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Trenton, New Jersey 08618
609-695-3481 Fax 695-0151
IMPORTANT EVENTS - PAST
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For Seminar details, contact David Harkness ext. 18.
Seminar "Newly Elected and Re-Elected Officials"
at Rochelle Park
League Seminar "Fiscal Update 2004" at Freehold
Seminar "Fiscal Update 2004" at Cherry Hill
Seminar "Public Sector Labor Relations" at
Seminar "Building Stronger Municipal/School Board
Relationships" at Holmdel
|INSIDE THIS ISSUE
|| Elected Officials
Hall of Fame
|| Deputy Mayor
Licata to Chair Committee
League President meets Commissioners
League Board Members Sworn In
FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Jo-Anne Schubert, Mayor, South Bound Brook
The Annual Mayors Legislative
Day held in the State House Annex on January 21, 2004, was
again a resounding success. The Governor, and leaders from
the Cabinet and Legislature, gave a budgetary/legislative
update for 2004 to more than 200 municipal officials.
DCA Commissioner Susan Bass
Levin provided attendees with an update on available tools
and programs designed to help local officials work more
efficiently. She also talked about shared services to help
save tax dollars. State Treasurer McCormac told officials
not to expect increases in state aid, but also indicated
things seemed to be better than the last few years.
The Legislative representatives
talked about consistent state land use policy, transportation
initiatives, mandates relief and controlling education spending.
A special thank you goes out to Senator Adler for taking
the lead on convening a property tax reform convention and
Senator Lance for trying to change the School Board election
Governor McGreevey spoke about
reducing administrative expenses of the State's 600 plus
school districts and the importance of impact fees and Transfer
of Development Rights ordinances to control sprawl and property
taxes. We must continue to lead the battle and remind our
legislators how important these issues are to local officials.
JO-ANNE B. SCHUBERT,
Mayor, South Bound Brook
PETER A. CANTU, 1st Vice President
HERBERT D. STILES, JR., 2nd Vice President
DAVID M. DEL VECCHIO, 3rd Vice President
WILLIAM W. BAIN, JR.
J. CHRISTIAN BOLLWAGE
Deputy Mayor, Mount Holly
Mayor, East Orange
THOMAS J. BYRNE III
Mayor, Spring Lake
LAWRENCE G. CHIARAVALLO
Mayor, South Belmar
Mayor, Buena Vista
DANIEL N. CORONOTO
Deputy Mayor, Hampton Twp.
Mayor, Jersey City
SUZANNE C. DAPKINS
Mayor, Long Hill
JOHN DEAN DERIENZO
MALCOLM C. FRASER
Mayor, Cape May Point
GLEN D. GILMORE
Mayor, Hamilton Twp. (Mercer)
Mayor, Newark (Ex-Officio)
DOUGLAS M. RAINEAR
Deputy Mayor, Upper Deerfield
Mayor, West Caldwell
DANIEL VAN PELT
Mayor, Ocean Twp. (Ocean)
RUDOLPH J. WENZEL, JR.
Mayor, Washington Twp. (Bergen)
William G. Dressel, Jr.
Michael J. Darcy, CAE
Assistant Executive Director
ELECTED OFFICIALS INDUCTED
IN LEAGUE HALL OF FAME
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 22
The League inducted 38 new members into
the Elected Officials Hall of Fame during the Twelfth Annual
Mayors Legislative Day January 21, 2004 at the State House
Annex in Trenton. This honor is reserved for those governing
body members, active and retired, who have served 20 years
in elected municipal office. There are currently 262 inductees
in the Elected Officials Hall of Fame. Congratulations to
our most recent members! Please see the enclosed 2004 Elected
Officials Hall of Fame inductee list for more information.
DEPUTY MAYOR LICATA OF
BERNARDS TO CHAIR LEAGUE TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16
Al Licata, Deputy Mayor, Bernards was recently
appointed as chair of the League Telecommunications Committee.
The committee is currently reviewing the New Jersey Board
of Public Utilities proposed new rules governing the extension
of regulated utilities including telecommunications, telephone,
gas and electric. The proposed rules are in the January
20, 2004 Register and are available at http://www.state.nj.us/bpu/wwwroot/secretary/extensionrules.pdf.
Deputy Mayor Licata asks that you review these changes and
fax your comments to the League office 609-695-0151, to
the attention of Michael Darcy.
LEAGUE MEMBER BENEFIT
Or Xtel Communications 800-438-9835 ext. 316
Special discount programs are now available
to League members through GrantStation.com and Xtel Communications.
Membership in GrantStation.com is discounted $100 per year
for members, making the individual price $499 per year.
Go to GrantStation.com for more information on this valuable
service to help your town find grants for your important
local programs and projects.
