2012 Annual Report
William G. Dressel, Jr.
This year, for the last time, 566 New Jersey municipalities put their faith in each other by joining their neighbors in League membership. On behalf of the Executive Board and staff of your League of Municipalities, we express our thanks, our pride and our humility. As of January 1, 2013, the Princetons—Borough and Township—will be united. We wish them well. We hope that, next year, all 565 New Jersey municipalities will unite in your League.
Your League staff remains committed to doing what we can to help you make New Jersey local government the best that it can be. Here at the League, we’ve been trying to help local officials make the best of their hometowns since 1915. That was the motivation of the founders, way back then. It has been the motivation, in good times and in bad, in all the years since. And, we know, it remains the motivation of you, who serve your fellow citizens in New Jersey’s cities, towns, townships, boroughs and villages today.
At a time when outside forces seem to conspire to make it ever more difficult to promote the general welfare you deserve credit, not criticism. In an era when problem solving needs to, again, take precedence over the finger pointing you should be praised, not preached at. In an atmosphere where the heat of discord earns more attention than the light of reason in public discourse and policy discussions you should be congratulated by your constituents, not condemned by others.
You are an inspiration to your League staff, and on behalf of the citizens of our State, many of whom are but dimly aware of the time, the talent and the energy that you expend serving their needs and interests, we thank you.
It has been a busy year. I am happy to report on our activities.
The League Staff Attorney Matthew Weng and the League General Counsel Bill Kearns monitor court decisions that may affect municipalities and bring important decisions to the attention of municipal officials. The Staff Attorney monitors proposed state regulations and court rules and prepares comments on those with municipal impact. Matt also responds to questions from municipal officials through the Legal Consultation Service.
The League General Counsel and the Amicus Curiae Committee considers requests from municipalities or municipal attorneys for intervention in court cases on behalf of specific local governments in appropriate cases of broad municipal importance in cases pending in the Supreme Court or Appellate Division.
In the past year, the Staff Attorney advocated for municipal interest in front of the Appellate and Supreme Courts in a variety of issues.
Paterson Police PBA Local 1 et al v. Paterson, filed before the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division. This case involves the recent pension and benefit reforms. Specifically, it involves what constitutes “base salary” for the purposes of calculating the required health benefits employee contribution.
Linden Roselle Sewerage Authority, et als., v. NJ DEP filed before the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division. This case challenges the validity of the definitions of “sewage” and “sewage sludge” promulgated by DEP. A motion to participate will be filed soon.
Renna v Union County, petition for certification pending before the NJ Supreme Court. This case involves an OPRA request for the list of Senior Citizens who signed up for a Union County newsletter. The County takes the position that it is an invasion of the Senior Citizens’ reasonable expectation of privacy to release the targeted list. If certification is granted, the League and the Institute of Local Government Attorneys will apply to participate as Amicus. The brief will be done by Kristina Hadinger and Trishka Waterbury Cecil.
The League is also involved with amicus intervention before the Council on Local Mandates. Recent legislation allows the League to bring complaints before the Council on behalf of two or more municipalities. We encourage municipalities to bring to our attention any unfunded mandates you face.
Since his Inauguration in 2010, Governor Christie has enacted four bills favorable to local government, for every one bill we opposed. But numbers can never tell the whole story. So, as this was the first year of the biennial Legislative session, success is better measured by progress made, rather than goals attained. And on policy proposals that would prove a hindrance to better local government, success is best measured by Legislative inaction.
Energy Tax Receipts/CMPTRA Funding Restoration efforts, led by League First Vice President and East Windsor Township Mayor Janice S. Mironov, gained Statewide attention. For the first time since ’99, we made progress on this issue with tate policy makers. We made that progress because we were careful with the facts and the facts are on our side. And we made progress, most importantly because Mayors all around the State were passionate and articulate advocates for their property taxpaying fellow citizens. They took their concerns to their State Legislators, to their constituents and the press. Administration officials felt compelled to address the skims. And Legislators lined up in support of restoration.
A proposed State raid on municipal affordable housing funds highlighted a series of battles on housing, land use and economic redevelopment issues. Bills to promote solar farming, at the expense of local land use controls and farmland and open space preservation, were debated. Bills to further extend the term of previously issued building permits advanced. And attacks on the DEP waiver rule regulations progressed. Again on these, the articulate and timely action of well-informed local officials allowed the League to win allies, including community action and environmental activists not always in our camp.
