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.
Links at Brigantine Golf Bleeding Cash. WATCH VIDEO.
Legal to Use Public Money for Private Groups in Brigantine?
Mayor Guenther says city is in compliance with state law. Accounting and proper auditing have come under increased scrutiny. Guenther wants more opublic money to fund these groups, and sees no need for standard auditing.
Solicitor Scerni pointed out: at the last council meeting, City Manager Stinson agreed to conduct meetings with local sports leagues like Brigantine Rams Football and hockey and baseball leagues. Scerni calls it a ‘ troubling issue’… the transfer of public funds $$ going to private entities.
Is it legal? Accountability and proper money management was debated. Mayor Guenther, who’s day job is Supervisor of ACIT Atlantic County Institute of Technology, was quick to change the topic. Preferred to avoid talking about lack of basic book keeping. Guenther see no need for simple accountability checks.
Guenther: We cant make it so burdensome.
The BHL & RAMS..in the past….have NO books, acting, audits.
JIM CONTI if some kid got hurt playing Brigantine Rams Football….can somebody sue City of Brigantine? Screrni says yes. How is money audited? City is liable.
Simpson PARKER donates
Bew: looking forward to City Manager Stinson talking with teams. Setting up proper auditing.
Delucry (and BTA) noted letter to editor written by council candidate Sciarra and others that spin issue as ‘you don’t like kids.’ Other correctly noted that those who run some of these private associations are the one that don’t like kids…as they are the one that mismanage funds that are supposed to benefit the kids. Brigantine Rams Assn lead by Mike Mad Dog Morgan, and the Brigantine Hockey League, formerly run by Paul Kabala and asst coach Chris Howe.
Rumor or fact? Overloading of 4×4 beach could see Brigantine extend and enlarge SUV areas?
Some residents within the 4th ward were none too happy about Mayor Guenther & Councilman Simpson’s potential for allowing expanded 4×4 areas on the beach.
Mayor Guenther: “If you don’t like the crowd…. don’t go”
Delucry: Beach committee looked into the feasibility of expanding 4×4 access. Is it legal? Is it possible logistically? Beach management agreement says it’s not ‘legally barred’
Would access to the expanded 4×4 beach at Seaside become a problem?