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NJ Municipalities Magazine

Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 90 • Number 4 April 2013

small blue map of NJCONTENTS

April 2013

artistic tree in hurricane with money flying around


From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
Paul J. Kennedy, Mayor,
Borough of Ocean Gate

Washington Watch
By Rodney Frelinghuysen
Congressman, Eighth District

Under the Gold Dome
By Darryl Isherwood

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

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

EMS volunteer taking care of person in ambulance

Farm with red buildings


How Sandy Will Impact Our Economy
By Joseph J. Seneca, Nancy H. Mantell, Michael L. Lahr & Will Irving; Rutgers University

Making the Case for EMS Volunteers
By Chuck Chiarello, Member, Buena Vista Township Committee; NJLM Past President
& Howard Meyer, NJSFAC President

Tapping the Power of Local Environmental Commissions
By Thomas Hannen, Jr., Mayor, Cranford Township

Environmental Commissions
A Community Asset that Pays Off 

By Sandy Batty, Executive Director, ANJEC

Identifying, Securing, and Leveraging Resources
How Woodbine Builds Success upon Success

By William Pikolycky, Mayor, Woodbine Borough

Civil Service Reform
Recent Changes Ease Restrictions on Hiring and Promotion
By Robert M. Czech, Chair/CEO, New Jersey Civil Service Commission

The League Weighs In on the State Budget
By Janice S. Mironov, NJLM President; Mayor, East Windsor Township

Hillsborough Reaches Out for Recovery Funds
By Frank DelCore, Mayor, Hillsborough Township

Lights, Camera ... Atlantic City Action
By Lorenzo Langford, Mayor, Atlantic City & Tom Meyers, Executive Director, Fort Lee Film Commission

Open Space Preservation Funding Is Running Dry
By Eileen Swan, Policy Manager, New Jersey Conservation Foundation
& Arthur Ondish, Mayor, Mount Arlington Township; NJLM Immediate Past President

Lawrence Contracts Out 911 Dispatch Services
By James S. Kownacki, Mayor; Richard Krawczun, Township Manager/CFO
& Daniel Posluszny, Chief of Police, Lawrence Township (Mercer)

David vs Goliath
Raritan Wages a Battle Over an OPRA Request

By Jo-Ann Liptak, Mayor, Raritan Borough; Member, NJLM Executive Board

A Year to Remember
By Sheila Oliver, Assembly Speaker

Cooperation Is the Key to Recovery
By Jon Bramnick, Assembly Republican Leader

An Overview of the Council on Local Mandates
By Timothy Karcher, Esq., Member, New Jersey State Council on Local Mandates

Mayor's Book Club Participants Gather for Kick-off

Former Clinton Mayor McGaheran Will Be Missed




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