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…

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…

Welcome To “Tabernacle Rescue Squad Township” Where The Squad Gets The Gold Mine And The Residents Get The Shaft

At the January 22, 2018 township meeting, the committee approved a contract with the Tabernacle Rescue Squad (TRS) for EMS services and a new use license agreement for the TRS’s use of the Emergency Services Building (ESB). The new contract and use license agreement are supposed to fulfill the promise the committee made to the Read More…

Negotiations With Tabernacle Rescue Squad Continue

Township Committee held a massively long, three-hour closed session at its November 26, 2018 meeting (aka executive session). The agenda items for the closed session were the Tabernacle Rescue Squad contract, 2019 professional appointments and the possible purchase, lease or acquisition of a property. When they returned from closed session, committee members made no comments 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…