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…

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…

Tabernacle Budget Talks Continue — Emergency Services Report Available By March 28 — March 14 Meeting Video

At the March 14 meeting, the Committee continued its 2016 budget discussion. The proposed unofficial 2016 budget is $4,303,249; an increase of $491,257 over the 2015 budget of $3,811,992. The proposed unofficial budget has about $450,000 to $500,000 more in expenditures than anticipated revenues. The Committee has to decide how it’s going to fill that Read More…

More Doubts About The Tabernacle Rescue Squad, December 30, 2015 and January 4, 2016, Meeting Videos And Audios Available

The December 14, 2015 Township Committee meeting featured another attempt by the Tabernacle Rescue Squad to explain how it’s organized, where its revenue comes from and how it spends its money. (The meeting video was posted December 26, 2015.) This is the Squad’s third try in the last six months. The other two were at Read More…