Impractical and expensive new OPRA and OPMA mandates received legislative attention. Legislation to cap user fees moved forward. And shared services legislation advanced. Again, Mayors and other local officials willing to come to Trenton to testify on these matters made a world of difference for their colleagues all around our Garden State.
Throughout the year, we again benefited from the expertise provided by the professional staff at the National League of Cities. The National League of Cities (NLC) watches developments in Washington, just as the New Jersey League monitors, reports on and attempts to influence policy in Trenton. And just like the League, NLC works to protect and advance the causes of better local government. We pass their information on to you and, with you, contact the members of New Jersey’s Congressional delegation on key issues.
Working within the context of the August 2011 debt ceiling deal, spending debates raged in the halls of Congress. A key component of that deal was the creation of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, better known in the media as the Supercommittee, which met throughout the Fall. The committee’s recommendation was to have been subject to an unprecedented, simple up-or-down vote by each House of Congress, without amendment. It was hoped that this extraordinary process would prevent partisan gridlock. On November 21, however, the committee concluded its work, issuing a statement that began with the following: “After months of hard work and intense deliberations, we have come to the conclusion today that it will not be possible to make any bipartisan agreement available to the public before the committee’s deadline.”
With that, virtually every important step in the federal legislative process lodged up against the partisan gridlock, which the Supercommittee process was designed to avoid. The ongoing discussions about federal transportation funding occupied the lion’s share of our federal relations staff’s efforts and attention. In the wake of Hurricane Irene and the freaky October snow storm, FEMA recovery funding became crucial. Ongoing efforts to reform and streamline the FEMA grants program, in order to reduce the time lag between the commitment and the delivery of funding, increased in importance. We tried to offer guidance on the federal road sign standards mandates.
Throughout the year, we have kept a careful watch on the potentially far-reaching effects of federal tax reform on state and local tax and fiscal policy. Looking to strengthen the federal budget, representatives of think tanks, academia, the accounting industry, and the Congressional Budget Office, have testified on federal tax provisions that provide financial benefits to states and local governments—such as tax-exempt bonds or state and local income and sales tax deductions. In response, NLC and a coalition of local government associations have submitted written testimony that touches on many long-standing issues of interest to municipalities, including sales taxes for purchases made over the internet and the tax exempt status of municipal bonds. In addition, NLC signed on to a letter of 24 organizations representing debt issuers that underscored the importance of tax-exempt financing.
In order to keep you better informed, we have edited and expanded the “Federal Updates and National Links,” on our website. Links there will direct you to the latest information concerning both Houses of Congress, the Federal Judiciary, the White House and all ExecutiveBranch Departments and Cabinet level agencies. There are links to the Library of Congress’ Thomas site, for up-to-the-minute information on Congressional actions, and a link to the Federal Register, for the latest regulatory proposals and adoptions.
BUREAU OF MUNICIPAL INFORMATION
The League offers a consultation service as part of its Bureau of Municipal Information. All members can access this service for free by telephone or email. Our staff attorney, Matthew Weng, Esq., who heads the Bureau, provides municipal officials and employees with knowledge and analysis. Matthew can also provide officials with sample ordinances. If you have an issue and you want an informal consultation with an attorney knowledgeable in municipal law, contact Matthew Weng at the League, extension 137, or at firstname.lastname@example.org *This services provides a consultation and not legal advice. For legal advice your first call should be to your municipal attorney.
On the League’s website, the Bureau’s web page provides links to relevant sites for those interested in timely information on local laws and issues. You can find the Bureau at www.njslom.org/bureau_mun_info.html. You can also find various resources and informational centers, as well as links to informational websites such as descriptions of New Jersey’s forms of government. The resources that we offer are continually being expanded and improved.
The Bureau has expanded its offerings of publications available to our members throughout the last several years. These publications are updated regularly. The
Staff Attorney recently updated the guide to the Open Public Records Act and wrote a brand new publication
on the Local Government Ethics Law. The full list of
publications is available on the League’s web site (www.njslom.org/Publications.html).
The League’s Grant Resource Center continues to be an excellent online resource for State and Federal grant research, featuring articles on topics pertinent to grants in the State’s current environment, links to grants with upcoming application deadlines and a Grants News & Informational page. Members may contact the League via telephone or email with grant questions, or consult with our Grants Advisory Service, free of charge.
