407 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618  (609)695-3481  NJLM logo 
William G. Dressel Jr, Executive Director - Michael J. Darcey, CAE, Asst Executive Director

MAYOR'S NEWSLINE

February 2004

Offices: 407 West State St.
Trenton, New Jersey 08618
609-695-3481 Fax 695-0151
E-Mail mdarcy@njslom.com
www.njslom.com
 

IMPORTANT EVENTS - PAST AND FUTURE
And staff contacts for more information
Also consult the calendar
For Seminar details, contact David Harkness ext. 18.

Feb. 7 League Seminar "Newly Elected and Re-Elected Officials" at Rochelle Park
Feb. 10 League Seminar "Fiscal Update 2004" at Freehold
Feb. 16 Presidents Day
Feb. 19 League Seminar "Fiscal Update 2004" at Cherry Hill
Feb. 26 League Seminar "Public Sector Labor Relations" at Freehold
Mar. 4 League Seminar "Building Stronger Municipal/School Board Relationships" at Holmdel

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Elected Officials Hall of Fame
Deputy Mayor Licata to Chair Committee
League President meets Commissioners
League Service Discounts
League Board Members Sworn In

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Jo-Anne Schubert, Mayor, South Bound Brook

The Annual Mayors Legislative Day held in the State House Annex on January 21, 2004, was again a resounding success. The Governor, and leaders from the Cabinet and Legislature, gave a budgetary/legislative update for 2004 to more than 200 municipal officials.

DCA Commissioner Susan Bass Levin provided attendees with an update on available tools and programs designed to help local officials work more efficiently. She also talked about shared services to help save tax dollars. State Treasurer McCormac told officials not to expect increases in state aid, but also indicated things seemed to be better than the last few years.

The Legislative representatives talked about consistent state land use policy, transportation initiatives, mandates relief and controlling education spending. A special thank you goes out to Senator Adler for taking the lead on convening a property tax reform convention and Senator Lance for trying to change the School Board election dates.

Governor McGreevey spoke about reducing administrative expenses of the State's 600 plus school districts and the importance of impact fees and Transfer of Development Rights ordinances to control sprawl and property taxes. We must continue to lead the battle and remind our legislators how important these issues are to local officials.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

OFFICERS

JO-ANNE B. SCHUBERT, President;
  Mayor, South Bound Brook
PETER A. CANTU, 1st Vice President
  Mayor, Plainsboro
HERBERT D. STILES, JR., 2nd Vice President
  Mayor, Elmer
DAVID M. DEL VECCHIO, 3rd Vice President
  Mayor, Lambertville

MEMBERS

JAMES ANZALDI
  Mayor, Clifton
WILLIAM W. BAIN, JR.
  Mayor, Deptford
J. CHRISTIAN BOLLWAGE
  Mayor, Elizabeth
JOAN BOAS
  Deputy Mayor, Mount Holly

ROBERT BOWSER
  Mayor, East Orange
THOMAS J. BYRNE III
  Mayor, Spring Lake
LAWRENCE G. CHIARAVALLO
  Mayor, South Belmar
CHUCK CHIARELLO
   Mayor, Buena Vista
DANIEL N. CORONOTO
  Deputy Mayor, Hampton Twp.
GLENN CUNNINGHAM
  Mayor, Jersey City
SUZANNE C. DAPKINS
   Mayor, Long Hill
JOHN DEAN DERIENZO
   Mayor, Haworth
GENE FEYL
  Mayor, Denville
MALCOLM C. FRASER
  Mayor, Cape May Point

GLEN D. GILMORE
  Mayor, Hamilton Twp. (Mercer)
SHARPE JAMES
  Mayor, Newark (Ex-Officio)
TIMOTHY MCDONOUGH
  Mayor, Hope
GARY PASSANANTE
  Mayor, Somerdale
DOUGLAS M. RAINEAR
   Deputy Mayor, Upper Deerfield
  Twp.
JOSEPH TEMPESTA
  Mayor, West Caldwell
DANIEL VAN PELT
  Mayor, Ocean Twp. (Ocean)
RUDOLPH J. WENZEL, JR.

  Mayor, Washington Twp. (Bergen)

Executive Staff

William G. Dressel, Jr.
  Executive Director
Michael J. Darcy, CAE
  Assistant Executive Director

     

ELECTED OFFICIALS INDUCTED IN LEAGUE HALL OF FAME
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 22

The League inducted 38 new members into the Elected Officials Hall of Fame during the Twelfth Annual Mayors Legislative Day January 21, 2004 at the State House Annex in Trenton. This honor is reserved for those governing body members, active and retired, who have served 20 years in elected municipal office. There are currently 262 inductees in the Elected Officials Hall of Fame. Congratulations to our most recent members! Please see the enclosed 2004 Elected Officials Hall of Fame inductee list for more information.

DEPUTY MAYOR LICATA OF BERNARDS TO CHAIR LEAGUE TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16

Al Licata, Deputy Mayor, Bernards was recently appointed as chair of the League Telecommunications Committee. The committee is currently reviewing the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities proposed new rules governing the extension of regulated utilities including telecommunications, telephone, gas and electric. The proposed rules are in the January 20, 2004 Register and are available at http://www.state.nj.us/bpu/wwwroot/secretary/extensionrules.pdf. Deputy Mayor Licata asks that you review these changes and fax your comments to the League office 609-695-0151, to the attention of Michael Darcy.

