Walter Luers, Esq., Prominent New Jersey Open Government Attorney, Will Discuss OPRA And OPMA In Burlington County

The Southern Burlington County NJ, NAACP, is holding its November meeting, Thursday, November 16, at 7 PM at the Bethel AME Church in Moorestown. The church is located at 512 North Church Street. There are parking lots on both sides of the building. Facing the front of the church, enter the door on the far left Read More…

Tabernacle Committee Poised To Reject Reform Of Open Public Meetings And Open Public Records Acts

In a move that runs counter to the public interest, local governing bodies are adopting a resolution opposing legislation that would modernize and strengthen the state’s Open Public Meetings and Open Public Records Acts (OPMA and OPRA). The resolution is a generic, pre-written document, which is being circulated throughout the State by The Municipal Clerk’s Read More…

More Secret Tabernacle Rescue Squad Deals, Little Detail On Public Safety Ordinance

The Tabernacle Committee continues to stumble over centralizing the delivery and management of emergency services, which was its stated reason for dissolving the fire district. The actual reason was the committee’s need to use the district’s money to plug a hole in its own budget. The committee’s dissolution of the fire district and its grant Read More…

Tabernacle Mayor Hides Agenda Item Yet Again

In Tabernacle, the mayor has the power and responsibility to set the agenda in advance of an upcoming public meeting. Typically, the mayor works with the township clerk the week before Monday’s meeting. The clerk posts the agenda on Tabernacle’s official website late Friday afternoon. Usually, the posted agenda includes the resolutions, ordinances and the Read More…

Tabernacle Committee Struggles With Plans For Public Safety Director

The introduction of Ordinance 2017-7, which creates a Department of Public Safety to coordinate all township emergency services, was derailed and tabled after 1.5 hrs of spirited discussion. The lengthy discussion was unusual. The committee rarely discusses issues when they instruct the township attorney to draft an ordinance. Members rarely discuss ordinances when they are Read More…