Tabernacle’s PENGATE

It is said that “the pen is mightier than the sword.” But in Tabernacle, the pen is a wasteful, pointless, give away trinket.  Tabernacle’s recent purchase of 250 promotional pens, at a cost of $793.96, raises questions about the Committee’s common sense about spending tax revenue. According to the purchase order, the pens are “Metallic 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 Committee Buries Fire District Report

The Committee’s lack of management of emergency services appeared again with the release of its February 23, 2015 executive session minutes. These were released on August 22, 2016, 18 months after the executive session occurred. The minutes lead to a topic known as the Garty report. The Garty report has never been mentioned publicly by 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…

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…

Committee Offers Contract To Tabernacle Rescue Squad. June 13, 2016 Meeting Video Available

At the June 13 meeting, the Committee went into closed session to discuss, among other subjects, a contract with the Tabernacle Rescue Squad. The TRS contract, along with the contract with the Tabernacle Fire Company #1, is part of the Township’s emergency services management plan. The Committee “established” a plan in order to dissolve the Read More…