LEAGUE MEMBER BENEFIT SERVICE DISCOUNTS
-Contact GrantStation.com. Or Xtel Communications 800-438-9835 ext. 316

Special discount programs are now available to League members through GrantStation.com and Xtel Communications. Membership in GrantStation.com is discounted $100 per year for members, making the individual price $499 per year. Go to GrantStation.com for more information on this valuable service to help your town find grants for your important local programs and projects.

Xtel's extensive telecom discount program for League members estimates a reduction in your telecommunications budget by 25-30%. Xtel currently provides voice and data services to over 50 municipalities and 114 school districts in New Jersey.
Contact Xtel Communications for a voice and data service evaluation for lower telecommunications costs. Check the mail for additional information.

LEAGUE PRESIDENT REACHES OUT TO STATE CABINET
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 22

League President Jo-Anne Schubert, the Mayor of South Bound Brook Borough, has been busy on behalf of the League recently. During the month of January she met with the Commissioners of Banking and Insurance, Education, Corrections, Labor, Community Affairs, the State Treasurer and Adjutant General. President Schubert discussed League policies for 2004 and local issues with the cabinet leaders and promised to maintain a strong working relationship and dialogue with all state departments throughout the year. She plans to meet with all other Commissioners in the near future.

NEW LEAGUE BOARD MEMBERS SWORN IN
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 22

League President Jo-Anne Schubert of South Bound Brook Borough, swore in the following Mayors to the League Executive Board during the Twelfth Annual Mayors Legislative Day: Robert Bowser, Mayor, East Orange; Lawrence Chiaravallo, Mayor, South Belmar; Chuck Chiarello, Mayor Buena Vista; Joseph Tempesta, Mayor, West Caldwell; and Daniel Van Pelt, Mayor, Ocean Township. The Mayors will help lead the Association of New Jersey's 566 municipal governments and represent the needs of New Jersey's local officials to all levels of government.

55TH ANNUAL ALL-AMERICA CITY AWARDS
-Contact Aleks Humeyumptewa 303-571-4343 or www.ncl.org/aac/.

The National Civic League invites you to apply for America's oldest and most prestigious community recognition award. The All-America City Award recognizes exemplary grassroots community problem-solving and is given to communities of all sizes that cooperatively tackle challenges and achieve results. The application deadline is March 11, 2004. To receive an application and more details, contact the National Civic League.

NEW JERSEY HISTORIC TRUST GRANTS
-Contact Catherine Goulet 609-984-7071 or egoulet@dca.state.nj.us

The New Jersey Historic Trust recently announced that applications and guidelines for the Cultural Trust Capital Preservation Program are now available. This year, a total of $150,000 in grants will be awarded to qualified organizations. Applications are due February 17, 2004. For more information, contact NJ Historic Trust.

2004 Elected Officials Hall of Fame Inductees

Councilwoman Patricia A. Moran, Beachwood Borough
Councilman Dominick Gioffre, Beverly City
Mayor Robert E. Lowden, Jr., Beverly City
Mayor William Jay Roseman, Carlstadt Borough
Committeeman Albert D. Graham, Jr., Carneys Point Township
Councilman N. John Amato, Cherry Hill Township
Mayor Emeritus Lawrence Anzovino, Dunellen Borough
Councilman Emeritus Peter Murray, East Rutherford Borough
Mayor Edward G. Tyler, Sr., Fieldsboro Borough
Mayor Barbara B. Doyle, Florham Park Borough
Mayor Emeritus Dale A. Anderson, Florham Park Borough
Mayor Emeritus William J. Hodas, Franklin Borough
Mayor Michael Wilson, Freehold Borough
Mayor Emeritus John DiMaio, Hackettstown Town
Mayor Ronald F. Francioli, Hanover Township
Councilman William Lasinski, Hardyston Township
Mayor Emeritus John Franklin, Lakewood Township
Councilwoman Juanita Johnson-Clark, Lawnside Borough
Deputy Mayor Charles M. Leusner, Middle Township
Councilman John W. Sharp, Monroe Township (Gloucester)
Committeeman Emeritus Donald W. Matthews, Montgomery
Councilman Richard Hampson, North Caldwell Borough
Commissioner Emeritus Frank A. Cocchiola, Sr., Nutley Township
Mayor Emeritus Barbara L. Cannon, Old Bridge Township
Mayor Mary Lockwood, Rockaway Borough
Councilman Anthony M. Beatrice, Runnemede Borough
Councilman Richard G. Dickinson, Runnemede Borough
Councilman Raymond Wootten, Stanhope Borough
Council Member Bettie Creevy, Surf City Borough
Mayor Edivide Azzari, Swedesboro Borough
Councilman Emeritus Robert J. Place, Totowa Borough
Council President Paul J. Smith, Jr., Union Beach Borough
Mayor John Palovitz, Victory Gardens Borough
Mayor Warren Hagstrom, Wanaque Borough
Committeeman Emeritus Fred Hough, Wantage Township
Committeeman Tracy Tobin, Washington Township (Morris County)
Councilman James E. Ayrer, Willingboro Township
Committee Member Harold Galenkamp, Wyckoff Township

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407 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618  (609)695-3481  NJLM logo 
William G. Dressel Jr, Executive Director - Michael J. Darcey, CAE, Asst Executive Director

MAYOR'S NEWSLINE

February 2004

Offices: 407 West State St.
Trenton, New Jersey 08618
609-695-3481 Fax 695-0151
E-Mail mdarcy@njslom.com
www.njslom.com
 

IMPORTANT EVENTS - PAST AND FUTURE
And staff contacts for more information
Also consult the calendar
For Seminar details, contact David Harkness ext. 18.

