Tabernacle Misses The Target On OPRA. June 22, 2015 Meeting Audio Available.

Public Comment (Again And Still). The Committee’s no-longer new public comment policy is a frequent topic of criticism because, predictably (see TTJ June 20 Post), it has become a petty roadblock rather than a useful channel of communication. Examples of misunderstood questions, off-topic answers, partial answers and other nonsense occur regularly. A new level of Read More…

Township Admits Miscalculation Of Fee And Will Issue Refunds

The Open Public Records Act requires that when public agencies make ordinary copies, they can only charge for the “cost of materials and supplies.” They can’t charge for their time and labor unless the copying requires an extraordinary amount of time or the record can’t be “reproduced by ordinary document copying equipment” (N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5b-c). Making Read More…

Tabernacle Fire District Dissolved

On November 12, 2014, the state Local Finance Board voted 3-1 to approve the Township Committee’s application to dissolve the Tabernacle Fire District. The LFB approved the application based on the Township’s statements that the dissolution would save money and that the Township would provide the essential fire protection services through a contract with either Read More…

Correcting The Central Record Again

Fishwrap: “Slang for any printed journalistic medium (newspaper, magazine, etc.) with such low credibility and standards in acceptable journalism, that its only useful function is to wrap fresh fish in” (Online Urban Dictionary). Readers of the Central Record have become used to its inaccurate, incomplete and biased articles. But occasionally its articles reach an embarrassingly low Read More…