Weekly Policy Update
I. Update on Storms & Local Finance Notice on Storm Preparation and Response Emergency Financing and Procurement Matters
II. League Issues Two Reports on Affordable Housing
III. Police Car Camera Mandate Suspended
IV. Division Issues Guidance on Increase of Bid Threshold
V. Local Finance Notice Issued on the Approval Process for Local Unit Investment in Certain Municipal Debt Obligations
VI. State Health Benefits Open Enrollment - New Tiered Network Plan
VII. Best Practices Checklist for CY Municipalities is due Friday, October 16
Nor’easter and Hurricane Joaquin update
Earlier today, Oct. 2nd, the Governor convened key members of his cabinet for a conference call with local officials to update them on State preparation for the anticipated weather events expected to impact the State over the next few days.
Additional Information/Resources Related to State of Emergency and Hurricane Joaquin
This is an update on our earlier correspondence, which included notice of the Governor’s Declaration of a State of Emergency in anticipation of the nor’easter and Hurricane Joaquin... This afternoon the Division of Local Government Services issued Local Finance Notice 2015-21, which informs...
Governor Declares Emergency in Anticipation of Hurricane Joaquin
As you prepare at the local level to respond to your constituents’ needs created by the approaching nor’easter and Hurricane Joaquin, we want to offer you a summary of some resources municipalities may access.
Reminder - 18th 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 - Personnel Management, Pensions and Benefits
This is the fourth letter that we have prepared this year to help you prepare to make the most of your time at our 100th Annual Conference.
Federal Update for the week ending September 25, 2015
I. Federal Shutdown Update
II. EPA Storm-water Regulations
III. White House Broadband Plans
IV. Transportation Funding Prospects
Police Car Camera Mandate to be Suspended
Today, the Council on Local Mandates stated that it will be issuing an order enjoining the application of P.L. 2014 C. 54 (Chapter 54). This law requires that “every new or used municipal police vehicle purchased, leased, or otherwise acquired on or after [March 1, 2015], which is primarily used for traffic stops, shall be equipped with a mobile video recording system [body cams or dash cams].”
League Releases Reports on Affordable Housing
In June, the League Executive Board retained two expert consulting firms to provide an analysis of the State’s affordable housing policies and an April report issued by the Fair Share Housing Center.
Important Conference Sessions - Sustainability
Last week, we sent you the second, in a series of letters, designed to help you prepare to make the most of your time at our 100th Annual Conference. This third letter will focus on sessions dealing with sustainability.
Reminder - Innovation in Governance Awards - 2015 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.
New Jersey Energy Resilience Bank (ERB):
Powering Essential Facilities at Critical Times
On August 27, 2015 theLeague held a webinar on the topic of the Energy Resiliency Bank(ERB)which was designed to develop and fund programs...
Important Appellate Division Decision Regarding the Licensing of Residential Rental Properties
Earlier this month the Appellate Division issued an important decision, Timber Glen Phase III, LLC v. Township of Hamilton.
Acting Attorney General Issues Law Enforcement Directive Regarding Body Worn Cameras
On July 28th, Acting Attorney General John Hoffman released a law enforcement directive regarding the use of body worn cameras (BWC) by law enforcement in the State of New Jersey. It will become effective
Annual Business Meeting - Thursday, November 19, 2015
In just 3 months, we’ll be having our 100th Annual League Conference, November 17th – 19th, 2015 in Atlantic City. I am writing to you, now, as a fellow local elected official, to impress upon you the importance of attending our annual business meeting.
2015 League Conference Resolutions
One of the most important functions of the Annual League Conference is the adoption of resolutions from our member municipalities.
Woodbridge Township Will Host 2015 New Jersey Senior Olympic Games
The New Jersey League of Municipalities (NJLM) is pleased to announce that Woodbridge Township will again host the New Jersey Senior Olympic Games on September 11, 12, and 13, 2015.
Application for the 2015 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards Available
The Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards Program is New Jersey’s premier awards program for recognizing outstanding environmental performance, programs and projects throughout the state.
Recent Supreme Court Decision Keyport v. Local 68
Yesterday, the State Supreme Court issued an important decision concerning public sector labor law.
Update on South Jersey Weather Disaster Damages
As you know, severe weather conditions on June 23 devastated communities throughout the southern parts of our State. Responding to the needs of residents and businesses, municipalities in the region have dedicated all available resources to assist in the recovery. Their efforts began with the earliest forecast of the potential for problems. They will continue until all outstanding needs are addressed.
League of Municipalities Appoints New Executive Team
As scheduled, the League has completed the appointment and transition of its new management team
Niagara Bottled Water Recall Information
The New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) has forwarded a notice to your Health Officer providing advice regarding the recall of Niagara bottled water.
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.