407 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618  (609)695-3481  NJLM logo 
William G. Dressel Jr, Executive Director - Michael J. Darcey, CAE, Asst Executive Director

MAYOR'S NEWSLINE

January 2005

Offices: 407 West State St.
Trenton, New Jersey 08618
609-695-3481 Fax 695-0151
E-Mail mdarcy@njslom.com
www.njslom.com
 

IMPORTANT EVENTS - PAST AND FUTURE
And staff contacts for more information
Also consult the calendar
For Seminar details, contact David Harkness ext. 18.

Jan. 14 League Seminar "Division of Taxation Update on Programs Impacting Local Governments" at Cherry Hill
Jan. 26 League Seminar "13th Annual Mayors Legislative Day" at Trenton
Jan. 29 League Seminar "Newly and Reelected Officials" at Rochelle Park
Feb. 5 League Seminar "Newly and Reelected Officials" at Cherry Hill
Feb. 8 League Seminar "Fiscal Update 2005" at Cherry Hill
Feb. 10 League Seminar "Fiscal Update 2005" at Holmdel
Feb. 16 League Seminar "Labor Relations" at Freehold
Mar. 2 League Seminar "Local Control of Traffic Signage" at Holmdel

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Save the Date-List of League Seminars
Scholarship Competition
Mayor Pins for New Mayors
League Celebrates 90th Year of Service
2005 Municipal Directory

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Peter Cantu, Mayor, Plainsboro

As we begin the New Year, we mayors face increasingly complex issues in local governance. Elected officials need up-to-date information for better planning, administration, meeting goals and problem solving. Your League provides key educational seminar programming geared specifically to local, elected officials.

Two regional seminars will be held on Saturdays for newly and re-elected officials in January and February. The seminar provides newly-elected officials with a thorough overview of their major areas of responsibility and key state level contacts, while reelected officials will get up-to-date reference materials that provide answers to questions.

The Annual Mayors Legislative Day is held the last week of every January. This important policy session provides officials with a budgetary and legislative update from leaders of the State Legislature, the Governor and Cabinet.

Please refer to the next page for a schedule of upcoming League seminars. You can also access these programs at www.njslom.com and find a monthly list under "Datelines" in New Jersey Municipalities magazine.

Please take advantage of this year-round valuable service the League provides to help answer your questions and provide solutions to local issues. Sign up for the above-mentioned seminars, and help get your administration off to a running start. I look forward to meeting you at some of these key sessions.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

OFFICERS

PETER A. CANTU, President;
  Mayor, Plainsboro
HERBERT D. STILES, JR., 1st Vice President
  Mayor, Elmer
DAVID M. DEL VECCHIO, 2nd Vice President
  Mayor, Lambertville
GENE FEYL, 3rd Vice President
  Mayor, Denville

MEMBERS

JAMES ANZALDI
  Mayor, Clifton
WILLIAM W. BAIN, JR.
  Mayor, Deptford
JOAN BOAS
  Deputy Mayor, Mount Holly
ROBERT BOWSER
  Mayor, East Orange


THOMAS J. BYRNE III
  Mayor, Spring Lake
LAWRENCE G. CHIARAVALLO
  Mayor, South Belmar
CHUCK CHIARELLO
   Mayor, Buena Vista
DANIEL N. CORANOTO
  Deputy Mayor, Hampton Twp.
SUZANNE C. DAPKINS
   Mayor, Long Hill
JOHN DEAN DERIENZO
   Mayor, Haworth
MALCOLM C. FRASER
  Mayor, Cape May Point
GLEN D. GILMORE
  Mayor, Hamilton Twp. (Mercer)
JERRAMIAH HEALY
   Mayor, Jersey City
SHARPE JAMES
  Mayor, Newark (Ex-Officio)

MARTIN MARKS
  Mayor, Scotch Plains
TIMOTHY MCDONOUGH
  Mayor, Hope
GARY PASSANANTE
  Mayor, Somerdale
DOUGLAS M. RAINEAR
   Deputy Mayor, Upper Deerfield
  Twp.
JO-ANNE SCHUBERT
   Mayor, South Bound Brook
JOSEPH TEMPESTA
  Mayor, West Caldwell
DANIEL VAN PELT
  Mayor, Ocean Twp. (Ocean)
RUDOLPH J. WENZEL, JR.