Feb. 7 League Seminar "Newly Elected and Re-Elected Officials" at Rochelle Park
Feb. 10 League Seminar "Fiscal Update 2004" at Freehold
Feb. 16 Presidents Day
Feb. 19 League Seminar "Fiscal Update 2004" at Cherry Hill
Feb. 26 League Seminar "Public Sector Labor Relations" at Freehold
Mar. 4 League Seminar "Building Stronger Municipal/School Board Relationships" at Holmdel

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Elected Officials Hall of Fame
Deputy Mayor Licata to Chair Committee
League President meets Commissioners
League Service Discounts
League Board Members Sworn In

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Jo-Anne Schubert, Mayor, South Bound Brook

The Annual Mayors Legislative Day held in the State House Annex on January 21, 2004, was again a resounding success. The Governor, and leaders from the Cabinet and Legislature, gave a budgetary/legislative update for 2004 to more than 200 municipal officials.

DCA Commissioner Susan Bass Levin provided attendees with an update on available tools and programs designed to help local officials work more efficiently. She also talked about shared services to help save tax dollars. State Treasurer McCormac told officials not to expect increases in state aid, but also indicated things seemed to be better than the last few years.

The Legislative representatives talked about consistent state land use policy, transportation initiatives, mandates relief and controlling education spending. A special thank you goes out to Senator Adler for taking the lead on convening a property tax reform convention and Senator Lance for trying to change the School Board election dates.

Governor McGreevey spoke about reducing administrative expenses of the State's 600 plus school districts and the importance of impact fees and Transfer of Development Rights ordinances to control sprawl and property taxes. We must continue to lead the battle and remind our legislators how important these issues are to local officials.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

OFFICERS

JO-ANNE B. SCHUBERT, President;
  Mayor, South Bound Brook
PETER A. CANTU, 1st Vice President
  Mayor, Plainsboro
HERBERT D. STILES, JR., 2nd Vice President
  Mayor, Elmer
DAVID M. DEL VECCHIO, 3rd Vice President
  Mayor, Lambertville

MEMBERS

JAMES ANZALDI
  Mayor, Clifton
WILLIAM W. BAIN, JR.
  Mayor, Deptford
J. CHRISTIAN BOLLWAGE
  Mayor, Elizabeth
JOAN BOAS
  Deputy Mayor, Mount Holly

ROBERT BOWSER
  Mayor, East Orange
THOMAS J. BYRNE III
  Mayor, Spring Lake
LAWRENCE G. CHIARAVALLO
  Mayor, South Belmar
CHUCK CHIARELLO
   Mayor, Buena Vista
DANIEL N. CORONOTO
  Deputy Mayor, Hampton Twp.
GLENN CUNNINGHAM
  Mayor, Jersey City
SUZANNE C. DAPKINS
   Mayor, Long Hill
JOHN DEAN DERIENZO
   Mayor, Haworth
GENE FEYL
  Mayor, Denville
MALCOLM C. FRASER
  Mayor, Cape May Point

GLEN D. GILMORE
  Mayor, Hamilton Twp. (Mercer)
SHARPE JAMES
  Mayor, Newark (Ex-Officio)
TIMOTHY MCDONOUGH
  Mayor, Hope
GARY PASSANANTE
  Mayor, Somerdale
DOUGLAS M. RAINEAR
   Deputy Mayor, Upper Deerfield
  Twp.
JOSEPH TEMPESTA
  Mayor, West Caldwell
DANIEL VAN PELT
  Mayor, Ocean Twp. (Ocean)
RUDOLPH J. WENZEL, JR.

  Mayor, Washington Twp. (Bergen)

Executive Staff

William G. Dressel, Jr.
  Executive Director
Michael J. Darcy, CAE
  Assistant Executive Director

     

ELECTED OFFICIALS INDUCTED IN LEAGUE HALL OF FAME
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 22

The League inducted 38 new members into the Elected Officials Hall of Fame during the Twelfth Annual Mayors Legislative Day January 21, 2004 at the State House Annex in Trenton. This honor is reserved for those governing body members, active and retired, who have served 20 years in elected municipal office. There are currently 262 inductees in the Elected Officials Hall of Fame. Congratulations to our most recent members! Please see the enclosed 2004 Elected Officials Hall of Fame inductee list for more information.

DEPUTY MAYOR LICATA OF BERNARDS TO CHAIR LEAGUE TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16

Al Licata, Deputy Mayor, Bernards was recently appointed as chair of the League Telecommunications Committee. The committee is currently reviewing the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities proposed new rules governing the extension of regulated utilities including telecommunications, telephone, gas and electric. The proposed rules are in the January 20, 2004 Register and are available at http://www.state.nj.us/bpu/wwwroot/secretary/extensionrules.pdf. Deputy Mayor Licata asks that you review these changes and fax your comments to the League office 609-695-0151, to the attention of Michael Darcy.

