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NJ State Audit: Brigantine Multiple Financial Violations, $4.5mil Pension Deficit, Insurance Scams & Over-payments.

After decades of flying under the radar, Brigantine has finally been audited by the New Jersey State Comptroller. That’s according to a scathing, but much needed report from The Press of Atlantic City. Brigantine lacks adequate policies and procedures when it comes to the oversight of sick time, overtime, comp

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Brigantine Greenhead Politics. A Story That Taxpayers Were Never Told.

When John Costello was hired as the new Director of Public Works for Brigantine, he was expected to maintain the status quo and enjoy the ride at taxpayers’ expense. Costello instead began an earnest effort to clean up the city, which resulted in an immaculate town filled with delighted residents.

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Can Brigantine Handle Growing Pension Payouts?

Brigantine residents recently learned that another Police Chief will soon retire from that position, after barely 2 years on the job. Why does Brigantine have a revolving door of Chiefs? This has been going on for quite some time. Could it be way to pump up Brigantine pension payouts? We

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Mayor & City Manager Under Fire for Longevity Payments

Salary ordinance stuff. Public employee unions. Another money grab outta the deep pockets of 2nd home-owners. As you may know, back in 2013, Brigantine City Council voted to STOP doling out longevity payments. These are payments given to employees…for just showing up to work. Yup. Brigantine taxpayers still foot the

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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

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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

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

Brigantine Mayor, Phil Guenther, is OK with stuff like this. 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

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Brigantine ‘Glitch Gate’ Explained. Waterfront Project of Councilman Under Scrutiny

According to a recent Brigantine Beachcomber Advertisement paid for by ‘Taxpayers First’, a series of glitches kept occurring at City Hall in regard to Councilman Andy Simpson and his 3 Sunset Court construction project. City Manager/Public Safety Director; Jim Barber, referred to these errors as ‘glitches’ at a City Council meeting.

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Sloppy Accounting. Brigantine Council $600,000

Brigantine Council Needs to Clean-up Sloppy Cash Management

WATCH VIDEO >> Past Brigantine accounting practices are coming under intense scrutiny as ‘Cash Management’ takes center stage. A so-called cash management plan was strongly recommended by the city auditor at the last city council meeting. Presumably, pressure from the State of NJ is forcing towns like Brigantine to comply

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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

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Brigantine Overtime Pay Issue Grows. Mayor Phil Guenther Yawns.

Still no answer to the question of overtime pay for members of the Brigantine Fire Department. The following comments were made at the May 24 City Council meeting by Anne H. Phillips of the Brigantine Taxpayers Association… First, The Brigantine Taxpayers Association wants to thank publicly Mr. Dan Howard for

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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

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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

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OOPS. Video of Brigantine City Council Meeting not Available

We assume that due to issues ‘beyond their control’, Brigantine City Council & the city manager would not comment on why Brigantine residents were unable to watch the Channel 2 Council broadcast this past Wednesday night. This is why BrigantineNOW can’t show video clips as we typically do. We reached

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