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September 2007

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IMPORTANT EVENTS - PAST AND FUTURE
And staff contacts for more information
Also consult the calendar
For Seminar details, contact Karen E. Venditti, CMP ext. 118.

Sept. 3
Labor Day
Sept. 6
Sept. 7
Sept. 11
Sept. 14

“Effective Records Management” at Cherry Hill Holiday Inn

Sept. 17
Oct. 2

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
      Budget Update and Levy Cap Law
Innovations in American Government Award
NJ National Incident Management Systems (NIMS)
Conference Pre-Registration
ICS – Procedures for Emergency Management
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 The Faulkner Act:  New Jersey’s Optional Municipal Charter Law Booklet
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CNA Services

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By David DelVecchio, Mayor, Lambertville

Perceptions s Realities s Opportunities
The New Jersey State League of Municipalities 92nd Annual Conference is two months away, and as president, I would like to emphasize several important events.  They are ANNUAL HIGHLIGHTS!

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 s the Mayors’ Box Luncheon held in the Sheraton Crown Ballroom at noon is your chance to meet and greet fellow mayors, the League president and officers.  Presentations for the Mayors’ Hall of Fame and Innovation in Governance Awards are made. Also, there is an Executive Budget Briefing. This event is by reservation only. Following the luncheon at the Con-vention Center, Room 322, from 2:00 to 5:15 p.m. is a valuable training clinic for newly elected mayors.  This session will provide an overview of major areas of respon-sibility, key contacts at the State level, and important sources of information and assistance. 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 s  at 2:00 p.m., at the Convention Center Hall A, experts will provide up-to-date information during the Consulting Period on municipal topics.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 s  the Annual League Business Meeting and Breakfast at the Sheraton will commence at 9:00 a.m. 

Visit www.njslom.org, Annual Conference for the latest conference details.  I look forward to seeing you in November!

 

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD

OFFICERS

DAVID M. DEL VECCHIO, President;
  Mayor, Lambertville
GENE FEYL, 1st Vice President
  Mayor, Denville
ROBERT L. BOWSER, 2nd Vice President
  Mayor, East Orange
TIMOTHY MCDONOUGH, 3rd Vice President
   Mayor, Hope

MEMBERS

JAMES ANZALDI
  Mayor, Clifton
JOAN BOAS
  Deputy Mayor, Mount Holly
CORY BOOKER
  Mayor, Newark
LUCILLE CHAUMP
  Mayor, Oceanport

CHUCK CHIARELLO
   Mayor, Buena Vista
GUISEPPE CHILA
  Mayor, Woolwich
DANIEL N. CORANOTO
  Committee Mem., Hampton Twp.
JOHN DEAN DERIENZO
   Mayor, Haworth
MALCOLM C. FRASER
  Mayor, Cape May Point
CORDELIA O. FULLER
   Council Member, Chatham
GLEN D. GILMORE
  Mayor, Hamilton Twp. (Mercer)
JERRAMIAH HEALY
   Mayor, Jersey City
MARTIN MARKS
  Mayor, Scotch Plains  
GARY PASSANANTE
  Mayor, Somerdale

DOUGLAS M. RAINEAR
   Deputy Mayor, Upper Deerfield Twp.
HERBERT D. STILES, JR., President;
  Mayor, Elmer
JOSEPH TEMPESTA
  Mayor, West Caldwell
JANET TUCCI
  Mayor, West Long Branch
DANIEL VAN PELT
  Mayor, Ocean Twp. (Ocean)
BRIAN C. WAHLER

  Mayor, Piscataway
RUDOLPH J. WENZEL, JR.

  Mayor, Washington Twp. (Bergen)
LOUISE WILSON
  Mayor, Montgomery

Executive Staff

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

     

BUDGET UPDATE AND LEVY CAP LAW
EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR

-Download a Registration Form

The State’s 2006-2007 Special Legislative Session on Property Tax Relief resulted in many important changes to the municipal budget process.  A new Property Tax Levy Cap, in addition to the existing expenditure cap, was created along with new State aid programs, a user-friendly budget system, and employment compensation disclosure reports.  In addition, other changes affect retirement benefits for certain classes of employees and contracting for professionals.  At this timely seminar, staff from the Division of Local Government Services will provide an update of where all the new requirements stand, explain and demonstrate how the new Levy Cap works, discuss changes to the budget process, how to apply for waivers, and review related property tax reform issues.  Division staff will also discuss changes affecting the hiring of professionals contractors, and others affected by the new pension laws.  Join us for this important and timely update.

INNOVATIONS IN AMERICAN
GOVERNMENT AWARD
-Applications and additional information are available on the website: www.innovationsaward.harvard.edu

APPLY FOR PRESTIGIOUS INNOVATIONS AWARD!  Harvard University invites you to apply for an Innovations in American Government award.

Administered by the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, the Innovations Award is heralded as the premier public-sector award in the nation. It is given annually to programs that serve as examples of creative and effective government at its best. All units of government--federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial--are eligible to apply.

Each of the winners of the 2008 Innovations Award will receive a $100,000 grant to support replication and dissemination activities.  Applications are due OCTOBER 15, 2007

NJ NATIONAL INCIDENT
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
(NIMS)
          -Bookmark:  www.nims.nj.gov

  • Required for federal grants
  • Integrates first responder operations
  • Provides common terminology

CONFERENCE PRE-REGISTRATION
-Contact: Gayle Krygier, Bookkeeper ext 119

The League’s Annual Conference pre-registration forms were mailed to all Municipal Clerks on August 1, 2007.  The cut-off date for $45 pre-registration is October 1.  After that date, you must register on-site at a cost of $55.  Be sure to pre-register your municipal delegation and save money.  The forms are available at Annual Conference, 2007 - 92nd Annual Conference.  On-line registration is available to officials. 


INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM –
PROCEDURES FOR
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
www.njslom.com Conference 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007 from 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 noon in Room 202 is the ICS orientation for mayors, executives, elected officials, and admini-strators, with policy-making responsibilities, but without specific ICS responsibilities.


THE FAULKNER ACT: NEW JERSEY'S
OPTIONAL MUNICIPAL CHARTER LAW
BOOKLET

-Contact: Becky Wright, Publications ext 110

The League is pleased to publish the Faulkner Act booklet.  This revised edition features updated information and the most current data regarding the Optional Municipal Charter Law in the State of New Jersey.  Cost:  $12.00.  Call Becky today to order your copy!

FORMING A PARTNERSHIP
ACCSES NJ - CNA SERVICES

ACCESS NJ, CNA SERVICES increase job opportunities for New Jersey citizens with disabilities by expanding the business that CNA conducts with municipalities within the State of New Jersey.  Municipalities can contract commodities and services from CNA, and get talented workers by using CNA’s temporary staffing services, or hire through their placement and retention services.  Their set aside program is a quasi-state agency, exempt from pay to play and has been helpful with a number of problem procurements from commodities to services like recycling, janitorial, etc. on a negotiated/no bid basis.  Visit www.cnaservices.org.  Alternatively, www.njslom.com, and click on Links of Interest, then NJ Sites of Interest

 

  

 

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