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

April 2004

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.

Apr. 6 League Seminar "Fair Labor Standards Act/Family and Medical Leave Act" at Holmdel
Apr. 22 League Seminar "Economic Development Summit" at Holmdel
Apr. 29 League Seminar "Pensions and Benefits Update" at Holmdel
May 4 League Seminar "Gangs Task Force"
at Holmdel
May 6 League Seminar "Pensions and Benefits Update" at Cherry Hill
May 11 League Seminar "OPRA Update" at Holmdel
May 18 League Seminar "Registering Domestic Partnerships" at Monroe

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Scholarship Deadlines
Attend Annual League Economic Summit
League Merchandise Available
2003 Laws Of Interest Publication Available
Pinelands Excellence Program

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Jo-Anne Schubert, Mayor, South Bound Brook

Due to recent unforeseen developments, we have been forced to postpone our planned April 16 Mayors' State/Local Property Tax Summit in Trenton. Further, it is now apparent that we will need to bifurcate the process.

Accordingly, we are in the process of rescheduling a session, at which we expect to hear from Governor James E. McGreevey and DCA Commissioner Susan Bass Levin. (Be on the lookout for final details in the mail and in your fax machine.) The Governor and the Commissioner will give local officials a brief update on property tax relief funding prospects in the Fiscal Year 2005 budget and on prospects for structural reform of the system for calendar year 2004. After the briefings, the floor will be open to questions from attendees.

Make sure your municipality is well represented at this one of a kind opportunity to advance the State-local dialogue on the property tax crises. We intend to schedule another session with the Legislative Leadership after budget deliberations!

Again, the importance of attending this session can not be over-stated. The cost will remain at $10.00, per attendee, and your voucher and/or payment for the April 16th program can be applied to the rescheduled event by contacting us. (If you've registered for the April 16 date, but will be unable to meet with us on the new date, you should contact us for a refund.) Direct your questions to Ms. Dawn Mirabelli at 609-695-3481, extension 11.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

OFFICERS

JO-ANNE B. SCHUBERT, President;
  Mayor, South Bound Brook
PETER A. CANTU, 1st Vice President
  Mayor, Plainsboro
HERBERT D. STILES, JR., 2nd Vice President
  Mayor, Elmer
DAVID M. DEL VECCHIO, 3rd Vice President
  Mayor, Lambertville

MEMBERS

JAMES ANZALDI
  Mayor, Clifton
WILLIAM W. BAIN, JR.
  Mayor, Deptford
J. CHRISTIAN BOLLWAGE
  Mayor, Elizabeth
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.
GLENN CUNNINGHAM
  Mayor, Jersey City
SUZANNE C. DAPKINS
   Mayor, Long Hill
JOHN DEAN DERIENZO
   Mayor, Haworth
GENE FEYL
  Mayor, Denville
MALCOLM C. FRASER
  Mayor, Cape May Point

GLEN D. GILMORE
  Mayor, Hamilton Twp. (Mercer)
SHARPE JAMES
  Mayor, Newark (Ex-Officio)
TIMOTHY MCDONOUGH
  Mayor, Hope
GARY PASSANANTE
  Mayor, Somerdale
DOUGLAS M. RAINEAR
   Deputy Mayor, Upper Deerfield
  Twp.
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 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT
-Contact www.njslom.org/seminars.html or
Dawn Mirabelli ext. 11

The League will hold its annual Economic Development Summit with the theme "Smart Growth and Your Community: Current Initiatives for Future Generations" on April 22, 2004, from 8:15 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. at the PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey. Learn how municipalities are working with the private sector to redevelop Brownfields properties for new purposes and additional tax revenues. Contact the League for registration information

2003 LAWS OF INTEREST PUBLICATION
-Contact Becky Wright ext.10

The League's "2003 Laws of Interest to NJ Municipalities" publication is now available. By ordering this book, municipal officials will have access to legislation signed into law in 2003. Save time on researching statutes and have the information you need to know about conducting the public's business. Copies of the book are available for $30 by check or voucher sent to the League office.

