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

December 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.

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
Feb. 8 League Seminar "Fiscal Update 2006" at Cherry Hill
Feb. 9 League Seminar "Fiscal Update 2006" at Holmdel
Feb. 11 League Seminar "Newly and Reelected Officials" at Cherry Hill
Feb. 14 League Seminar "Interest Arbitration" at Freehold

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Thanks to Conference Volunteers
Mayors' Hall of Fame Inductees
Elected Officials Seminars
14th Annual Mayors Legislative Day
Innovation in Governance Award Winners

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Herbert Stiles, Mayor, Elmer

The 90th Annual Conference was again a great success as it provided local leaders with new ideas and information to help them do a better job of local governance. Our conference continues to be the largest in the nation, with the most educational sessions, exhibits and networking opportunities for municipal attendees. Nearly 22,000 local officials received a full update on key issues they will face in the coming year.

During the business meeting on Friday November 18, 2005, I was pleased to be elected President of this great organization. The League membership also elected Mayor Robert L. Bowser of East Orange to the office of 3rd vice president. You can view a full list of the Executive Board below. I will rely on these new board members, and those re-elected to the board, for insight and assistance throughout the coming year. There will be full information on the new board members in upcoming issues of New Jersey Municipalities magazine.

Also, at the business meeting, the membership passed several resolutions, which will guide League policy over the next year. See a full list of resolutions on the League web site and in the January issue of New Jersey Municipalities.

Finally, you can access the executive director's report on the state of the League through your conference program, the December issue of the magazine and at www.njslom.org. You will see that your League is an organization in excellent condition.

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
 Council Member, Mount Holly
THOMAS J. BYRNE III
  Mayor, Spring Lake
PETER A. CANTU
  Mayor, Plainsboro

LAWRENCE G. CHIARAVALLO
  Mayor, Lake Como
CHUCK CHIARELLO
   Mayor, Buena Vista
GUISEPPE CHILA
  Mayor, Woolwich

DANIEL N. CORANOTO
  Deputy Mayor, 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
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.
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

     

THANK YOU CONFERENCE VOLUNTEERS
-Contact Bill Dressel, ext. 22

Many conference delegates wonder how the League is able to conduct the country's largest municipal conference with a full time staff of just 17. The answer is you! In the back of the conference program, you will see a listing of mayors who served on various committees. Although the list is extensive, it cannot possibly include all the mayors who work to make our conference successful every year. Mayors play an integral role by helping to produce sessions, moderating, working on committees and auditing important sessions. Your dedicated service enables nearly 22,000 attendees to come together for one week of invaluable learning and networking each year. Thank you for making the 90th Annual Conference a great success.

SEMINAR FOR NEWLY ELECTED AND RE-ELECTED OFFICIALS
-Contact David Harkness ext.18 or www.njslom.org

Every year the League offers this important program in two locations throughout the state to help serve the needs of municipal officials who are new to their positions or want a timely update on issues. Each seminar includes a special roundtable designed to specifically update and answer questions from newly elected mayors. Attend these programs and get the information and answers you need about your new responsibilities. See page one of this newsline or, calendar on our web site for locations.

ATTEND THE 14th ANNUAL
MAYORS LEGISLATIVE DAY

-Contact David Harkness ext. 18 or Click Here

Be sure to register for the 14th Annual Mayors Legislative Day to be held January 18 at the State House Annex in Trenton. This is a great way to kick off your administration by hearing about the State's legislative agenda from the Governor, Senate President, Administration officials and key members of the Senate and Assembly. There will also be the notable Elected Officials Hall of Fame induction.

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", in issues affecting the environment. Get a concise overview of the current environmental issues confronting local officials in New Jersey. This publication is only $10 per copy.

