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Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 86 • Number 9 • December 2009
222 West State Street
Trenton, N.J. 08608
Phone: (609) 695-3481
Fax (609) 695-0151

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2009: The Year of the  Social Media Explosion
By Joseph E. Ryan, Public Information Director, City of Bayonne

On Facebook, MySpace or in Twitter 
The Open Public Record Act Applies

By Matthew Weng

Putting Together the Pieces  Using Social Media
By Stephanie Weiss, League of Minnesota Cities

UEZs  A Smart Investment for Elizabeth
By J. Christian Bollwage, Mayor, Elizabeth

From Beach Events to Conservation 
The Excitement Lasts All Year Long
By Michael Becker, Mayor;
Dan Campbell, Commissioner; & Maury Blumberg, Commissioner, Margate

University Financial Aid - Not Just for Students
By Mildred T. Trotman, Mayor
& Robert W. Bruschi, Borough Administrator, Borough of Princeton

Brownfields Redevelopment 
Why Municipalities Should Take the Lead
By Brian G. Gallagher, Mayor, Borough of Somerville,
Michael Sylvester, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Whitman Co.,
& Daniel Elliot, Associate, Geosyntec Consultants

Binding Interest Arbitration and the Ever-Rising Property Tax
By Gregory C. Fehrenbach, Coordinator, League Interlocal Cooperation and Management Advisory Service and Principal, Government Management Advisors, LLC

New Jersey Towns  Reaping the Benefits of Agriculture
By Douglas H. Fisher, Secretary of Agriculture

Reducing Healthcare Costs with Dependent Eligibility Audits
By Steve Edwards, President, Business & Governmental Insurance Agency

Annual Report of the Executive Director

New League Officers Elected

Anzaldi Elected League President

Legal Team Supports League Efforts

Environmental Justice 
How to Close the “Green Divide”
By Fred D. DeSanti, Managing Director, MC2 Public Affairs, LLC & Jonathan W. Postal, Main Street Power Co.

What to Expect When the Forensic Accountant Arrives
By Donald F. Conway, CPA, Mercadien, P.C.

Form Based Codes and the MLUL  Perfect Together?
By Richard I. Clark, Senior Partner, Laddey, Clark & Ryan, LLP

The History and Essentials of Parliamentary Procedure
By Daniel W. Fitzpatrick, Manager, Englewood City

Employee Coaching 
10 Steps to Better Morale
By Carole Glade, Constituent Relations Consultant, Consumer Dynamics

Long Term Care for Middlesex 
New Jersey Banks and a Real Estate Corporation Team Up
By Gordon Ur, President, TICIC, Inc.

Tax Mapping  Maximizing Value and Generating Revenue for Towns
By Lyna Wiggins, Professor, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University

Come on New Jersey—Slam Dunk the Junk
By Sandy Huber, Executive Director, New Jersey Clean Communities

2009 NJM Index



From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By Paul Anzano,
Mayor, Hopewell Borough

Washington Watch
By  Rodney Frelinghuysen, Congressman,
Eleventh District

Legislative Update
By Michael F. Cerra, Jon R. Moran & Lori Buckelew

Labor Relations News and Views
By Brian W. Kronick, Esq

Under the Gold Dome
By James McQueeny

New Jersey Sustainability Update
By Kathleen Grady & Elizabeth McManus

Legal Q&A
By Matthew Weng

Professional Card Directory

Garden Statements
By Taran B. Samhammer

By Danielle Holland





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