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Magazine of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Volume 86• Number 4 • April 2009
222 West State Street
Trenton, N.J. 08608
Phone: (609) 695-3481
Fax (609) 695-0151

Man in bucket truck working on electrical wires on top of a pole


Millville’s Revitalization
Motoring and a Whole Lot More

By Joseph J. Derella, Vice Mayor and Director of Revenue and Finance, Millville

Vineland Municipal Electric Utility
Providing Home Grown Energy for Less

By Robert Romano, Mayor, Vineland

Bringing Productivity Back to Brownfields
By Jerramiah T. Healy, Mayor, Jersey City; Edmund P. Klimek, Partner,
KSS Architects LLP
& Bo Farkas, Vice President, Development, East Region, AMB Property Corporation

This Earth Day, Let’s Green the Garden State
By Mark N. Mauriello, Acting Commissioner, Department of Environmental Protection

Mayors Take Pride in the New Jersey Hall of Fame
By Steve Edwards, Executive Producer of the New Jersey Hall of Fame Ceremony, Member of the New Jersey Hall of Fame Board of Trustees & Bart Oates, Chairman, New Jersey Hall of Fame Board of Commissioners

Help Is on the Way for Thousands of Homeowners
By Anne Milgram, Attorney General

Municipalities Can Now Make Traffic Decisions
By Stephen Dilts, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Transportation 

Access to Solar Energy Will Brighten New Jersey’s Future
By Ralph LaRossa, President and COO, PSE&G

All Aboard
The Stars Are Aligned for Transit-oriented Development

By Martin Robins, Senior Fellow, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center

Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council Celebrates 35th Anniversary
A Shared Services Success Story Since 1974

By Edward A. Metz, Mayor, Randolph Township & Gerald J. Giaimis, MPA, Assistant Township Manager, Randolph, MCCPC/Administrator

40 Years of PERC
Where We Stand Today

By Lawrence Henderson, Chairman, Public Employment Relations Commission

Fit to Be Towed
More Than Just Hauling a Vehicle Away

By John Belardo, Partner, & Joseph Sordillo, Associate, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP

Five Morris County Towns Form One Joint Municipal Court
By Linda K. Murphy, New Jersey Shared Services Association, Vice President and Morris County Shared Services Coordinator

The League Celebrates Women in Municipal Government

Maintaining Healthy Forests
Let’s Not Neglect Our Open Space

By Robert R. Williams, Vice President, New Jersey Forestry Association, Land Dimensions Engineering

NJLM and the Community Blood Council of New Jersey
Addressing a Critical Blood Donor Shortage

Women Do Make A Difference in Elected Public Office
By Sharon L. Weiner, Assistant Counsel, New Jersey League of Municipalities, Partner, Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC

Clean Communities Awards
Team Players Keep New Jersey Clean

By Sandy Huber, Executive Director, New Jersey Clean Communities Council

Sustainable Jersey Announces Program Details



From 222 West State Street
By Bill Dressel

As I See It
By Dennis Elwell,
Mayor, Secaucus

Washington Watch
By  Leonard Lance, Congressman, Seventh District

Under the Gold Dome
By James McQueeny

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

Labor Relations News & Views
By Brian W. Kronick

Legal Q&A
By Deborah M. Kole

Professional Card Directory

Garden Statements
By Taran B. Samhammer

By Karen E. Venditti




Bruce Springstein and Danny DeVito

Pinelands Forest

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