Tabernacle Township’s Latest OPRA And OPMA Violations

Tabernacle has admitted in Superior Court that it violated the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). It also admitted that it’s been violating the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA). These aren’t surprising admissions for those who have been watching. In the consent order to settle this complaint, which I filed in May 2018, Tabernacle agreed to

Tabernacle Admits To OPRA And OPMA Violations; June 2019 Meeting Videos

There are 565 municipalities in New Jersey. Last week, through a Superior Court consent order, a Tabernacle Township employee received a civil penalty for “knowingly and willfully” withholding public documents, since the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) became law in 2001. Separately, in the same consent order, the Tabernacle Township Clerk was ordered to retract

Tabernacle Township Introduces New Official Seal

April 1, Tabernacle, NJ At a recent meeting, the Tabernacle Township committee decided to revise the township’s official seal. Mayor Barton said: I’ve privately run the numbers and determined that we’re much more than corn and asparagus. Committeemen Lee and Moore, anticipating recognition of Tabernacle’s long and proud history of cranberry and blueberry production, were 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…

More Unplanned And Secretive Decision Making By Tabernacle Township Committee

At the September 27 meeting (there’s only one meeting per month these days), the committee voted to pay all bills including a $1,980 bill described as “Tabernacle Board of Education Appraisal Fee Community Center.” The motion to pay all bills, including this one, was seconded by Committeewoman Kim Brown. All committee members, including Ms. Brown,

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