More About Tabernacle Pens

Mayor Steven Lee was recently quoted as saying that residents shouldn’t rely on social media for information about Tabernacle, but should contact committee members instead. This is what he said. If you have an issue with what is going on in Tabernacle,  Facebook is probably not the place to find out the real information. The Read More…

Tabernacle And TAA Make Sneaky Deal

The Township Committee’s December 12, 2016 approval of a contract with the Tabernacle Athletic Association (TAA) continued two of its most irresponsible and sneaky practices. First, the Committee worked out the TAA deal behind closed doors and then brought the finished contract back for formal passage in a public meeting without any substantive discussion.  Second, Read More…

Tabernacle’s 2017 Reorganization And Resolutions

The new year is the time when local governments reorganize. Tabernacle held its 2017 committee reorganization meeting on January 3. Stephen Lee, IV and Joseph Yates, IV were re-nominated mayor and deputy mayor and were sworn in. The Committee then adopted Resolutions 2017-1 through 2017-24 to make various appointments and address administrative issues such as Read More…

Tabernacle’s PENGATE

It is said that “the pen is mightier than the sword.” But in Tabernacle, the pen is a wasteful, pointless, give away trinket.  Tabernacle’s recent purchase of 250 promotional pens, at a cost of $793.96, raises questions about the Committee’s common sense about spending tax revenue. According to the purchase order, the pens are “Metallic Read More…

Chicken Ordinance Is A Go In Tabernacle

         After much discussion and some confusion, the Tabernacle Township Committee adopted Ordinance 2016-5 that allows homeowners to keep chickens. The ordinance requires a minimum lot size of 1/2 acre in residential or agricultural zones; allows no more than 12 hens (no roosters); and establishes setback and manure management standards. The public Read More…

Tabernacle Committee Postpones TAA Agreement After Transparency Problems Surface

The Township Committee hit a wall at the November 28 meeting when it acknowledged that the Tabernacle Athletic Association Agreement, which it planned to vote on, wasn’t the Agreement that it previously released to the public, but was actually an updated Agreement that Mayor Lee and Deputy Mayor Yates privately revised with TAA President Lynne Read More…

Tabernacle Committee Buries Fire District Report

The Committee’s lack of management of emergency services appeared again with the release of its February 23, 2015 executive session minutes. These were released on August 22, 2016, 18 months after the executive session occurred. The minutes lead to a topic known as the Garty report. The Garty report has never been mentioned publicly by Read More…

Tabernacle To Hold Meeting On Chicken Husbandry

Tabernacle has scheduled a special meeting on keeping domestic chickens, Monday, November 21, 2016, at 6:30 pm at town hall. The Township is considering the adoption of an ordinance (Ordinance 2016-5) that will permit residents to keep mini-flocks on residential properties. The proposed ordinance was introduced at first reading September 12, 2016, but the public Read More…