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Brigantine Public Employee Salary Chart 2018

The Brigantine Taxpayers Association (BTA) has published the 2018 Brigantine public employee salary chart. Facts about the salaries of public employees are a public record. The BTA presents these facts as a public service to help Brigantine taxpayers evaluate their municipal government’s expenditure of taxes and revenue. Summary: 2018 SALARIES – CITY OF BRIGANTINE MUNICIPAL …

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Army Corp Dredging. Fishing Decline, Clogged Back Bays.

Local Jersey coast fisherman are growing increasingly more angry at the Army Corps of Engineers and the NJ DEP. Dredging and dune building by these 2 agencies is killing fishing and marine life, they claim. Anglers made their feelings known on the recent ‘Shep on Fishing’ radio show. ‘Horrifying. What they do to our natural …

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Council OK’s Homeowner Dune Maintenance in Brigantine. DEP in Dark?

Some consider this an environmental crime in Brigantine. Screwing with the dunes without DEP (Dept of Environmental Protection) approval. Dune maintenance permits for a select group of private beachfront homeowners. Watch Brigantine City Council from 11.7.2018 > Special rights handed out to favored homeowners, in order to groom dunes to their personal liking. Brigantine City …

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How Election Results Affect Brigantine Homeowners, Flood Insurance and Real Estate

What can Brigantine expect from last night’s election results? What does a new Congress mean for Brigantine Real Estate? We’re guessing plenty of gridlock with tax reform, flood insurance and other housing policy. Brigantine homeowners can expect flat Real Estate values and additional retail store closings. The epidemic of vacant store fronts will only grow as …

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Brigantine Property Taxes & Appeal Process Questioned by 2nd Homeowners

Ron Main, a Brigantine 2nd home-owner, has a collection of data that suggests many tax assessments are wildly inaccurate. Especially for part-time residents… that pay full-time taxes… and can’t vote. He has made his case to Brigantine’s City Council who have largely scoffed at his findings. WATCH VIDEO. Mr. Main sent some of his findings …

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Taking Back Brigantine. Step by Step Guide by Albert Zini

Brigantine homeowners, especially those who invested heavily in secondary vacation homes, have been stepping up their inquiries into a variety of questionable City Hall financial activity. For over 15 years, Brigantine has been consistently identified as having some of the worst record keeping & financial accounting of any small town along the South Jersey shore….and …

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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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Audit Reveals Brigantine Homeowners Over-Taxed. $6.3 Million Slush Fund.

A tiny Brigantine tax cut right before an election. A smooth move after 3 years of over-taxation. A recent financial review of Brigantine tax monies reveal that homeowners were indeed, over-taxed. Citizen audit reveals Brigantine homeowners over-taxed for past 3 years. A $6.3 million slush fund. That’s what some are calling Brigantine’s massive ‘general fund’. …

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Refund: Dune Carve-Out in Brigantine. DEP Duped?

In 2015, Brigantine’s Mayor Guenther lowered taxes for one lucky resident who seems to have removed protected dunes in order to have more private, beachfront space. Guenther wanted the property value of 406 23rd Street South reduced by $384,000. A refund was issued for $6,554.88. Should this ‘restricted’ parcel get a tax break even though pavers, …

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Brigantine Teachers: 6th Highest Paid in New Jersey

It’s been reported by NJ.com that Brigantine has the 6th highest paid teachers in New Jersey. This comes on the heels of news revealed last week, that the Brigantine School District may have received pre-school funding using an error-prone application. Note: the term ‘median’ means half of the teachers get paid higher, the other half …

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Brigantine Greenhead Politics. A Story That Taxpayers Were Never Told.

When John Costello was hired as the new Director of Public Works for Brigantine, he was expected to maintain the status quo and enjoy the ride at taxpayers’ expense. Costello instead began an earnest effort to clean up the city, which resulted in an immaculate town filled with delighted residents. Read ‘Greenhead Politics’ below. Widespread …

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Sera & Simpson Accused of Brigantine School Funding Scam, Plan to Shutter Popular Sea-Tots?

BrigantineNOW learned of another, sad story of Brigantine Green Head Politics in action. The following post comes from comments posted here on Sept 4, 2018. Here are some excerpts, lightly edited for clarity: Hello, my name is William Kuchinsky. My wife Joanne and I own Sea Tot’s Early learning Center. Sea Tot’s has been in …

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Could Councilman Simpson Benefit From High-Density Housing Development in Brigantine?

Why did Mayor Guenther and Councilman Simpson of Brigantine stop having council meetings recorded and posted on YouTube? Do they fear taxpayers of Brigantine would be alarmed at the recent and very controversial hi-density housing plans that will soon come to Brigantine? Does Simpson prefer to hide the fact that he owns property that will …

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Brigantine Taxpayers Can Learn From Ocean City Homeowners

Brigantine homeowners can learn much from Ocean City taxpayers…. many of whom are 2nd homeowners, just like in Brigantine. OC taxpayers enjoy a very comprehensive website & Facebook page that keeps ALL taxpayers up to date on how their money is spent. Meeting minutes, calendar of events, newsletters, etc. http://FairnessinTaxes.com/ We hope the BTA, Brigantine …

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