Xtel's extensive telecom discount program
for League members estimates a reduction in your telecommunications
budget by 25-30%. Xtel currently provides voice and data
services to over 50 municipalities and 114 school districts
in New Jersey.
Contact Xtel Communications for a voice and data service
evaluation for lower telecommunications costs. Check the
mail for additional information.
LEAGUE PRESIDENT REACHES
OUT TO STATE CABINET
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 22
League President Jo-Anne Schubert, the Mayor
of South Bound Brook Borough, has been busy on behalf of
the League recently. During the month of January she met
with the Commissioners of Banking and Insurance, Education,
Corrections, Labor, Community Affairs, the State Treasurer
and Adjutant General. President Schubert discussed League
policies for 2004 and local issues with the cabinet leaders
and promised to maintain a strong working relationship and
dialogue with all state departments throughout the year.
She plans to meet with all other Commissioners in the near
NEW LEAGUE BOARD MEMBERS
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 22
League President Jo-Anne Schubert of South
Bound Brook Borough, swore in the following Mayors to the
League Executive Board during the Twelfth Annual Mayors
Legislative Day: Robert Bowser, Mayor, East Orange; Lawrence
Chiaravallo, Mayor, South Belmar; Chuck Chiarello, Mayor
Buena Vista; Joseph Tempesta, Mayor, West Caldwell; and
Daniel Van Pelt, Mayor, Ocean Township. The Mayors will
help lead the Association of New Jersey's 566 municipal
governments and represent the needs of New Jersey's local
officials to all levels of government.
55TH ANNUAL ALL-AMERICA
-Contact Aleks Humeyumptewa 303-571-4343 or www.ncl.org/aac/.
The National Civic League invites you to
apply for America's oldest and most prestigious community
recognition award. The All-America City Award recognizes
exemplary grassroots community problem-solving and is given
to communities of all sizes that cooperatively tackle challenges
and achieve results. The application deadline is March 11,
2004. To receive an application and more details, contact
the National Civic League.
NEW JERSEY HISTORIC TRUST
-Contact Catherine Goulet 609-984-7071 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The New Jersey Historic Trust recently announced
that applications and guidelines for the Cultural Trust
Capital Preservation Program are now available. This year,
a total of $150,000 in grants will be awarded to qualified
organizations. Applications are due February 17, 2004. For
more information, contact NJ Historic Trust.
2004 Elected Officials
Hall of Fame Inductees
Councilwoman Patricia A. Moran, Beachwood
Councilman Dominick Gioffre, Beverly City
Mayor Robert E. Lowden, Jr., Beverly City
Mayor William Jay Roseman, Carlstadt Borough
Committeeman Albert D. Graham, Jr., Carneys Point Township
Councilman N. John Amato, Cherry Hill Township
Mayor Emeritus Lawrence Anzovino, Dunellen Borough
Councilman Emeritus Peter Murray, East Rutherford Borough
Mayor Edward G. Tyler, Sr., Fieldsboro Borough
Mayor Barbara B. Doyle, Florham Park Borough
Mayor Emeritus Dale A. Anderson, Florham Park Borough
Mayor Emeritus William J. Hodas, Franklin Borough
Mayor Michael Wilson, Freehold Borough
Mayor Emeritus John DiMaio, Hackettstown Town
Mayor Ronald F. Francioli, Hanover Township
Councilman William Lasinski, Hardyston Township
Mayor Emeritus John Franklin, Lakewood Township
Councilwoman Juanita Johnson-Clark, Lawnside Borough
Deputy Mayor Charles M. Leusner, Middle Township
Councilman John W. Sharp, Monroe Township (Gloucester)
Committeeman Emeritus Donald W. Matthews, Montgomery
Councilman Richard Hampson, North Caldwell Borough
Commissioner Emeritus Frank A. Cocchiola, Sr., Nutley
Mayor Emeritus Barbara L. Cannon, Old Bridge Township
Mayor Mary Lockwood, Rockaway Borough
Councilman Anthony M. Beatrice, Runnemede Borough
Councilman Richard G. Dickinson, Runnemede Borough
Councilman Raymond Wootten, Stanhope Borough
Council Member Bettie Creevy, Surf City Borough
Mayor Edivide Azzari, Swedesboro Borough
Councilman Emeritus Robert J. Place, Totowa Borough
Council President Paul J. Smith, Jr., Union Beach Borough
Mayor John Palovitz, Victory Gardens Borough
Mayor Warren Hagstrom, Wanaque Borough
Committeeman Emeritus Fred Hough, Wantage Township
Committeeman Tracy Tobin, Washington Township (Morris
Councilman James E. Ayrer, Willingboro Township
Committee Member Harold Galenkamp, Wyckoff Township