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January 4, 2013

Re: II. Hurricane Sandy Aftermath Part Two-Utility Response, Tax Assessment, Purchasing, the Environmental Impact and Rebuilding


January 23, 2013
Conference Center at Mercer
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ

9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Hurricane Sandy damaged much of New Jersey and the New Jersey Coastline leaving residents without homes and basic utilities. Many municipalities are now charged with the clean-up and rebuilding of their communities. This seminar, part two of a two part program, will explore the issues of dealing with the loss of ratables and tax assessing issues, the environmental impact, purchasing issues, and how to rebuild.

Schedule of Events:
8:30 am - 9:00 am - Registration, Networking, and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:15am - Opening Remarks
Presiding Mayor: Mayor Janice S. Mironov, League President, Mayor of East Windsor Township
9:15 am - 10:35 am - Utility Response/ Power Restoration

  • Mary Beth Brenner, Chief of Staff, Board of Public Utilities
  • Mayor Frank Sapienza, Mayor of Verona, Deputy Chair of the League Emergency Preparedness Task Force
  • Captain Thomas Scardino #4656, Executive Officer, Emergency Management Section, Homeland Security Branch

10:35am-10:45am- Networking Break
10:45am-12:15pm- Dealing with the Loss of Ratables and Tax Assessing Issues Related to Damaged Homes and Their Impact on the Municipal Budget.                

  • Patricia Wright, Deputy Director, Compliance & Enforcement/Property Administration, New Jersey Division of Taxation
  • Matt Clark, Administrator, Monmouth County Board of Taxation(Invited)
  • Scott Holzhauer, Tax Assessor, Borough of Oakland, President of Association of Municipal Assessors of New Jersey(Invited)

12:15pm-1:00pm- Lunch
1:00pm- 2:15pm- Purchasing Issues Related to Disaster Recovery

  • Gordon Ball, Procurement Specialist, Division of Local Government Services, State Department of Community Affairs
  • Joseph Valenti, Former Chief Bureau of Local Management Services Division of Local Government Services,  Dept of Community Affairs

2:15pm- 3:15pm- A Look at the Environmental Impact of Hurricane Sandy and Legal Issues

  • Ray Cantor, Chief Advisor to the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection(NJDEP)
  • Ryan Scerbo, Esq, Partner, Law Firm of Decotiis, Fitzpatrick and Cole LLP,Chair of Renewable Energy Practice

3:15pm- 3:25pm- Networking Break
3:25pm- 4:15pm-Panel Discussion: Rebuilding After Sandy: Looking at the Environmental Regulations, Grants, and Other Issues
Moderator- Lewis Goldshore, Esq, League Environmental Counsel

  • FEMA REP( Invited)
  • Louis Rainone Esq, Partner, Law Firm of  Decotiis, Fitzpatrick and Cole LLP, Co-Chair of Municipal Government Practice
  • Dave Rosenblatt, Administrator, Office of Coastal Engineering and Construction, NJDEP(Invited)
  • Tim Dillingham, Director of the American Littoral Society

4:15pm- Adjournment

Registration Fee:  Member: $85.00   Non Member: $125.00
To Register:
-Visit and click on Services
-Select Calendar of Events, Go to the date you are attending
-Download registration form, complete and fax it with your voucher to (609) 695­-0151
Questions about registering – contact Suzanne Delany or 609­-695­-3481 ext. 111

CEUs: CMFO/CCFO-3.0 Fin/Debt Mgmt, 3.0 Office/Ancil, CTC-1.5 Gen/Sec, CPWM-3.0 Mgmt,3.0 Govt, RMC-3.0 Prof Devel, 3.0 FIN, QPA-3.0 Procurement, 3.0 Off/Admin; CPA- 2.5 Fin, 1.5 Business Administration, CRP-6.25;CLE -3.6;PACLE-3.0**;CTA-2.5 PTA; WWW/TCH-6.5
**Please note, PACLE courses require the attendee to pay a separate fee (not including registration fees) to obtain credits. PACLE credit forms can be downloaded from the League Calendar page:

IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER OR CANCELLATION: We will announce emergency seminar cancellations via recorded announcement on our Weather Hotline: 609-695-3481 ext. 200 and post announcements on our website  after 6:00am on the morning of the meeting.




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