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

April 2005

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.

Apr. 6 League Seminar "Public Sector Labor Relations for Administrators, Counsel and Council Members" at Freehold
Apr. 14 League Seminar "How Bankruptcy Impacts Municipalities" at Holmdel
Apr. 22 League Seminar "How to Handle a Defeated School Budget" at Holmdel
May 6 League Seminar "State-Local Property Tax Summit" at Lawrenceville
May 13 League Seminar "Tools for Reclaiming Abandoned Properties" at Holmdel
May 17 League Seminar "Open Public Records Act Update" at Cherry Hill

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Scholarship Deadlines
Brownfields Marketplace Conference
Women Mayors Survey Results
League Business Registration and W-9 Online

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Peter Cantu, Mayor, Plainsboro

The Acting Governor's 2006 fiscal year budget address was presented to the State Legislature on Tuesday, March 1. Below is a brief summary of the presentation and how municipalities will be impacted by State proposals for FY 2006.

New Jersey is faced with a $4 billion deficit. The Acting Governor has responded with one of the biggest one-year spending reductions in state spending in history. The cuts include flat funding in general municipal property tax relief, despite an increased local property tax rate last year. In addition, the Extraordinary Aid program was cut by $10 million and the Special Municipal Aid program by $5 million, while the cost of doing the public's business at the local level increased by 3.5 percent.

The inevitable result of this budget will be property tax increases, although the League will lobby hard to reinstate the Extraordinary Aid and Special Municipal Aid spending cuts. As we have said for the past several years, the people should have the opportunity to address property tax reform through a citizens' convention. The people of New Jersey expect the General Assembly, Senate and Acting Governor Codey to act on A-5269 and ACR-25 in time to get the Constitutional Convention question on November's ballot. Local elected officials must continue to lobby our State Representatives on the importance of approving this key legislation. This may be our last best chance to give the power of tax reform back to the people who pay property taxes in our great state. For more information on the budget address go to www.state.nj.us/budget2005/.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

OFFICERS

PETER A. CANTU, President;
  Mayor, Plainsboro
HERBERT D. STILES, JR., 1st Vice President
  Mayor, Elmer
DAVID M. DEL VECCHIO, 2nd Vice President
  Mayor, Lambertville
GENE FEYL, 3rd Vice President
  Mayor, Denville

MEMBERS

JAMES ANZALDI
  Mayor, Clifton
WILLIAM W. BAIN, JR.
  Mayor, Deptford
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. CORANOTO
  Deputy Mayor, Hampton Twp.
SUZANNE C. DAPKINS
   Mayor, Long Hill
JOHN DEAN DERIENZO
   Mayor, Haworth
MALCOLM C. FRASER
  Mayor, Cape May Point
GLEN D. GILMORE
  Mayor, Hamilton Twp. (Mercer)
JERRAMIAH HEALY
   Mayor, Jersey City
SHARPE JAMES
  Mayor, Newark (Ex-Officio)

MARTIN MARKS
  Mayor, Scotch Plains
TIMOTHY MCDONOUGH
  Mayor, Hope
GARY PASSANANTE
  Mayor, Somerdale
DOUGLAS M. RAINEAR
   Deputy Mayor, Upper Deerfield
  Twp.
JO-ANNE SCHUBERT
   Mayor, South Bound Brook
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

     

WOMEN IN MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT MAYORS SURVEY
-Contact Helen Yeldell ext.12 or www.njslom.org

As Women's History Month is gaining in recognition across New Jersey and the Nation, the League deemed it appropriate to publish the results of its third annual survey to highlight the number of women serving in this capacity, a net gain of one mayor over last year. This number represents 12.8% of the 566 mayors in the State.

This year, ten municipalities in Camden County account for the highest concentration of women serving as mayors. Seven Municipalities in Burlington and Somerset Counties follow.

As women across the spectrum continue to fracture the political glass ceiling, their voices become a vital part of the public policy debate. The continuing challenge to make a difference in the political arena will be explored further during the League's session on Women in Government at the Annual Conference in November. Log on to the League web site and click on Mayors Corner for a list of women mayors.


