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May 6, 2008



Important New Information from the Division of Local Government Services



Dear Mayor:

We would like to draw your attention to some important new information on the website of the Division of Local Government Services.

1. LFN 2008-9 ( updates Division guidance on using online auction services for the sale of surplus public property. The guidance simplifies previous procedures and takes effect immediately.

2. LFN 2008-10 ( provides important information regarding the new Defined Contribution Retirement Program that affects various local unit employees. It contains the guidance adopted by the Local Finance Board concerning positions that are covered under the DCRP system.

3. Job Opportunities:

City of Camden Finance Director.  Under the direction of the City Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Finance will be responsible for all aspects of the financial operations for the City.  Candidates must possess a Master's Degree in Business Administration and/or be a CPA.  Candidates may substitute local government finance director experience for the required degree or CPA.  Extensive local government accounting experience, a minimum of 6 years (at least 4 of which must be in a management capacity) is required.  Candidates must possess an active New Jersey Municipal Finance Officer Certification, or be able to obtain this license within 2 years of hire.  Complete job description and application instructions are online at:

Staff Auditor and Staff/Senior IT Auditors, Office of the State Comptroller: Staff Auditors are responsible for conducting performance audits of state agencies/local governments in accordance with Government Auditing Standards. IT Auditors are responsible for developing and carrying out risk based IT audit procedures to meet the objectives of audits of state agencies and local governments performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards and for assisting in maintaining the Audit Division's IT infrastructure.
Details are online at

4. New Jersey homeowners who were 65 or older, blind, or disabled as of December 31, 2007, will begin to receive their 2007 New Jersey homestead rebate application packets the first week of May.  Homestead rebate checks are scheduled to be mailed to qualified applicants on or about July 31, 2008.  The Rebate automated telephone filing system (1-877-658-2972) and Internet filing system ( will be available 24 / 7 during the filing period.  Assistance is available by calling the Homestead Rebate Hotline at 1-888-238-1233.

5. The NJ State League of Municipalities presents the professional development seminar, "Are You in Compliance with the Pay to Play and Ethics Regulations?" to be held on Monday, May 12 at The Enterprise Center at Burlington County College.  The cost for Members is $75.00 and $150.00 for Non-Members.  For more information call Karen E. Venditti, CMP at (609) 695-3481, ext. or via email at  To register, visit and click on the Calendar.

If you have any questions or concerns about this communication, please contact Deborah M. Kole, Staff Attorney, at the League, Ex. 137, or at


                                                                        Very truly yours,


                                                                        William G. Dressel, Jr.
                                                                        Executive Director





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