IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS
Please consult the League Web Calendar
For seminar details, contact Karen Venditti ext. 118.
June offers several training opportunities on records retention and a program on developing urban supermarkets. See the Web Calendar for more information.
||State Budget Deadline
The Mayors Newsline will now ONLY be e-mailed to your municipal clerk. Back issues are available at the League web site, Mayors Corner.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
- Award Winning Green Ideas
- Important Housing Info for Annual Conference
- Mayors Hall of Fame
- Mandate Relief Survey
- Developing Urban Supermarkets
FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Timothy McDonough, Mayor, Hope
The 94th Annual League Conference is just around the corner and your League staff has already been working diligently on issues such as transportation and parking, hotel accommodations, selling exhibit booth space, education sessions, and major luncheon events.
Local officials can begin the conference planning process with available details in the June issue of New Jersey Municipalities magazine and the League conference web site The web site has some important information about the conference registration procedure and schedule of events. Note that the very valuable Consulting Period with some 100 topics staffed by experts will be held Tuesday November 17 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.
NEW Lower Hotel Rates- Housing forms will be mailed to all Municipal Clerks on June 1 and will also be posted on the League web page. Please take a look at the new LOWER hotel rates – some as low as $69 to $79. The League wants to make it possible for your staff to attend get the most out of the annual conference. Please consider these significantly lower rates in planning your staff education.
As of August 1, municipal officials will be able to register for the conference online at our web site. Be sure to take advantage of this easy way to register early for the 94th Annual League Conference.
TIMOTHY C. McDONOUGH,
President , Mayor, Hope
1st Vice President ,
LOUISE CURREY WILSON
2nd Vice President;
Deputy Mayor, Hampton Twp.
Members of the Board:
CORY BOOKER (Ex-Officio)
Mayor, Newark City
ROBERT L. BOWSER, ;
Mayor, East Orange City
Mayor, Evesham Township
Mayor, Buena Vista Township
GIUSEPPE “JOE” CHILA
Mayor, Woolwich Township
JOHN DEAN DeRIENZO
Mayor, Haworth Borough
FRANK J. DRUETZLER
Mayor, Morris Plains Borough
Mayor, Manchester Township
Mayor, Jersey City
JANICE S. MIRONOV
Mayor, East Windsor Township
ARTHUR R. ONDISH
Mayor, Mount Arlington Borough
Mayor, Somerdale Borough
GERALD J. TARANTOLO
Mayor, Eatontown Borough
JOSEPH TEMPESTA, JR.
Mayor, West Caldwell Township
JANET W. TUCCI
Mayor, West Long Branch Borough
BRIAN C. WAHLER
Mayor, Piscataway Township
SUZANNE M. WALTERS
Mayor, Stone Harbor Borough
William G. Dressel Jr., Executive Director
Michael J. Darcy, CAE, Asst. Executive Director
From the President
(continued from above)
Full conference registration information will be sent to all Municipal Clerks during the first week of August.
Academy Bus chartered shuttle service will provide transportation to and from the Atlantic City Convention Center and the hotels.
The hugely popular Mayors Lunch and League Luncheon will feature key speakers from all levels of government. Get your tickets early; these events sell out quickly.
The conference is less than six months away. Start planning now and contact the League office if you need assistance. I look forward to meeting and working with you at the 94th Annual Conference November 17-20 in Atlantic City.
THE MAYORS NEWSLINE GOES
Starting in June, the Newsline will ONLY be delivered to your municipal clerk via email with a request to forward it on to the mayor. All back issues of the Newsline are available at the League web site. See the “Topics and Tools” on the left side of the home page and click on “Mayors Corner” or http://www.njslom.org/newsline.html
MANDATES RELIEF SURVEY RESULTS
-Contact Jon Moran extn. 121
Mayor John Bencivengo (Hamilton, Mercer) Mayor Anthony Persichilli of Pennington now lead the League’s Mandates Relief Committee. Results from an April survey are being complied and should be available shortly on NJSLOM.org If you have not yet responded to the April mandate relief survey, please do so now by clicking here
Repealing unfunded state mandates will act as a means to achieving relief for taxpayers all across our state. Mayors understand, better than most, the State’s current revenue problems. In this economy, at this time, the State doesn’t have to spend a penny to give our taxpayers real relief. All that is needed is a relaxation of some of the many mandates that past legislatures and that past administrations have laid on local government.