  Mayor, Washington Twp. (Bergen)

Executive Staff

William G. Dressel, Jr.
  Executive Director
Michael J. Darcy, CAE
  Assistant Executive Director

     

LEAGUE CELEBRATES 90TH YEAR OF SERVICE
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 22

Since 1915, your League of Municipalities has assisted local officials with municipal government affairs. 2005 marks the 90th anniversary of our non-profit, voluntary association of municipal governments. The League is authorized by State Statute and all 566 municipalities are members and entitled to all services and privileges of the League.

For 90 years, League services including the Annual Conference; Bureau of Municipal Information; Legislative Activities; New Jersey Municipalities magazine; Internet Web Site; Specifications and Advisory services; Training Seminars and National League of Cities have provided municipal leaders with additional resources for better local governance.

The League staff looks forward to working together with all municipal officials. We hope you will continue to use our service programs in the future as a resource to help solve your local issues and problems. Thank you for your ongoing support and for helping us celebrate our 90th year!

SAVE THE DATES
-Contact David Harkness extension 18 or www.njslom.com

Save these important dates on your calendar. These League seminars will offer you and your staff valuable information and continuing education credits. Be sure to share this list with all your department heads. As soon as full topics and details are ready they will be mailed and posted on www.njslom.com For now, Save These Dates!

DATE
TOPIC & LOCATION
January 26 13th Annual Mayors Legislative Day, Trenton
January 29 Newly & Reelected Officials, Rochelle Park
February 5 Newly & Reelected Officials, Cherry Hill
February 8 Fiscal Update, Cherry Hill
February 10 Fiscal Update, Holmdel
February 16 Labor Relations, Freehold
March 2 Local Control of Traffic Signage, Holmdel
March 4 Local Control of Traffic Signage, Cherry Hill
March 9 Labor Relations, Freehold
March 16 Brownfields to Green Space, Holmdel
April 6 Labor Relations, Freehold
April 12 Maggie's Law, Cherry Hill
April 14 Maggie's Law, Holmdel
May 5 Economic Development Summit, Holmdel
May 17 Open Public Records Act, Cherry Hill
May 19 Open Public Records Act, Holmdel
June 2 Grants for Records Management, Holmdel

2005 SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16

Recently, the League mailed information to all mayors concerning the Annual Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition. Mayor Phyllis Marchand of Princeton Township chairs the Scholarship Competition. This popular competition is open to all high school juniors and seniors throughout the state. The top three winners each receive $1,000 scholarships from the League.

Mayors play an integral role in the success of this program because your office publicizes its availability, judges the local entries, and distributes the checks and certificates supplied by the League. You should publicize the scholarship to your local schools and judging committee. Your local winning entry must be submitted to the League office by April 1, so we can announce the three statewide winners by May 5.

NEW MAYORS RECEIVE LEAGUE PINS
-Contact Marie Johnson at mjohnson@njslom.com

Newly elected mayors are mailed unique "Mayor" pins from the League in early January. The specially commissioned pins have a gold rim and blue logo with " MAYOR" imprinted on a white background. These pins identify you as a mayor and supporter of the New Jersey League of Municipalities. Wear the "Mayor" pin with pride.

2005 MUNICIPAL DIRECTORY
-Contact Dee Kotch, ext.15

The League's handy 2005 Municipal Directory will be available for purchase by late February/ early March. You can begin to place your orders for this important reference tool in early February. Information forms were sent to all municipal clerks regarding your listing in the directory in late December. The forms should be updated to reflect any changes in your administrative staff for 2005. Contact Dee Kotch at the League office with any questions regarding the directory or listing forms.

LEAGUE WORKS WITH NJ STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
-Contact Nina Stack at Nina@jerseyarts.com

The League successfully teamed with the NJ State Council on the Arts on a Conference session "How the Arts Can Turn Your Town Around." Local leaders learned the importance of using the arts as a tool for economic and community development. For more information, contact the NJ State Council on the Arts.

