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Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 85• Number 1 • January 2008
222 West State Street
Trenton, N.J. 08608
Phone: (609) 695-3481
Fax (609) 695-0151



New League President Robert L. Bowser
A Leader with a Vision

Governor Corzine Addresses the League

Public-Private Partnership Fuels Redevelopment in Paterson
By Jose “Joey” Torres
Mayor of Paterson
&  ‑Michael Sylvester
Director of Business Operations,
The Whitman Companies Inc.

Should Your Town Establish A Land Use Board?
By Frank D. Tinari
Mayor, Florham Park
&  Robert C. Kirkpatrick
Municipal Engineer

Stroll, Roll or Run
How One Community Got Moving

By Michael Obremski
Mayor, Township of Randolph, Morris County

A Successful Forum for Sharing
By George Haeuber, Township Manager, Maple Shade Partner, First Jersey Municipal Assistance
&  Gary LaVenia
Director of Improvement Authority Operations
Burlington County Bridge Commission

State Intelligence
What Can You Do for the Rock?

By DSFC Ray Guidetti
NJ ROIC Task Force, New Jersey State Police

Ethics, Laws and Personal Responsibility
By William J. Kearns, Jr.
League General Counsel


92nd Annual League Conference

Mayors’ Hall of Fame

The Top 10 Environmental Laws of 2007
Lewis GoldshoreLeague Environmental Counsel

League Releases School Funding Report

NJ Transit
Connecting with Communities

By Richard Sarles
Executive Director, NJ Transit

Foreclosure and Affordable Housing
What Municipalities Don’t Know

Can Hurt Them

By Thomas J. Trautner Jr.
Wolff & Samson PC

Dressel Receives Public Service Award

League and DCA Present Innovation in Local Government Awards 

PSE&G Puts Traffic Control Payments on a Faster Track
By Donald Tretola
Regional Public Affairs Manager, PSE&G

17 Resolutions Passed at Annual Business Meeting

Controlling Light Pollution
By John Batensey
Chair, Light Pollution Committee,
Eatontown Environmental Commission



Robert Bowser
New League President

old building

small kitten being held
Shared Services







From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By By ‑Brian C. Wahler,
Mayor, Piscataway Twp.

Washington Watch
By Frank A. LoBiondo
Congressman, 2nd District

Under the Gold Dome
By James McQueeny

Legislative Update
By Robert L. Bowser

Legal Q&A
By Deborah M. Kole

Labor Relations News & Views
By Gerald L. Dorf

Municipal Job Lines

Garden STATEments
By Taran B. Samhammer

By Karen E. Venditti


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