The Interlocal Advisory Center is an online ready-reference center for interlocal service agreements and joint consolidation, and includes links to sample shared service agreements, New Jersey’s interlocal statutes, and various other references you may want to review during preparation and implementation of agreements in your municipality. In addition, the Center offers articles outlining successful collaborations in other municipalities and a general consultation service with a contract professional who has first-hand experience in consolidation agreements.
The League, in conjunction with the New Jersey Municipal Management Association, continues its successful Recruitment Advisory Service. This service does not make specific candidate recommendations or recruitments, but it provides information and reference materials, as well as a consultation with a retired manager to discuss the overall recruitment process and answer questions.
The above resource centers are coordinated by League Staff Member Taran Samhammer, Bureau Services and Research Coordinator for the Bureau of Municipal Information. Taran updates these research tools on a regular basis, and is available to assist communities in arranging for the utilization of our consultation services.
To visit the Bureau of Municipal Information’s website, visit www.njslom.org/bureau_mun_info.html.
NEW JERSEY MUNICIPALITIES
New Jersey Municipalities, the League’s award winning magazine, is the state’s primary resource and forum for elected and appointed municipal leaders. With over 9,000 readers and a vast pass-along readership, the magazine has seen several improvements this year.
With a large selection of articles, New Jersey Municipalities’ monthly issues provide the news and information you need to govern in your local community. Members of the state and national legislatures also read the magazine to keep abreast of municipal issues.
In writing for the magazine, League members share their views and ideas with a wide range of managers and policymakers. I’m happy to report that for the fourth year in a row a record number of New Jersey mayors submitted articles this year.
In addition to your articles, New Jersey Municipalities includes a mix of articles by state commissioners and other experts, as well as informative columns, opinion pieces and advertising by some of the state’s leading providers of products and services.
- Nine issues of New Jersey Municipalities were published in 2012.
- The number and quality of articles submitted continues to increase. This year the average page count was 92 pages. The magazine includes articles that feature large, small, rural and urban communities in all parts of the state. Our diverse offerings and increased use of shorter articles has made the magazine even more useful to busy leaders.
- We’ve expanded our use of color photographs and improved both cover and interior design. The changes make the publication more accessible and enjoyable.
- This year Darryl Isherwood editor of PolitickerNJ and its sister site State Street Wire replaced long time author Jim McQueeny of the popular “Under The Gold Dome” column.
- The New Jersey State League of Municipalities is dedicated to environmentally and socially responsible operations. We print on Sappi McCoy Gloss 100lb Text (cover) and Sappi Flo Gloss 70lb Text, industry leading environmentally responsible papers. McCoy and Flo contain 10 percent post consumer waste and FSC chain of custody certification.
As always, we welcome your calls, ideas, and articles for our premier publication. Contact the magazine’s Managing Editor Kyra Duran at (609) 695-3481 ext. 123 or NJM@njslom.com to contribute an article or to learn more about our premier publication.
TRAINING AND IN-SERVICE PROGRAMS
New Jersey municipal leaders face tough challenges in providing good government and service to constituents and citizens. League Professional Development Seminars provide elected officials as well as municipal and county personnel with a great resource. Every year the League holds a series of half and full day seminars by knowledgeable speakers on timely and key topics, providing up-
to-date information to help solve problems and
clarify legislation for better governance. The venues
provide an environment conducive to providing a true learning experience.
The objective of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities is to present seminars to broaden, deepen, and increase knowledge or skills of municipal personnel in various professions while collaborating with Affiliate Groups. Approved continuing education seminars provide many municipal professionals the opportunity to renew their respective state license. The League has expanded its sponsorship agreements and works cohesively with numerous accreditation bodies representing 10 government licensees including New Jersey Continuing Legal Education (NJCLE) and Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (PACLE).
In 2011/2012, the League offered 25 professional development seminars, educating more than 2,000 attendees. Some of those seminars were:
- “Collection of Municipal Court Fees”
- “Ethics and Conflicts of Interest”
- “Grant Funding”
- “Executive Leadership for Mayors and
- “Orientation for Newly Elected, Re-Elected,
and Experienced Officials”
- “Conflict Resolution during the Shared Service Process”
- “20th Annual Mayors’ Legislative Day”
- “Governing in the Cloud”
- “Budget Audits and Updates”
- “Family Medical Leave Act and ADA Compliance”
- “Doing Business with Government—the Procurement Process and Pay to Play Rules are Different”
- “Partnering with Municipalities for
- “Review of the Open Public Records Act (OPRA)”
- “Governing with Less, Yet Doing More”
- “Mini One Day Conference”
Visit the League’s website at www.njslom.org and bookmark the Calendar of Events for a listing of upcoming Professional Development Seminars in FY: 2012/2013. For additional information contact Danielle Holland-Htut, our Program Meetings Specialist, at (609) 695-3481 ext. 118 or by email at email@example.com.