NJ PINELANDS COMMISSION SEMINAR
-Contact Nadine Young (609) 894-7300 or nadine.young@njpines.state.nj.us

The Pinelands Excellence Program presents a seminar entitled "Livable Community Action Plans: Context Sensitive Community Design" for April 19, 2004, 1:00 p.m. to 4p.m, Medford Township Public Safety Building. The purpose of this seminar is to examine the planning, design, transportation and open space concepts resulting from the Pinelands Excellence program and its applicability to communities throughout the state. The program is geared to elected officials, community planning professionals and planning and zoning board members. The seminar is free, but seating is limited. Contact the NJ Pineland Commission to register for this event.

ORDER LEAGUE MERCHANDISE
-Contact www.njslom.org

The League is proud to offer our membership merchandise bearing the League's logo at reduced cost. The vast array of merchandise includes pens, clocks, umbrellas, portfolios, travel mugs and wearable items for each season. Take a look at all of our quality merchandise at our web site or use the enclosed order form. Help support your League by purchasing some merchandise today.

FUTURE MUNICIPAL LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION DEADLINE
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16 or www.njslom.org/ml121903.html

In January, all mayors received information on the Louis Bay II future municipal leaders scholarship competition.

By April 1, you should have submitted your local winner to the League office along with a tally of your local entries. The League judging panel includes Scholarship Chairwoman Mayor Phyllis Marchand of Princeton Township and League staff members Helen Yeldell and Deborah Kole.

On May 5, winners are announced and checks are sent to the respective winners' mayors for formal presentations. The top three winners each receives $1,000 scholarships provided by the League for presentation by the hometown mayors.

ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE PURCHASING SEMINAR
-Contact http://aesop.rutgers.edu/~envpurchase

The League is co-sponsoring with Rutgers a conference on June 11, 2004, entitled "Buy Green and Save Green: Purchasing Strategies for New Jersey Local Government and School Districts." Officials will learn how to develop an Environmentally Preferred Purchasing program to save your town money and protect the environment at the same time. Please visit the above site for details.

TRANSPORTATION CONFERENCE
-Contact www.njac.org or (609) 394-3467

The New Jersey Association of Counties will sponsor a conference on transportation issues on April 5, 2004, 9a.m. -12 noon, Trenton Marriott Lafayette Yard Hotel. Keynote speakers include Jack Lettiere, Commissioner, Department of Transportation and Jon Corzine, Senator from New Jersey. The panels will feature local, state and federal officials from transportation authorities, commissions and committees. For more information, contact NJAC.

CLEAN AIR COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING
-Contact www.state.nj.us/dep/cleanair

The Clean Air Council will hold public hearing on health impacts and control measures for fine particulate matter in New Jersey's atmosphere. The hearing will be held on April 14, 2004 at DEP public hearing room in Trenton. The hea NJLM - April 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

April 2004

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.

Apr. 6 League Seminar "Fair Labor Standards Act/Family and Medical Leave Act" at Holmdel
Apr. 22 League Seminar "Economic Development Summit" at Holmdel
Apr. 29 League Seminar "Pensions and Benefits Update" at Holmdel
May 4 League Seminar "Gangs Task Force"
at Holmdel
May 6 League Seminar "Pensions and Benefits Update" at Cherry Hill
May 11 League Seminar "OPRA Update" at Holmdel
May 18 League Seminar "Registering Domestic Partnerships" at Monroe

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Scholarship Deadlines
Attend Annual League Economic Summit
League Merchandise Available
2003 Laws Of Interest Publication Available
Pinelands Excellence Program

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Jo-Anne Schubert, Mayor, South Bound Brook

Due to recent unforeseen developments, we have been forced to postpone our planned April 16 Mayors' State/Local Property Tax Summit in Trenton. Further, it is now apparent that we will need to bifurcate the process.

Accordingly, we are in the process of rescheduling a session, at which we expect to hear from Governor James E. McGreevey and DCA Commissioner Susan Bass Levin. (Be on the lookout for final details in the mail and in your fax machine.) The Governor and the Commissioner will give local officials a brief update on property tax relief funding prospects in the Fiscal Year 2005 budget and on prospects for structural reform of the system for calendar year 2004. After the briefings, the floor will be open to questions from attendees.

Make sure your municipality is well represented at this one of a kind opportunity to advance the State-local dialogue on the property tax crises. We intend to schedule another session with the Legislative Leadership after budget deliberations!

