|The 6th Annual Women in Municipal Government Day
The Annual Women in Government Celebration Day honors the contributions of women in public service. This year we are honoring women who demonstrate a commitment to advancing women’s active participation in government.
DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE MARCH 4TH “BUDGET, ETHICS, AND
PROCUREMENT UPDATES SEMINAR” AT THE CONFERENCE CENTER AT MERCER HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 21, 2014.
URGENT – Interest Arbitration Cap Expires in Less Than One Month
As indicated in our January 21 and February 7 letters unless the Legislature acts to extend the April 1 ‘sunset’ of the cap on arbitrator awards for police and fire our taxpayers will lose that essential protection.
Opportunity to Help Ewing Residents Recover
By now, many of you have heard about the massive natural gas explosion that rocked Ewing Township on Tuesday afternoon.....To assist the victims, Mayor Steinmann has established a crisis relief fund.
Invitation to attend Homeland Security Active Shooter Workshop
The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness wants to invite you to attend its Active Shooter Workshop.
Flood Insurance Affordability Advances
Last night in Washington, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3370, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014.
Sample Resolution to Welcome Special Olympians and the Families and Supporters to New Jersey
At our Conference last November, we adopted a formal resolution, jointly sponsored by Hamilton Township (Mercer) Mayor Kelly Yaede and Ewing Township Mayor Bert Steinmann, welcoming 2014 Special Olympics U.S.A. Games to New Jersey.
League Comments on FCC Cell Tower Rule Proposal Posted On-line
We wrote on Wednesday (http://www.njslom.org/letters/2014-0226-Cell-Tower.html ) to remind you of the upcoming March 5 deadline for filing comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposed cell tower rules.
State Aid Certifications for CY 2014/SFY 2015 & April 2014 Pensions Bills
Yesterday, the Division of Local Government Services issued Local Finance Notice 2014-4 announcing that no municipality will receive less total State formula aid for its CY 2014 or FY 2015 budget than it received in the prior year based on the Governor’s proposed FY 2015 State budget.
COAH Files for Extension of Time Frame
The League would like to update you on new events surrounding COAH. As you may be aware, COAH is required to issue new regulations, after its previous third round regulations were struck down by the State’s highest Court last September.
Levy Cap Exemption for Snow Emergencies
The Division of Local Government Services has issued guidance regarding the recent executive orders declaring States of Emergency for the response and recovery as a result of the various snow storms. Local Finance Notice 2014-5 provides guidance regarding the appropriation, tax levy cap exemption, financing alternatives and procurement issues.
Direct Deposit Legislation
The League would like to remind you of P.L. 2013 c.38, which gives municipalities the option, after July 1, 2014, to require that all pay be distributed through direct deposit.
Request for FEMA Snow Assistance Declaration
On February 14, we wrote to New Jersey U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, seeking their help for municipalities dealing with snow budget busting winter storms.
2014 Municipal Legislative Priorities
With the 216th State Legislature in place, and the Governor’s Budget Address on February 25, we would like to identify the major municipal legislative priorities for 2014.
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For Mayors and Town Officials – 2014 New Jersey Local Government Deskbook