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’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…

Tabernacle Mayor Unhappy With Half-Baked Budget

With the April 24, 2017 budget vote deadlocked at two votes for (Franzen, Brown) and two votes against (Barton, Yates), the attention turned to Mayor Steven Lee to cast the decisive vote. He anguished about it for about five minutes and spoke about his unhappiness with the budget. But he voted for it anyway, joining Read More…

Tabernacle And TAA Make Sneaky Deal

The Township Committee’s December 12, 2016 approval of a contract with the Tabernacle Athletic Association (TAA) continued two of its most irresponsible and sneaky practices. First, the Committee worked out the TAA deal behind closed doors and then brought the finished contract back for formal passage in a public meeting without any substantive discussion.  Second, Read More…

Tabernacle Committee Postpones TAA Agreement After Transparency Problems Surface

The Township Committee hit a wall at the November 28 meeting when it acknowledged that the Tabernacle Athletic Association Agreement, which it planned to vote on, wasn’t the Agreement that it previously released to the public, but was actually an updated Agreement that Mayor Lee and Deputy Mayor Yates privately revised with TAA President Lynne Read More…

Tabernacle Tables TRS Contract; TAA’s Golden Snack Stand. August 22, 2016 Meeting Video Available.

Tabernacle Rescue Squad Contract Tabled  The Township Committee tabled official discussion of the proposed TRS contract. Mayor Stephen Lee tabled it because Committee members Kim Brown and Rick Franzen weren’t at the meeting. Also, my husband and I submitted five pages of comments and questions, which the Committee said they wanted to take time to Read More…

Fixing The 2016 Tabernacle Township Budget. February 22, 2016 Meeting Video Available.

Township Committee has been holding informal budget presentations. At the January 25 and February 8 meetings, Township Administrator Doug Cramer discussed the expenditure side of the draft budget. At the February 22, 2016 meeting, Township Auditor Kevin Frenia and Township CFO Terry Henry, informally presented the revenue side of the draft budget. The proposed unofficial Read More…