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 Township’s Latest OPRA And OPMA Violations

Tabernacle has admitted in Superior Court that it violated the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). It also admitted that it’s been violating the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA). These aren’t surprising admissions for those who have been watching. In the consent order to settle this complaint, which I filed in May 2018, Tabernacle agreed to

April 29, 2019 Tabernacle Township Meeting Video, No Changes To Tax And Spend 2019 Budget

For comments on the 2019 Tabernacle Township budget see the April 8, 2019 TTJ POST and recent video recordings of the various budget discussions. The budget hearing will be held at the May 28 township meeting, which begins at 7:30 pm at town hall.      

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

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…

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…

Tabernacle Hires Public Safety Director, Amends 2018 Budget. Attorney-Client Privilege?

At the June 4, 2018 Special Meeting, the committee passed a resolution appointing a public safety director; declined to appoint a permanent chief financial officer and amended the proposed budget to reduce the municipal contribution to the Tabernacle Rescue Squad. PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR Public Safety subcommittee members, Joseph Yates and Deputy Mayor Stephen Lee, reported Read More…