NJLM - January Mayor's Newsline
407 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618  (609)695-3481  NJLM logo 
William G. Dressel Jr, Executive Director - Michael J. Darcey, CAE, Asst Executive Director

MAYOR'S NEWSLINE

January 2005

Offices: 407 West State St.
Trenton, New Jersey 08618
609-695-3481 Fax 695-0151
E-Mail mdarcy@njslom.com
www.njslom.com
 

IMPORTANT EVENTS - PAST AND FUTURE
And staff contacts for more information
Also consult the calendar
For Seminar details, contact David Harkness ext. 18.

Jan. 14 League Seminar "Division of Taxation Update on Programs Impacting Local Governments" at Cherry Hill
Jan. 26 League Seminar "13th Annual Mayors Legislative Day" at Trenton
Jan. 29 League Seminar "Newly and Reelected Officials" at Rochelle Park
Feb. 5 League Seminar "Newly and Reelected Officials" at Cherry Hill
Feb. 8 League Seminar "Fiscal Update 2005" at Cherry Hill
Feb. 10 League Seminar "Fiscal Update 2005" at Holmdel
Feb. 16 League Seminar "Labor Relations" at Freehold
Mar. 2 League Seminar "Local Control of Traffic Signage" at Holmdel

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Save the Date-List of League Seminars
Scholarship Competition
Mayor Pins for New Mayors
League Celebrates 90th Year of Service
2005 Municipal Directory

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Peter Cantu, Mayor, Plainsboro

As we begin the New Year, we mayors face increasingly complex issues in local governance. Elected officials need up-to-date information for better planning, administration, meeting goals and problem solving. Your League provides key educational seminar programming geared specifically to local, elected officials.

Two regional seminars will be held on Saturdays for newly and re-elected officials in January and February. The seminar provides newly-elected officials with a thorough overview of their major areas of responsibility and key state level contacts, while reelected officials will get up-to-date reference materials that provide answers to questions.

The Annual Mayors Legislative Day is held the last week of every January. This important policy session provides officials with a budgetary and legislative update from leaders of the State Legislature, the Governor and Cabinet.

Please refer to the next page for a schedule of upcoming League seminars. You can also access these programs at www.njslom.com and find a monthly list under "Datelines" in New Jersey Municipalities magazine.

Please take advantage of this year-round valuable service the League provides to help answer your questions and provide solutions to local issues. Sign up for the above-mentioned seminars, and help get your administration off to a running start. I look forward to meeting you at some of these key sessions.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

OFFICERS

PETER A. CANTU, President;
  Mayor, Plainsboro
HERBERT D. STILES, JR., 1st Vice President
  Mayor, Elmer
DAVID M. DEL VECCHIO, 2nd Vice President
  Mayor, Lambertville
GENE FEYL, 3rd Vice President
  Mayor, Denville

MEMBERS

JAMES ANZALDI
  Mayor, Clifton
WILLIAM W. BAIN, JR.
  Mayor, Deptford
JOAN BOAS
  Deputy Mayor, Mount Holly
ROBERT BOWSER
  Mayor, East Orange


THOMAS J. BYRNE III
  Mayor, Spring Lake
LAWRENCE G. CHIARAVALLO
  Mayor, South Belmar
CHUCK CHIARELLO
   Mayor, Buena Vista
DANIEL N. CORANOTO
  Deputy Mayor, Hampton Twp.
SUZANNE C. DAPKINS
   Mayor, Long Hill
JOHN DEAN DERIENZO
   Mayor, Haworth
MALCOLM C. FRASER
  Mayor, Cape May Point
GLEN D. GILMORE
  Mayor, Hamilton Twp. (Mercer)
JERRAMIAH HEALY
   Mayor, Jersey City
SHARPE JAMES
  Mayor, Newark (Ex-Officio)

MARTIN MARKS
  Mayor, Scotch Plains
TIMOTHY MCDONOUGH
  Mayor, Hope
GARY PASSANANTE
  Mayor, Somerdale
DOUGLAS M. RAINEAR
   Deputy Mayor, Upper Deerfield
  Twp.
JO-ANNE SCHUBERT
   Mayor, South Bound Brook
JOSEPH TEMPESTA
  Mayor, West Caldwell
DANIEL VAN PELT
  Mayor, Ocean Twp. (Ocean)
RUDOLPH J. WENZEL, JR.