LABOR RELATIONS ADVISORY SERVICE
The League’s Labor Relations Advisory Service is
conducted by the League’s Labor Relations Counsel, Brian Kronick, and his colleague Joseph Hannon of Genova, Burns & Giantomasi.
Brian Kronick and Joseph Hannon are available to respond to a broad range of public employer labor and employment law questions as a telephone or email service of the League. Inquiries to the League Labor Advisory Service over the years have included new issues like the new interest arbitration reforms and the 2% cap on awards under the 45 day rocket docket, furloughs and temporary layoffs, health benefit and pension reforms, and perennial problems municipalities face in police and fire and civilian collective negotiations, Public Employment Relations Commission unfair practices and representation matters, Shared Service issues, Civil Service issues, FMLA and NJFLA issues, FLSA and wage and hour issues, Americans with
Disabilities Act issues, and Equal Employment Opportunity and New Jersey Law Against Discrimination issues. You may contact Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org or Joe at email@example.com.
Annual Conference Cancelled
League Holds Annual Business Meeting
For nearly a century, New Jersey’s local officials have gathered annually in the pursuit of good government, public service and advancing a proactive agenda for local governments. However, this year the League’s Annual Conference took a backseat to the extraordinary and unprecedented challenges being faced by local leaders. Due to the
cumulative impacts of Hurricane Sandy, a nor’easter which hit New Jersey the week before and public safety and health concerns across the State, the League Executive Board made the difficult decision to cancel the 97th
As a result, the League’s Annual Business Meeting
was held on December 5 at the Marriot of Princeton in Plainsboro, NJ. Earlier that same day, the Resolutions
Committee met and recommending seventeen resolutions for final approval at the Business Meeting. The Nominating Committee also met to recommend a new slate of Executive Board Member and League Officers.
The League will return to Atlantic City for the 98th Annual Conference the week of November 18, 2013.
NJLM EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
In 2012 the League of Municipalities Educational Foundation once again held education programs, supported literacy efforts, secured grants and continued to publish its “Friends of Local Government” white paper series.
We published white papers on “The Lessons of Hurricane Irene: All Emergencies Start and End Locally” by Charles McKenna, Director and Joseph Picciano, P.E., Deputy Director Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness; “Redistricting Reform in New Jersey” by Mark Magyar; “Communicating with Constituents when State Policy and Local Jurisdictions Collide” by Patrick Murray, Director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute.
The NJLM Educational Foundation hosted a special educational event on emergency management and utilities on September 28, 2011 in Egg Harbor Twp. This event educated New Jersey communities most affected by weather emergencies on the resources available to them from the utilities that service them including electric, phone, gas, cable, and water. Officials shared their emergency planning, communication procedures, and provide contact information for cohesive coordination during weather emergencies. The Atlantic County OEM reviewed lessons learned from recent storm events and plans for developing new procedures.
For the third consecutive year the Mayor’s Book Club was conducted with great success as a pilot program involving eight municipalities and their school districts in southern New Jersey involving 300 students. The program was a collaborative effort initiated by the Mayor’s Book Club and Rowan University. The NJLM Educational Foundation provided the start up monies from generous grants from Verizon, South Jersey Industries and PSE&G for the purchase of the books for the Mayors and the first graders. In May, the mayors presented certificates to participating schools along with a check for $1,000 to those who accomplished the reading goals of the program. It is the goal of the Mayor’s Book Club to offer as many programs as possible across the State.
The Educational Foundation continues to secure and administer grants in support of sustainability efforts. Almost $125,000 in grants is being administered from such funders as Wal-Mart Corp, BPU and the others.
In November 2011, Sustainable Jersey was strengthened with the addition of a Board of Trustees. Led by Chair,
Pam Mount (Lawrence Township-Mercer), the Board includes New Jersey’s most accomplished leaders in municipal governance and sustainability, including mayors,
sustainability experts, accomplished scholars, corporate leaders and innovators. Each Trustee brings extensive
experience and valuable insights to enhance and grow
Sustainable Jersey. The New Jersey League of Municipalities’ (NJLM) Mayors Committee for a Green Future (MCGF) was the predecessor for the new Sustainable Jersey Board of Trustees. The MCGF, as a subcommittee of the NJLM, is one of the three founding partners of the Sustainable Jersey municipal certification program.
