Tabernacle Forms New Fire Company

The New Township Fire Company For the third time in eight years, Tabernacle has a new fire company. At its October 26, meeting, the township committee created a township fire company named the “Tabernacle Fire Company” (Ordinance 2020-4). The committee will choose the company’s new chief who will select its officers subject to the consent Read More…

Tabernacle Not Interested In Improving Relations Between Rescue Squad And Fire Company

At the August 24, 2020 meeting, the committee refused to establish basic standards for professional behavior between the Tabernacle Rescue Squad (TRS) and the Tabernacle Fire Company #1 (TFC1). This was unfortunate because bickering and fighting between the companies has been a regrettable hallmark of their working relationship. This was a lost opportunity to improve Read More…

Tabernacle’s Inner Circle

At the June 15, 2020 meeting, the township committee approved the payment of $200 for Certified Finance Officer Rodney Haines’s participation in a webinar conference. The webinar was held by the Tax Collectors and Treasurers Association of NJ. Mr. Haines is Tabernacle’s part-time CFO. He is also the full-time CFO for Little Egg Harbor Township Read More…

Tabernacle Committee Weasels Out Of Email Address Problem, Flubs Workshop Meeting

Elected Officials’ Email Addresses Talking to your elected officials should be easy. Because email is easy, it seems obvious that all committee members should be available through their official email address. But for reasons that were long unexplained, that’s not the way it works in Tabernacle. After months of asking committee members about the township’s Read More…

Tabernacle Adopts Bogus Open Public Records Act Resolution Based On Misleading “Data”

At the November 25, 2019 meeting, the committee unanimously adopted Resolution 2019-119, which concerns the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). The resolution was developed by the Municipal Clerks’ Association of New Jersey (Association) with the blessings of the New Jersey League of Municipalities (League). It praises the good purposes of OPRA but lobbies for a Read More…