  Mayor, Washington Twp. (Bergen)

Executive Staff

William G. Dressel, Jr.
  Executive Director
Michael J. Darcy, CAE
  Assistant Executive Director

     

LEAGUE CELEBRATES 90TH YEAR OF SERVICE
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 22

Since 1915, your League of Municipalities has assisted local officials with municipal government affairs. 2005 marks the 90th anniversary of our non-profit, voluntary association of municipal governments. The League is authorized by State Statute and all 566 municipalities are members and entitled to all services and privileges of the League.

For 90 years, League services including the Annual Conference; Bureau of Municipal Information; Legislative Activities; New Jersey Municipalities magazine; Internet Web Site; Specifications and Advisory services; Training Seminars and National League of Cities have provided municipal leaders with additional resources for better local governance.

The League staff looks forward to working together with all municipal officials. We hope you will continue to use our service programs in the future as a resource to help solve your local issues and problems. Thank you for your ongoing support and for helping us celebrate our 90th year!

SAVE THE DATES
-Contact David Harkness extension 18 or www.njslom.com

Save these important dates on your calendar. These League seminars will offer you and your staff valuable information and continuing education credits. Be sure to share this list with all your department heads. As soon as full topics and details are ready they will be mailed and posted on www.njslom.com For now, Save These Dates!

DATE
TOPIC & LOCATION
January 26 13th Annual Mayors Legislative Day, Trenton
January 29 Newly & Reelected Officials, Rochelle Park
February 5 Newly & Reelected Officials, Cherry Hill
February 8 Fiscal Update, Cherry Hill
February 10 Fiscal Update, Holmdel
February 16 Labor Relations, Freehold
March 2 Local Control of Traffic Signage, Holmdel
March 4 Local Control of Traffic Signage, Cherry Hill
March 9 Labor Relations, Freehold
March 16 Brownfields to Green Space, Holmdel
April 6 Labor Relations, Freehold
April 12 Maggie's Law, Cherry Hill
April 14 Maggie's Law, Holmdel
May 5 Economic Development Summit, Holmdel
May 17 Open Public Records Act, Cherry Hill
May 19 Open Public Records Act, Holmdel
June 2 Grants for Records Management, Holmdel

2005 SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16

Recently, the League mailed information to all mayors concerning the Annual Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition. Mayor Phyllis Marchand of Princeton Township chairs the Scholarship Competition. This popular competition is open to all high school juniors and seniors throughout the state. The top three winners each receive $1,000 scholarships from the League.

Mayors play an integral role in the success of this program because your office publicizes its availability, judges the local entries, and distributes the checks and certificates supplied by the League. You should publicize the scholarship to your local schools and judging committee. Your local winning entry must be submitted to the League office by April 1, so we can announce the three statewide winners by May 5.

NEW MAYORS RECEIVE LEAGUE PINS
-Contact Marie Johnson at mjohnson@njslom.com

Newly elected mayors are mailed unique "Mayor" pins from the League in early January. The specially commissioned pins have a gold rim and blue logo with " MAYOR" imprinted on a white background. These pins identify you as a mayor and supporter of the New Jersey League of Municipalities. Wear the "Mayor" pin with pride.

2005 MUNICIPAL DIRECTORY
-Contact Dee Kotch, ext.15

The League's handy 2005 Municipal Directory will be available for purchase by late February/ early March. You can begin to place your orders for this important reference tool in early February. Information forms were sent to all municipal clerks regarding your listing in the directory in late December. The forms should be updated to reflect any changes in your administrative staff for 2005. Contact Dee Kotch at the League office with any questions regarding the directory or listing forms.

LEAGUE WORKS WITH NJ STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
-Contact Nina Stack at Nina@jerseyarts.com

The League successfully teamed with the NJ State Council on the Arts on a Conference session "How the Arts Can Turn Your Town Around." Local leaders learned the importance of using the arts as a tool for economic and community development. For more information, contact the NJ State Council on the Arts.

