Tabernacle Committee Strangles Public Comment

  LIBERTY FLOURISHES, NOT WHEN GOVERNMENT IS WEAK, BUT WHEN GOVERNMENT IS ACCOUNTABLE                                                                             -David Brin It’s no surprise that the Tabernacle committee hates questions from the public. Questions make them accountable; and they don’t want to be accountable. Not too long ago, Committeeman Sammy Moore suggested that public comments shouldn’t include questions because the Read More…

Committee Dithers As Town Hall Crumbles

Our committee has been talking about the future of Tabernacle’s office facilities and public works since, at least, 2013 when it acquired the old TRS building on Hawkin Road. But they’ve never done anything about it. Now we have an emergency. The township’s architect, Scott England, announced at the October 12 meeting that town hall Read More…

Public Safety Troubles

The air went out of the Committee’s July 26, 2021 meeting when discussions revealed that emergency services still isn’t right, despite the committee’s so-called extensive study of fire services and its creation of its own volunteer fire department. The establishment of the new Tabernacle fire department is the committee’s third major change to emergency services Read More…

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

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…