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NJ Municipalities Magazine




Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 87 • Number 8 • November 2010

222 West State Street
Trenton, N.J. 08608
Phone: (609) 695-3481
Fax (609) 695-0151

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Tackling Parking Problems in the Land of Restaurants, Bars & Double-Parked Cars
By Dawn Zimmer, Mayor, Hoboken

Passing the Toolkit Bills Is My Top Priority
By Chris Christie, Governor

Milltown’s Clock  An Opportunity for Citizens to Leave a Legacy
By Gloria Bradford, Mayor, Milltown & Bob Belloff

How to Govern Your Town Like a Business
By Scott M. Alexander, Mayor, Borough of Haddon Heights, President,

Going Green...A Continual Process in the Township of Mantua
By Robert T. Zimmerman, Committeeman, Township of Mantua

When It Comes to Bayonne,  State Comptroller’s Report on Abatements Is Misleading
By Mayor Mark Smith, City of Bayonne

Berlin Township’s New Municipal Hall, A Shared Services Center
Saving Money, Sharing Services and Going Green

By Phyllis Magazzu, Mayor, Berlin Township

Mayors, Too, Can Put the Environmental Cop on the Beat
By Daniel J. Reiman, Mayor, Borough of Carteret
& Bradley M. Campbell, President,
Bradley M. Campbell LLC, Counselors at Law

Funding Unemployment Insurance  The Contributory Vs the Reimbursable Method
By Harold J. Wirths, Commissioner,
Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Boonton and Kinnelon Agree to Share Chief Financial Officer Services
By Thomas Donadio, Mayor, Township of Boonton &
Glenn L. Sisco, Mayor, Borough of Kinnelon

Sharing and Saving in the Pascack Valley
By Joseph Scarpa, Borough Administrator, Emerson

Creating a 21st Century EMS System
By Poonam Alaigh, MD, Commissioner,
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

95th Annual Conference Program

Exhibitors List

Energy Savings Improvement Programs Law  Putting Energy Efficiency at Your Fingertips
By Lee Solomon, President, Board of Public Utilities
& Bob Martin, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Protection

Mobilize the Community Through the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign
By Joanne Cocchiola, Mayor, Township of Nutley

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Providing Jobs and Building for Tomorrow

By Bill Baroni, Deputy Executive Director, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

The Transition from Time of Decision to Time of Application
By Stuart R. Koenig, Esq., League Associate Counsel

Banking and the Public Sector  Working Together to Move New Jersey Forward
By Thomas X. Geisel, President and CEO of New Jersey-based Sun Bancorp and Sun National Bank

Intersection Safety Cameras Save Lives
By Alex Fanfarillo, Chief of Police, Glassboro

Slash Your Costs with Cooperative Purchasing
By Guy Bocage, Acting Director, Cooperative Purchasing Program,
Division of Purchase and Property, Treasury Department

How to Curb the Climbing Costs of Workers’ Compensation & Liability Expense
By David Grubb, Executive Director, Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund

The Sunshine Law and OPRA  E-mailers Beware!
By John C. Gillespie, Parker, McCay, League Associate Counsel

Deregulation Brings the Promise of Savings
By Patrick “Nibs” Loughney, Mayor, Dunmore, PA

League Seminar Highlights Important Economic Development Issues




From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By Samir Elbassiouny, Mayor,
Washington Township (Warren)

Washington Watch
By  Steve Rothman,
Congressman, Ninth District

Under the Gold Dome
By James McQueeny

Legal Q&A
By Matthew Weng

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

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

Professional Card Directory

Garden Statements
By Matthew Weng

By Danielle Holland

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