Time to once again point the finger at Brigantine’s City Manager Stinson. According to the BTA, Brigantine Taxpayers Association, it looks like Mr. Stinson didn’t get the memo. Brigantine longevity pay was phased out in 2013, but Stinson is still doling out the cash. Longevity pay is bonus money for […]
Why is the Brigantine Links Golf Course still a financial burden on local taxpayers? That was the big question at the recent Brigantine City Council meeting on March 1., 2017. The call for transparency about the Brigantine Links Golf Course. It’s like pulling teeth getting regular updates on this under-leveraged,
Is Brigantine City Manager; Ed Stinson, following NJ State mandated Pay to Play (“PTP”) regulations? As of Sept. 2016, that answer is no. WATCH VIDEO. PTP applies to most contracts the City of Brigantine enters into with vendors, contractors and other professional service providers. In general, the PTP requirements compel
Links Golf Course losing greater amounts of money. Brigantine CFO Roxanne Tosto was called out for potential accounting mistakes in regards to Brigantine Links Golf Course. How much will taxpayers have to subsidize the course? Over past 3 years, Brigantine taxpayers have coughed up $1.5 million to keep the Golf Course afloat.
WATCH VIDEO > Doran Engineering, well-known & well-documented for improper & likely illegal billing of services to the City of Brigantine, has been re-hired. According to the Brigantine Beachcomber, Mayor Guenther said: “I don’t know of any evidence of improper billing”. Is 26+ year Mayor Phil Guenther’s memory failing him?
The Brigantine City Council budget for 2016 is another whopper. Some surprising and record-breaking activity was revealed. The municipal fund balance ending Dec 31, 2015 (surplus) was $5,334,840. That’s the highest amount in Brigantine’s history. According to the Brigantine Taxpayers Association, such an outsize amount of money is bad financial
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
Most of Brigantine City Council had egg on their face once again. This time, it was with the non-compliant Mad Dog Morgan deal for food and beverage service at Brigantine Golf Links. As BrigantineNOW reported on Feb. 4, 2016, the city failed to properly advertise the RFP (request for proposal).
On Wed. night Feb. 3, 2016, one of Brigantine’s most valuable assets was once again mis-handled and frittered away. The food & beverage contract with unknown and un-signed terms, for the Links at Brigantine Golf Course was awarded to Mike Morgan, owner of Mad Dog Morgan’s and a former public
The City of Brigantine has yet to publicly release an approved, signed labor agreement with Brigantine Police officers that was voted on Sept. 2, 2015 by City Council. As of Jan 26, 2016, a signed Brig PD contract has not been shared by City Hall, even after OPRA requests were
Cha-ching. Another big Brigantine public employee payday on Fantasy Island. Former Brigantine Police Capt. Ray Cox will receive $325,000 in a settlement related to a lawsuit he filed against the city in 2013. This does not include costs associated with 2 years of litigation. This payout will be in addition to
The Brigantine Links Golf Course was on the verge of rebound & revitalization with Golf Management expert Ron Jaworski at the table. Our course was minutes from helping to boost local Real Estate values and Brigantine tourism. Indeed, Ron Jaworski Golf was quite interested in turning around our money losing,
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
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
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