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

These mayors were inducted to the Mayors' Hall of Fame during the Mayors' Box Luncheon on Wednesday, November 16 in the Crown Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel

Hon. T. Richard Bethea - Bass River Township
Hon. Gerald W. Van Gorden - Branchville Borough
Hon. Michael Wilson - Freehold Borough
Hon. Fred Dressel - Moonachie Borough
Hon Nicholas C. Pompilio - Netcong Borough
Hon Sharpe James - Newark City
Hon. Kirk O. Larson - Barnegat Light Borough
Hon. Philip J. Guenther - Brigantine City
Hon Paul G. Jemas - Caldwell Borough
Hon. Harry I. Franco - Deal Borough
Hon. William W. Bain, Jr. - Deptford Township
Hon. Vincent A. Bellucci, Jr. - Fairview Borough
Hon. Ronald Sworen - Frenchtown Borough
Hon. Philip Yetter - Hampton Township
Hon. Raymond J. McDonough - Harrison Town
Hon. Peter A. Terranova - Ocean Gate Borough
Hon. Phyllis L. Marchand - Princeton Township
Hon. Joseph DeIorio - Roselle Park Borough
Hon. Gary Passanante - Somerdale Borough
Hon. Jack Cimprich - Upper Pittsgrove Township
Hon. Rick Vander Wende - Waldwick Borough

INNOVATION IN GOVERNANCE AWARD WINNERS
-Contact Jennifer Monaghan, 609-292-6055

The League and Department of Community Affairs presented awards in three categories, in the fourth annual Innovation in Governance award competition during the mayors' box luncheon on November 16. The winners are:

Implementation of Smart Communities-Buena Vista Township's Richland Village Redevelopment project.
Honorable Mention-Highland Park Borough, Neptune Township, Ridgefield Borough, and Somerville Borough.

Cooperative Effort between Municipalities-Somerset County's Route 22 Suburban Blvd., Route 22 Sustainable Corridor Plan involving Bridgewater Township, Raritan Borough, and Somerville Borough.
Honorable Mention- Frelinghuysen Township, and Manchester Township

Connecting People and Culture-South Orange Village's Performing Arts Center project.
Honorable Mention- Irv NJLM - December 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

December 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.

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
Feb. 8 League Seminar "Fiscal Update 2006" at Cherry Hill
Feb. 9 League Seminar "Fiscal Update 2006" at Holmdel
Feb. 11 League Seminar "Newly and Reelected Officials" at Cherry Hill
Feb. 14 League Seminar "Interest Arbitration" at Freehold

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Thanks to Conference Volunteers
Mayors' Hall of Fame Inductees
Elected Officials Seminars
14th Annual Mayors Legislative Day
Innovation in Governance Award Winners

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Herbert Stiles, Mayor, Elmer

The 90th Annual Conference was again a great success as it provided local leaders with new ideas and information to help them do a better job of local governance. Our conference continues to be the largest in the nation, with the most educational sessions, exhibits and networking opportunities for municipal attendees. Nearly 22,000 local officials received a full update on key issues they will face in the coming year.

During the business meeting on Friday November 18, 2005, I was pleased to be elected President of this great organization. The League membership also elected Mayor Robert L. Bowser of East Orange to the office of 3rd vice president. You can view a full list of the Executive Board below. I will rely on these new board members, and those re-elected to the board, for insight and assistance throughout the coming year. There will be full information on the new board members in upcoming issues of New Jersey Municipalities magazine.

Also, at the business meeting, the membership passed several resolutions, which will guide League policy over the next year. See a full list of resolutions on the League web site and in the January issue of New Jersey Municipalities.

Finally, you can access the executive director's report on the state of the League through your conference program, the December issue of the magazine and at www.njslom.org. You will see that your League is an organization in excellent condition.