SEEKING MAYORS’ HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 116 or email@example.com
The League is accepting nominations for the 2009 Mayors Hall of Fame. To qualify, a mayor must be serving in at least their tenth cumulative year for the silver level or twentieth year for the gold level. Mayors who rotate into office can qualify after holding the office of mayor for ten years.
Qualifying mayors will be inducted into the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Mayors’ Hall of Fame during the Mayors’ Luncheon at the Annual Conference Wednesday, November 18 in Atlantic City. For nomination forms and more information about the Mayors’ Hall of Fame, visit the Mayors Corner or contact the League.
HELP DEVELOPING SUPERMARKETS
-Contact EDA 866-534-7789 or
the League web calendar
If your city is seeking to develop grocery stores or supermarkets, attend the June 17 Statewide Supermarket Summit. Join Jerry Zaro, Caren Franzini, and industry leaders to discuss Governor Corzine’s exciting new initiative to make financing and incentives available to develop grocery stores and supermarkets in New Jersey’s urban areas.
Need to fill an open position?
Classified Ads Section
Looking to place an ad to sell equipment?
The League’s website offers a
Who Provides You With
Great Products and Services?
The League Wants to Know!
Your municipality does business with good vendors
and we want others to know about them.
Ask your vendors to exhibit at the Annual League Conference, or better yet, send us their name and we will show them how the Annual League Conference
can help them, help municipalities.
Send names of your suppliers and service providers to Michael Darcy or Kristin Lawrence
(609) 695-3481 extn 116 or 125 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cities Win Awards for Municipal
Excellence by 'Going for the Green'
As more and more cities advance green initiatives aimed at protecting the climate, reducing energy use and achieving other environmentally friendly goals, they can find inspiration and ideas from past winners of NLC’s Awards for Municipal Excellence.
Over the 20-year history of the awards, environmental protection and conservation have been hallmarks of many of the initiatives honored. The continuing success of these initiatives holds important lessons for other cities in how to create sustainable programs for a sustainable future. For a sampling of these green initiatives around the country click Here.
94th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
HOUSING FORMS COMING
-Contact Dee Kotch ext. 115
Municipal housing forms for the 94th Annual Conference will be mailed to all Municipal Clerks in early June. Non-municipal forms will be available in the June issue of New Jersey Municipalities magazine. Be sure to get your housing requests in early to help ensure your requirements get first consideration.
For more information, contact the League office.
2009 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
-Contact Michael Darcy ext.116
The three top winners of the 2009 Scholarship Competition are Ian Anderson, submitted by Mayor John Dean DeRienzo of Haworth; Kristin Mutch, submitted by Mayor David Brown of Medford; and Douglas T. Fox, submitted by Mayor Peter Voros of Pittsgrove.
These mayors will present each winner with a $1,000 check from the League. The full text of the three winning essays, along with photos of the mayors awarding the checks, will appear in the October issue of New Jersey Municipalities magazine.
A special thank you to Scholarship Committee Chairman Mayor Chuck Chiarello of Buena Vista Township and scholarship judge Mayor Janice Mironov of East Windsor.
MUNICIPAL IMMIGRATION CONCERNS
PRESENTED TO JUDICIARY
-Contact Mayor Michael Wildes
Mayor Michael Wildes of Englewood is an immigration law attorney and chairs the League Task Force on Immigration Issues. He is also a member of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Immigration. In April he presented municipal issues related to immigration at the Monmouth Vicinage Municipal Division’s April Advance.
Among the issue covered were visas; grounds for deportation and prohibitions on re-entry; clarifications on jurisdictions; and the Attorney General’s Initiative that regulates police investigations. The Attorney General’s Initiative restricts police officers to investigate those persons who have been arrested and no longer permits review of immigration status as policy. This initiative has offered state-wide uniformity regarding procedure and has resulted in removal of illegal aliens that have posed a threat to our society.
Wildes also offered guidance regarding municipal courts managing cases with ethnically diverse populations. This includes access to interpreters and understanding the impacts of state and federal requirements.
For more on this subject, visit the League immigration web page http://njslom.org/immigration_task_force.html
ON THE LEAGUE WEB THIS MONTH
From the NJLM Educational Foundation a free download white paper “From Wall Street to Main Street: 2009 Unprecedented Economic Changes”
Governor’s Mayoral Briefing on Federal Stimulus
Heavy Truck Task Force Update (video)