigantine Union Overtime Docs Suggest Abuse

Documents handed out at recent BTA; Brigantine Taxpayers Association meeting. These documents were also handed out at a recent City Council Meeting. These are OPRA requested documents in reference to INQUIRY into Brigantine Fire Department potential overtime abuse. Brigantine FD union leadership would prefer that these docs not be seen by the Brigantine Taxpayers. Sandi Williams …

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Unfunded Liability. Mayor Gets Schooled by Councilman DeLucry

The Mayor of Brigantine gets a lesson on what an unfunded liability is. Watch Video. Definition: The amount, at any given time, by which future payment obligations exceed the present value of funds available to pay them. For example, a pension plan’s payment obligations, including all income, death and termination benefits owed, are compared to the plan’s present investment experience, and if the total plan obligations exceed the projected plan assets at any point in time, the plan has an unfunded …

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Brigantine Fire Department Scare Tactics?

Tige Platt from Absecon, NJ says: “Currently the fire department is looking at the staffing shortage of 20% since our retirements and the passing away of our late chief”.  Mr Platt is also President of the Brigantine Professional Fire Fighters and he is a FD captain. His 2013 salary was over $129,084. Mr. Platt certainly …

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Mayor Guenther Ignores Overtime Abuse?

Overtime Scandal? Brigantine Republicans Say No. Overtime payouts are soaring in Brigantine. Unions claim it’s due to lack of staffing. Others think it’s due to the Mayor not knowing who OK’s the overtime. From the Press of Atlantic City, MAY 11, 2014: Manager Jennifer Blumenthal said the spike is due in part to the captains …

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Brigantine Mayor Guenther Exposed  PENSION PAYOUTS

Brigantine Public Safety Director Ousted. Overtime Inquiry Begins

On Wednesday May 13, Brigantine voters decided to oust Public Safety Director; Dan Howard. It was a short and tumultuous run for Mr. Howard that exposed many inefficiencies within City Hall. (much to the dismay of city employees) One big stink emerged as the May 13 election approached. It was a bombshell revelation: Brigantine’s Mayor …

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An Overtime Smoking Gun & Different Viewpoints. Public Safety Director Vote in Brigantine

Vote yes or no on the Public Safety Director issue? Does city employee overtime need an overhaul? Who should manage stuff like that? Read statements from the Mayor, Councilman Pullella & the Democrats, Fire Department rep; Tiger Platt, Concerned Citizens for Brigantine, and the Taxpayers Association….and of course….our 2 cents on the matter. Like most …

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