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

June 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.

June 2 League Seminar "Revenue Allocation Districts" at Holmdel
June 15 League "Telecommunications Summit" at Lawrenceville
June 17 League Seminar "Ethics ABC's" at Trenton
July 4 Independence Day
Sept. 5 Labor Day
Sept. 7 League Seminar "Pensions Update" at Holmdel
Sept. 9 League Seminar "Pensions Update" at Cherry Hill
Sept. 14 League Seminar "Records Management Update" at Holmdel

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Scholarship Competition
Mayors Hall of Fame Nominations
League Seminar on Ethics ABC's
League Merchandise Store
Green Acres Program Seminars

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Peter Cantu, Mayor, Plainsboro

The 90th 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 web site at www.njslom.org. Here is some important information with new changes in conference registration procedure and schedule of events.

Housing forms will be mailed to all Municipal Clerks on June1 and will also be posted on the League web page. 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 the new and easy way to register for the 90th Annual League Conference. Full registration information will be sent to all Municipal Clerks during the first week of August. Complementary food vouchers will be available to the first 500 delegates to visit the 2300 aisle lounge on Thursday, November 17. The coupon will be redeemable for food at any of the convention center concessions starting at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. Please note this important date change, as these coupons are no longer available on Tuesday at the Conference.

The conference is less than six months away. Start planning now and contact the League office for assistance. I look forward to meeting and working with you at the 90th Annual Conference this November in Atlantic City.

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

     

LEAGUE SEMINAR ON ETHICS FOR APPOINTED OFFICIALS
-Contact www.njslom.org or Dawn Mirabelli ext. 11

The Division of Local Government Services and the League is sponsoring an important seminar for your appointed professionals. Recently, the Department of Community Affairs re-allocated continuing education requirements to include credits for ethics for all Municipal Clerks, Finance Officers, Tax Collectors, and Public Works Managers. The seminar entitled "Ethics ABC's" will be held on June 17, from 9am to 1pm, at the Lafayette Yard Marriott in Trenton. The program will provide valuable continuing education units in the ethics category. For more details and to register contact the League.

VISIT THE NEW LEAGUE MERCHANDISE STORE
-Contact www.njslom.org

Show your pride and support the League by selecting from a range of merchandise, from hats and shirts to mugs and office items. Plus, through the League store, you can obtain special pricing for items with your municipal seal. Visit the League store on our web site and click on the Merchandise link.

LEAGUE ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLICATION
-Contact Becky Wright ext.10

The League is pleased to publish the 2nd Edition of Protecting Your Town's Environment. From Brownfields redevelopment to hazardous materials to CAFRA, the municipal official is often forced to become a "jack-of-all-trades", especially in issues affecting the environment. This handy publication provides a concise 19-page overview of the key environmental issues confronting New Jersey's municipalities today. Contact the League for a copy.


TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT NEWSLETTER
-Contact http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/community/village/

New Jersey Transit and the Voorhees Transportation Center, Bloustein School of Public Planning & Policy, Rutgers University, have developed a Transit-Oriented Development Newsletter that you may find useful in your Brownfields reuse planning efforts. Contact the above web site for more information on the newsletter and the Transit Village initiative.

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16 or mdarcy@njslom.com

The three top winners of the League's Future Municipal Scholarship Competition are Elliot Friedman, submitted by Mayor David Katz of Livingston Township; Joel Liebman, submitted by Mayor David Ganz of Fair Lawn Borough; and Timothy Burkly, submitted by Mayor Richard DeLaRoche of Mount Olive Township. These mayors will present each of the winning students with a $1,000 check from the League.

A special thanks to Scholarship Chairwoman Mayor Phyllis Marchand of Princeton Township, and to scholarship judge Mayor Daniel Van Pelt of Ocean Township and League Board member. 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.

SEEKING MAYORS' HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16 or mdarcy@njslom.com

The League is accepting nominations for the 2005 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 16 in Atlantic City. For nomination forms and more information about the Mayors' Hall of Fame, visit the Mayors Corner at www.njslom.org or contact the League.

NJDEP GREEN ACRES PROGRAM
-Contact (609) 984-0500 or www.nj.gov/dep/greenacres

Each year the NJDEP Green Acres Program holds informational workshops to assist municipal and county governments and nonprofit organizations to protect open NJLM - June 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

June 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.

