Wow. That’s all we can say. Superb weather and low gas prices contributed to a strong summer season in Brigantine. While not back to pre-Sandy levels, Brig is bouncing back, albeit slowly.
Recap of recent key events:
- Casa Del Mare
- New owners of Pirates Den
- The Cove
- Ice cream window at Joe’s Seaside Market
- Salty Sea Studio
- SUN BANK (soon to close)
- CVS 9th street.
Brigantine Water-view Reduction Program
- New construction at Lighthouse Circle started
Brigantine Business Acquisition Program
- Links Golf Course
- Links Clubhouse Restaurant
- Links Clubhouse Pro-Shop
- Ground breaking & new home construction started at ‘Brigantine Pointe’ (North End beach entrance)
City Public Contracts
- Police Dept signs new contract. New hires take lower pay to start. Much longer to reach top salary. Police Dept veterans keep longevity pay.
- Fire Department still holding out for higher pay and benefits. FD contract expired over 2 years ago. Union leader; Tiger Platt of Absecon NJ playing hardball.
- After many delays, popular playground finished via help of volunteers.
- Nice to finally notice NO ‘Shoobie Tuesday’ sign on entrance way to Brigantine.
- Popular ‘Water Weenie’ food boat playing by the rules. Staying off beach….floating just slightly off shore at ‘Cove Beach’.
Laguna Beach Grill
- Live music events like ‘G-Love’ proved wildly successful. More visitors from ‘OTB’ over the bridge, discovering this beach front destination.
City Council Meetings No Longer Available to View Online
- Mayor Guenther and Councilwoman McClay OK with no ability to view City Council meetings, on-demand…on YouTube. Part time residents not happy especially since this is a no-cost service for all taxpayers. Residents see this as Council’s way of hiding embarrassing interactions & votes at monthly Brigantine City Council meetings. City Webmaster; Tim Reed, just following orders.