LEAGUE MEMBER BENEFIT SERVICE DISCOUNTS
-Contact GrantStation.com. Or Xtel Communications 800-438-9835 ext. 316

Special discount programs are now available to League members through GrantStation.com and Xtel Communications. Membership in GrantStation.com is discounted $100 per year for members, making the individual price $499 per year. Go to GrantStation.com for more information on this valuable service to help your town find grants for your important local programs and projects.

Xtel's extensive telecom discount program for League members estimates a reduction in your telecommunications budget by 25-30%. Xtel currently provides voice and data services to over 50 municipalities and 114 school districts in New Jersey.
Contact Xtel Communications for a voice and data service evaluation for lower telecommunications costs. Check the mail for additional information.

LEAGUE PRESIDENT REACHES OUT TO STATE CABINET
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 22

League President Jo-Anne Schubert, the Mayor of South Bound Brook Borough, has been busy on behalf of the League recently. During the month of January she met with the Commissioners of Banking and Insurance, Education, Corrections, Labor, Community Affairs, the State Treasurer and Adjutant General. President Schubert discussed League policies for 2004 and local issues with the cabinet leaders and promised to maintain a strong working relationship and dialogue with all state departments throughout the year. She plans to meet with all other Commissioners in the near future.

NEW LEAGUE BOARD MEMBERS SWORN IN
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 22

League President Jo-Anne Schubert of South Bound Brook Borough, swore in the following Mayors to the League Executive Board during the Twelfth Annual Mayors Legislative Day: Robert Bowser, Mayor, East Orange; Lawrence Chiaravallo, Mayor, South Belmar; Chuck Chiarello, Mayor Buena Vista; Joseph Tempesta, Mayor, West Caldwell; and Daniel Van Pelt, Mayor, Ocean Township. The Mayors will help lead the Association of New Jersey's 566 municipal governments and represent the needs of New Jersey's local officials to all levels of government.

55TH ANNUAL ALL-AMERICA CITY AWARDS
-Contact Aleks Humeyumptewa 303-571-4343 or www.ncl.org/aac/.

The National Civic League invites you to apply for America's oldest and most prestigious community recognition award. The All-America City Award recognizes exemplary grassroots community problem-solving and is given to communities of all sizes that cooperatively tackle challenges and achieve results. The application deadline is March 11, 2004. To receive an application and more details, contact the National Civic League.

NEW JERSEY HISTORIC TRUST GRANTS
-Contact Catherine Goulet 609-984-7071 or egoulet@dca.state.nj.us

The New Jersey Historic Trust recently announced that applications and guidelines for the Cultural Trust Capital Preservation Program are now available. This year, a total of $150,000 in grants will be awarded to qualified organizations. Applications are due February 17, 2004. For more information, contact NJ Historic Trust.

2004 Elected Officials Hall of Fame Inductees

Councilwoman Patricia A. Moran, Beachwood Borough
Councilman Dominick Gioffre, Beverly City
Mayor Robert E. Lowden, Jr., Beverly City
Mayor William Jay Roseman, Carlstadt Borough
Committeeman Albert D. Graham, Jr., Carneys Point Township
Councilman N. John Amato, Cherry Hill Township
Mayor Emeritus Lawrence Anzovino, Dunellen Borough
Councilman Emeritus Peter Murray, East Rutherford Borough
Mayor Edward G. Tyler, Sr., Fieldsboro Borough
Mayor Barbara B. Doyle, Florham Park Borough
Mayor Emeritus Dale A. Anderson, Florham Park Borough
Mayor Emeritus William J. Hodas, Franklin Borough
Mayor Michael Wilson, Freehold Borough
Mayor Emeritus John DiMaio, Hackettstown Town
Mayor Ronald F. Francioli, Hanover Township
Councilman William Lasinski, Hardyston Township
Mayor Emeritus John Franklin, Lakewood Township
Councilwoman Juanita Johnson-Clark, Lawnside Borough
Deputy Mayor Charles M. Leusner, Middle Township
Councilman John W. Sharp, Monroe Township (Gloucester)
Committeeman Emeritus Donald W. Matthews, Montgomery
Councilman Richard Hampson, North Caldwell Borough
Commissioner Emeritus Frank A. Cocchiola, Sr., Nutley Township
Mayor Emeritus Barbara L. Cannon, Old Bridge Township
Mayor Mary Lockwood, Rockaway Borough
Councilman Anthony M. Beatrice, Runnemede Borough
Councilman Richard G. Dickinson, Runnemede Borough
Councilman Raymond Wootten, Stanhope Borough
Council Member Bettie Creevy, Surf City Borough
Mayor Edivide Azzari, Swedesboro Borough
Councilman Emeritus Robert J. Place, Totowa Borough
Council President Paul J. Smith, Jr., Union Beach Borough
Mayor John Palovitz, Victory Gardens Borough
Mayor Warren Hagstrom, Wanaque Borough
Committeeman Emeritus Fred Hough, Wantage Township
Committeeman Tracy Tobin, Washington Township (Morris County)
Councilman James E. Ayrer, Willingboro Township
Committee Member Harold Galenkamp, Wyckoff Township

Click Here to return to the League's Home Page

 

 < NJLM - February Mayor's Newsline
407 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618  (609)695-3481  NJLM logo 
William G. Dressel Jr, Executive Director - Michael J. Darcey, CAE, Asst Executive Director

MAYOR'S NEWSLINE

February 2004

Offices: 407 West State St.
Trenton, New Jersey 08618
609-695-3481 Fax 695-0151
E-Mail mdarcy@njslom.com
www.njslom.com
 

IMPORTANT EVENTS - PAST AND FUTURE
And staff contacts for more information
Also consult the calendar
For Seminar details, contact David Harkness ext. 18.

