Tabernacle Committee Struggles With Plans For Public Safety Director

The introduction of Ordinance 2017-7, which creates a Department of Public Safety to coordinate all township emergency services, was derailed and tabled after 1.5 hrs of spirited discussion. The lengthy discussion was unusual. The committee rarely discusses issues when they instruct the township attorney to draft an ordinance. Members rarely discuss ordinances when they are Read More…

In Celebration Of Independence Day 2017

In celebration of Independence Day, TTJ is publishing two excellent editorials that appeared in NewJersey.com on the importance of an informed electorate to the maintenance of our democracy. The New Jersey Open Public Records Act and Open Public Meetings Act, as the editorials point out, are instrumental to our freedom. NewJersey.com, June 21, 2017. Transparency is Read More…

Tabernacle Mayor Unhappy With Half-Baked Budget

With the April 24, 2017 budget vote deadlocked at two votes for (Franzen, Brown) and two votes against (Barton, Yates), the attention turned to Mayor Steven Lee to cast the decisive vote. He anguished about it for about five minutes and spoke about his unhappiness with the budget. But he voted for it anyway, joining Read More…