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MAYOR'S NEWSLINE

February 2007

Offices: 407 West State St.
Trenton, New Jersey 08618
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IMPORTANT EVENTS - PAST AND FUTURE
And staff contacts for more information
Also consult the calendar
For Seminar details, contact David Harkness ext. 18.

Feb. 2 “Fiscal Update 2007” at Cherry Hill
Feb. 6 “Fiscal Update 2007” at Holmdel
Feb. 10 “Newly and Reelected Officials” at Cherry Hill
Feb. 19 “President’s Day
Feb. 20 “Civil Unions: How Your Municipality will be Affected” at Holmdel
Mar. 7 “Labor Relations” at Freehold
Mar. 9 “Civil Unions: How Your Municipality will be Affected” at Cherry Hill
Mar. 21 “Procurement Update” at Holmdel

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Elected Officials Hall of Fame
2007 Scholarship Competition
League website featured in NJ Lawyer Magazine
New League Staff Telephone Extensions
Mayors Needed for Legislative Committee

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By David DelVecchio, Mayor, Lambertville

On January 17, local elected officials from all around New Jersey gathered in the State House Complex in Trenton to hear major policy statements from Governor Corzine and key legislative leaders.

We want to thank the Governor, who took time from his busy schedule to address his colleagues on the local level. We also want to thank Assembly Majority Leader Bonnie Watson Coleman, Minority Leader Alex DeCroce, Assemblyman Lou Greenwald, and Senators John Adler and Leonard Lance for their time and for their honest appraisals of the prospects for public policy progress this year. We finally want to commend the dozens of mayors and governing body members who came to Trenton on a chilly Wednesday morning for this important and informative session.

The main theme of all speakers was the need for timely and decisive action toward property tax reform. Other major policy areas discussed included, health and pension costs, interest arbitration, school funding, local budget caps and the State budget deficit.

This will be a challenging year for Governor Corzine and for the State Legislature, as it will also be for local elected officials all around our Garden State. Those that made the trip to Trenton are, we hope, a little bit better prepared to confront the problems and to seize the opportunities that will arise over the next twelve months.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

OFFICERS

DAVID M. DEL VECCHIO, President;
  Mayor, Lambertville
GENE FEYL, 1st Vice President
  Mayor, Denville
ROBERT L. BOWSER, 2nd Vice President
  Mayor, East Orange
TIMOTHY MCDONOUGH, 3rd Vice President
  
 Mayor, Hope

MEMBERS

JAMES ANZALDI
  Mayor, Clifton
JOAN BOAS
  Deputy Mayor, Mount Holly
CORY BOOKER
  Mayor, Newark
LUCILLE CHAUMP
  Mayor, Oceanport

CHUCK CHIARELLO
   Mayor, Buena Vista
GUISEPPE CHILA
  Mayor, Woolwich
DANIEL N. CORANOTO
  Committee Mem., Hampton Twp.
JOHN DEAN DERIENZO
   Mayor, Haworth
MALCOLM C. FRASER
  Mayor, Cape May Point
CORDELIA O. FULLER
   Council Member, Chatham
GLEN D. GILMORE
  Mayor, Hamilton Twp. (Mercer)
JERRAMIAH HEALY
   Mayor, Jersey City

MARTIN MARKS
  Mayor, Scotch Plains  

GARY PASSANANTE
  Mayor, Somerdale

DOUGLAS M. RAINEAR
   Deputy Mayor, Upper Deerfield
  Twp.
HERBERT D. STILES, JR., President;
  Mayor, Elmer

JOSEPH TEMPESTA
  Mayor, West Caldwell
JANET TUCCI
  Mayor, West Long Branch
DANIEL VAN PELT
  Mayor, Ocean Twp. (Ocean)
BRIAN C. WAHLER

  Mayor, Piscataway
RUDOLPH J. WENZEL, JR.

  Mayor, Washington Twp. (Bergen)
LOUISE WILSON
  Mayor, Montgomery

Executive Staff

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

     

ELECTED OFFICIALS INDUCTED IN LEAGUE HALL OF FAME
-Contact Bill Dressel ext.122

The League inducted 27 new members into the Elected Officials Hall of Fame during the Fifteenth Annual Mayors Legislative Day January 17, 2007 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 328 inductees in the Elected Officials Hall of Fame. Congratulations to our most recent members! Please see the 2007 Elected Officials Hall of Fame inductee list for more information at www.njslom.org.

NEW LEAGUE STAFF TELEPHONE EXTENSIONS
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 122

Below is a list of new staff extension numbers.

Bill Dressel, Executive Director- ext. 122

Michael Darcy, Asst. Executive Director- ext. 116

Becky Wright, Adm. Support/Publications- ext.110

Helen Yeldell, Sr. Legislative Analyst- ext. 112

Marie Johnson, Bookkeeping- ext. 113

Shirley Cade, Legislative/Adm. Support- ext.114

Suzanne Delany, Seminars/Job Lines- ext. 111

Dee Kotch, Mun. Directory/Adm. Support- ext.115

Gayle Krieger, Bookkeeping- ext. 119

Tom Fratticcioli, Mag. Subscriptions- ext. 117

David Harkness, Seminars/Adv. Mgr. - ext. 118

Mike Cerra, Sr. Legislative Analyst- ext. 120

Jon Moran, Sr. Legislative Analyst- ext. 121

Kyra Duran, Managing Editor –ext. 123

Taran Samhammer, Asst. Adv. Mgr. –ext. 124

Deborah Kole, Staff Attorney- ext. 137

Donna Baltz, Clerk/Typist- ext. 127

Kristin Lawrence, Asst. Exhibit Mgr. – ext. 125

2007 SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
-Contact Michael Darcy ext.116

Recently, the League mailed information to all mayors concerning the Annual Louis Bay II 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 3, so we can announce the three statewide winners by May 5.

MAYORS NEEDED TO SERVE ON LEAGUE’S LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE
-Contact Helen Yeldell ext. 112

The League is looking for Mayors to serve on our Legislative Committee. By volunteering your time, you will be able to participate in shaping League legislative policy. The Committee meets eight to nine times a year in Princeton, usually during the last week of the month. The Legislative Committee consists of four sub committees: Pensions and Elections; Finance and Taxation; Land Use; and General Legislation. Contact Helen Yeldell for details and if you are interested in serving.

LEAGUE’S WEBSITE IS FEATURED
IN NJ LAWYER MAGAZINE

-Contact Bill Dressel at ext. 122

New Jersey Lawyer magazine featured the League’s website in their “Winning Websites” column of the December 2006 issue. This column features websites that lawyers throughout the state find useful. Our website was featured as “filled with information on a multitude of topics relevant to municipal law.” Please be sure to use www.njslom.org  as your resource for information on municipal government as well.

VISIT LEAGUE CALENDAR OF EVENTS
-Contact www.njslom.org

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