Feb. 7 League Seminar "Newly Elected and Re-Elected Officials" at Rochelle Park
Feb. 10 League Seminar "Fiscal Update 2004" at Freehold
Feb. 16 Presidents Day
Feb. 19 League Seminar "Fiscal Update 2004" at Cherry Hill
Feb. 26 League Seminar "Public Sector Labor Relations" at Freehold
Mar. 4 League Seminar "Building Stronger Municipal/School Board Relationships" at Holmdel

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Elected Officials Hall of Fame
Deputy Mayor Licata to Chair Committee
League President meets Commissioners
League Service Discounts
League Board Members Sworn In

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Jo-Anne Schubert, Mayor, South Bound Brook

The Annual Mayors Legislative Day held in the State House Annex on January 21, 2004, was again a resounding success. The Governor, and leaders from the Cabinet and Legislature, gave a budgetary/legislative update for 2004 to more than 200 municipal officials.

DCA Commissioner Susan Bass Levin provided attendees with an update on available tools and programs designed to help local officials work more efficiently. She also talked about shared services to help save tax dollars. State Treasurer McCormac told officials not to expect increases in state aid, but also indicated things seemed to be better than the last few years.

The Legislative representatives talked about consistent state land use policy, transportation initiatives, mandates relief and controlling education spending. A special thank you goes out to Senator Adler for taking the lead on convening a property tax reform convention and Senator Lance for trying to change the School Board election dates.

Governor McGreevey spoke about reducing administrative expenses of the State's 600 plus school districts and the importance of impact fees and Transfer of Development Rights ordinances to control sprawl and property taxes. We must continue to lead the battle and remind our legislators how important these issues are to local officials.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

OFFICERS

JO-ANNE B. SCHUBERT, President;
  Mayor, South Bound Brook
PETER A. CANTU, 1st Vice President
  Mayor, Plainsboro
HERBERT D. STILES, JR., 2nd Vice President
  Mayor, Elmer
DAVID M. DEL VECCHIO, 3rd Vice President
  Mayor, Lambertville

MEMBERS

JAMES ANZALDI
  Mayor, Clifton
WILLIAM W. BAIN, JR.
  Mayor, Deptford
J. CHRISTIAN BOLLWAGE
  Mayor, Elizabeth
JOAN BOAS
  Deputy Mayor, Mount Holly

ROBERT BOWSER
  Mayor, East Orange
THOMAS J. BYRNE III
  Mayor, Spring Lake
LAWRENCE G. CHIARAVALLO
  Mayor, South Belmar
CHUCK CHIARELLO
   Mayor, Buena Vista
DANIEL N. CORONOTO
  Deputy Mayor, Hampton Twp.
GLENN CUNNINGHAM
  Mayor, Jersey City
SUZANNE C. DAPKINS
   Mayor, Long Hill
JOHN DEAN DERIENZO
   Mayor, Haworth
GENE FEYL
  Mayor, Denville
MALCOLM C. FRASER
  Mayor, Cape May Point

GLEN D. GILMORE
  Mayor, Hamilton Twp. (Mercer)
SHARPE JAMES
  Mayor, Newark (Ex-Officio)
TIMOTHY MCDONOUGH
  Mayor, Hope
GARY PASSANANTE
  Mayor, Somerdale
DOUGLAS M. RAINEAR
   Deputy Mayor, Upper Deerfield
  Twp.
JOSEPH TEMPESTA
  Mayor, West Caldwell
DANIEL VAN PELT
  Mayor, Ocean Twp. (Ocean)
RUDOLPH J. WENZEL, JR.

  Mayor, Washington Twp. (Bergen)

Executive Staff

William G. Dressel, Jr.
  Executive Director
Michael J. Darcy, CAE
  Assistant Executive Director

     

ELECTED OFFICIALS INDUCTED IN LEAGUE HALL OF FAME
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 22

The League inducted 38 new members into the Elected Officials Hall of Fame during the Twelfth Annual Mayors Legislative Day January 21, 2004 at the State House Annex in Trenton. This honor is reserved for those governing body members, active and retired, who have served 20 years in elected municipal office. There are currently 262 inductees in the Elected Officials Hall of Fame. Congratulations to our most recent members! Please see the enclosed 2004 Elected Officials Hall of Fame inductee list for more information.

DEPUTY MAYOR LICATA OF BERNARDS TO CHAIR LEAGUE TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16

Al Licata, Deputy Mayor, Bernards was recently appointed as chair of the League Telecommunications Committee. The committee is currently reviewing the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities proposed new rules governing the extension of regulated utilities including telecommunications, telephone, gas and electric. The proposed rules are in the January 20, 2004 Register and are available at http://www.state.nj.us/bpu/wwwroot/secretary/extensionrules.pdf. Deputy Mayor Licata asks that you review these changes and fax your comments to the League office 609-695-0151, to the attention of Michael Darcy.

