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 Mayor Hides Agenda Item Yet Again

In Tabernacle, the mayor has the power and responsibility to set the agenda in advance of an upcoming public meeting. Typically, the mayor works with the township clerk the week before Monday’s meeting. The clerk posts the agenda on Tabernacle’s official website late Friday afternoon. Usually, the posted agenda includes the resolutions, ordinances and the 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…

Chicken Ordinance Is A Go In Tabernacle

         After much discussion and some confusion, the Tabernacle Township Committee adopted Ordinance 2016-5 that allows homeowners to keep chickens. The ordinance requires a minimum lot size of 1/2 acre in residential or agricultural zones; allows no more than 12 hens (no roosters); and establishes setback and manure management standards. The public Read More…