Tabernacle Admits To OPRA And OPMA Violations; June 2019 Meeting Videos

There are 565 municipalities in New Jersey. Last week, through a Superior Court consent order, a Tabernacle Township employee received a civil penalty for “knowingly and willfully” withholding public documents, since the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) became law in 2001. Separately, in the same consent order, the Tabernacle Township Clerk was ordered to retract Read More…

Tabernacle’s 2019 Budget: Tax And Spend

2019 Budget. Tabernacle’s 2019 municipal budget was the main item for discussion at the April 8 committee meeting. Committee members again demonstrated that they would rather increase taxes than decrease spending or increase revenue. No belt tightening for this committee. The committee directed Chief Financial Officer Rodney Haines to make final tweaks on a budget Read More…

Tabernacle Tables Ordinance It Blindly Advanced

Gross Vehicle Weight Ordinance. At the March 25, 2019 meeting, the township committee tabled ordinance 2019-1, which would have increased the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of vehicles allowed to be parked in residential zones from 12,500 pounds to 17,500 pounds. The motion to table occurred after residents, during the public hearing, provided relevant information on Read More…

Tabernacle Township Introduces New Official Seal

April 1, Tabernacle, NJ At a recent meeting, the Tabernacle Township committee decided to revise the township’s official seal. Mayor Barton said: I’ve privately run the numbers and determined that we’re much more than corn and asparagus. Committeemen Lee and Moore, anticipating recognition of Tabernacle’s long and proud history of cranberry and blueberry production, were Read More…

Budget Time In Tabernacle Township

At the March 11, 2019 township meeting, Rodney Haines, Tabernacle’s Chief Financial Officer, told committee members that the cost of the township’s debt service will drive annual municipal tax increases for the next decade. Haines said that municipal tax increases of approximately 3.8% every year will be required over the next 10 years. According to Read More…