LEAGUE MEMBER BENEFIT SERVICE DISCOUNTS
-Contact GrantStation.com. Or Xtel Communications 800-438-9835 ext. 316

Special discount programs are now available to League members through GrantStation.com and Xtel Communications. Membership in GrantStation.com is discounted $100 per year for members, making the individual price $499 per year. Go to GrantStation.com for more information on this valuable service to help your town find grants for your important local programs and projects.

Xtel's extensive telecom discount program for League members estimates a reduction in your telecommunications budget by 25-30%. Xtel currently provides voice and data services to over 50 municipalities and 114 school districts in New Jersey.
Contact Xtel Communications for a voice and data service evaluation for lower telecommunications costs. Check the mail for additional information.

LEAGUE PRESIDENT REACHES OUT TO STATE CABINET
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 22

League President Jo-Anne Schubert, the Mayor of South Bound Brook Borough, has been busy on behalf of the League recently. During the month of January she met with the Commissioners of Banking and Insurance, Education, Corrections, Labor, Community Affairs, the State Treasurer and Adjutant General. President Schubert discussed League policies for 2004 and local issues with the cabinet leaders and promised to maintain a strong working relationship and dialogue with all state departments throughout the year. She plans to meet with all other Commissioners in the near future.

NEW LEAGUE BOARD MEMBERS SWORN IN
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 22

League President Jo-Anne Schubert of South Bound Brook Borough, swore in the following Mayors to the League Executive Board during the Twelfth Annual Mayors Legislative Day: Robert Bowser, Mayor, East Orange; Lawrence Chiaravallo, Mayor, South Belmar; Chuck Chiarello, Mayor Buena Vista; Joseph Tempesta, Mayor, West Caldwell; and Daniel Van Pelt, Mayor, Ocean Township. The Mayors will help lead the Association of New Jersey's 566 municipal governments and represent the needs of New Jersey's local officials to all levels of government.

55TH ANNUAL ALL-AMERICA CITY AWARDS
-Contact Aleks Humeyumptewa 303-571-4343 or www.ncl.org/aac/.

The National Civic League invites you to apply for America's oldest and most prestigious community recognition award. The All-America City Award recognizes exemplary grassroots community problem-solving and is given to communities of all sizes that cooperatively tackle challenges and achieve results. The application deadline is March 11, 2004. To receive an application and more details, contact the National Civic League.

NEW JERSEY HISTORIC TRUST GRANTS
-Contact Catherine Goulet 609-984-7071 or egoulet@dca.state.nj.us

The New Jersey Historic Trust recently announced that applications and guidelines for the Cultural Trust Capital Preservation Program are now available. This year, a total of $150,000 in grants will be awarded to qualified organizations. Applications are due February 17, 2004. For more information, contact NJ Historic Trust.

2004 Elected Officials Hall of Fame Inductees

Councilwoman Patricia A. Moran, Beachwood Borough
Councilman Dominick Gioffre, Beverly City
Mayor Robert E. Lowden, Jr., Beverly City
Mayor William Jay Roseman, Carlstadt Borough
Committeeman Albert D. Graham, Jr., Carneys Point Township
Councilman N. John Amato, Cherry Hill Township
Mayor Emeritus Lawrence Anzovino, Dunellen Borough
Councilman Emeritus Peter Murray, East Rutherford Borough
Mayor Edward G. Tyler, Sr., Fieldsboro Borough
Mayor Barbara B. Doyle, Florham Park Borough
Mayor Emeritus Dale A. Anderson, Florham Park Borough
Mayor Emeritus William J. Hodas, Franklin Borough
Mayor Michael Wilson, Freehold Borough
Mayor Emeritus John DiMaio, Hackettstown Town
Mayor Ronald F. Francioli, Hanover Township
Councilman William Lasinski, Hardyston Township
Mayor Emeritus John Franklin, Lakewood Township
Councilwoman Juanita Johnson-Clark, Lawnside Borough
Deputy Mayor Charles M. Leusner, Middle Township
Councilman John W. Sharp, Monroe Township (Gloucester)
Committeeman Emeritus Donald W. Matthews, Montgomery
Councilman Richard Hampson, North Caldwell Borough
Commissioner Emeritus Frank A. Cocchiola, Sr., Nutley Township
Mayor Emeritus Barbara L. Cannon, Old Bridge Township
Mayor Mary Lockwood, Rockaway Borough
Councilman Anthony M. Beatrice, Runnemede Borough
Councilman Richard G. Dickinson, Runnemede Borough
Councilman Raymond Wootten, Stanhope Borough
Council Member Bettie Creevy, Surf City Borough
Mayor Edivide Azzari, Swedesboro Borough
Councilman Emeritus Robert J. Place, Totowa Borough
Council President Paul J. Smith, Jr., Union Beach Borough
Mayor John Palovitz, Victory Gardens Borough
Mayor Warren Hagstrom, Wanaque Borough
Committeeman Emeritus Fred Hough, Wantage Township
Committeeman Tracy Tobin, Washington Township (Morris County)
Councilman James E. Ayrer, Willingboro Township
Committee Member Harold Galenkamp, Wyckoff Township

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William G. Dressel Jr, Executive Director - Michael J. Darcey, CAE, Asst Executive Director

MAYOR'S NEWSLINE

February 2004

Offices: 407 West State St.
Trenton, New Jersey 08618
609-695-3481 Fax 695-0151
E-Mail mdarcy@njslom.com
www.njslom.com
 

IMPORTANT EVENTS - PAST AND FUTURE
And staff contacts for more information
Also consult the calendar
For Seminar details, contact David Harkness ext. 18.