LEAGUE BROWNFIELDS MARKETPLACE CONFERENCE
-Contact www.njslom.org/seminars.html or
Dawn Mirabelli ext. 11

The League, in cooperation with the US Green Building Council NJ Chapter will hold a Brownfields Marketplace Conference on May 25, 2005, at the Sheraton at Woodbridge Place Hotel, Iselin, New Jersey. Learn how municipalities are working with the private sector to redevelop Brownfields properties for new purposes and additional tax revenues. Contact the League for registration information.

DOWNLOAD THE CHAMBER'S AGENDA FOR NEW JERSEY
-Contact www.chamber.com

The Agenda for New Jersey, which outlines the Chamber's vision for the state in areas of government, reform, environment, education, economic development, health care and transportation, can be downloaded at the above referenced web site. The State Chamber of Commerce recently developed plans to address each of these issue areas to help you deal with enacted public policies that will impact your business. Contact the chamber for more information.

FUTURE MUNICIPAL LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION DEADLINE
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16 or www.njslom.org/ml121903.html

In January, all mayors received information on the Louis Bay II Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship competition.

By April 1, you should have submitted your local winner to the League office along with a tally of your local entries. The League judging panel includes Scholarship Chairwoman Mayor Phyllis Marchand of Princeton Township, Mayor Daniel VanPelt of Ocean Township, and League staff members Helen Yeldell and Deborah Kole.

On May 5, winners are announced and checks are sent to the respective winners' mayors for formal presentations. The top three winners each receives $1,000 scholarships provided by the League for presentation by the hometown mayors.

 

LEAGUE BUSINESS REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE AND W-9
-Contact Robin Fox ext. 19

The League's Business Registration Certificate has been posted online along with our W-9 for the busy tax season. Your Finance Department can access the certificate and W-9 at www.njslom.org/nj_bus_certs.html.


NEW FEATURES UNDER MAYORS CORNER
-Contact www.njslom.org

A new link has been added to the Mayors Corner section of the League's web site. You can now access "Mayors In The News" which will take you to newspaper articles about New Jersey mayors and their activities. The page is updated daily. Be sure NJLM - April 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

April 2005

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.

Apr. 6 League Seminar "Public Sector Labor Relations for Administrators, Counsel and Council Members" at Freehold
Apr. 14 League Seminar "How Bankruptcy Impacts Municipalities" at Holmdel
Apr. 22 League Seminar "How to Handle a Defeated School Budget" at Holmdel
May 6 League Seminar "State-Local Property Tax Summit" at Lawrenceville
May 13 League Seminar "Tools for Reclaiming Abandoned Properties" at Holmdel
May 17 League Seminar "Open Public Records Act Update" at Cherry Hill

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Scholarship Deadlines
Brownfields Marketplace Conference
Women Mayors Survey Results
League Business Registration and W-9 Online

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Peter Cantu, Mayor, Plainsboro

The Acting Governor's 2006 fiscal year budget address was presented to the State Legislature on Tuesday, March 1. Below is a brief summary of the presentation and how municipalities will be impacted by State proposals for FY 2006.

New Jersey is faced with a $4 billion deficit. The Acting Governor has responded with one of the biggest one-year spending reductions in state spending in history. The cuts include flat funding in general municipal property tax relief, despite an increased local property tax rate last year. In addition, the Extraordinary Aid program was cut by $10 million and the Special Municipal Aid program by $5 million, while the cost of doing the public's business at the local level increased by 3.5 percent.

The inevitable result of this budget will be property tax increases, although the League will lobby hard to reinstate the Extraordinary Aid and Special Municipal Aid spending cuts. As we have said for the past several years, the people should have the opportunity to address property tax reform through a citizens' convention. The people of New Jersey expect the General Assembly, Senate and Acting Governor Codey to act on A-5269 and ACR-25 in time to get the Constitutional Convention question on November's ballot. Local elected officials must continue to lobby our State Representatives on the importance of approving this key legislation. This may be our last best chance to give the power of tax reform back to the people who pay property taxes in our great state. For more information on the budget address go to www.state.nj.us/budget2005/.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