The new Sustainable Jersey Board of Trustees will have a minimum of fifteen members. Five members, or one third of the board, are appointed by NJLM. There will be at least ten additional members on the board who bring strong credentials, or a combination of skills in the world of business, nongovernmental organizations, academia and sustainability.
Sustainable Jersey began with a group of committed
people who took a risk on a big idea for the long term
livability of New Jersey. Three years later, 359 towns are registered and working towards Sustainable Jersey certification and 108 are certified. That is 63 percent of towns from the 566 municipalities in New Jersey. In partnership with communities across the state, Sustainable Jersey has developed, and continues to expand, a menu of action items that are worth points. Participating towns establish a Green Team that leads its town through the process of completing actions to accumulate enough points for Sustainable Jersey certification.
Sustainable Jersey also offers a small grants program to help registered towns complete sustainability projects, and it helps the State of New Jersey direct federal and state dollars to participating towns which can reliably and effectively use them. To date, $595,000 has been awarded through the 2009-2011 Sustainable Jersey Small Grants program; eighty grants have been given to New Jersey municipalities. The 2012 Small Grants program was announced in April 2012.
At a sold-out luncheon at the 2011 NJLM Annual Conference, over 400 people helped Sustainable Jersey celebrate its success, recognize its funders and parcel out awards and kudos to the towns that had registered, been certified and accomplished the most. Woodbridge Township, the City of Summit and Cape May City accepted the 2011 Sustainability Champion awards for the towns that achieved the most Sustainable Jersey certification points in their respective population category.
In addition to the award presentations at the luncheon, key note speakers included James Florio, the former New Jersey Governor and Trustee of the Sustainable Jersey Board of Trustees and project partners Joseph Fiordaliso, Commissioner of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and Michele Siekerka, Assistant Commissioner, Economic Growth and Green Energy, at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Expectations are high that many more towns will achieve certification in 2013. With new program features, improved actions, a refined point structure and an active schedule of how-to workshops and trainings, the goal is to fully support and provide resources for municipalities to make progress.
The League’s Trenton staff carries out a full agenda of activities in translating League policy objectives on many fronts, but policy itself is made by over 250 mayors, other elected officials and appointed officials who serve on numerous standing and ad hoc committees.
The committees and committee chairs were:
— Executive Board: ARTHUR R. ONDISH,
Mayor, Mount Arlington; NJLM President; Chair
— Legislative Committee:
WILLIAM J. KEARNS, JR., NJLM General Counsel; Co-chair
KRISTINA HADINGER, NJLM Associate Counsel; Co-chair
— Conference Resolutions Committee:
JANICE S. MIRONOV, Mayor, East Windsor Township;
NJLM First Vice President; Chair
— Nominating Committee: CHUCK CHIARELLO,
Committeeman, Buena Vista; NJLM Immediate
Past President; Chair
— Pension Study Committee: L. MASON NEELY,
Finance Director, East Brunswick; Chair
— NJLM Educational Foundation: ARTHUR R. ONDISH, Mayor, Mount Arlington; NJLM President; Chair
— Heavy Truck Task Force: DAVID M. DELVECCHIO,
Mayor, Lambertville; NJLM Past President; Chair
— Emergency Management Task Force: TIMOTHY C. MCDONOUGH, Mayor, Hope; NJLM Past President; Chair
— Land Use Law Drafting Committee: STUART R. KOENIG, Esq. (1947-2012), NJLM Senior Assistant Counsel; Chair
— NJLM Economic Development Task Force:
M. JAMES MALEY, JR., Mayor, Collingswood; Chair
— NJLM Legal Committee on Affordable Housing: EDWARD BUZAK, Esq.; Chair
— NJLM School Tax Reform Committee:
GERALD J. TARANTOLO, Mayor Eatontown;