Feb. 7 League Seminar "Newly Elected and Re-Elected Officials" at Rochelle Park
Feb. 10 League Seminar "Fiscal Update 2004" at Freehold
Feb. 16 Presidents Day
Feb. 19 League Seminar "Fiscal Update 2004" at Cherry Hill
Feb. 26 League Seminar "Public Sector Labor Relations" at Freehold
Mar. 4 League Seminar "Building Stronger Municipal/School Board Relationships" at Holmdel

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Elected Officials Hall of Fame
Deputy Mayor Licata to Chair Committee
League President meets Commissioners
League Service Discounts
League Board Members Sworn In

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Jo-Anne Schubert, Mayor, South Bound Brook

The Annual Mayors Legislative Day held in the State House Annex on January 21, 2004, was again a resounding success. The Governor, and leaders from the Cabinet and Legislature, gave a budgetary/legislative update for 2004 to more than 200 municipal officials.

DCA Commissioner Susan Bass Levin provided attendees with an update on available tools and programs designed to help local officials work more efficiently. She also talked about shared services to help save tax dollars. State Treasurer McCormac told officials not to expect increases in state aid, but also indicated things seemed to be better than the last few years.

The Legislative representatives talked about consistent state land use policy, transportation initiatives, mandates relief and controlling education spending. A special thank you goes out to Senator Adler for taking the lead on convening a property tax reform convention and Senator Lance for trying to change the School Board election dates.

Governor McGreevey spoke about reducing administrative expenses of the State's 600 plus school districts and the importance of impact fees and Transfer of Development Rights ordinances to control sprawl and property taxes. We must continue to lead the battle and remind our legislators how important these issues are to local officials.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

OFFICERS

JO-ANNE B. SCHUBERT, President;
  Mayor, South Bound Brook
PETER A. CANTU, 1st Vice President
  Mayor, Plainsboro
HERBERT D. STILES, JR., 2nd Vice President
  Mayor, Elmer
DAVID M. DEL VECCHIO, 3rd Vice President
  Mayor, Lambertville

MEMBERS

JAMES ANZALDI
  Mayor, Clifton
WILLIAM W. BAIN, JR.
  Mayor, Deptford
J. CHRISTIAN BOLLWAGE
  Mayor, Elizabeth
JOAN BOAS
  Deputy Mayor, Mount Holly

ROBERT BOWSER
  Mayor, East Orange
THOMAS J. BYRNE III
  Mayor, Spring Lake
LAWRENCE G. CHIARAVALLO
  Mayor, South Belmar
CHUCK CHIARELLO
   Mayor, Buena Vista
DANIEL N. CORONOTO
  Deputy Mayor, Hampton Twp.
GLENN CUNNINGHAM
  Mayor, Jersey City
SUZANNE C. DAPKINS
   Mayor, Long Hill
JOHN DEAN DERIENZO
   Mayor, Haworth
GENE FEYL
  Mayor, Denville
MALCOLM C. FRASER
  Mayor, Cape May Point

GLEN D. GILMORE
  Mayor, Hamilton Twp. (Mercer)
SHARPE JAMES
  Mayor, Newark (Ex-Officio)
TIMOTHY MCDONOUGH
  Mayor, Hope
GARY PASSANANTE
  Mayor, Somerdale
DOUGLAS M. RAINEAR
   Deputy Mayor, Upper Deerfield
  Twp.
JOSEPH TEMPESTA
  Mayor, West Caldwell
DANIEL VAN PELT
  Mayor, Ocean Twp. (Ocean)
RUDOLPH J. WENZEL, JR.

  Mayor, Washington Twp. (Bergen)

Executive Staff

William G. Dressel, Jr.
  Executive Director
Michael J. Darcy, CAE
  Assistant Executive Director

     

ELECTED OFFICIALS INDUCTED IN LEAGUE HALL OF FAME
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 22

The League inducted 38 new members into the Elected Officials Hall of Fame during the Twelfth Annual Mayors Legislative Day January 21, 2004 at the State House Annex in Trenton. This honor is reserved for those governing body members, active and retired, who have served 20 years in elected municipal office. There are currently 262 inductees in the Elected Officials Hall of Fame. Congratulations to our most recent members! Please see the enclosed 2004 Elected Officials Hall of Fame inductee list for more information.

DEPUTY MAYOR LICATA OF BERNARDS TO CHAIR LEAGUE TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16

Al Licata, Deputy Mayor, Bernards was recently appointed as chair of the League Telecommunications Committee. The committee is currently reviewing the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities proposed new rules governing the extension of regulated utilities including telecommunications, telephone, gas and electric. The proposed rules are in the January 20, 2004 Register and are available at http://www.state.nj.us/bpu/wwwroot/secretary/extensionrules.pdf. Deputy Mayor Licata asks that you review these changes and fax your comments to the League office 609-695-0151, to the attention of Michael Darcy.

