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Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 89 • Number 5 • May 2012

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May 2012

Flooded Street


Raritan Takes On Waterfront Redevelopment
By Jo-Ann Liptak, Mayor, Raritan Borough; Member, NJLM Executive Board

Surviving and Thriving After Hurricane Irene
By Thomas Andes, Mayor & Steven Ward, Business Administrator, Denville Township

Elizabeth Lays the Foundation for a Greener Future
By J. Christian Bollwage, Mayor, Elizabeth

League Weighs In on the State Budget
Restore Energy Tax Funds to Municipalities

By Arthur Ondish, NJLM President; Mayor, Mount Arlington

Public-Private Partnerships
Carteret Welcomes a Fitness and Wellness Center

By Daniel J. Reiman, Mayor, Borough of Carteret

Waldwick Keeps Storm Water Out of the Treatment Plant
By Tom Giordano, Mayor & Gray Kratz, Borough Administrator, Borough of Waldwick

How Our Budget Survived the ‘Perfect Storm’
By Thomas F. Kelaher, Mayor, Toms River Township

NJDOT to Hold Workshops
Why You Need a Complete Streets Policy

By James Simpson, Commissioner, Department of Transportation

The Development Application Process
Wyckoff Creates a Guide for Residents

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

Clear Disclosure of Structural Budget Challenges
Let’s Tackle Problems Sooner, Rather than Later

By Tom Neff, Director, Division of Local Government Services

DEP Adopts Long-Awaited Waiver Rule
Is It ‘Common Sense’ or ‘Ripe for Lawsuits?’

By Lewis Goldshore, NJLM Environmental Counsel

An Economic Development Renovation
It’s Time to Re-brand New Jersey

By Tracye McDaniel, President and CEO, Choose New Jersey, Inc.

Green Fuels and Alternative Vehicles Save Towns Money
By Donna Drewes, Co-Director, Sustainable Jersey

Are Property Taxes on Trenton’s Agenda?
By Patrick Murray, Director, Monmouth University Polling Institute

Election 2012 and the ‘Personality Factor’
By Bart Rossi, Ph.D, Political Psychologist, Rossi Psychological Group

Sick Time Payouts
A Look at the Stories We Tell

By L. Mason Neely, Chief Finance Officer, East Brunswick

Separating Myth from Reality
Using Public Private Partnerships to Build Infrastructur
By Chris Kane, P.E., Esq., President, P3 Collaborative LLC

Women in Municipal Government Day a Success




From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By  Peter Melick, Committeeman, Tewksbury Township

Washington Watch
By  Rush Holt, Congressman,
      12th District

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

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

Legal Q&A
By Matthew Weng

Business Card Directory

Garden Statements
By Taran Samhammer

By Danielle Holland

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