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
 Council Member, Mount Holly
THOMAS J. BYRNE III
  Mayor, Spring Lake
PETER A. CANTU
  Mayor, Plainsboro

LAWRENCE G. CHIARAVALLO
  Mayor, Lake Como
CHUCK CHIARELLO
   Mayor, Buena Vista
GUISEPPE CHILA
  Mayor, Woolwich

DANIEL N. CORANOTO
  Deputy Mayor, 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
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.
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

     

THANK YOU CONFERENCE VOLUNTEERS
-Contact Bill Dressel, ext. 22

Many conference delegates wonder how the League is able to conduct the country's largest municipal conference with a full time staff of just 17. The answer is you! In the back of the conference program, you will see a listing of mayors who served on various committees. Although the list is extensive, it cannot possibly include all the mayors who work to make our conference successful every year. Mayors play an integral role by helping to produce sessions, moderating, working on committees and auditing important sessions. Your dedicated service enables nearly 22,000 attendees to come together for one week of invaluable learning and networking each year. Thank you for making the 90th Annual Conference a great success.

SEMINAR FOR NEWLY ELECTED AND RE-ELECTED OFFICIALS
-Contact David Harkness ext.18 or www.njslom.org

Every year the League offers this important program in two locations throughout the state to help serve the needs of municipal officials who are new to their positions or want a timely update on issues. Each seminar includes a special roundtable designed to specifically update and answer questions from newly elected mayors. Attend these programs and get the information and answers you need about your new responsibilities. See page one of this newsline or, calendar on our web site for locations.

ATTEND THE 14th ANNUAL
MAYORS LEGISLATIVE DAY

-Contact David Harkness ext. 18 or Click Here

Be sure to register for the 14th Annual Mayors Legislative Day to be held January 18 at the State House Annex in Trenton. This is a great way to kick off your administration by hearing about the State's legislative agenda from the Governor, Senate President, Administration officials and key members of the Senate and Assembly. There will also be the notable Elected Officials Hall of Fame induction.

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", in issues affecting the environment. Get a concise overview of the current environmental issues confronting local officials in New Jersey. This publication is only $10 per copy.

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

These mayors were inducted to the Mayors' Hall of Fame during the Mayors' Box Luncheon on Wednesday, November 16 in the Crown Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel

Hon. T. Richard Bethea - Bass River Township
Hon. Gerald W. Van Gorden - Branchville Borough
Hon. Michael Wilson - Freehold Borough
Hon. Fred Dressel - Moonachie Borough
Hon Nicholas C. Pompilio - Netcong Borough
Hon Sharpe James - Newark City
Hon. Kirk O. Larson - Barnegat Light Borough
Hon. Philip J. Guenther - Brigantine City
Hon Paul G. Jemas - Caldwell Borough
Hon. Harry I. Franco - Deal Borough
Hon. William W. Bain, Jr. - Deptford Township
Hon. Vincent A. Bellucci, Jr. - Fairview Borough
Hon. Ronald Sworen - Frenchtown Borough
Hon. Philip Yetter - Hampton Township
Hon. Raymond J. McDonough - Harrison Town
Hon. Peter A. Terranova - Ocean Gate Borough
Hon. Phyllis L. Marchand - Princeton Township
Hon. Joseph DeIorio - Roselle Park Borough
Hon. Gary Passanante - Somerdale Borough
Hon. Jack Cimprich - Upper Pittsgrove Township
Hon. Rick Vander Wende - Waldwick Borough

INNOVATION IN GOVERNANCE AWARD WINNERS
-Contact Jennifer Monaghan, 609-292-6055

The League and Department of Community Affairs presented awards in three categories, in the fourth annual Innovation in Governance award competition during the mayors' box luncheon on November 16. The winners are:

Implementation of Smart Communities-Buena Vista Township's Richland Village Redevelopment project.
Honorable Mention-Highland Park Borough, Neptune Township, Ridgefield Borough, and Somerville Borough.

Cooperative Effort between Municipalities-Somerset County's Route 22 Suburban Blvd., Route 22 Sustainable Corridor Plan involving Bridgewater Township, Raritan Borough, and Somerville Borough.
Honorable Mention- Frelinghuysen Township, and Manchester Township

Connecting People and Culture-South Orange Village's Performing Arts Center project.
Honorable Mention- Irvington Township, Stanhope Borough, and City of Trenton.

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