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Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 88 • Number 6 • June 2011

small blue map of NJCONTENTS

June 2011

Lakewood Baseball Stadium Entrance


Explosive Growth and an Accurate Census Count
How We Did It in Lakewood

By Menashe Miller, Mayor, Lakewood

Montclair’s Library Taps Volunteers and a Local Business
By Jerry Fried, Mayor, Montclair

Senior Centers
A Cost-Effective Community Asset

By Wayne Hamilton, Municipal Administrator, Monroe Township (Middlesex)

Raising Awareness and Enforcement
Putting an End to Bullying

By Paula T. Dow, Attorney General

New Jersey’s Fishing Ports
As Vital as Our Farmland

By Douglas H. Fisher, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture

Governor Christie’s Tool Kit Reforms Are in the Public Interest
By Robert M. Czech, Chair/CEO, New Jersey Civil Service Commission

Wyckoff’s Successful Apprentice Membership Program
An Incentive for Future Volunteer Firefighters

By Robert J. Shannon, Jr., Township Administrator, Wyckoff

Public Service Provision
Evaluating the True Costs

By Christopher Raths, Township Manager, Roxbury

96th Annual Conference Preview

Exhibitors List

A Look at Municipal Investigation Committees
By Duane Davison, NJLM Associate Counsel; Municipal Attorney, Freehold, Millstone and Holmdel

Solar 4 All
Initiatives Helping New Jersey Reach Solar Goal

By Al Matos, Vice President, Renewables and Energy Solutions, PSE&G

It’s Now Easier than Ever to Claim Discrimination Under the ADA
By Tracey E. Diamond, Esq., Labor & Employment Attorney, Hyland Levin LLP

Municipalities Should Not be Branded ‘Exclusionary’
That Provide Access to Lower Income Households

By Jeffrey R. Surenian & Michael A. Jedziniak, Esq., Jeffrey R. Surenian and Associates, LLC

What Does the New Legislative Map Mean for Your Town?
By Patrick Murray, Director, Monmouth University Polling Institute

Plan to Attend the League Conference
Your Fellow LEaders Need YOU!

BY Chuck Chiarello, President NJLM, Mayor Buena Vista

Attendance at Public Meetings
Are They Phoning It In?

By Steven P. Goodell, NJLM Associate Counsel; Partner, Herbert, Van Ness, Cayci & Goodell

DEP Revisits Contentious Issue
Public Access to New Jersey’s Shoreline

By Lewis Goldshore, NJLM Environmental Counsel

The Local Board of Health
Meeting Your Responsibility for Your Community’s Health

By John C. Saccenti, President, New Jersey Local Boards of Health Association

Thank You to Our League Supporters

NJLM Educational Foundation Presents ‘Local Law Enforcement Strategies: Technology and New Management Models’

NJLM Recognizes Affordable Housing Committee Members

State Treasurer Addresses Legislative Committee Meeting

A Leadership Change for the Mayors Committee for a Green Future

Four League Attorneys Receive ‘Super Lawyer’ Designation

League Affiliate and Pre-conference Meeting Targets Key Topics   




From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By Tony Mack,
Mayor, Trenton

Washington Watch
By Frank LoBiondo,
Congressman, 2nd District

Under the Gold Dome
By James McQueeny

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

Legal Q&A
By Matthew Weng

Getting the Most from Your League
By Taran Samhammer

Business Card Directory

Garden Statements
By Taran Samhammer

By Danielle Holland


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