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MAYOR'S NEWSLINE

October 2008

Offices: 222 West State St.
Trenton, New Jersey 08618
609-695-3481 Fax 695-0151
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IMPORTANT EVENTS
For contributions to the Mayors’ Newsline, please contact Karen E. Venditti, CMP, Editor at kvenditti@njslom.com or (609) 695-3481, ext. 118

Oct 8
“PARIS Grant Program” at Holmdel
Oct 17

“Social Goals vs. Economic Realities - How Do We Develop Our Cities?”
(A joint program with ICSC see League web calendar for link to details)

Oct 23

“Paris Grant Program” at Mt Laurel

Oct 24

“The Cultural Economy of New Jersey” at New Brunswick
(Co-sponsored with Rutgers Center for Government Services)


INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Mayors Info Center
Submitting Conference Resolutions
Mayors Sought for Hometown    Security Task Force
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Shopping Cart Law

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Robert L. Bowser, Mayor, East Orange City

As we close the third quarter of 2008, the challenges confronting mayors continue to demand our unrelenting attention.  These challenges also demonstrate that we must all hang together as representatives of local government.

Whether the issue is cuts in State Aid, COAH, consolidation, or costs for State Police, what affects one mayor can quickly affect many or all of us.  This fact is ultimately the driving force behind creation of the League and it shows up in the constant updates from the League staff in Trenton and in the schedule of education planned for our November Annual Conference.

While our staff has helped keep us informed and coordinated on major issues, they have also compiled more than 72 League sessions for the conference covering a host of “quality  of life” topics, nuts and bolts management, policy concerns, and new ideas.  The full conference schedule is on the League web site and I urge you to review the substantial offerings.

Attending the annual League Conference is the best opportunity for both you and your municipal staff to quickly absorb the broad spectrum of ideas necessary to successfully operate your local government.  It is a great opportunity for you to demonstrate to your constituents (and the media) that your administration is committed to moving forward with the best practices and the state of the art in local government.  And the $45 pre-registration fee makes it possible for many of your staff to attend.

I urge you to join your colleagues from across the state and get your entire administration reinvigorated and ready to continue confronting the challenges of local government.  I look forward to seeing you at the November Annual League Conference.

 

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD

OFFICERS

ROBERT L. BOWSER, President
  Mayor, East Orange
TIMOTHY MCDONOUGH, 1st Vice President
  Mayor, Hope Township
JAMES ANZALDI , 2nd Vice President
  Mayor, Clifton City
LOUISE CURREY WILSON 3rd Vice President
Committeewoman, Montgomery Township

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD

DONALD C. ASAY
  Mayor, Mannington Township
CORY BOOKER
  Mayor, Newark (Ex-Officio)
RANDY BROWN
  Mayor, Evesham Township
CHUCK CHIARELLO
  Mayor, Buena Vista Township

GUISEPPE "JOE" CHILA
  Mayor, Woolwich
DANIEL N. CORANOTO
  Deputy Mayor., Hampton Twp.

DAVID DelVECCHIO
  Mayor, Lambertville City

JOHN JOHN DEAN DeRIENZO
   Mayor, Haworth Borough
FRANK J. DRUETZLER
  Mayor, Morris Plains Borough
MICHAEL FRESSOLA
  Mayor, Manchester Township

JERRAMIAH HEALY
   Mayor, Jersey City

MARTIN MARKS
  Mayor, Scotch Plains
JANICE S. MIRONOV
  Mayor, East Windsor
ARTHUR R. ONDISH
  Mayor, Mount Arlington Borough 

GARY PASSANANTE
  Mayor, Somerdale Borough
DOUGLAS M. RAINEAR

  Committee Member, Upper Deerfield  Twp.
GERALD J. TARANTOLO
  Mayor, Eatontown Borough
JOSEPH TEMPESTA Jr..
  Mayor, West Caldwell Township
JANET TUCCI
  Mayor, West Long Branch Borough
BRIAN C. WAHLER
  Mayor, Piscataway Township
SUZANNE M. WALTERS
  
Mayor, Stone Harbor Borough
RUDOLPH J. WENZEL, JR.

  Mayor, Washington Twp. (Bergen)
Executive Staff
WILLIAM G. DRESSEL, Jr.
  Executive Director

Michael J. Darcy, CAE,
  Asst. Executive Director

     

MAYORS’ INFORMATION CENTER
-Contact Helen Yeldell ext.112

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 booth in the exhibit hall, the Mayors’ Information Center can also serve as an office while in Atlantic City. 

 Thanks to the courtesy of courtesy of Stewart Business Systems the League Staff copy and fax services are also made available to mayors. Visit Stewart Business Systems at booth 1700.  Mayors may use their courtesy copier at the Mayors Information Center.  Mayors may also send/receive faxes at the registration area near entrance “C.”  See League staff for access to a fax.  The fax number is (609) 449 – 3928.  Please instruct incoming faxes to include a cover sheet with the recipient mayor’s name.

The Information Center also offers position statements, major daily newspapers, and space for a small meeting.  The League makes this special facility and services available because it understands the needs of New Jersey’s mayors.

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 3, 2008. 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 17, 2008. Contact the League for more information.

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, 2008.  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 www.njslom.org, Annual Conference, 2008 – 93rd Annual Conference.  On-line registration is also available to officials.

HOTEL DEADLINES

The Last date to make reservations (based on availability) is Friday, October 17. The last day to cancel reservations without incurring any charges is November 6. After that date, you must pay in full for all rooms reserved.

IMPORTANT CHANGES IN ANNUAL
NJLM CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
-Contact www.njslom.org

The Consulting Period on General Municipal Topics traditionally held on Thursday of the Conference week, is now Tuesday, noon to 2:00 PM.  The location remains the same on the second floor of the Atlantic City Convention Center in Hall A.

The League educational sessions normally held on Thursday at 3:00 PM will now start at 2:00 PM.  Please note this change in your plans.

Be sure to check the League Conference web page for periodic updates and much more information.  http://www.njslom.org/93rdconf/93rd-conf-main.html

NEW LAW LIMITS MUNICIPALITIES
IMPOUNDING SHOPPING CARTS
-Contact Deborah Kole DKole@njslom.com

As of April of 2008, NJSA 40:48-2.65 limits the power of a municipality to impound a shopping cart “that has a sign or notice identifying the owner of the cart, or the retailer who has written consent from the owner to use the cart, and listing a valid telephone number or address through which the owner or retailer can be contacted”.
For more details, see the September 3 League mayor advisory.

MAYORS SOUGHT FOR HOMETOWN SECURITY TASK FORCE
-Contact Bill Dressel BDressel@njlsom.com

The League Hometown Security Task Force is seeking mayors.  The task force is chaired by Hope Mayor and League First Vice President Tim McDonough.  For details contact the League office.
 
 

  

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