NJLM Third Vice President; Chair
GARY PASSANANTE, Mayor, Somerdale;
Member, NJLM Executive Board; Vice Chair
— Council on Affordable Housing Study Committee:
JANICE S. MIRONOV, Mayor, East Windsor Township;
NJLM First Vice President; Chair
— Impact Fee Study Committee: EDWIN W. SCHMIERER, Esq., Attorney, Princeton Township; Chair
— Telecommunications Study Committee: BRIAN C. WAHLER, Mayor, Piscataway; Member, NJLM Executive Board; Chair
— NJLM Management Reform Committee: WILDA DIAZ, Mayor, Perth Amboy; Chair
— NJLM Statutory Funding Compliance Committee:
JANICE S. MIRONOV, Mayor, East Windsor Township;
NJLM First Vice President; Chair
— NJLM Liaison to NJ Organ and Tissue Sharing Network: SHARON ROBINSON-BRIGGS, Mayor, Plainfield;
Member, NJLM Executive Board; Chair
— Community Development Block Grant Task Force:
J. CHRISTIAN BOLLWAGE, Mayor, Elizabeth;
NJLM Past President; Co-chair
ARTHUR R. ONDISH, Mayor, Mount Arlington;
NJLM President; Co-chair
— Civil Service Reform Study Committee: TIMOTHY GORDON, Business Administrator, Milburn Township; Chair
*The following individuals represented the League
on statewide committees:
— J. CHRISTIAN BOLLWAGE, Mayor, Elizabeth; NJLM Past President—Sustainable Jersey Board of Trustees, Member
— DAVID M. DELVECCHIO, Mayor, Lambertville;
NJLM Past President—Delaware River Basin Watershed Advisory Council
— WILLIAM G. DRESSEL, JR., NJLM Executive Director — New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, Board Member; D.A.R.E. New Jersey, Board Member; New Jersey Sharing Network, Board of Trustees Member; Downtown New Jersey, Inc., Board Member; Friends of the State House, Trustee; Member, Family Readiness Council, New Jersey National Guard; Member, Employer Support of the National Guard; Sustainable Jersey Board of Trustees, Ex-officio Member
— CAROLINE EHRLICH, Chief of Staff, Woodbridge —
Sustainable Jersey Board of Trustees, Member
— CHERYL FULLER, Former Manager, Englewood —
Public Employee Relations Committee, Member
— WILLIAM J. KEARNS, JR., NJLM General Counsel —
State Supreme Court’s Committee on Court Security—Member, Attorney General’s Municipal Prosecutors Oversight Committee—Member, Local Government Ethics Task Force
— ROBERT V. KISER, Engineer, Princeton Township — Technical Advisory Committee for NJ Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Master Plan
— JANICE KOVACH, Mayor, Clinton Town—Public Works Advisory Board, Department of Community Affairs
— PAUL J. MATACERA, NJLM Past President—New Jersey Solid Waste Advisory Council; Trustee, NJLM Educational Foundation
— M. BOYD MILLER, Councilman, Brielle — New Jersey Water Supply Advisory Council, Department of
— JOSEPH P. MONZO, Chief Finance Officer,
South Brunswick—New Jersey Tax and Fiscal Policy
— PAMELA H. MOUNT, Former Committeewoman, Lawrence Township (Mercer); Member — Clean Air Council; Chair — Sustainable Jersey Board of Trustees
— L. MASON NEELY, Finance Director, East Brunswick—Department of Environmental Protection Clean
— ARTHUR R. ONDISH, Mayor, Mount Arlington;
NJLM President—Public Works Advisory Board, Department of Community Affairs
— SYLVIA PETILLO, Mayor, Hopatcong — Sustainable Jersey Board of Trustees, Member
— ELLEN POMPPER, Mayor, Lower Alloways Creek;
Member, NJLM Executive Board—Sustainable Jersey Board of Trustees, Member
— DANA L. REDD, Mayor, Camden; Member, Interagency Council on Homelessness
— JOEL SHAIN, ESQ., Attorney, Monroe Township
(Middlesex)— NJLM Representative, Board of Public
Utilities Committee on Development of Rules for
Municipal Electric Aggregation
— MATTHEW U. WATKINS, Manager, Clifton—
Public Employee Relations Commission, Member
MEMBERSHIP AND FINANCE
The League is completing its 97th year of service to the municipalities of New Jersey. Our membership currently includes all 566 municipalities in the State of New Jersey.
Membership Dues Rate Schedule
2013 Membership Dues Report
The League’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. The Budget under which the League is currently operating is set forth to the right of this page.
2011/2012 Audit Actual Revenues & Expenditures
for NJLM Fiscal Year End June 2012