NJLM - January Mayor's Newsline
407 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618  (609)695-3481  NJLM logo 
William G. Dressel Jr, Executive Director - Michael J. Darcey, CAE, Asst Executive Director

MAYOR'S NEWSLINE

January 2005

Offices: 407 West State St.
Trenton, New Jersey 08618
609-695-3481 Fax 695-0151
E-Mail mdarcy@njslom.com
www.njslom.com
 

IMPORTANT EVENTS - PAST AND FUTURE
And staff contacts for more information
Also consult the calendar
For Seminar details, contact David Harkness ext. 18.

Jan. 14 League Seminar "Division of Taxation Update on Programs Impacting Local Governments" at Cherry Hill
Jan. 26 League Seminar "13th Annual Mayors Legislative Day" at Trenton
Jan. 29 League Seminar "Newly and Reelected Officials" at Rochelle Park
Feb. 5 League Seminar "Newly and Reelected Officials" at Cherry Hill
Feb. 8 League Seminar "Fiscal Update 2005" at Cherry Hill
Feb. 10 League Seminar "Fiscal Update 2005" at Holmdel
Feb. 16 League Seminar "Labor Relations" at Freehold
Mar. 2 League Seminar "Local Control of Traffic Signage" at Holmdel

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Save the Date-List of League Seminars
Scholarship Competition
Mayor Pins for New Mayors
League Celebrates 90th Year of Service
2005 Municipal Directory

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Peter Cantu, Mayor, Plainsboro

As we begin the New Year, we mayors face increasingly complex issues in local governance. Elected officials need up-to-date information for better planning, administration, meeting goals and problem solving. Your League provides key educational seminar programming geared specifically to local, elected officials.

Two regional seminars will be held on Saturdays for newly and re-elected officials in January and February. The seminar provides newly-elected officials with a thorough overview of their major areas of responsibility and key state level contacts, while reelected officials will get up-to-date reference materials that provide answers to questions.

The Annual Mayors Legislative Day is held the last week of every January. This important policy session provides officials with a budgetary and legislative update from leaders of the State Legislature, the Governor and Cabinet.

Please refer to the next page for a schedule of upcoming League seminars. You can also access these programs at www.njslom.com and find a monthly list under "Datelines" in New Jersey Municipalities magazine.

Please take advantage of this year-round valuable service the League provides to help answer your questions and provide solutions to local issues. Sign up for the above-mentioned seminars, and help get your administration off to a running start. I look forward to meeting you at some of these key sessions.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

OFFICERS

PETER A. CANTU, President;
  Mayor, Plainsboro
HERBERT D. STILES, JR., 1st Vice President
  Mayor, Elmer
DAVID M. DEL VECCHIO, 2nd Vice President
  Mayor, Lambertville
GENE FEYL, 3rd Vice President
  Mayor, Denville

MEMBERS

JAMES ANZALDI
  Mayor, Clifton
WILLIAM W. BAIN, JR.
  Mayor, Deptford
JOAN BOAS
  Deputy Mayor, Mount Holly
ROBERT BOWSER
  Mayor, East Orange


THOMAS J. BYRNE III
  Mayor, Spring Lake
LAWRENCE G. CHIARAVALLO
  Mayor, South Belmar
CHUCK CHIARELLO
   Mayor, Buena Vista
DANIEL N. CORANOTO
  Deputy Mayor, Hampton Twp.
SUZANNE C. DAPKINS
   Mayor, Long Hill
JOHN DEAN DERIENZO
   Mayor, Haworth
MALCOLM C. FRASER
  Mayor, Cape May Point
GLEN D. GILMORE
  Mayor, Hamilton Twp. (Mercer)
JERRAMIAH HEALY
   Mayor, Jersey City
SHARPE JAMES
  Mayor, Newark (Ex-Officio)

MARTIN MARKS
  Mayor, Scotch Plains
TIMOTHY MCDONOUGH
  Mayor, Hope
GARY PASSANANTE
  Mayor, Somerdale
DOUGLAS M. RAINEAR
   Deputy Mayor, Upper Deerfield
  Twp.
JO-ANNE SCHUBERT
   Mayor, South Bound Brook
JOSEPH TEMPESTA
  Mayor, West Caldwell
DANIEL VAN PELT
  Mayor, Ocean Twp. (Ocean)
RUDOLPH J. WENZEL, JR.

