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

MAYOR'S NEWSLINE

October 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.

Oct. 11 League Seminar "Interest Arbitration" at Freehold
Oct. 14 League Seminar "Preserving the Public Trust" at Holmdel
Oct. 18 League Seminar "Eminent Domain Issues" at Freehold
Nov. 15-18 "90th Annual League Conference" at Atlantic City
Dec. 6 League Seminar "Ethics Update" at Freehold
Dec. 7 League Seminar "Website Management" at Holmdel
Jan. 18 League Seminar "14th Annual Mayors Legislative Day" at Trenton
Jan. 28 League Seminar "Newly and Reelected Officials" at Rochelle Park

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Conference Reminders
Conference Resolutions Deadline
New Jersey Digital Government Summit
Brownfields Grant Writing Workshop
National Main Street Awards

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Peter Cantu, Mayor, Plainsboro

The 90th Annual League Conference is next month, and as president I would like to provide some important reminders to municipal attendees.

Mayors should be sure to schedule time to attend the League's Annual Business meeting to be held Friday, November 18 at 8:30 a.m. in the Sheraton Pearl Ballroom. Your attendance is critically important to carrying out the business of the League. The complimentary lunch for delegates in the exhibit hall has been moved to Thursday at 11:30 am. It is limited to the first 500 delegates to pick up coupons in the 2400 aisle lounge.

Local officials should make sure to visit the consulting period on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in Hall A. Experts will provide up-to-date information on over 100 topics relevant to municipal administration. Get one-on-one consultation for new and useful information to help your municipality.

Finally, visit the exhibit floor and attend some of the many important education sessions. You may be able to find that much needed piece of equipment, product or service for your community from over 750 business vendors. Hundreds of League and affiliate group education clinics provide local officials with up-to-date information and answers to questions on key municipal topics. Get more of the latest conference details at www.njslom.org.

Again, make the most of this year's conference by finding time for these important events. I look forward to seeing you in November. See more reminders inside this issue.

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

     

SUBMIT LEAGUE CONFERENCE RESOLUTIONS
-Contact Mike Cerra ext.20

The Conference Resolutions Committee will consider resolutions from officials who are currently in municipal office. A summary of the proposed resolution should be sent to the League office by October 7, 2005. All resolutions must be general and relate to municipal government interests. The final version of the Resolution must be received in the League office by October 21, 2005. Contact the League for more information.

MAYORS INFORMATION CENTER
-Contact Helen Yeldell ext.12

The Mayors Information Center continues to provide mayors a place to gather their thoughts, gain information and have a coffee break. Located at the end of the 1800 aisle in the exhibit hall, the Mayors Information Center can also serve as your office while in Atlantic City. The center offers you fax and copy machines courtesy of Stewart Industries (booths 1700, 1702, and 1704), position statements, major daily newspapers and space for a small meeting. The League makes this special facility available because we understand the needs of New Jersey's mayors.

COMCAST NEWSMAKERS INTERVIEWS
-Contact Sue Ruffino 732-602-7492 ext. 2617

As they have for the past nine years, Comcast Newsmakers will tape interviews with local officials in a studio set up on stage in the exhibit hall 1500 aisle. Interviews are scheduled in advance to fit your busy conference schedule. If you have not heard from Comcast Newsmakers, please contact them at the above referenced phone number.

MAYORS & LEAGUE LUNCH TICKETS
-Contact www.njslom.org "90th Annual Conference"

Luncheon ticket order forms are available and can be downloaded off the League web site. Click the link to the 90th Annual Conference, print the form, complete it, and mail back to the League as soon as possible.

HOTEL DEADLINES

The Last date to make reservations (based on availability) is Friday, October 14. The last day to cancel reservations without incurring any charges is Friday, October 28. After that date, you must pay in full for all rooms reserved

CONGRESSMAN MENENDEZ SPONSORS BROWNFIELD GRANT WRITING SEMINAR
-Contact Desiree Ramos 201-222-2828 or desiree.ramos@mail.house.gov

The League is co-sponsoring this valuable workshop on how to improve grant applications for Brownfields cleanup funds available through US EPA revolving loan fund grants totaling millions of dollars. The program will be held on October 17, 2005 at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Rutgers, from 9:30 am-12:30 pm. Please contact Desiree Ramos to make your reservations before October 7, 2005.

LEAGUE CO-SPONSORS DIGITAL SUMMIT
-Contact www.njslom.org or 800-917-7732 ext. 393

For the third year, the League is co-sponsoring this executive level forum on the latest issues, trends and topics in government information technology. The New Jersey Digital Government Summit: A Government Technology Executive Leadership Forum and The New Jersey Excellence in Technology Awards will be held October 24-25, 2005 at the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
Princeton, NJ.

The New Jersey Digital Government Summit has been the nexus for many of the state's most cross-cutting technology concepts over the past three years. This year's summit will once again bring together the state's technology leadership with an exciting program filled with expert speakers and presenters. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet with colleagues from across all levels government in New Jersey and learn the latest national trends in technology.

2006 NATIONAL MAIN STREET AWARDS
-Contact www.mainstreet.org/awards

The National Trust Main Street Center awards five communities $2,500 each for exemplary achievements in the revitalization of their historic or traditional commercial districts. The Center recognizes leaders (individuals, businesses, public agencies, civic organizations and elected officials) for their unique initiatives that help revitalize these districts. Visit www.mainstreet.org/awards to review criteria and download an application. The deadline is October 14, 2005.