OFFICERS

PETER A. CANTU, President;
  Mayor, Plainsboro
HERBERT D. STILES, JR., 1st Vice President
  Mayor, Elmer
DAVID M. DEL VECCHIO, 2nd Vice President
  Mayor, Lambertville
GENE FEYL, 3rd Vice President
  Mayor, Denville

MEMBERS

JAMES ANZALDI
  Mayor, Clifton
WILLIAM W. BAIN, JR.
  Mayor, Deptford
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. CORANOTO
  Deputy Mayor, Hampton Twp.
SUZANNE C. DAPKINS
   Mayor, Long Hill
JOHN DEAN DERIENZO
   Mayor, Haworth
MALCOLM C. FRASER
  Mayor, Cape May Point
GLEN D. GILMORE
  Mayor, Hamilton Twp. (Mercer)
JERRAMIAH HEALY
   Mayor, Jersey City
SHARPE JAMES
  Mayor, Newark (Ex-Officio)

MARTIN MARKS
  Mayor, Scotch Plains
TIMOTHY MCDONOUGH
  Mayor, Hope
GARY PASSANANTE
  Mayor, Somerdale
DOUGLAS M. RAINEAR
   Deputy Mayor, Upper Deerfield
  Twp.
JO-ANNE SCHUBERT
   Mayor, South Bound Brook
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

     

WOMEN IN MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT MAYORS SURVEY
-Contact Helen Yeldell ext.12 or www.njslom.org

As Women's History Month is gaining in recognition across New Jersey and the Nation, the League deemed it appropriate to publish the results of its third annual survey to highlight the number of women serving in this capacity, a net gain of one mayor over last year. This number represents 12.8% of the 566 mayors in the State.

This year, ten municipalities in Camden County account for the highest concentration of women serving as mayors. Seven Municipalities in Burlington and Somerset Counties follow.

As women across the spectrum continue to fracture the political glass ceiling, their voices become a vital part of the public policy debate. The continuing challenge to make a difference in the political arena will be explored further during the League's session on Women in Government at the Annual Conference in November. Log on to the League web site and click on Mayors Corner for a list of women mayors.


LEAGUE BROWNFIELDS MARKETPLACE CONFERENCE
-Contact www.njslom.org/seminars.html or
Dawn Mirabelli ext. 11

The League, in cooperation with the US Green Building Council NJ Chapter will hold a Brownfields Marketplace Conference on May 25, 2005, at the Sheraton at Woodbridge Place Hotel, Iselin, New Jersey. Learn how municipalities are working with the private sector to redevelop Brownfields properties for new purposes and additional tax revenues. Contact the League for registration information.

DOWNLOAD THE CHAMBER'S AGENDA FOR NEW JERSEY
-Contact www.chamber.com

The Agenda for New Jersey, which outlines the Chamber's vision for the state in areas of government, reform, environment, education, economic development, health care and transportation, can be downloaded at the above referenced web site. The State Chamber of Commerce recently developed plans to address each of these issue areas to help you deal with enacted public policies that will impact your business. Contact the chamber for more information.

FUTURE MUNICIPAL LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION DEADLINE
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16 or www.njslom.org/ml121903.html

In January, all mayors received information on the Louis Bay II Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship competition.

By April 1, you should have submitted your local winner to the League office along with a tally of your local entries. The League judging panel includes Scholarship Chairwoman Mayor Phyllis Marchand of Princeton Township, Mayor Daniel VanPelt of Ocean Township, and League staff members Helen Yeldell and Deborah Kole.

On May 5, winners are announced and checks are sent to the respective winners' mayors for formal presentations. The top three winners each receives $1,000 scholarships provided by the League for presentation by the hometown mayors.

 

LEAGUE BUSINESS REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE AND W-9
-Contact Robin Fox ext. 19

The League's Business Registration Certificate has been posted online along with our W-9 for the busy tax season. Your Finance Department can access the certificate and W-9 at www.njslom.org/nj_bus_certs.html.


NEW FEATURES UNDER MAYORS CORNER
-Contact www.njslom.org

A new link has been added to the Mayors Corner section of the League's web site. You can now access "Mayors In The News" which will take you to newspaper articles about New Jersey mayors and their activities. The page is updated daily. Be sure NJLM - April 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

April 2005

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.

