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How to Use OPRA Anonymously. Keeping Brigantine Council Honest.

Brigantine residents, especially 2nd home-owners, might want to use OPRA to find out how their money is being spent. Not happy with virtually no representation from Brigantine City Council? Disappointed with limited questioning of Council majority’s blatant financial malfeasance? Voters hoped Brigantine Democrat leader; Lisa McClay would have shared details of Chief Reed’s $131,000 retirement …

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Brigantine Hockey Coaches Under Financial Fire

Brigantine business boycotts, non-stop beef & beer fund-raisers and undocumented Snack Shack cash flow using city property. These are just a few of the items raising eyebrows from the Brigantine Taxpayers Association and other local citizens groups in Brigantine. Audits are being requested to understand how the Brigantine Hockey League operates, and why the City …

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Brigantine Real Estate Slump; Caused by City Hall Tax & Spend?

Brigantine Real Estate brokers, agents & builders know the truth. Brigantine’s most important economic driver is Real Estate. Home building, buying, selling, repair, home-lifting, bulkheads, kitchen & bath upgrades, landscaping, painting, insurance, etc. This is just a small sampling of what drives the economy on Brigantine Island. When that Real Estate engine is compromised or …

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Brigantine School Superintendent Says ‘No Consolidation Needed’

Brigantine school consolidation is not needed. That’s what Brigantine Mayor Phil Guenther and School Superintendent; Brian Pruitt reported last week via a highly questionable document called: Brigantine Public Schools Consolidation Study. (click to read) This so-called study was released to the general public, just minutes before it was voted upon and approved by the Brigantine School Board. …

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Brignatine Council to Vote on 3rd Ward Replacement

The Democratic municipal chairman for Brigantine; Jerry Szucs submitted 3rd ward nominations to the City Clerk; Lynn Sweeney on December 11. Szucs was delivering three names to fill the vacant seat of former Brigantine 3rd ward councilman Joe Picardi, who recently retired prior to the end of his term. The three names submitted: Gary Shea …

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Brigantine Council 4 Mil Liability. Dec 2, 2015

Brigantine City Council Video. DEC 2, 2015

Brigantine City Council from DEC 2, 2015. Announcement made that Joe Piccardi (D) has resigned from council. A $4 million un-funded liability still exists for Brigantine taxpayers. Council may use ACIA; Atlantic County Improvement Authority, to manage golf course. Taxpayers may still liable for certain Brigantine golf course expenses, even if Atlantic County (ACIA) manages. Council …

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Atlantic County Improvement Authority. Manage Brigantine Golf Course?

VIDEO > The ACIA; Atlantic County Improvement Authority might enter into a shared services agreement with the City of Brigantine Beach. If terms are reached, the ACIA could manage and maintain The Links at Brigantine Golf Course. Brigantine City Manager Stinson has been given the OK by Brigantine Council to start negotiations, to potentially enter …

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VIDEO > Brigantine City Council Summary NOV 19 2015

Could the Links at Brigantine Golf Course eventually be run by the ACIA; Atlantic County Improvement Authority? City Manager Stinson has been given the OK to start negotiations for potentially entering into a shared services agreement with the ACIA. The deal would cover management & maintenance….not food & beverage. An independent authority created by state statute, the …

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2015 Salary Chart – BRIGANTINE MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES

Brigantine 2015 Employee Salary Chart & Highlights. Enjoy. 170 employee positions in 2015. That’s 12 more employees than 2014 31 employees make over $100,000 in base salary $10.3 mil in total base salaries (inc. holiday, longevity, stipends, clothing, etc) $359,000 in total 2015 longevity pay (bonus for showing up) $2.3 million for employee health payments Click …

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Brigantine Street Collapse Getting Worse. Ignored for 3 Years.

WATCH VIDEO & SEE PICS> Is the Brigantine waterfront street called Harbor Beach Cove on a path to greater collapse? Resident Tom Braca addressed Council about the crumbling road in front of his Brigantine home. The scenic roadway is actually falling into the salt marsh. A small, but dangerous cliff could pose a serious risk to …

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Brigantine For Sale Signs Multiply as City Employees Get a Raise

Shhhh. Can you hear it? That’s the sound of another FOR SALE sign being planted in the front yard of a Brigantine home. New, higher taxes could be on the way to pay for the latest and very rich ‘dispatcher’ contract pushed through by Team Guenther / Simpson on Wednesday night. Up next: an un-sustainable Brigantine …

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Time to Consolidate Brigantine Schools & Lower Taxes.

Brigantine school district employees want more money, even though student enrollment and test scores continue to decline. As of Sept. 2015, enrollment numbers provided by Superintendent Pruitt look bleak. They slide downward every single year. Elementary school – 378 Middle school – 285 Total – 663 In 2012, the Brigantine Taxpayers Association wrote a letter to …

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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 Corruption Links Golf Guenther

Will Mayor Guenther Step Down Over ‘Disgraceful’ Brigantine Financial Audit? Will NJ Investigate?

Brigantine bank accounts not reconciled, purchase orders in duplicate, asset ledger not maintained in 2014, and checks for 6 grand sent monthly to a Florida LLC that used to manage golf courses. Just another day inside Mayor Guenther’s City Hall. Make sure you thank Mike Feely; reporter for the Brigantine Beachcomber, the next time you …

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