June 2 League Seminar "Revenue Allocation Districts" at Holmdel
June 15 League "Telecommunications Summit" at Lawrenceville
June 17 League Seminar "Ethics ABC's" at Trenton
July 4 Independence Day
Sept. 5 Labor Day
Sept. 7 League Seminar "Pensions Update" at Holmdel
Sept. 9 League Seminar "Pensions Update" at Cherry Hill
Sept. 14 League Seminar "Records Management Update" at Holmdel

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Scholarship Competition
Mayors Hall of Fame Nominations
League Seminar on Ethics ABC's
League Merchandise Store
Green Acres Program Seminars

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Peter Cantu, Mayor, Plainsboro

The 90th 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 web site at www.njslom.org. Here is some important information with new changes in conference registration procedure and schedule of events.

Housing forms will be mailed to all Municipal Clerks on June1 and will also be posted on the League web page. 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 the new and easy way to register for the 90th Annual League Conference. Full registration information will be sent to all Municipal Clerks during the first week of August. Complementary food vouchers will be available to the first 500 delegates to visit the 2300 aisle lounge on Thursday, November 17. The coupon will be redeemable for food at any of the convention center concessions starting at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. Please note this important date change, as these coupons are no longer available on Tuesday at the Conference.

The conference is less than six months away. Start planning now and contact the League office for assistance. I look forward to meeting and working with you at the 90th Annual Conference this November in Atlantic City.

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

     

LEAGUE SEMINAR ON ETHICS FOR APPOINTED OFFICIALS
-Contact www.njslom.org or Dawn Mirabelli ext. 11

The Division of Local Government Services and the League is sponsoring an important seminar for your appointed professionals. Recently, the Department of Community Affairs re-allocated continuing education requirements to include credits for ethics for all Municipal Clerks, Finance Officers, Tax Collectors, and Public Works Managers. The seminar entitled "Ethics ABC's" will be held on June 17, from 9am to 1pm, at the Lafayette Yard Marriott in Trenton. The program will provide valuable continuing education units in the ethics category. For more details and to register contact the League.

VISIT THE NEW LEAGUE MERCHANDISE STORE
-Contact www.njslom.org

Show your pride and support the League by selecting from a range of merchandise, from hats and shirts to mugs and office items. Plus, through the League store, you can obtain special pricing for items with your municipal seal. Visit the League store on our web site and click on the Merchandise link.

LEAGUE ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLICATION
-Contact Becky Wright ext.10

The League is pleased to publish the 2nd Edition of Protecting Your Town's Environment. From Brownfields redevelopment to hazardous materials to CAFRA, the municipal official is often forced to become a "jack-of-all-trades", especially in issues affecting the environment. This handy publication provides a concise 19-page overview of the key environmental issues confronting New Jersey's municipalities today. Contact the League for a copy.


TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT NEWSLETTER
-Contact http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/community/village/

New Jersey Transit and the Voorhees Transportation Center, Bloustein School of Public Planning & Policy, Rutgers University, have developed a Transit-Oriented Development Newsletter that you may find useful in your Brownfields reuse planning efforts. Contact the above web site for more information on the newsletter and the Transit Village initiative.

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16 or mdarcy@njslom.com

The three top winners of the League's Future Municipal Scholarship Competition are Elliot Friedman, submitted by Mayor David Katz of Livingston Township; Joel Liebman, submitted by Mayor David Ganz of Fair Lawn Borough; and Timothy Burkly, submitted by Mayor Richard DeLaRoche of Mount Olive Township. These mayors will present each of the winning students with a $1,000 check from the League.

A special thanks to Scholarship Chairwoman Mayor Phyllis Marchand of Princeton Township, and to scholarship judge Mayor Daniel Van Pelt of Ocean Township and League Board member. 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.

SEEKING MAYORS' HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16 or mdarcy@njslom.com

The League is accepting nominations for the 2005 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 16 in Atlantic City. For nomination forms and more information about the Mayors' Hall of Fame, visit the Mayors Corner at www.njslom.org or contact the League.

NJDEP GREEN ACRES PROGRAM
-Contact (609) 984-0500 or www.nj.gov/dep/greenacres

Each year the NJDEP Green Acres Program holds informational workshops to assist municipal and county governments and nonprofit organizations to protect open space, provide quality recreational facilities, and effective land stewardship programs that will ensure the quality of our environment for generations to come. A series of workshops will be held in different locations throughout the state in August and September. Contact the Green Acres Program for more details and to register.

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