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November 2, 2016

Re: Daily Update
I.    November Grant Page Posted
II.   Register Now for These Upcoming Webinars
III. Don’t Forget! CEU Tracking System Procedures for 101st Annual NJLM Conference
IV. Correction to Dates Important Conference Sessions Environmental Protection, Project Funding and Energy
V. Comments on DEP Public Access Rules Due by 11/5

Dear Mayor:

I.  November Grant Page Posted

A new featured article has been posted in the League’s Grant Resource Center. This month’s article is titled: Public School Budgets Saving Average of $21,000 Per Facility with Solar Power. New featured grant opportunities have also been listed. To read this month’s featured article, visit the League’s Grant Resource Center.

League Contact: Taran Samhammer, tsamhammer@njslom.org or 609-695-3481 x124

II. Register Now for These Upcoming Webinars

1. New Credits Added

The NJLM and NJAPZA Present
The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA)
And Land Use Decisions In NJ Webinar
December 2, 2016
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Your Computer

CEU’s: Planning Board/Zoning Board Secretary-1.0, Land Use Administrator-1.0, Zoning Official- 1.0; NJCLE 1.2;CMFO/CCFO-1.0 Off MGMT; CPWM-1.0 GOVT; RMC-1.0 Prof Devel

http://www.njslom.org/seminar-documents/2016-dec02-rluipa.html

2.  New Credits Added

Transforming Underused Downtown Commercial Space Webinar
December 7, 2016

11:00am-12:00pm
Location: Your Computer

CEU’s: Planning Board/Zoning Board Secretary-1.0, Land Use Administrator-1.0, Zoning Official-1.0;CMFO/CCFO-1.0 Off MGMT;CPWM-1.0 Govt;RMC-1.0 Prof Devel;QPA-1.0 Off Admin

http://www.njslom.org/seminar-documents/2016-dec7-grants.html

Looking for more seminars? We are always updating our events calendar. Visit www.njslom.org/seminars frequently for updates.

III. Don’t Forget! CEU Tracking System Procedures for 101st Annual NJLM Conference

Badge Scanners will be used to track CEU Credits and Attendance at the NJLM 101st Annual Conference.

For Sessions that Have CEU credit Available

All Attendees looking to earn credit must scan-in and scan-out of these qualifying sessions* to earn their CEU credits.
Attendees will claim their certificates after the conference via the League website www.njslom.org/confceu/

For more information or for a complete list of procedures please click the following link for http://www.njslom.org/confceu/

* Please note, the procedures described above only apply to educational sessions. Business Meetings and vendor sessions are not included in the scanning system.     

IV. Correction to Dates Important Conference Sessions Environmental Protection, Project Funding and Energy Issues

This highlight letter is meant to help you prepare to make the most of your time at our 101st Annual Conference. In the most densely populated State in the Nation, Environmental Protection is absolutely imperative. The Garden State is a national leader in Going Green. The sessions listed below will deal with various aspects of these topics.

Date

Time

Session

Room

Tuesday, November 15th

 

 

 

 

2:00 p.m.

Litter-Free Waterways: Keeping Plastics Out of the Waste Stream

Room 401

 

2:00 p.m.

StormWater Management’s Role in Community Health and Prosperity

Room 421

 

3:45 p.m.

Utilities and Storms: Community Impacts

Room 322

Wednesday, November 16th

 

 

 

 

9:00 a.m.

Sustainable Jersey Program Update

Room 421

 

10:45 a.m.

MS-4: An Update on Storm Water Regulations

Room 304

 

10:45 a.m.

Waste Management Challenges and Opportunities at the Local Level

Room 421

 

2:00 p.m.

Public Access to NJ Waterways

Room 309

Thursday,
November 17th 

 

 

 

 

9:00 a.m.

Water Infrastructure and Privatization

Room 301

 

9:00 a.m.

NJCEP and Sustainable Jersey Energy Program Perfect Together

Room 421

 

10:45 a.m.

Protecting Shorelines Naturally

Rooms 305/306

 

10:45 a.m.

Sustainable Jersey Energy: What’s New? Gold?

Room 421

 

2:00 p.m.

Conservation Land Blueprint

Room 308

 

2:00 p.m.

Achieve Sustainable Jersey Certification By Connecting the Dots 

Room 421

For more information on these and other sessions, visit the League’s website at www.njslom.org or 2016 Conference Educational Sessions. You can also go to 2016 Conference CEU's for the latest listing of seminars offering Continuing Education Units. Also, be sure to read more about these sessions and the Conference in the October and November editions of our magazine, New Jersey Municipalities.

Remember to download the conference mobile app http://www.njslom.org/2016conf/app/
- receive automatic updates specific to the conference schedule
-search the conference sessions by key word
-search the list of exhibitors
-make your personal schedule
-review sessions by CEUs

V. Comments on DEP Public Access Rules Due by 11/5

As a reminder, public comments for the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) new public access rules are due by November 5th.  An overview of these rules and instructions to file comments can be found here.

By way of background, these rules deal with issues of public access to New Jersey waterways and beaches and were proposed pursuant to P.L. 2015, c. 260. That legislation itself was a response to an Appellate Division decision that invalidated the DEP’s 2012 public access rules. Hackensack Riverkeeper v. New Jersey DEP, 443 N.J. Super. 293 (App. Div. 2015).  Importantly, these new rules purport to make the adoption of municipal public access plans (MPAPs) by local government entirely voluntary.

While the League appreciates the rule proposal’s stated objectives we are, nevertheless, concerned that other DEP program and permit requirements create a de facto mandate on local government to adopt MPAPs.  A copy of the League’s comments can be found here.

If you have any questions regarding this proposal or the League’s comments please contact Ed Purcell Esq. at (609) 695-3481 x. 137 or epurcell@njslom.org

Sincerely,

Michael J. Darcy, CAE
Executive Director

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