Again, the importance of attending this session can not be over-stated. The cost will remain at $10.00, per attendee, and your voucher and/or payment for the April 16th program can be applied to the rescheduled event by contacting us. (If you've registered for the April 16 date, but will be unable to meet with us on the new date, you should contact us for a refund.) Direct your questions to Ms. Dawn Mirabelli at 609-695-3481, extension 11.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

OFFICERS

JO-ANNE B. SCHUBERT, President;
  Mayor, South Bound Brook
PETER A. CANTU, 1st Vice President
  Mayor, Plainsboro
HERBERT D. STILES, JR., 2nd Vice President
  Mayor, Elmer
DAVID M. DEL VECCHIO, 3rd Vice President
  Mayor, Lambertville

MEMBERS

JAMES ANZALDI
  Mayor, Clifton
WILLIAM W. BAIN, JR.
  Mayor, Deptford
J. CHRISTIAN BOLLWAGE
  Mayor, Elizabeth
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.
GLENN CUNNINGHAM
  Mayor, Jersey City
SUZANNE C. DAPKINS
   Mayor, Long Hill
JOHN DEAN DERIENZO
   Mayor, Haworth
GENE FEYL
  Mayor, Denville
MALCOLM C. FRASER
  Mayor, Cape May Point

GLEN D. GILMORE
  Mayor, Hamilton Twp. (Mercer)
SHARPE JAMES
  Mayor, Newark (Ex-Officio)
TIMOTHY MCDONOUGH
  Mayor, Hope
GARY PASSANANTE
  Mayor, Somerdale
DOUGLAS M. RAINEAR
   Deputy Mayor, Upper Deerfield
  Twp.
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 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT
-Contact www.njslom.org/seminars.html or
Dawn Mirabelli ext. 11

The League will hold its annual Economic Development Summit with the theme "Smart Growth and Your Community: Current Initiatives for Future Generations" on April 22, 2004, from 8:15 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. at the PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey. Learn how municipalities are working with the private sector to redevelop Brownfields properties for new purposes and additional tax revenues. Contact the League for registration information

2003 LAWS OF INTEREST PUBLICATION
-Contact Becky Wright ext.10

The League's "2003 Laws of Interest to NJ Municipalities" publication is now available. By ordering this book, municipal officials will have access to legislation signed into law in 2003. Save time on researching statutes and have the information you need to know about conducting the public's business. Copies of the book are available for $30 by check or voucher sent to the League office.

NJ PINELANDS COMMISSION SEMINAR
-Contact Nadine Young (609) 894-7300 or nadine.young@njpines.state.nj.us

The Pinelands Excellence Program presents a seminar entitled "Livable Community Action Plans: Context Sensitive Community Design" for April 19, 2004, 1:00 p.m. to 4p.m, Medford Township Public Safety Building. The purpose of this seminar is to examine the planning, design, transportation and open space concepts resulting from the Pinelands Excellence program and its applicability to communities throughout the state. The program is geared to elected officials, community planning professionals and planning and zoning board members. The seminar is free, but seating is limited. Contact the NJ Pineland Commission to register for this event.

ORDER LEAGUE MERCHANDISE
-Contact www.njslom.org

The League is proud to offer our membership merchandise bearing the League's logo at reduced cost. The vast array of merchandise includes pens, clocks, umbrellas, portfolios, travel mugs and wearable items for each season. Take a look at all of our quality merchandise at our web site or use the enclosed order form. Help support your League by purchasing some merchandise today.

FUTURE MUNICIPAL LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION DEADLINE
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16 or www.njslom.org/ml121903.html

In January, all mayors received information on the Louis Bay II future municipal leaders scholarship competition.

By April 1, you should have submitted your local winner to the League office along with a tally of your local entries. The League judging panel includes Scholarship Chairwoman Mayor Phyllis Marchand of Princeton Township and League staff members Helen Yeldell and Deborah Kole.

On May 5, winners are announced and checks are sent to the respective winners' mayors for formal presentations. The top three winners each receives $1,000 scholarships provided by the League for presentation by the hometown mayors.

ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE PURCHASING SEMINAR
-Contact http://aesop.rutgers.edu/~envpurchase

The League is co-sponsoring with Rutgers a conference on June 11, 2004, entitled "Buy Green and Save Green: Purchasing Strategies for New Jersey Local Government and School Districts." Officials will learn how to develop an Environmentally Preferred Purchasing program to save your town money and protect the environment at the same time. Please visit the above site for details.

TRANSPORTATION CONFERENCE
-Contact www.njac.org or (609) 394-3467

The New Jersey Association of Counties will sponsor a conference on transportation issues on April 5, 2004, 9a.m. -12 noon, Trenton Marriott Lafayette Yard Hotel. Keynote speakers include Jack Lettiere, Commissioner, Department of Transportation and Jon Corzine, Senator from New Jersey. The panels will feature local, state and federal officials from transportation authorities, commissions and committees. For more information, contact NJAC.

CLEAN AIR COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING
-Contact www.state.nj.us/dep/cleanair

The Clean Air Council will hold public hearing on health impacts and control measures for fine particulate matter in New Jersey's atmosphere. The hearing will be held on April 14, 2004 at DEP public hearing room in Trenton. The hea NJLM - April 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

April 2004

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.

Apr. 6 League Seminar "Fair Labor Standards Act/Family and Medical Leave Act" at Holmdel
Apr. 22 League Seminar "Economic Development Summit" at Holmdel
Apr. 29 League Seminar "Pensions and Benefits Update" at Holmdel
May 4 League Seminar "Gangs Task Force"
at Holmdel
May 6 League Seminar "Pensions and Benefits Update" at Cherry Hill
May 11 League Seminar "OPRA Update" at Holmdel
May 18 League Seminar "Registering Domestic Partnerships" at Monroe

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Scholarship Deadlines
Attend Annual League Economic Summit
League Merchandise Available
2003 Laws Of Interest Publication Available
Pinelands Excellence Program

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Jo-Anne Schubert, Mayor, South Bound Brook

Due to recent unforeseen developments, we have been forced to postpone our planned April 16 Mayors' State/Local Property Tax Summit in Trenton. Further, it is now apparent that we will need to bifurcate the process.

Accordingly, we are in the process of rescheduling a session, at which we expect to hear from Governor James E. McGreevey and DCA Commissioner Susan Bass Levin. (Be on the lookout for final details in the mail and in your fax machine.) The Governor and the Commissioner will give local officials a brief update on property tax relief funding prospects in the Fiscal Year 2005 budget and on prospects for structural reform of the system for calendar year 2004. After the briefings, the floor will be open to questions from attendees.

Make sure your municipality is well represented at this one of a kind opportunity to advance the State-local dialogue on the property tax crises. We intend to schedule another session with the Legislative Leadership after budget deliberations!

Again, the importance of attending this session can not be over-stated. The cost will remain at $10.00, per attendee, and your voucher and/or payment for the April 16th program can be applied to the rescheduled event by contacting us. (If you've registered for the April 16 date, but will be unable to meet with us on the new date, you should contact us for a refund.) Direct your questions to Ms. Dawn Mirabelli at 609-695-3481, extension 11.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

OFFICERS

JO-ANNE B. SCHUBERT, President;
  Mayor, South Bound Brook
PETER A. CANTU, 1st Vice President
  Mayor, Plainsboro
HERBERT D. STILES, JR., 2nd Vice President
  Mayor, Elmer
DAVID M. DEL VECCHIO, 3rd Vice President
  Mayor, Lambertville

MEMBERS

JAMES ANZALDI
  Mayor, Clifton
WILLIAM W. BAIN, JR.
  Mayor, Deptford
J. CHRISTIAN BOLLWAGE
  Mayor, Elizabeth
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.
GLENN CUNNINGHAM
  Mayor, Jersey City
SUZANNE C. DAPKINS
   Mayor, Long Hill
JOHN DEAN DERIENZO
   Mayor, Haworth
GENE FEYL
  Mayor, Denville
MALCOLM C. FRASER
  Mayor, Cape May Point

