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

October 2006

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. 4 "Anti-Gangs Summit Part Two" at Lawrenceville
Oct. 5 "Interest Arbitration Reform Now" at Freehold
Oct. 12 “State Resources for Affordable Housing” at Holmdel
Oct. 19 “National Incident Management System straining” at Lawrenceville

Oct. 23, 24

"NJ Digital Government Summit" at Trenton
Nov. 14-17 "91st Annual League Conference" at Atlantic City
Jan. 17 “15th Annual Mayors Legislative Day” at Trenton

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Conference Resolution Deadline
Conference Reminders
Revenue Allocation District Financing Seminar
NJ Alliance Program on Redevelopment
State TDR Act Seminar

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Herbert Stiles, Mayor, Elmer

On November 15, the Legislature’s special session committees on the property tax crises will make recommendations for reform.  League legislative staff has closely monitored the committee meetings on our behalf.

Four special legislative committees as part of a special session on property taxes have been meeting since August. The committees include: Joint Legislative Committee on Constitutional Reform and Citizens Property Tax Constitutional Convention; Joint Legislative Committee on Public School Funding Reform; Joint Legislative Committee on Public Employee Benefits Reform; and Joint Legislative Committee on Government Consolidation and Shared Services.

 Coincidentally, the League will hold a major education session titled “The Property Tax Crisis” on Wednesday, November 15 at 2:00 p.m. in room 201/202 of the Atlantic City Convention Center. The program will feature key Senate and Assembly leaders and will hopefully shed some light and promise for real reform on behalf of our beleaguered property tax payers.

The League’s website has a page on the special session www.njslom.org/tax_sessions.html which includes many resources and more information. Contact information for each of the four committees can be found at www.njslom.org/taxes-4-committees.html. It is of vital importance that we Mayors participate in this process! Contact Jon Moran at ext. 21 with questions or comments.

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD

OFFICERS

HERBERT D. STILES, JR., President;
  Mayor, Elmer
DAVID M. DEL VECCHIO, 1st Vice President
  Mayor, Lambertville
GENE FEYL, 2nd Vice President
  Mayor, Denville
ROBERT L. BOWSER, 3rd Vice President
  Mayor, East Orange

MEMBERS

JAMES ANZALDI
  Mayor, Clifton
JOAN BOAS
  Deputy Mayor, Mount Holly
CORY BOOKER
  Mayor, Newark
THOMAS J. BYRNE III
  Mayor, Spring Lake

PETER A. CANTU
  Mayor, Plainsboro
LAWRENCE G. CHIARAVALLO
  Mayor, South Belmar
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
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)
LOUISE WILSON
  Mayor, Montgomery

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 6, 2006. 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 20, 2006. 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 across from the 2600 aisle in the exhibit hall, the Mayors Information Center can also serve as your office while in Atlantic City. Copy machines courtesy of Stewart Industries (booths 1700, 1702, and 1704), position statements, major daily newspapers and space for a small meeting will be available. Mayors may send/receive faxes at the registration area near entrance “C”. See League staff there for access to a fax. The League makes this special facility and services available because we understand the needs of New Jersey’s mayors.

COMCAST NEWSMAKERS INTERVIEWS
-Contact Sue Ruffino 908-851-8917

As they have for the past ten 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 AND LEAGUE LUNCH TICKETS
-Contact www.njslom.org  “91st Annual Conference”

Luncheon ticket order forms are available and can be downloaded off the League web site. Click the link to the 91st 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 13. The last day to cancel reservations without incurring any charges is Friday, October 27. After that date, you must pay in full for all rooms reserved.

Implementing the State TDR Act
-Contact:  (973) 248-7547; info@anjec.org; or www.anjec.org

The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC), and co-hosts NJSLOM, NJ Future, and RPA, are pleased to present this workshop on the State Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Act. Speakers will explain TDR, discuss how to plan for preservation and growth areas, and describe how to set up a TDR program

Mayors are encouraged to attend with a planning board member or environmental commissioner.  Learn how TDR can enable your community to plan for less consumptive land use, and better community design and smart growth. 

Workshop will be held on October 19, 2006, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Morris County Community Center in Morristown.  Contact ANJEC to register. 

NEW JERSEY ALLIANCE PROGRAM
-Contact Ester Prince (646) 728-3647 or www.icsc.org

The International Council Of Shopping Centers in partnership with the International  Economic Development Council and many local, county and state agencies, including the League will hold a seminar on “Redevelopment: The New Unfunded Mandate.” The session will be held on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at the Marriott Newark Airport Hotel. The panel will include Newark Mayor Cory Booker and will be moderated by Adam Zellner, Deputy Commissioner, NJ Department of Environmental Protection. For more details, contact Ester Prince or the above web site.

