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Council introduces $12 million bond ordinance

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, August 21, 2014 07:00 pm

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An ordinance (13-2014) was introduced at this week’s city council meeting which will allow the city to issue bonds or notes as the city continues to address Sandy damage and flood mitigation. If approved, the ordinance will allow the city to borrow $12 million for a variety of needs.

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Property tax bills, valuation addressed at council meeting

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, August 21, 2014 04:00 pm

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George D’Angelo of Vital Communications was on hand at this week’s council meeting to address questions and complaints regarding the recent 2014 property tax bills that, in some cases, have surprised property owners.

The recent revaluation undertaken by the city formalized the recent drop in property values caused by a recessive economy.

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Council, residents weigh in on public comment issue

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, August 14, 2014 11:00 pm

Brigantine Brigantine  BRIGANTINE - An amended resolution dealing with how City Council interacts with the public during meetings, proposed by Councilman Rick DeLucry and passed on Aug. 6, has quickly become the city’s current lightning rod for heated opinions.

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City meets with 9 potential candidates to lease The Links

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, August 14, 2014 03:00 pm

Matthew Galvin, city consultant from Morningstar Golf and Hospitality, presents the particulars of the city’s RFP Aug. 20 to possible candidates for leasing The Links golf course. Matthew Galvin, city consultant from Morningstar Golf and Hospitality, presents the particulars of the city’s RFP Aug. 20 to possible candidates for leasing The Links golf course. BRIGANTINE - The city held a mandatory pre-bid conference with nine possible candidates Wednesday morning, Aug. 20 at The Links clubhouse at the Brigantine Beach Golf Course.

The municipal course, originally purchased by the city in 2002, suffered a significant loss in revenue in 2013, mostly based on the impact of Superstorm Sandy. This contributed to a tax increase for local property owners.

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Coast Guard helicopter rescues two jet skiers behind Brigantine

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Monday, August 11, 2014 08:53 am

Coast Guard photo / A helicopter like this one from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City in Egg Harbor Township was used to rescue two standed jet-skiers Sunday in the back bay behind Brigantine. Coast Guard photo / A helicopter like this one from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City in Egg Harbor Township was used to rescue two standed jet-skiers Sunday in the back bay behind Brigantine. The Coast Guard rescued two jet skiers Sunday, Aug. 10 who became stranded near Brigantine.

Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City in Egg Harbor Township received a report at 1:30 p.m. of two women who became stranded after running their jet ski into shallow water marshlands north of Sand Thorofare, about 1 mile west of Brigantine.

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Milnes, Burton are artists of the month

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Written by Nancy Barbin Monday, August 11, 2014 08:00 am

What do teachers do when they retire? Many go on to become students again, but this time to recreate themselves in fields they could not spare time for when they were working to educate children. Such is the case of the two women who are sharing their artwork this month.

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Brigantine Elks – New Exalted Ruler needed

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Written by George Glomb Sunday, August 10, 2014 11:00 am

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Not much to report this week while we slowly drift through the summer doldrums and the Lodge girds itself for Bayfest 2014.  The only thing of import is that at this Tuesday's meeting, Aug. 12, we will be holding nominations to fill the vacant office of Exalted Ruler.

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Couples Golf League – Guys and Gals Scramble results

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Written by Ellen Kline Sunday, August 10, 2014 09:00 am

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The Brigantine Couples Golf League played a Guys and Gals Scramble. The ladies played their own scramble and the men as well, adding the two scores together for a team score. The team with the lowest score won. Helen and Carl Monk with Marcy and Darryl Aarons won by two strokes with a score of 72.

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Sports Scrapbook – Sharp, Tate, Klemm are a great team

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Written by Don Marrandino Saturday, August 09, 2014 11:00 am

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The Brigantine relay team of 10-year-old Brooke Sharp (swim), 9-year-old Lauren Tate (bicycle), and 9-year-old Masey Klemm (run) successfully finished the Brigantine Triathlon last Saturday. Congratulations, girls, on an outstanding showing of teamwork and stamina.

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The Gold and Silver Mine – To grade or not to grade

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Written by Douglas Keefe Friday, August 08, 2014 10:00 am

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To grade or not to grade, that is the question, and by grading I mean submitting a coin to one of the several independent grading services. Because a coin’s value is directly related to its condition, knowing the grade of the coin can mean the difference of hundreds, even thousands of dollars.

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