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

MAYOR'S NEWSLINE

October 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.

Oct. 11 League Seminar "Interest Arbitration" at Freehold
Oct. 14 League Seminar "Preserving the Public Trust" at Holmdel
Oct. 18 League Seminar "Eminent Domain Issues" at Freehold
Nov. 15-18 "90th Annual League Conference" at Atlantic City
Dec. 6 League Seminar "Ethics Update" at Freehold
Dec. 7 League Seminar "Website Management" at Holmdel
Jan. 18 League Seminar "14th Annual Mayors Legislative Day" at Trenton
Jan. 28 League Seminar "Newly and Reelected Officials" at Rochelle Park

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Conference Reminders
Conference Resolutions Deadline
New Jersey Digital Government Summit
Brownfields Grant Writing Workshop
National Main Street Awards

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Peter Cantu, Mayor, Plainsboro

The 90th Annual League Conference is next month, and as president I would like to provide some important reminders to municipal attendees.

Mayors should be sure to schedule time to attend the League's Annual Business meeting to be held Friday, November 18 at 8:30 a.m. in the Sheraton Pearl Ballroom. Your attendance is critically important to carrying out the business of the League. The complimentary lunch for delegates in the exhibit hall has been moved to Thursday at 11:30 am. It is limited to the first 500 delegates to pick up coupons in the 2400 aisle lounge.

Local officials should make sure to visit the consulting period on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in Hall A. Experts will provide up-to-date information on over 100 topics relevant to municipal administration. Get one-on-one consultation for new and useful information to help your municipality.

Finally, visit the exhibit floor and attend some of the many important education sessions. You may be able to find that much needed piece of equipment, product or service for your community from over 750 business vendors. Hundreds of League and affiliate group education clinics provide local officials with up-to-date information and answers to questions on key municipal topics. Get more of the latest conference details at www.njslom.org.

Again, make the most of this year's conference by finding time for these important events. I look forward to seeing you in November. See more reminders inside this issue.

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

     

SUBMIT LEAGUE CONFERENCE RESOLUTIONS
-Contact Mike Cerra ext.20

The Conference Resolutions Committee will consider resolutions from officials who are currently in municipal office. A summary of the proposed resolution should be sent to the League office by October 7, 2005. All resolutions must be general and relate to municipal government interests. The final version of the Resolution must be received in the League office by October 21, 2005. Contact the League for more information.

MAYORS INFORMATION CENTER
-Contact Helen Yeldell ext.12

The Mayors Information Center continues to provide mayors a place to gather their thoughts, gain information and have a coffee break. Located at the end of the 1800 aisle in the exhibit hall, the Mayors Information Center can also serve as your office while in Atlantic City. The center offers you fax and copy machines courtesy of Stewart Industries (booths 1700, 1702, and 1704), position statements, major daily newspapers and space for a small meeting. The League makes this special facility available because we understand the needs of New Jersey's mayors.

COMCAST NEWSMAKERS INTERVIEWS
-Contact Sue Ruffino 732-602-7492 ext. 2617

As they have for the past nine years, Comcast Newsmakers will tape interviews with local officials in a studio set up on stage in the exhibit hall 1500 aisle. Interviews are scheduled in advance to fit your busy conference schedule. If you have not heard from Comcast Newsmakers, please contact them at the above referenced phone number.

MAYORS & LEAGUE LUNCH TICKETS
-Contact www.njslom.org "90th Annual Conference"

Luncheon ticket order forms are available and can be downloaded off the League web site. Click the link to the 90th Annual Conference, print the form, complete it, and mail back to the League as soon as possible.

HOTEL DEADLINES

The Last date to make reservations (based on availability) is Friday, October 14. The last day to cancel reservations without incurring any charges is Friday, October 28. After that date, you must pay in full for all rooms reserved

CONGRESSMAN MENENDEZ SPONSORS BROWNFIELD GRANT WRITING SEMINAR
-Contact Desiree Ramos 201-222-2828 or desiree.ramos@mail.house.gov

The League is co-sponsoring this valuable workshop on how to improve grant applications for Brownfields cleanup funds available through US EPA revolving loan fund grants totaling millions of dollars. The program will be held on October 17, 2005 at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Rutgers, from 9:30 am-12:30 pm. Please contact Desiree Ramos to make your reservations before October 7, 2005.

LEAGUE CO-SPONSORS DIGITAL SUMMIT
-Contact www.njslom.org or 800-917-7732 ext. 393

For the third year, the League is co-sponsoring this executive level forum on the latest issues, trends and topics in government information technology. The New Jersey Digital Government Summit: A Government Technology Executive Leadership Forum and The New Jersey Excellence in Technology Awards will be held October 24-25, 2005 at the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
Princeton, NJ.

The New Jersey Digital Government Summit has been the nexus for many of the state's most cross-cutting technology concepts over the past three years. This year's summit will once again bring together the state's technology leadership with an exciting program filled with expert speakers and presenters. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet with colleagues from across all levels government in New Jersey and learn the latest national trends in technology.

2006 NATIONAL MAIN STREET AWARDS
-Contact www.mainstreet.org/awards

The National Trust Main Street Center awards five communities $2,500 each for exemplary achievements in the revitalization of their historic or traditional commercial districts. The Center recognizes leaders (individuals, businesses, public agencies, civic organizations and elected officials) for their unique initiatives that help revitalize these districts. Visit www.mainstreet.org/awards to review criteria and download an application. The deadline is October 14, 2005.

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