  Mayor, Washington Twp. (Bergen)

Executive Staff

William G. Dressel, Jr.
  Executive Director
Michael J. Darcy, CAE
  Assistant Executive Director

     

LEAGUE CELEBRATES 90TH YEAR OF SERVICE
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 22

Since 1915, your League of Municipalities has assisted local officials with municipal government affairs. 2005 marks the 90th anniversary of our non-profit, voluntary association of municipal governments. The League is authorized by State Statute and all 566 municipalities are members and entitled to all services and privileges of the League.

For 90 years, League services including the Annual Conference; Bureau of Municipal Information; Legislative Activities; New Jersey Municipalities magazine; Internet Web Site; Specifications and Advisory services; Training Seminars and National League of Cities have provided municipal leaders with additional resources for better local governance.

The League staff looks forward to working together with all municipal officials. We hope you will continue to use our service programs in the future as a resource to help solve your local issues and problems. Thank you for your ongoing support and for helping us celebrate our 90th year!

SAVE THE DATES
-Contact David Harkness extension 18 or www.njslom.com

Save these important dates on your calendar. These League seminars will offer you and your staff valuable information and continuing education credits. Be sure to share this list with all your department heads. As soon as full topics and details are ready they will be mailed and posted on www.njslom.com For now, Save These Dates!

DATE
TOPIC & LOCATION
January 26 13th Annual Mayors Legislative Day, Trenton
January 29 Newly & Reelected Officials, Rochelle Park
February 5 Newly & Reelected Officials, Cherry Hill
February 8 Fiscal Update, Cherry Hill
February 10 Fiscal Update, Holmdel
February 16 Labor Relations, Freehold
March 2 Local Control of Traffic Signage, Holmdel
March 4 Local Control of Traffic Signage, Cherry Hill
March 9 Labor Relations, Freehold
March 16 Brownfields to Green Space, Holmdel
April 6 Labor Relations, Freehold
April 12 Maggie's Law, Cherry Hill
April 14 Maggie's Law, Holmdel
May 5 Economic Development Summit, Holmdel
May 17 Open Public Records Act, Cherry Hill
May 19 Open Public Records Act, Holmdel
June 2 Grants for Records Management, Holmdel

2005 SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16

Recently, the League mailed information to all mayors concerning the Annual Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition. Mayor Phyllis Marchand of Princeton Township chairs the Scholarship Competition. This popular competition is open to all high school juniors and seniors throughout the state. The top three winners each receive $1,000 scholarships from the League.

Mayors play an integral role in the success of this program because your office publicizes its availability, judges the local entries, and distributes the checks and certificates supplied by the League. You should publicize the scholarship to your local schools and judging committee. Your local winning entry must be submitted to the League office by April 1, so we can announce the three statewide winners by May 5.

NEW MAYORS RECEIVE LEAGUE PINS
-Contact Marie Johnson at mjohnson@njslom.com

Newly elected mayors are mailed unique "Mayor" pins from the League in early January. The specially commissioned pins have a gold rim and blue logo with " MAYOR" imprinted on a white background. These pins identify you as a mayor and supporter of the New Jersey League of Municipalities. Wear the "Mayor" pin with pride.

2005 MUNICIPAL DIRECTORY
-Contact Dee Kotch, ext.15

The League's handy 2005 Municipal Directory will be available for purchase by late February/ early March. You can begin to place your orders for this important reference tool in early February. Information forms were sent to all municipal clerks regarding your listing in the directory in late December. The forms should be updated to reflect any changes in your administrative staff for 2005. Contact Dee Kotch at the League office with any questions regarding the directory or listing forms.

LEAGUE WORKS WITH NJ STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
-Contact Nina Stack at Nina@jerseyarts.com

The League successfully teamed with the NJ State Council on the Arts on a Conference session "How the Arts Can Turn Your Town Around." Local leaders learned the importance of using the arts as a tool for economic and community development. For more information, contact the NJ State Council on the Arts.

