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NJ Municipalities Magazine

Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 90 • Number 2 February 2013

small blue map of NJCONTENTS

February 2013

Hand holding a light bulb


From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By Edward J. Mahaney, Jr.
Mayor, Cape May City

Washington Watch
By Rush Holt
U.S. Congressman

Under the Gold Dome
By Darryl Isherwood

Legal Q&A
By Matthew Weng

Labor Relations News & Views
By Joseph M. Hannon, Esq.

Business Card Directory

Garden Statements
By Taran Samhammer

By Danielle Holland

Senior citizen handing in unused prescription drugs

We survived Sandy writing on plywood


Energy Aggregation
An Idea Whose Time Has Come

By Joel L. Shain, NJLM Utility Counsel; Shain, Schaffer & Rafanello, PC

Considering Municipal Electric Service in Light of Sandy
By Edward J. McManimon, III, NJLM Associate Counsel; member, McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC

Consider Cost When Making Utility Infrastructure Decisions
By Stefanie A. Brand, Director, Division of Rate Counsel

Sister Cities Casalgrande and Asbury Park
Sharing a Commitment to Economic Growth and Our Citizens
By Ed Johnson, Mayor, Asbury Park

5k Race Promotes Health and Honors Fallen Police Officer
By Laura O’Reilly-Stanzilis, Director of Health and Wellness, Easter Seals New Jersey; Volunteer, Mount Arlington Mayors Wellness Committee, Mount Arlington Board of Health and New Jersey Local Boards of Health Association

Radio Comes to the Rescue in N. Plainfield
By Michael Giordano, Jr., Mayor & Rich Phoenix, Borough Clerk, North Plainfield Borough

Make Your Voice Heard – NJLM’s Guide to Advocacy

Project Medicine Drop
Municipalities Join the Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse

By Jeffrey S. Chiesa, New Jersey Attorney General

Welcome to the New ‘Green Scene’
Sustainable Jersey Announces New Web Tools

By Donna Drewes, Co-Director, Sustainable Jersey

Not in New Jersey
Municipal Bankruptcy Advocates Are ‘California Dreaming

By Thomas Neff, Chairman, NJ Local Finance Board; Director, Division of Local Government Services,
Department of Community Affairs

Resilient Design
Creating Buildings that Can Survive the Next Superstorm

By Tom Dallessio, Resilient Design Project Manager, New Jersey Institute of Technology

NJLM Educational Foundation Event Addresses Infrastructure
By Ken Gardner, Trustee, NJLM Educational Foundation; Vice President of Government Banking, PNC Bank

League joins NJEA in Read Across America Celebration
Building a Nation of Readers

By Christy Kanaby, Read Across America State Coordinator, New Jersey Education Association

Our Future: A Starkly Different New Jersey
By Ingrid Reed, Leadership Group Member, Facing Our Future

Women Move Forward in Politics
By Jean Sinzdak, Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University

Meet Your New Executive Board Member Jesse Tweedle


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