More Secret Tabernacle Rescue Squad Deals, Little Detail On Public Safety Ordinance

The Tabernacle Committee continues to stumble over centralizing the delivery and management of emergency services, which was its stated reason for dissolving the fire district. The actual reason was the committee’s need to use the district’s money to plug a hole in its own budget. The committee’s dissolution of the fire district and its grant 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…

A Full Agenda: Farmland Assessment, The New Fire Truck And More, February 9, 2015 Meeting Video Available

Never a dull moment at Tabernacle Township meetings. The February 9, 2015 Workshop was jam packed with interesting discussions about charges on the bill lists, the $700,000 bond ordinance for the new fire truck and the new procedure for public comment. The Committee held its first-ever discussion of litigation in public session. Taxes: Brooks v. Read More…

Tabernacle Township Emergency Services 2015, December 29, 2014 Meeting Video Available

The final 2014 township meeting was short but eventful. 1. No Action On Coordination of Emergency Services. Committee members didn’t touch the unfinished business of establishing centralized management of rescue and fire services, which they call their “Community Service Approach.” Over the past year, committee members spent a lot of time and money making big Read More…

Committee Shelves Plan For Coordinated Emergency Services And Officially Dumps Medford Farms Volunteer Fire Company

1. A Quick Contract With The New Fire Company. After voting to dissolve the Fire District, Township Committee quickly completed its purge by firing the Medford Farms Volunteer Fire Company. Medford Farms was formed in 1941 and is Tabernacle’s oldest emergency service organization. The Committee replaced Medford Farms with Tabernacle Fire Company #1. At the Read More…

Committee Breaks Commitment To Local Finance Board (And Residents), November 24, 2014 Meeting Video Available

Township Committee continues to promise constructive, positive change and healing. But as usual with this Committee, what it does is different from what it says. At the November 24th meeting, the Committee introduced Ordinance 2014-8 to dissolve the Fire District, but said it has no plans to fulfill the other promises it has made to 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…