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New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum Launch Invitation
With Jersey pride, Steve Edwards, President of the New Jersey Hall of Fame Foundation, Bart Oates, Commission Chairman and John Keegan, Chairman-Emeritus of the New Jersey Hall of Fame Foundation, have asked me extend to all Mayors their invitation to the ceremonial launch of the nation’s first ever Mobile Museum.
Legislation regarding Defeated School Budget Deadline before full Assembly on Thursday
On Thursday, the full Assembly will be considering A-248, which requires the Commissioner of Education to change the deadline for municipal review of defeated school budgets whenever he changes the annual school election date.
Amendments to the Open Public Meetings Act and Open Public Records Act
As we have previously reported, S-2511, which amends the Open Public Meetings Act, and S-2512, which amends the Open Public Records Act, were recently further amended by the Senate and are awaiting consideration by the full Senate.
Division of Local Government Services issues guidance on the use of Procurement Cards
The Division of Local Government Services has issued Local Finance Notice 2013-17 providing guidance on the New Rules expanding the permitted use of Procurement Cards (P-Cards) by local units.
A-2586 & S-1534, Exempts Private Institutions of Higher Education from MLUL Requirements
The League opposes A-2586 and S-1534, which exempts private colleges and universities from local zoning requirements.
Each member municipality receives an attractive blue and white member plaque for display in your municipal building. Over the years, it may have been misplaced or broken.
If this is the case, we want to replace it.
Appellate Division Order, Municipal Affordable Housing Trust Funds
As indicated in our Friday letter, the Appellate Division issued a further order late Friday on the emergent application for a stay regarding seizure of the municipal affordable housing trust funds.
Implementation of Sandy Integrity Oversight and Required Filing
State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff recently sent out a memorandum regarding the implementation of P.L. 2013, c37, which authorizes the deployment of Integrity Oversight monitors for certain recovery and rebuilding projects.
U.S. Department of Labor Hurricane Sandy Prevailing Wage Conference
The League would like to make you aware of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Hurricane Sandy Prevailing Wage conference, which will be held on June 26th and the 27th at the Atlantic City Convention Center.
Publication: A History of Municipal Government in NJ
New Jersey's municipal story with new statutory provisions enacted
Deadline for 2012 Senior Freeze Program Extended
The filing deadline for the 2012 Senior Freeze Program has been extended from June 3 to Monday, September 16, 2013.
Choose New Jersey Provides New Marketing Tool
Choose New Jersey Inc. has launched an exciting new tool for site selectors, corporate executives and other real estate decision makers that enhances New Jersey’s reputation as a premiere business location and benefits all New Jersey municipalities.
RECEIVE THE RECOGNITION YOUR TOWN DESERVES!
I’d like to extend a personal invitation for you to submit an article to the League magazine,
New Jersey Municipalities sometime this year.
Change in Workers’ Compensation ‘Burden of Proof” Would Add Local Costs S-1778 Awaits Governor’s Action
On May 9, we wrote to alert you to pending action on S-1778. This legislation would create a rebuttable presumption that if, in the course of their employment, a public safety worker is exposed to a carcinogen, pathogen, or psychological trauma, that the resulting injury, disability, chronic or corollary illness or death is compensable under workers' compensation.