Apr. 6 League Seminar "Public Sector Labor Relations for Administrators, Counsel and Council Members" at Freehold
Apr. 14 League Seminar "How Bankruptcy Impacts Municipalities" at Holmdel
Apr. 22 League Seminar "How to Handle a Defeated School Budget" at Holmdel
May 6 League Seminar "State-Local Property Tax Summit" at Lawrenceville
May 13 League Seminar "Tools for Reclaiming Abandoned Properties" at Holmdel
May 17 League Seminar "Open Public Records Act Update" at Cherry Hill

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Scholarship Deadlines
Brownfields Marketplace Conference
Women Mayors Survey Results
League Business Registration and W-9 Online

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Peter Cantu, Mayor, Plainsboro

The Acting Governor's 2006 fiscal year budget address was presented to the State Legislature on Tuesday, March 1. Below is a brief summary of the presentation and how municipalities will be impacted by State proposals for FY 2006.

New Jersey is faced with a $4 billion deficit. The Acting Governor has responded with one of the biggest one-year spending reductions in state spending in history. The cuts include flat funding in general municipal property tax relief, despite an increased local property tax rate last year. In addition, the Extraordinary Aid program was cut by $10 million and the Special Municipal Aid program by $5 million, while the cost of doing the public's business at the local level increased by 3.5 percent.

The inevitable result of this budget will be property tax increases, although the League will lobby hard to reinstate the Extraordinary Aid and Special Municipal Aid spending cuts. As we have said for the past several years, the people should have the opportunity to address property tax reform through a citizens' convention. The people of New Jersey expect the General Assembly, Senate and Acting Governor Codey to act on A-5269 and ACR-25 in time to get the Constitutional Convention question on November's ballot. Local elected officials must continue to lobby our State Representatives on the importance of approving this key legislation. This may be our last best chance to give the power of tax reform back to the people who pay property taxes in our great state. For more information on the budget address go to www.state.nj.us/budget2005/.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

OFFICERS

PETER A. CANTU, President;
  Mayor, Plainsboro
HERBERT D. STILES, JR., 1st Vice President
  Mayor, Elmer
DAVID M. DEL VECCHIO, 2nd Vice President
  Mayor, Lambertville
GENE FEYL, 3rd Vice President
  Mayor, Denville

MEMBERS

JAMES ANZALDI
  Mayor, Clifton
WILLIAM W. BAIN, JR.
  Mayor, Deptford
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. CORANOTO
  Deputy Mayor, Hampton Twp.
SUZANNE C. DAPKINS
   Mayor, Long Hill
JOHN DEAN DERIENZO
   Mayor, Haworth
MALCOLM C. FRASER
  Mayor, Cape May Point
GLEN D. GILMORE
  Mayor, Hamilton Twp. (Mercer)
JERRAMIAH HEALY
   Mayor, Jersey City
SHARPE JAMES
  Mayor, Newark (Ex-Officio)

MARTIN MARKS
  Mayor, Scotch Plains
TIMOTHY MCDONOUGH
  Mayor, Hope
GARY PASSANANTE
  Mayor, Somerdale
DOUGLAS M. RAINEAR
   Deputy Mayor, Upper Deerfield
  Twp.
JO-ANNE SCHUBERT
   Mayor, South Bound Brook
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

     

WOMEN IN MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT MAYORS SURVEY
-Contact Helen Yeldell ext.12 or www.njslom.org

As Women's History Month is gaining in recognition across New Jersey and the Nation, the League deemed it appropriate to publish the results of its third annual survey to highlight the number of women serving in this capacity, a net gain of one mayor over last year. This number represents 12.8% of the 566 mayors in the State.

This year, ten municipalities in Camden County account for the highest concentration of women serving as mayors. Seven Municipalities in Burlington and Somerset Counties follow.

As women across the spectrum continue to fracture the political glass ceiling, their voices become a vital part of the public policy debate. The continuing challenge to make a difference in the political arena will be explored further during the League's session on Women in Government at the Annual Conference in November. Log on to the League web site and click on Mayors Corner for a list of women mayors.


