Tabernacle’s Emergency Services “Plan” Still On The Brink Of Failure

At its December 27, 2018 meeting, the township committee took the first of two big steps backwards in its five-year slog to develop and implement a centralized emergency services plan. First, it accepted the resignation of Arch Liston, its public safety director. Mr. Liston was a highly experienced, independent administrator who was hired to recommend Read More…

Tabernacle Rescue Squad, Has Anything Changed?

At the October 22, 2018 committee meeting, the room was packed with TRS supporters who came for Item 6: the second reading of Ordinance 2018-7, “An Ordinance …Repealing Chapter II, Article 2-7A of the Revised General Ordinances of Tabernacle Township.” That’s the ordinance that designates the Tabernacle Rescue Squad (TRS) as the “…official emergency medical Read More…

Tabernacle Hires Public Safety Director, Amends 2018 Budget. Attorney-Client Privilege?

At the June 4, 2018 Special Meeting, the committee passed a resolution appointing a public safety director; declined to appoint a permanent chief financial officer and amended the proposed budget to reduce the municipal contribution to the Tabernacle Rescue Squad. PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR Public Safety subcommittee members, Joseph Yates and Deputy Mayor Stephen Lee, reported Read More…

Tabernacle Hides Info On Municipal Court Deal

The township continued to conduct business in an opaque and non-transparent manner with its approval of a deal with Woodland Township to share municipal court services. If adopted by Woodland Township, the shared services agreement would then require the approval of the New Jersey Superior Court in Burlington County. The committee adopted Resolution 2018-51 without Read More…

Three Interesting Items From The February 12, 2018 Tabernacle Township Meeting

1. Still Waiting For The Perfect Moment? Although the Public Safety Director position and the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Emergency Services/Contract were each listed for discussion on the committee’s February 12, 2018 meeting agenda, the Committee didn’t discuss them. Instead, both items were again tabled for discussion at a future meeting. The committee’s reason Read More…