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Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 85• Number 3 • March 2008
222 West State Street
Trenton, N.J. 08608
Phone: (609) 695-3481
Fax (609) 695-0151



School Funding Reform
One Formula, Reaching Every Child

By Lucille Davy
Commissioner, Department of Education

Ocean City, New Jersey
America’s Greenest Family Resort

By Sal Perillo
Mayor, Ocean City
Member, Mayors’ Committee for a Green Future

Energy Audit
Going Green? We Can Help

By Jeanne M. Fox
President, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

EDA Funding Can Help Make
Your Master Plan a Reality

By Caren S. Franzini
Chief Executive Officer,
New Jersey Economic Development Authority

A Field of Dreams
Evesham Township and Its
School District Share a Field

By Randy Brown
Mayor, Evesham Township

New Jersey Towns Benefit from
Governor Corzine’s Hunger Initiative

By Charles M. Kuperus
Secretary of Agriculture

Letting Libraries Lead the Way
By Colleen Mahr
Mayor, Fanwood

Leave Immigration Enforcement to the Feds
By Michael Wildes
Mayor, Englewood

The Tax Implications of the Telecom Revolution
By M. Hosein Fallah, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Technology Management,
Stevens Institute of Technology

Local Government and Student Government
Working Together…It’s Elementary!

By Dan Baer, Mayor, Millburn Township
&  Rhoda M. Samkoff, Student Council Advisor


Franklin Township
Aggressively Maintaining Open Space

By John Loos
Land Preservation Consultant,
Township of Franklin

Food Waste Recycling
Bringing New Jersey
a New Local Industry

By Priscilla E. Hayes
Director, Solid Waste Resource Renewal Group,
Rutgers University

Dealing with the Media
Overcoming the Obstacles
to Good Press Coverage

By Joseph E. Ryan
Public Information Director,
City of Bayonne

Meet Your League Officers

Mayors Wellness Campaign
Bring the Latest Health Information
to Your Citizens

By David L. Knowlton
President & CEO, New Jersey
Health Care Quality Institute

Making Banking Easier
for Local Governments

By Phil Pratt
Promontory Interfinancial Network

The Statistical Report
Tracking the Progress of
Clean Communities Programs

By Sandy Huber
Executive Director, Clean Communities Council

Art and Services
Celebrating Women’s History Month

By Janice Kovach
Director of the Division Women,
Department of Community Affairs

Atlantic County Mayors Association
Elects New Officers



smiling boy raising his hand to answer a question
Education Funding Reform

box and bag of green vegetables on table
Fighting Hunger

fiber optic cable showing light coming through the ends
Taxes & the Telecoms







From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By Alberto G. Santos, Mayor, Town of Kearny

Under the Gold Dome
By James McQueeny

Purchasing Pointers
By Joyce S. Miller

Washington Watch
By Scott Garrett
Congressman, 5th District

Legislative Update
By Michael F. Cerra, Jon R. Moran, Helen Yeldell

Labor Relations News & Views
By Gerald L. Dorf

Legal Q&A
By Deborah M. Kole

Job Lines & Professional Directory

Garden STATEments
By Taran B. Samhammer

By Karen E. Venditti


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