LEAGUE BROWNFIELDS MARKETPLACE CONFERENCE
-Contact www.njslom.org/seminars.html or
Dawn Mirabelli ext. 11

The League, in cooperation with the US Green Building Council NJ Chapter will hold a Brownfields Marketplace Conference on May 25, 2005, at the Sheraton at Woodbridge Place Hotel, Iselin, New Jersey. Learn how municipalities are working with the private sector to redevelop Brownfields properties for new purposes and additional tax revenues. Contact the League for registration information.

DOWNLOAD THE CHAMBER'S AGENDA FOR NEW JERSEY
-Contact www.chamber.com

The Agenda for New Jersey, which outlines the Chamber's vision for the state in areas of government, reform, environment, education, economic development, health care and transportation, can be downloaded at the above referenced web site. The State Chamber of Commerce recently developed plans to address each of these issue areas to help you deal with enacted public policies that will impact your business. Contact the chamber for more information.

FUTURE MUNICIPAL LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION DEADLINE
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16 or www.njslom.org/ml121903.html

In January, all mayors received information on the Louis Bay II Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship competition.

By April 1, you should have submitted your local winner to the League office along with a tally of your local entries. The League judging panel includes Scholarship Chairwoman Mayor Phyllis Marchand of Princeton Township, Mayor Daniel VanPelt of Ocean Township, and League staff members Helen Yeldell and Deborah Kole.

On May 5, winners are announced and checks are sent to the respective winners' mayors for formal presentations. The top three winners each receives $1,000 scholarships provided by the League for presentation by the hometown mayors.

 

LEAGUE BUSINESS REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE AND W-9
-Contact Robin Fox ext. 19

The League's Business Registration Certificate has been posted online along with our W-9 for the busy tax season. Your Finance Department can access the certificate and W-9 at www.njslom.org/nj_bus_certs.html.


NEW FEATURES UNDER MAYORS CORNER
-Contact www.njslom.org

A new link has been added to the Mayors Corner section of the League's web site. You can now access "Mayors In The News" which will take you to newspaper articles about New Jersey mayors and their activities. The page is updated daily. Be sure NJLM - April 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

April 2005

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.

Apr. 6 League Seminar "Public Sector Labor Relations for Administrators, Counsel and Council Members" at Freehold
Apr. 14 League Seminar "How Bankruptcy Impacts Municipalities" at Holmdel
Apr. 22 League Seminar "How to Handle a Defeated School Budget" at Holmdel
May 6 League Seminar "State-Local Property Tax Summit" at Lawrenceville
May 13 League Seminar "Tools for Reclaiming Abandoned Properties" at Holmdel
May 17 League Seminar "Open Public Records Act Update" at Cherry Hill

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Scholarship Deadlines
Brownfields Marketplace Conference
Women Mayors Survey Results
League Business Registration and W-9 Online

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Peter Cantu, Mayor, Plainsboro

The Acting Governor's 2006 fiscal year budget address was presented to the State Legislature on Tuesday, March 1. Below is a brief summary of the presentation and how municipalities will be impacted by State proposals for FY 2006.

New Jersey is faced with a $4 billion deficit. The Acting Governor has responded with one of the biggest one-year spending reductions in state spending in history. The cuts include flat funding in general municipal property tax relief, despite an increased local property tax rate last year. In addition, the Extraordinary Aid program was cut by $10 million and the Special Municipal Aid program by $5 million, while the cost of doing the public's business at the local level increased by 3.5 percent.

The inevitable result of this budget will be property tax increases, although the League will lobby hard to reinstate the Extraordinary Aid and Special Municipal Aid spending cuts. As we have said for the past several years, the people should have the opportunity to address property tax reform through a citizens' convention. The people of New Jersey expect the General Assembly, Senate and Acting Governor Codey to act on A-5269 and ACR-25 in time to get the Constitutional Convention question on November's ballot. Local elected officials must continue to lobby our State Representatives on the importance of approving this key legislation. This may be our last best chance to give the power of tax reform back to the people who pay property taxes in our great state. For more information on the budget address go to www.state.nj.us/budget2005/.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

