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…

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…

Court Orders Tabernacle To Release Farmland Assessment Documents

On June 21, 2016, Burlington County Superior Court Judge Ronald Bookbinder ordered Tabernacle Township to turn over the documents responsive to my November 1, 2014, Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request. Though marked “tentative,” the decision has become final. Back in November 2014, I requested the Farmland Assessment application forms and the receipts that my neighbor Read More…

Tabernacle Committee And Rescue Squad, $how Us The Money! October 13, 2015 Meeting Video And Audio Available

Mayor and Committee need to get beyond the finger pointing (more on this below) and establish a well informed and financially sound policy to provide emergency medical services. If they look at neighboring townships, they will see that emergency service billing programs generate substantial revenue that is used to reduce taxes. Tabernacle should follow their Read More…

Tabernacle Admits Secrecy About Insurance Billing Program, August 10, 2015 Meeting Video And Audio Available

Mayor Brown Says Committee Doesn’t Want The Public To Know About The Insurance Billing Program.   TTJ has reported extensively on the Committee’s extraordinary reluctance to ask questions or exercise oversight over the Tabernacle Rescue Squad’s insurance billing program. The Committee’s position is unusual for a number of reasons. First, the Committee supported the billing Read More…