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Weekly Update
I.  Policy Issues:  Legislation and Regulations
II. 101st Annual Conference Recap
III. Annual League Survey

Daily Update
I. Education Opportunities for Newly Elected Officials
II. December Grant Page Posted

Federal Court Injunction Blocks US Department of Labor Overtime Rule
As we previously advised, in May, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a publication of the final rule updating overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Reminder - 19TH ANNUAL ELECTED OFFICIALS HALL OF FAME
In recognition of the many municipal governing body members who are selflessly serving for twenty or more years, the League of Municipalities is pleased to once again accept nominations for the Elected Officials Hall of Fame.

Support for New Jersey Participation in USDA Pilot
We need your help to help needy New Jersey families to more easily access Federal benefits. All you’ll need to do is stop by the Mayors Information Center at the Conference, this week in Atlantic City, and sign onto a letter. 

Daily Update
I.  We’ve got an App for that:  Smartphone App Available for 101st Conference
II. Important Conference Sessions Newly Elected and Newly Appointed Officials (Or Those Who’ve Been Away for a While)

Daily Update
I.     Important Conference Sessions Health
II.    Update on Statewide Ballot Questions
III.   Don’t Forget! CEU Tracking System Procedures for 101st Annual NJLM Conference
IV.  Register Now for These Upcoming Seminars and Webinars

Daily Update
I. November Grant Page Posted 
II. Register Now for these Upcoming Webinars
III. Don't Forget CEU Tracking System Procedures for 101st Annual NJLM Conference
IV. Correction to Dates Important Conference Sessions Environmental Protection, Project Funding Energy Issues

V. Comments on DEP Public Access Rules Due by 11/5

Daily Update
I.  Meal Functions at 101st Annual League Conference Seminar
II. Important Conference Sessions Environmental Protection, Project Funding and Energy Issues

Important Conference Sessions Environmental Protection, Project Funding and Energy Issues

Atlantic City 5-Year Recovery Plan Advances

Important Conference Sessions Public Safety and Hometown Security

Important Conference Sessions Personnel and Labor Relations

Best Practices Checklist Due Friday
The deadline for submission of Best Practices Inventories to the Division of Local Government Services is Friday October 21 for Calendar and Transition Year municipalities

State Senate and General Assembly Voting Sessions, Thursday, October 20
Both the General Assembly and State Senate will hold voting sessions on Thursday.   Among the bills the Assembly may act on is A-3695, which would preempt municipal regulation of any “transportation network company,” such as Uber or Lyft.  

Avoid Lines On Site at the Annual League Conference

Bus Shuttle and Overflow Parking Locations for 101st Annual League Conference
Experience shows the shuttle bus system is the best method for getting around Atlantic City.  Please click here for the shuttle bus schedule.

Governor Signs TTF Reauthorization
Today, the Governor signed legislation to reauthorize the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) was approved by both the State Senate and the General Assembly. 

Daily Update
I.  October 13 Labor Negotiations Seminar - SOLD OUT
II. Important Conference Sessions Vendors’ Solutions

Important Conference Sessions Public Safety
This is the fourth, in what will be a series of letters, designed to help you prepare to make the most of your time at our 101st Annual Conference. The sessions listed will deal directly and in detail with this matters relating to public safety.

League Statement on Passage of TTF Reauthorization
Legislation passed today by both Houses of the Legislature will fund the Transportation Trust Fund for the next 8 years and increase the annual Local Aid portion to $400 million, per year.

I. Transportation Trust Fund Reauthorization Amended; Final Vote on Friday
II. League Conference App – Download Day is today!
III. Innovation in Government Award Nominations has been extended to October 7th
IV. Don’t Forget! CEU Tracking System Procedures for 101st Annual NJLM Conference

Important Conference Sessions Land Use and Community Development
This is the third, in what will be a series of letters, designed to help you prepare to make the most of your time at our 101st Annual Conference. The sessions listed will deal directly and in detail with this matters relating to land use and community development.

I.  Public Hearing on Proposed Beach Access Rules Will be Held on September 28th
II. Innovation in Government Award Nominations has been extended to October 7th

Important Conference Sessions Environment and Environmental Infrastructure
The sessions will deal directly and in detail with this matters relating to the environment and our environmental infrastructure

Innovation in Governance Awards - 2016 Invitation has been extended to October 7th.
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and the New Jersey League of Municipalities will again acknowledge and promote Innovation in Governance through our annual recognition program.

19th Annual Elected Officials Hall of Fame
In recognition of the many municipal governing body members who are selflessly serving for twenty or more years, the League of Municipalities is pleased to once again accept nominations for the Elected Officials Hall of Fame.

Important Conference Sessions Budget and Finance
This is the first, in a series of letters, designed to help you prepare to make the most of your time at our 101st Annual Conference. Budget matters permeate local government policies.

Daily Update
I. NJLM Conference CEU List Has Been Posted!
II. Reminder: League Conference Deadlines
III. Reminder: 2016 Conference Resolutions

Additional Reimbursement of Sandy FEMA Public Assistance for 9 Counties - Applications due by Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Late on Friday, Governor Christie announced financial assistance for eligible disaster recovery costs to Sandy-impacted municipalities, counties, and school districts in the 9 most impacted counties (Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union). 

2016 League Conference Resolutions
One of the most important functions of the Annual League Conference is the adoption of resolutions from our member municipalities.  These resolutions play a major part in setting the League’s legislative priorities for the upcoming year.  We encourage you to consider the resolutions process as an opportunity to help craft good legislation to improve the institution of municipal government.

Annual Conference Registration
Registration for the NJLM Conference is now open in paper and online formats.

Innovation in Governance Awards - 2016 Invitation
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and the New Jersey League of Municipalities will again acknowledge and promote Innovation in Governance through our annual recognition program. This is a great opportunity...

Conversations on race relations, justice, policing and equality
The National League of Cities (NLC), the League’s national affiliate, is working with the White House and the U.S. Conference of Mayors to encourage local officials to convene 100 community conversations on race relations, justice, policing and equality.

Important Affordable Housing Ruling on “Gap” Issue
Today, the Appellate Division ruled that municipal affordable housing obligations do not include a separate and distinct “gap period” calculation.

Local Governments Urge State Leaders to Restore Transportation Funding
The New Jersey State League of Municipalities (NJSLOM) and the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) are urging State leaders to reach a fair and equitable compromise on reauthorizing the insolvent Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) in the wake of Governor Chris Christie’s decision to declare a state of emergency and shut down all work funded by the TTF, which includes vital local road and bridge projects.

19th Annual Elected Officials Hall of Fame
In recognition of the many municipal governing body members who are selflessly serving for twenty or more years, the League of Municipalities is pleased to once again accept nominations for the Elected Officials Hall of Fame.

Receive the Recognition Your Town Deserves!
I’d like to extend a personal invitation for you to submit an article to the League magazine, NJ Municipalities sometime this year. With a circulation of 7,558 and a much larger pass along readership, the magazine provides a unique opportunity to bring attention to your community.

NJLM Classified Ads Section
Need to fill an open position? Looking to place an ad for equipment for sale? The New Jersey League of Municipalities website offers a Classified Ads section.

 


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