LEAGUE MEMBER BENEFIT SERVICE DISCOUNTS
-Contact GrantStation.com. Or Xtel Communications 800-438-9835 ext. 316

Special discount programs are now available to League members through GrantStation.com and Xtel Communications. Membership in GrantStation.com is discounted $100 per year for members, making the individual price $499 per year. Go to GrantStation.com for more information on this valuable service to help your town find grants for your important local programs and projects.

Xtel's extensive telecom discount program for League members estimates a reduction in your telecommunications budget by 25-30%. Xtel currently provides voice and data services to over 50 municipalities and 114 school districts in New Jersey.
Contact Xtel Communications for a voice and data service evaluation for lower telecommunications costs. Check the mail for additional information.

LEAGUE PRESIDENT REACHES OUT TO STATE CABINET
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 22

League President Jo-Anne Schubert, the Mayor of South Bound Brook Borough, has been busy on behalf of the League recently. During the month of January she met with the Commissioners of Banking and Insurance, Education, Corrections, Labor, Community Affairs, the State Treasurer and Adjutant General. President Schubert discussed League policies for 2004 and local issues with the cabinet leaders and promised to maintain a strong working relationship and dialogue with all state departments throughout the year. She plans to meet with all other Commissioners in the near future.

NEW LEAGUE BOARD MEMBERS SWORN IN
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 22

League President Jo-Anne Schubert of South Bound Brook Borough, swore in the following Mayors to the League Executive Board during the Twelfth Annual Mayors Legislative Day: Robert Bowser, Mayor, East Orange; Lawrence Chiaravallo, Mayor, South Belmar; Chuck Chiarello, Mayor Buena Vista; Joseph Tempesta, Mayor, West Caldwell; and Daniel Van Pelt, Mayor, Ocean Township. The Mayors will help lead the Association of New Jersey's 566 municipal governments and represent the needs of New Jersey's local officials to all levels of government.

55TH ANNUAL ALL-AMERICA CITY AWARDS
-Contact Aleks Humeyumptewa 303-571-4343 or www.ncl.org/aac/.

The National Civic League invites you to apply for America's oldest and most prestigious community recognition award. The All-America City Award recognizes exemplary grassroots community problem-solving and is given to communities of all sizes that cooperatively tackle challenges and achieve results. The application deadline is March 11, 2004. To receive an application and more details, contact the National Civic League.

NEW JERSEY HISTORIC TRUST GRANTS
-Contact Catherine Goulet 609-984-7071 or egoulet@dca.state.nj.us

The New Jersey Historic Trust recently announced that applications and guidelines for the Cultural Trust Capital Preservation Program are now available. This year, a total of $150,000 in grants will be awarded to qualified organizations. Applications are due February 17, 2004. For more information, contact NJ Historic Trust.

2004 Elected Officials Hall of Fame Inductees

Councilwoman Patricia A. Moran, Beachwood Borough
Councilman Dominick Gioffre, Beverly City
Mayor Robert E. Lowden, Jr., Beverly City
Mayor William Jay Roseman, Carlstadt Borough
Committeeman Albert D. Graham, Jr., Carneys Point Township
Councilman N. John Amato, Cherry Hill Township
Mayor Emeritus Lawrence Anzovino, Dunellen Borough
Councilman Emeritus Peter Murray, East Rutherford Borough
Mayor Edward G. Tyler, Sr., Fieldsboro Borough
Mayor Barbara B. Doyle, Florham Park Borough
Mayor Emeritus Dale A. Anderson, Florham Park Borough
Mayor Emeritus William J. Hodas, Franklin Borough
Mayor Michael Wilson, Freehold Borough
Mayor Emeritus John DiMaio, Hackettstown Town
Mayor Ronald F. Francioli, Hanover Township
Councilman William Lasinski, Hardyston Township
Mayor Emeritus John Franklin, Lakewood Township
Councilwoman Juanita Johnson-Clark, Lawnside Borough
Deputy Mayor Charles M. Leusner, Middle Township
Councilman John W. Sharp, Monroe Township (Gloucester)
Committeeman Emeritus Donald W. Matthews, Montgomery
Councilman Richard Hampson, North Caldwell Borough
Commissioner Emeritus Frank A. Cocchiola, Sr., Nutley Township
Mayor Emeritus Barbara L. Cannon, Old Bridge Township
Mayor Mary Lockwood, Rockaway Borough
Councilman Anthony M. Beatrice, Runnemede Borough
Councilman Richard G. Dickinson, Runnemede Borough
Councilman Raymond Wootten, Stanhope Borough
Council Member Bettie Creevy, Surf City Borough
Mayor Edivide Azzari, Swedesboro Borough
Councilman Emeritus Robert J. Place, Totowa Borough
Council President Paul J. Smith, Jr., Union Beach Borough
Mayor John Palovitz, Victory Gardens Borough
Mayor Warren Hagstrom, Wanaque Borough
Committeeman Emeritus Fred Hough, Wantage Township
Committeeman Tracy Tobin, Washington Township (Morris County)
Councilman James E. Ayrer, Willingboro Township
Committee Member Harold Galenkamp, Wyckoff Township

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