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Brigantine City Council Meeting Notes & Video from June 3

Brigantine City Council met on June 3, via the Zoom video conferencing platform. The following are notes and video clips from that meeting. Thanks to efforts of Councilman Haney, the Brigantine short-term rental ban has been lifted. Brigantine’s north end seawall & promenade now open. City of Brigantine now making preparations for re-opening of Cove Beach …

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Beach Watch Services for Brigantine & Jersey Shore 2nd Home-owners

Like most Jersey shore towns, Brigantine 2nd homeowners make up the growing majority. About 75% of residential properties in Brigantine are owned by those with a primary residence, somewhere else. How do seasonal residents keep an eye on their property during the off-season? Many now considering these so-called ‘home-watch’ services. Home watch is not a …

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Brigantine Northend Seawall

Brigantine Cove & Northend Seawall to Open, Rental Ban Update.

Looks like the Brigantine Seawall will be reopened on Wednesday morning, June 3. The closure over past few months forced beach-goers to either walk along treacherous north-end dune paths dodging 4x4s, or schlep multiple blocks south to finally reach the ocean. Along the inlet, Brigantine is getting ready to re-open Cove Beach to 4×4 vehicles with …

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With Mayor in Hospital, Who’s Running Brigantine? Councilman Haney Wants Rental Ban Lifted NOW.

With Brigantine Mayor Simpson still in the hospital, residents are asking: who’s running Brigantine? Councilman Dennis Haney says even without Mayor Andy, we have to take action and keep the city running. We need to open up Brigantine short-term rentals. Haney called into the Don Williams WOND radio show on May 29. Is Brigantine Deputy …

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Brigantine Fishing Starts Strong for Summer 2020

Brigantine surfcasting was hot. Striped bass, around the south end Brigantine jetty. Using bunker. Fish were in the 30 to 35 inch range. Summer flounder season in Brigantine starting off with some nice catches. Plenty of action even with imperfect weather. Capt. Andy Grossman and RipTide Bait and Tackle keeping busy. A nice 22″ 4 …

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Brigantine Bike, Pedestrian & Vehicle Safety for Summer 2020

Summer season 2020 is underway and the Brigantine Police Department reminds all residents and visitors to be mindful of increase bicycle & pedestrian activity. It’s the responsibility of both the vehicle operator and the cyclist to remain alert & cautious. Please follow New Jersey Motor Vehicle Laws to ensure that everyone arrives safely at their …

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Brigantine Keeps Short-Term Rental Ban Until at Least June 3

Most short-term vacation rentals along the Jersey Shore will be open for business by June 1, but not here in Brigantine. Deputy Mayor Sera, according to his social media page, says keeping the short-term rental ban for another month could have devastating consequences for the economy. Nonetheless, Sera has delayed another rental discussion until next …

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Brigantine City Manager Ready to Block June Vacation Rentals

Local Brigantine real estate agents pleading with City Council. PLEASE GET A PLAN. Watch video from May 20. Brigantine Council has no re-opening plan. No clue how to safely bring Brigantine economy back to life. With Memorial Day weekend only a few days away, Brigantine Deputy Mayor Sera and City Council says they still have …

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Brigantine Council Steps Up Ham-Handed, Short-Term Rental Crack Down

WATCH VIDEO >Brigantine Council Real Estate Rental Ruse & Golf Course Scam. Watch video clips of Brigantine City Council meeting of May 6. Discussion includes draconian crack-down on all short-term rental properties NOT represented by local real estate offices. Property owners bracing for selective enforcement of short-term rentals in Brigantine. Fines, legal fees, revocations of …

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Brigantine COVID-19 Update. Rentals, 4×4 Beach Permits & Free Golf.

Here’s the latest news on how Brigantine City Hall is handling the COVID-19 chaos. It’s not pretty. Rather, Brigantine public relations is confusing. Contradictory. Un-fair. Stupid. Even dangerous. As of April 27, the following Brigantine areas are still closed for public use: Cove Beach Inlet Area. Brigantine Sea Wall. Northend Observation Tower. Playgrounds and Parks. …

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Brigantine Police Report Stolen Car, Increased Vandalism & Burglaries

Brigantine Police Department issued a PUBLIC ADVISORY on April 25. Within the past week, Brigantine PD received several complaints regarding motor vehicle burglaries and one stolen car. Someone successfully broke into two vehicles near 40th st and Ocean Ave.. More than two were attempted. Vehicles were left trashed. Everything left open. Brigantine Police warning residents …

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Brigantine Anger, Fear & Confusion. Reader Feedback. COVID-19 Mismanagement.

It’s getting ugly. COVID-19 chaos erupting in Brigantine? Some second homeowners report being targeted by the few remaining neanderthals that still inhabit Brigantine Island. Verbal threats, the ‘egging’ of their properties, and let’s not forget social media shaming. Yup. Still lot’s of shoobie-go-home rhetoric. What else is new. So much going on…. so here’s a …

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Petition to Keep Beaches of Brigantine Open

Keep our Brigantine beaches open during this COVID-19 pandemic? A petition is gaining momentum to do just that. Sign petition here. The petition to keep all Brigantine Beaches open will be sent to: Brigantine Mayor Andy Simpson and all of City Council. Vince Sera Michael Riordan Karen Bew Paul Lettieri Dennis Haney Rick DeLucry Whereas …

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Brigantine OK with Golfing, Will Block AirBnB Rentals, But Not Local Realtors.

Watch Video Brigantine City Council met again on April 15. Topics included selective enforcement of stay-at-home rules. For example, the baseball fields are closed, but people are still golfing at the Links at Brigantine, for free. Resident Jim Mackey sees people golfing at the Brigantine Golf Course. Mayor Simpson brushes it aside. He doesn’t see …

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