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Brigantine Property Taxes & Appeal Process Questioned by 2nd Homeowners

Ron Main, a Brigantine property owner, has a growing collection of data that suggests many tax assessments are wildly inaccurate. For the past few months, he has made his case to Brigantine’s City Council, who have largely scoffed at his findings. WATCH VIDEO. Mr. Main sent the following to the State of New Jersey, Office …

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Brigantine Public Employee Salary 2017

2017 SALARIES – CITY OF BRIGANTINE MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES Brigantine population in 2010 was 9,400. Estimates suggest 8,000 in 2017. 175 positions of employment in Brigantine. That’s 3 more than 2016. 34 police officers 34 firefighters/emt’s 44 employees with salary of $100,000+ 25% of Brigantine public employees make $100,000+ Total listed payroll is $11.5 million, an …

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Brigantine Fire Department News

The Brigantine Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department responded to 25 fire calls and 70 EMS calls Oct. 16-29. The fire calls included residential and commercial smoke, fire alarms and carbon monoxide alarms, a water rescue assignment, a malfunctioning electrical appliance, multiple motor vehicle accidents, a hazardous condition, a building with questionable structural integrity, a …

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Links at Brigantine Golf: Declining Revenue & Need for Expensive Repairs.

What is the financial status of the declining Brigantine Links Golf Course? Why did Brigantine scare off Ron Jaworski Golf? Brigantine Taxpayers Association (BTA) President Anne Phillips is keeping the heat on, and wants answers. Phillips is skeptical of how the city of Brigantine  handles the Golf Links finances. Is the city transparent in regards …

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Brigantine to Help Property Owners Install Bulkhead Protection

Brigantine has taken major steps to make the island more resilient from future storms.  Pumping stations have been installed, a flood gate has been installed at the boat ramp, the Army Corps is looking at ways to expand the seawall and much more. The City is now looking at ways to help property owners protect …

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Brigantine Farmers Market Looks to Increase Vendor Fees

Rate hike for Brigantine Farmers Market foot-draggers? That should get most to pay early. But, will Brigantine City Council OK a request to increase the rate that tardy vendors pay for a spot during the market’s 15 week season? In addition to extending summertime market schedule by a half hour (8a-noon), market management wants to …

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Will Judge Tell Brigantine to Offer More Affordable Housing?

Is Brigantine in compliance with the Affordable Housing Act? A resolution and possible contract amendment was discussed at the recent city Council meeting. Brigantine, and other towns, are compelled to follow a 1987 law called the Mount Laurel doctrine. This requires Brigantine to make a percentage of homes affordable to low- to moderate-income families. Will …

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Brigantine’s Kennedy To Speak at St. Thomas About Mental Health

Former U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy will speak at St. Thomas Church in Brigantine at 2p. on Sunday, Sept. 24. The event is free, and all are welcome. Kennedy is a Brigantine resident and a St. Thomas parishioner. Kennedy will discuss efforts in reforming mental health and addiction treatment. He co-wrote the New York Times best-selling …

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Brigantine Boat Ramp Project Completed. Less Flooding Expected.

The Brigantine boat ramp project is now finished. This should reduce the nuisance flooding that happens on this part of the island. Brigantine City Manager Ed Stinson said the project was mainly funded by a New Jersey Economic Development Authority grant. The Brigantine Boat ramp project included: Installation of a storm water drainage system Installation …

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Brigantine Golf Course Financial Update FALL 2017

Paid for by the Brigantine Taxpayers Association: The City of Brigantine owns and oversees the management of an 18-hole golf course and clubhouse (The Links). Why should this fact matter to taxpayers? Is the status quo the best way to face current and future challenges to this municipally-owned business? This is a community issue. Taxpayers need …

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