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March 25, 2015

RE: March 23 DLGS-News

Dear Mayor:

A recent Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) Electronic Newsletter included the following information.

Stay "connected" to recent developments in New Jersey state government and check our Continuing Education Course Calendar online at: www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dlgs/programs/certification.html .  We encourage you to explore upcoming educational opportunities in the areas of local government finance, clerk/administration, tax collection and ethics.

1. LFN 2015-08: States of Emergency Relating to Snow Storms

Governor Christie recently signed two executive orders declaring States of Emergency for the response and recovery efforts required by various snow storms occurring on: January 26, 2015 and March 5, 2015. Local Finance Notice 2015-08 (www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dlgs/lfns/15/2015-08.pdf) addresses matters relating to financing and procurement with respect to these declared emergencies. 

2. CY 2015/SFY 2016 State Aid Certification

The Division issued Local Finance Notice 2015-07 (www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dlgs/lfns/15/2015-07.pdf) on February 26th outlining the state aid for CY 2015/SFY 2016 as funded in the Governor's Budget Presentation on February 24th.  The individual certifications of state aid amounts, which are to be used in the preparation of the CY 2015 budgets are also available on the DLGS website under Municipal State Aid. 

3. LFN 2015-05: 2015 Annual Financial Disclosure Statement

Local Finance Notice 2015-05
(www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/dlgs/lfns/15/2015-05.pdf) contains important information concerning the annual financial disclosure statement filing process.  The deadline to complete roster updates is March 27, 2015.  A separate Local Finance Notice (LFN 2015-06) will be released later this week for distribution to Local Government Officers. The deadline for LGO filing is April 30, 2015.  If you have questions that are not addressed in LFN 2015-05 or on any of the Help pages, please call the Local Finance Board staff at 609-292-4537.

Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director

 

 

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