NJLM - January Mayor's Newsline
407 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618  (609)695-3481  NJLM logo 
William G. Dressel Jr, Executive Director - Michael J. Darcey, CAE, Asst Executive Director

MAYOR'S NEWSLINE

January 2005

Offices: 407 West State St.
Trenton, New Jersey 08618
609-695-3481 Fax 695-0151
E-Mail mdarcy@njslom.com
www.njslom.com
 

IMPORTANT EVENTS - PAST AND FUTURE
And staff contacts for more information
Also consult the calendar
For Seminar details, contact David Harkness ext. 18.

Jan. 14 League Seminar "Division of Taxation Update on Programs Impacting Local Governments" at Cherry Hill
Jan. 26 League Seminar "13th Annual Mayors Legislative Day" at Trenton
Jan. 29 League Seminar "Newly and Reelected Officials" at Rochelle Park
Feb. 5 League Seminar "Newly and Reelected Officials" at Cherry Hill
Feb. 8 League Seminar "Fiscal Update 2005" at Cherry Hill
Feb. 10 League Seminar "Fiscal Update 2005" at Holmdel
Feb. 16 League Seminar "Labor Relations" at Freehold
Mar. 2 League Seminar "Local Control of Traffic Signage" at Holmdel

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Save the Date-List of League Seminars
Scholarship Competition
Mayor Pins for New Mayors
League Celebrates 90th Year of Service
2005 Municipal Directory

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Peter Cantu, Mayor, Plainsboro

As we begin the New Year, we mayors face increasingly complex issues in local governance. Elected officials need up-to-date information for better planning, administration, meeting goals and problem solving. Your League provides key educational seminar programming geared specifically to local, elected officials.

Two regional seminars will be held on Saturdays for newly and re-elected officials in January and February. The seminar provides newly-elected officials with a thorough overview of their major areas of responsibility and key state level contacts, while reelected officials will get up-to-date reference materials that provide answers to questions.

The Annual Mayors Legislative Day is held the last week of every January. This important policy session provides officials with a budgetary and legislative update from leaders of the State Legislature, the Governor and Cabinet.

Please refer to the next page for a schedule of upcoming League seminars. You can also access these programs at www.njslom.com and find a monthly list under "Datelines" in New Jersey Municipalities magazine.

Please take advantage of this year-round valuable service the League provides to help answer your questions and provide solutions to local issues. Sign up for the above-mentioned seminars, and help get your administration off to a running start. I look forward to meeting you at some of these key sessions.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

OFFICERS

PETER A. CANTU, President;
  Mayor, Plainsboro
HERBERT D. STILES, JR., 1st Vice President
  Mayor, Elmer
DAVID M. DEL VECCHIO, 2nd Vice President
  Mayor, Lambertville
GENE FEYL, 3rd Vice President
  Mayor, Denville

MEMBERS

JAMES ANZALDI
  Mayor, Clifton
WILLIAM W. BAIN, JR.
  Mayor, Deptford
JOAN BOAS
  Deputy Mayor, Mount Holly
ROBERT BOWSER
  Mayor, East Orange


THOMAS J. BYRNE III
  Mayor, Spring Lake
LAWRENCE G. CHIARAVALLO
  Mayor, South Belmar
CHUCK CHIARELLO
   Mayor, Buena Vista
DANIEL N. CORANOTO
  Deputy Mayor, Hampton Twp.
SUZANNE C. DAPKINS
   Mayor, Long Hill
JOHN DEAN DERIENZO
   Mayor, Haworth
MALCOLM C. FRASER
  Mayor, Cape May Point
GLEN D. GILMORE
  Mayor, Hamilton Twp. (Mercer)
JERRAMIAH HEALY
   Mayor, Jersey City
SHARPE JAMES
  Mayor, Newark (Ex-Officio)

MARTIN MARKS
  Mayor, Scotch Plains
TIMOTHY MCDONOUGH
  Mayor, Hope
GARY PASSANANTE
  Mayor, Somerdale
DOUGLAS M. RAINEAR
   Deputy Mayor, Upper Deerfield
  Twp.
JO-ANNE SCHUBERT
   Mayor, South Bound Brook
JOSEPH TEMPESTA
  Mayor, West Caldwell
DANIEL VAN PELT
  Mayor, Ocean Twp. (Ocean)
RUDOLPH J. WENZEL, JR.