OFFICERS

PETER A. CANTU, President;
  Mayor, Plainsboro
HERBERT D. STILES, JR., 1st Vice President
  Mayor, Elmer
DAVID M. DEL VECCHIO, 2nd Vice President
  Mayor, Lambertville
GENE FEYL, 3rd Vice President
  Mayor, Denville

MEMBERS

JAMES ANZALDI
  Mayor, Clifton
WILLIAM W. BAIN, JR.
  Mayor, Deptford
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. CORANOTO
  Deputy Mayor, Hampton Twp.
SUZANNE C. DAPKINS
   Mayor, Long Hill
JOHN DEAN DERIENZO
   Mayor, Haworth
MALCOLM C. FRASER
  Mayor, Cape May Point
GLEN D. GILMORE
  Mayor, Hamilton Twp. (Mercer)
JERRAMIAH HEALY
   Mayor, Jersey City
SHARPE JAMES
  Mayor, Newark (Ex-Officio)

MARTIN MARKS
  Mayor, Scotch Plains
TIMOTHY MCDONOUGH
  Mayor, Hope
GARY PASSANANTE
  Mayor, Somerdale
DOUGLAS M. RAINEAR
   Deputy Mayor, Upper Deerfield
  Twp.
JO-ANNE SCHUBERT
   Mayor, South Bound Brook
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

     

WOMEN IN MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT MAYORS SURVEY
-Contact Helen Yeldell ext.12 or www.njslom.org

As Women's History Month is gaining in recognition across New Jersey and the Nation, the League deemed it appropriate to publish the results of its third annual survey to highlight the number of women serving in this capacity, a net gain of one mayor over last year. This number represents 12.8% of the 566 mayors in the State.

This year, ten municipalities in Camden County account for the highest concentration of women serving as mayors. Seven Municipalities in Burlington and Somerset Counties follow.

As women across the spectrum continue to fracture the political glass ceiling, their voices become a vital part of the public policy debate. The continuing challenge to make a difference in the political arena will be explored further during the League's session on Women in Government at the Annual Conference in November. Log on to the League web site and click on Mayors Corner for a list of women mayors.


LEAGUE BROWNFIELDS MARKETPLACE CONFERENCE
-Contact www.njslom.org/seminars.html or
Dawn Mirabelli ext. 11

The League, in cooperation with the US Green Building Council NJ Chapter will hold a Brownfields Marketplace Conference on May 25, 2005, at the Sheraton at Woodbridge Place Hotel, Iselin, New Jersey. Learn how municipalities are working with the private sector to redevelop Brownfields properties for new purposes and additional tax revenues. Contact the League for registration information.

DOWNLOAD THE CHAMBER'S AGENDA FOR NEW JERSEY
-Contact www.chamber.com

The Agenda for New Jersey, which outlines the Chamber's vision for the state in areas of government, reform, environment, education, economic development, health care and transportation, can be downloaded at the above referenced web site. The State Chamber of Commerce recently developed plans to address each of these issue areas to help you deal with enacted public policies that will impact your business. Contact the chamber for more information.

FUTURE MUNICIPAL LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION DEADLINE
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16 or www.njslom.org/ml121903.html

In January, all mayors received information on the Louis Bay II Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship competition.

By April 1, you should have submitted your local winner to the League office along with a tally of your local entries. The League judging panel includes Scholarship Chairwoman Mayor Phyllis Marchand of Princeton Township, Mayor Daniel VanPelt of Ocean Township, and League staff members Helen Yeldell and Deborah Kole.

On May 5, winners are announced and checks are sent to the respective winners' mayors for formal presentations. The top three winners each receives $1,000 scholarships provided by the League for presentation by the hometown mayors.

 

LEAGUE BUSINESS REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE AND W-9
-Contact Robin Fox ext. 19

The League's Business Registration Certificate has been posted online along with our W-9 for the busy tax season. Your Finance Department can access the certificate and W-9 at www.njslom.org/nj_bus_certs.html.


NEW FEATURES UNDER MAYORS CORNER
-Contact www.njslom.org

A new link has been added to the Mayors Corner section of the League's web site. You can now access "Mayors In The News" which will take you to newspaper articles about New Jersey mayors and their activities. The page is updated daily. Be sure to check this link frequently.

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