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Letter To The Editor: Wake Up Brigantine

When are the people going to wake up in Brigantine? When you go to a Council meeting and participate in public comment, they listen to you, and the Mayor says thank you. That’s the end of it. Why? The answer is: Because the six Brigantine Republican council members have already made up their mind on …

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2017 Brigantine City Budget: Huge Surplus, Golf Course Losses

On March 1, the Brigantine City auditor shared details on the Island’s massive, $5.6 million budget surplus, Links Golf Course losses and larger employee expenses. City Manager Ed Stinson and Chief Financial Officer Roxanne Tosto worked on the controversial budget proposal that didn’t sit well with local residents. A $31 Million Brigantine City Budget was …

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Links at Brigantine Golf Drops $200,000 in Annual Revenue. VIDEO

Why is the Brigantine Links Golf Course still a financial burden on local taxpayers? That was the big question at the recent Brigantine City Council meeting on March 1., 2017. The call for transparency about the Brigantine Links Golf Course. It’s like pulling teeth getting regular updates on this under-leveraged, prime asset, says a group …

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Brigantine Links Golf Still On Wrong Course. Call Jaworski Back. Now.

The Brigantine Democratic party deserves credit for not dropping the case for Ron Jaworski managing our money-losing golf course. They posted the following on their website: One of the most hotly-debated issues on City Council over the last few years has been what to do about the financially-struggling Brigantine Links Golf Course. That debate came …

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Still No Plan for Declining Brigantine Golf Course

Letter to the Editor, from Gary Shea of Brigantine > Now that summer is over, I would imagine that the residents of Brigantine will start thinking about the upcoming Eagles season and of course, the upcoming local elections.  I hope our local candidates will not turn this year’s ‘silly season’ into the ‘food fight’ that we …

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Brigantine Golf Links Deal with Atlantic County, ACIA

See Links Contract > The Links at Brigantine Golf is better managed by the Atlantic County Improvement Authority, not the golf industry expert: Ron Jaworski Golf. That’s what Brigantine taxpayers learned as the contract between Brigantine & the ACIA was made available recently. See CONTRACT Below >. Also note: According to Jim Fraser, ‘Mad Dog …

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Inside Look: Failed Food & Bev Deal at Brigantine Links Golf

LISTEN > As reported by BrigantineNOW, the awarding of Links at Brigantine Golf Food & Bev contract to Mad Dog Morgan was proven invalid / illegal. The City of Brigantine was caught skirting a well known process requiring proper RFP (request for proposal) advertising in legal newspapers of record. Mayor Guenther and City Manager Stinson claimed …

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City Kills Mad Dog Morgan Golf Award. RFP Will Be Re-Posted.

Most of Brigantine City Council had egg on their face once again. This time, it was with the non-compliant Mad Dog Morgan deal for food and beverage service at Brigantine Golf Links. As BrigantineNOW reported on Feb. 4, 2016, the city failed to properly advertise the RFP (request for proposal). It now must be rebid. Mayor …

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Brigantine Awards Mad Dog Morgan Golf Contract. RFP Bid Corrupted

On Wed. night Feb. 3, 2016, one of Brigantine’s most valuable assets was once again mis-handled and frittered away. The food & beverage contract with unknown and un-signed terms, for the Links at Brigantine Golf Course was awarded to Mike Morgan, owner of Mad Dog Morgan’s and a former public employee of Brigantine. Morgan was …

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Brigantine City Council Summary 1.20.2016

VIDEO> Brigantine City Council highlights from the meeting of Jan. 20, 2016. Another Firefighter retirement was announced and plastic bags were debated. Should we ban or encourage a reduction of use? Brigantine Firefighter Thomas Bordanaro of Egg Harbor Twp (volunteer fire department), announced his retirement recently. Bordanaro is best known for raking in close to …

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Links at Brigantine Golf Course Preps for Even Worse 2016.

The Brigantine Links Golf Course was on the verge of rebound & revitalization with Golf Management expert Ron Jaworski at the table. Our course was minutes from helping to boost local Real Estate values and Brigantine tourism. Indeed, Ron Jaworski Golf was quite interested in turning around our money losing, insanely mis-managed golf course. It …

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Jaworski Golf Grows Again. Brigantine Links Losses Still Unknown.

Some Brigantine leadership publicly dragged JAWORSKI GOLF through the mud and then said ‘no thanks…..we got this covered’.  Could they be having second thoughts about blowing off a deal with JAWS? Today, as unknown losses mount at The Links, Brigantine is watching from the sidelines as Jaworski Golf keeps expanding it’s successful South Jersey portfolio …

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Brigantine Links Golf Course in Hole $300,000 for 2015

  The city-owned golf course, The Links at Brigantine will end 2015 with at least $300,000 worth of debt. Local taxpayers will handle the shortfall. According to The Press of Atlantic City, Mayor Phil Guenther said the golf course makes enough to cover its operating budget, but not the debt service. Earlier this year, Guenther voted …

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Atlantic County Improvement Authority. Manage Brigantine Golf Course?

VIDEO > The ACIA; Atlantic County Improvement Authority might enter into a shared services agreement with the City of Brigantine Beach. If terms are reached, the ACIA could manage and maintain The Links at Brigantine Golf Course. Brigantine City Manager Stinson has been given the OK by Brigantine Council to start negotiations, to potentially enter …

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Raises for Brigantine Fire Dept & New Icemaker for Mad Dog Morgan

Brigantine City Council voted YES on WED Oct 7, to a substantial new contract with the Fire Department. FD union leader; Tiger Platt of Absecon was quite pleased. Brigantine taxpayers not so much. Second homeowners with no representation (footing 70% of the Brig bills) were none to happy about this new burden they’ll be forced …

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