  Mayor, Washington Twp. (Bergen)

Executive Staff

William G. Dressel, Jr.
  Executive Director
Michael J. Darcy, CAE
  Assistant Executive Director

     

LEAGUE CELEBRATES 90TH YEAR OF SERVICE
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 22

Since 1915, your League of Municipalities has assisted local officials with municipal government affairs. 2005 marks the 90th anniversary of our non-profit, voluntary association of municipal governments. The League is authorized by State Statute and all 566 municipalities are members and entitled to all services and privileges of the League.

For 90 years, League services including the Annual Conference; Bureau of Municipal Information; Legislative Activities; New Jersey Municipalities magazine; Internet Web Site; Specifications and Advisory services; Training Seminars and National League of Cities have provided municipal leaders with additional resources for better local governance.

The League staff looks forward to working together with all municipal officials. We hope you will continue to use our service programs in the future as a resource to help solve your local issues and problems. Thank you for your ongoing support and for helping us celebrate our 90th year!

SAVE THE DATES
-Contact David Harkness extension 18 or www.njslom.com

Save these important dates on your calendar. These League seminars will offer you and your staff valuable information and continuing education credits. Be sure to share this list with all your department heads. As soon as full topics and details are ready they will be mailed and posted on www.njslom.com For now, Save These Dates!

DATE
TOPIC & LOCATION
January 26 13th Annual Mayors Legislative Day, Trenton
January 29 Newly & Reelected Officials, Rochelle Park
February 5 Newly & Reelected Officials, Cherry Hill
February 8 Fiscal Update, Cherry Hill
February 10 Fiscal Update, Holmdel
February 16 Labor Relations, Freehold
March 2 Local Control of Traffic Signage, Holmdel
March 4 Local Control of Traffic Signage, Cherry Hill
March 9 Labor Relations, Freehold
March 16 Brownfields to Green Space, Holmdel
April 6 Labor Relations, Freehold
April 12 Maggie's Law, Cherry Hill
April 14 Maggie's Law, Holmdel
May 5 Economic Development Summit, Holmdel
May 17 Open Public Records Act, Cherry Hill
May 19 Open Public Records Act, Holmdel
June 2 Grants for Records Management, Holmdel

2005 SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16

Recently, the League mailed information to all mayors concerning the Annual Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition. Mayor Phyllis Marchand of Princeton Township chairs the Scholarship Competition. This popular competition is open to all high school juniors and seniors throughout the state. The top three winners each receive $1,000 scholarships from the League.

Mayors play an integral role in the success of this program because your office publicizes its availability, judges the local entries, and distributes the checks and certificates supplied by the League. You should publicize the scholarship to your local schools and judging committee. Your local winning entry must be submitted to the League office by April 1, so we can announce the three statewide winners by May 5.

NEW MAYORS RECEIVE LEAGUE PINS
-Contact Marie Johnson at mjohnson@njslom.com

Newly elected mayors are mailed unique "Mayor" pins from the League in early January. The specially commissioned pins have a gold rim and blue logo with " MAYOR" imprinted on a white background. These pins identify you as a mayor and supporter of the New Jersey League of Municipalities. Wear the "Mayor" pin with pride.

2005 MUNICIPAL DIRECTORY
-Contact Dee Kotch, ext.15

The League's handy 2005 Municipal Directory will be available for purchase by late February/ early March. You can begin to place your orders for this important reference tool in early February. Information forms were sent to all municipal clerks regarding your listing in the directory in late December. The forms should be updated to reflect any changes in your administrative staff for 2005. Contact Dee Kotch at the League office with any questions regarding the directory or listing forms.

LEAGUE WORKS WITH NJ STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
-Contact Nina Stack at Nina@jerseyarts.com

The League successfully teamed with the NJ State Council on the Arts on a Conference session "How the Arts Can Turn Your Town Around." Local leaders learned the importance of using the arts as a tool for economic and community development. For more information, contact the NJ State Council on the Arts.

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