Brigantine Public Works getting into the plumbing business? Looks like it. We watched a crew of Brig DPW guys working for 3+ days…with lot’s of overtime… next to the Lighthouse in early March. A team of 14! city workers were ripping up a county road in order to connect water & sewer to the new construction built on top of the old circle Gulf gas station.
Thanks the infamously in-accurate, Brigantine Times for taking pictures of this peculiar activity.
Hmmmm….. So, on April 28, we submitted an OPRA request to City Clerk Lynn Sweeney. .
What we asked for via OPRA (Open Public Records Act ):
- What did City of Brigantine charge property developer/owner for digging, pipe laying & connection service?
- Number of employees used and salaries connected to that project?
- What was property owner charged for equipment use and other resources?
- Why did Brigantine do this work…. as opposed to property owner’s contractor?
Mike Snyder from Unique Homes is the owner and builder of those 2 properties being constructed on top of the old Gulf Gas Station.
Click to enlarge images. What we received from Clerk Sweeney. ( notice: there is no signatures or dates on these questionable documents )
We also wondered:
- Was Atlantic County notified of their road being torn up? Approval is always needed before you mess with a county road.
- Why were jack hammers needed? The crews had to break thru lots of concrete. (odd) Maybe all that concrete has something to do with the old Gas station?
- Was thick concrete a mandatory protection required from the DEP / EPA? Who knows. City Manager Stinson should know…..but….. he doesn’t have the paperwork with him at the moment… 🙂
All we know…. is the developer (Snyder) got all that work done…for 2 MASSIVE homes….. for under $6,000. Sweet. What a bargain.
Contact DPW Chief John Doring to see if your property qualifies for this special ‘GreenHead’ discount.
John Doring. 3605 Bayshore Ave. Call (609) 266-7800