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May 22, 2009

Re: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 from Brownfields to the Ballpark
       (Click here for Trifold Brochure with agenda, parking and directions)

Dear Mayor:

We hope to see you all in Trenton on Tuesday, June 16, for a very different kind of double header.

Starting at 1:00 P.M., DEP Commissioner Mark Mauriello has invited you to a Mayors’ Roundtable, which will provide an update on Brownfields redevelopment and site remediation programs and possibilities in our Garden State, pursuant to the recently enacted Site Remediation Reform Act.
New Jersey’s long industrial history and high- population density have resulted in a legacy of contaminated sites that affects every municipality.  On June 16, Assistant Commissioner Irene Kropp will explain how new systems will allow the DEP to make substantial progress in paring down the backlog of contaminated sites, which is vital to stimulating economic development in our communities.

Funding to investigate, remediate and redevelop these contaminated sites is available though grant programs administered by the DEP and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.  DEP staff will provide information about how your municipality can benefit by these programs.  Case studies will be presented showcasing how municipalities have used these funding sources to transform brownfield and landfill sites into retail, residential and open space.

DEP staff will also provide you with an update on the latest landfill closure and recycling regulations.  A consultation period at the end of the meeting will provide you with an opportunity to meet individually with DEP personnel to discuss the topics that most interest you.

The roundtable will run from 1:00 to 5:30 in the ITC Conference Room at 300 Riverview Plaza, Trenton.  There is no charge for the DEP Program. We are partners in protecting New Jersey’s environment and the League strongly encourages you to attend this roundtable with your appropriate municipal officials.  Please plan to attend and RSVP to lynette.lurig@dep.state.nj.us or call the DEP Office of Community Relations at (609) 984-3081 for more information.

Following the Roundtable, it’s just a short leisurely stroll to the lush green fields of Trenton’s Waterfront Park, for our popular annual Baseball Appreciation Day. At $11.00 a ticket, Trenton Thunder Eastern League Baseball is widely regarded as the best buy in Mercer County, for your entertainment dollar.
If you’d like to join many of your colleagues and us, we need to hear from you by Monday, June 1.  Contact Ms. Suzanne DeLany at 609-695-3481, ext. 111 o
r at sdelany@njslom.com.

Click here for Trifold Brochure with agenda, parking and directions


Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director

 

 

 

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