NJ ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY REVENUE ALLOCATION DISTRICT FINANCING SEMINAR
-Contact www.cdfa.net/cdfa/cdfaweb.nsf/pages/njedatifseminar.html

This one-day Revenue Allocation District (RAD) Financing Seminar offers an in-depth look at a unique financing NJLM - October 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
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MAYOR'S NEWSLINE

October 2006

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. 4 "Anti-Gangs Summit Part Two" at Lawrenceville
Oct. 5 "Interest Arbitration Reform Now" at Freehold
Oct. 12 “State Resources for Affordable Housing” at Holmdel
Oct. 19 “National Incident Management System straining” at Lawrenceville

Oct. 23, 24

"NJ Digital Government Summit" at Trenton
Nov. 14-17 "91st Annual League Conference" at Atlantic City
Jan. 17 “15th Annual Mayors Legislative Day” at Trenton

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Conference Resolution Deadline
Conference Reminders
Revenue Allocation District Financing Seminar
NJ Alliance Program on Redevelopment
State TDR Act Seminar

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Herbert Stiles, Mayor, Elmer

On November 15, the Legislature’s special session committees on the property tax crises will make recommendations for reform.  League legislative staff has closely monitored the committee meetings on our behalf.

Four special legislative committees as part of a special session on property taxes have been meeting since August. The committees include: Joint Legislative Committee on Constitutional Reform and Citizens Property Tax Constitutional Convention; Joint Legislative Committee on Public School Funding Reform; Joint Legislative Committee on Public Employee Benefits Reform; and Joint Legislative Committee on Government Consolidation and Shared Services.

 Coincidentally, the League will hold a major education session titled “The Property Tax Crisis” on Wednesday, November 15 at 2:00 p.m. in room 201/202 of the Atlantic City Convention Center. The program will feature key Senate and Assembly leaders and will hopefully shed some light and promise for real reform on behalf of our beleaguered property tax payers.

The League’s website has a page on the special session www.njslom.org/tax_sessions.html which includes many resources and more information. Contact information for each of the four committees can be found at www.njslom.org/taxes-4-committees.html. It is of vital importance that we Mayors participate in this process! Contact Jon Moran at ext. 21 with questions or comments.

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD

OFFICERS

HERBERT D. STILES, JR., President;
  Mayor, Elmer
DAVID M. DEL VECCHIO, 1st Vice President
  Mayor, Lambertville
GENE FEYL, 2nd Vice President
  Mayor, Denville
ROBERT L. BOWSER, 3rd Vice President
  Mayor, East Orange

MEMBERS

JAMES ANZALDI
  Mayor, Clifton
JOAN BOAS
  Deputy Mayor, Mount Holly
CORY BOOKER
  Mayor, Newark
THOMAS J. BYRNE III
  Mayor, Spring Lake

PETER A. CANTU
  Mayor, Plainsboro
LAWRENCE G. CHIARAVALLO
  Mayor, South Belmar
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
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)
LOUISE WILSON
  Mayor, Montgomery

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 6, 2006. 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 20, 2006. 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 across from the 2600 aisle in the exhibit hall, the Mayors Information Center can also serve as your office while in Atlantic City. Copy machines courtesy of Stewart Industries (booths 1700, 1702, and 1704), position statements, major daily newspapers and space for a small meeting will be available. Mayors may send/receive faxes at the registration area near entrance “C”. See League staff there for access to a fax. The League makes this special facility and services available because we understand the needs of New Jersey’s mayors.

COMCAST NEWSMAKERS INTERVIEWS
-Contact Sue Ruffino 908-851-8917

As they have for the past ten 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 AND LEAGUE LUNCH TICKETS
-Contact www.njslom.org  “91st Annual Conference”

Luncheon ticket order forms are available and can be downloaded off the League web site. Click the link to the 91st 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 13. The last day to cancel reservations without incurring any charges is Friday, October 27. After that date, you must pay in full for all rooms reserved.

Implementing the State TDR Act
-Contact:  (973) 248-7547; info@anjec.org; or www.anjec.org

The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC), and co-hosts NJSLOM, NJ Future, and RPA, are pleased to present this workshop on the State Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Act. Speakers will explain TDR, discuss how to plan for preservation and growth areas, and describe how to set up a TDR program

Mayors are encouraged to attend with a planning board member or environmental commissioner.  Learn how TDR can enable your community to plan for less consumptive land use, and better community design and smart growth. 

Workshop will be held on October 19, 2006, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Morris County Community Center in Morristown.  Contact ANJEC to register. 

NEW JERSEY ALLIANCE PROGRAM
-Contact Ester Prince (646) 728-3647 or www.icsc.org

The International Council Of Shopping Centers in partnership with the International  Economic Development Council and many local, county and state agencies, including the League will hold a seminar on “Redevelopment: The New Unfunded Mandate.” The session will be held on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at the Marriott Newark Airport Hotel. The panel will include Newark Mayor Cory Booker and will be moderated by Adam Zellner, Deputy Commissioner, NJ Department of Environmental Protection. For more details, contact Ester Prince or the above web site.

NJ ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY REVENUE ALLOCATION DISTRICT FINANCING SEMINAR
-Contact www.cdfa.net/cdfa/cdfaweb.nsf/pages/njedatifseminar.html

This one-day Revenue Allocation District (RAD) Financing Seminar offers an in-depth look at a unique financing tool that can be used to support needed redevelopment projects and bring new investments, economic growth and job opportunities into New Jersey communities.  The seminar will be held on Friday, October 6, 2006 from 8:45 am-4:15 pm at the Marriott Hotel, Trenton.  The registration fee for government officials is $100 per attendee. Contact the above web site for more details and to register.

 

 

 

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