GLEN D. GILMORE
  Mayor, Hamilton Twp. (Mercer)
SHARPE JAMES
  Mayor, Newark (Ex-Officio)
TIMOTHY MCDONOUGH
  Mayor, Hope
GARY PASSANANTE
  Mayor, Somerdale
DOUGLAS M. RAINEAR
   Deputy Mayor, Upper Deerfield
  Twp.
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 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT
-Contact www.njslom.org/seminars.html or
Dawn Mirabelli ext. 11

The League will hold its annual Economic Development Summit with the theme "Smart Growth and Your Community: Current Initiatives for Future Generations" on April 22, 2004, from 8:15 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. at the PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey. Learn how municipalities are working with the private sector to redevelop Brownfields properties for new purposes and additional tax revenues. Contact the League for registration information

2003 LAWS OF INTEREST PUBLICATION
-Contact Becky Wright ext.10

The League's "2003 Laws of Interest to NJ Municipalities" publication is now available. By ordering this book, municipal officials will have access to legislation signed into law in 2003. Save time on researching statutes and have the information you need to know about conducting the public's business. Copies of the book are available for $30 by check or voucher sent to the League office.

NJ PINELANDS COMMISSION SEMINAR
-Contact Nadine Young (609) 894-7300 or nadine.young@njpines.state.nj.us

The Pinelands Excellence Program presents a seminar entitled "Livable Community Action Plans: Context Sensitive Community Design" for April 19, 2004, 1:00 p.m. to 4p.m, Medford Township Public Safety Building. The purpose of this seminar is to examine the planning, design, transportation and open space concepts resulting from the Pinelands Excellence program and its applicability to communities throughout the state. The program is geared to elected officials, community planning professionals and planning and zoning board members. The seminar is free, but seating is limited. Contact the NJ Pineland Commission to register for this event.

ORDER LEAGUE MERCHANDISE
-Contact www.njslom.org

The League is proud to offer our membership merchandise bearing the League's logo at reduced cost. The vast array of merchandise includes pens, clocks, umbrellas, portfolios, travel mugs and wearable items for each season. Take a look at all of our quality merchandise at our web site or use the enclosed order form. Help support your League by purchasing some merchandise today.

FUTURE MUNICIPAL LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION DEADLINE
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16 or www.njslom.org/ml121903.html

In January, all mayors received information on the Louis Bay II future municipal leaders scholarship competition.

By April 1, you should have submitted your local winner to the League office along with a tally of your local entries. The League judging panel includes Scholarship Chairwoman Mayor Phyllis Marchand of Princeton Township and League staff members Helen Yeldell and Deborah Kole.

On May 5, winners are announced and checks are sent to the respective winners' mayors for formal presentations. The top three winners each receives $1,000 scholarships provided by the League for presentation by the hometown mayors.

ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE PURCHASING SEMINAR
-Contact http://aesop.rutgers.edu/~envpurchase

The League is co-sponsoring with Rutgers a conference on June 11, 2004, entitled "Buy Green and Save Green: Purchasing Strategies for New Jersey Local Government and School Districts." Officials will learn how to develop an Environmentally Preferred Purchasing program to save your town money and protect the environment at the same time. Please visit the above site for details.

TRANSPORTATION CONFERENCE
-Contact www.njac.org or (609) 394-3467

The New Jersey Association of Counties will sponsor a conference on transportation issues on April 5, 2004, 9a.m. -12 noon, Trenton Marriott Lafayette Yard Hotel. Keynote speakers include Jack Lettiere, Commissioner, Department of Transportation and Jon Corzine, Senator from New Jersey. The panels will feature local, state and federal officials from transportation authorities, commissions and committees. For more information, contact NJAC.

CLEAN AIR COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING
-Contact www.state.nj.us/dep/cleanair

The Clean Air Council will hold public hearing on health impacts and control measures for fine particulate matter in New Jersey's atmosphere. The hearing will be held on April 14, 2004 at DEP public hearing room in Trenton. The hea NJLM - April 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

April 2004

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.

Apr. 6 League Seminar "Fair Labor Standards Act/Family and Medical Leave Act" at Holmdel
Apr. 22 League Seminar "Economic Development Summit" at Holmdel
Apr. 29 League Seminar "Pensions and Benefits Update" at Holmdel
May 4 League Seminar "Gangs Task Force"
at Holmdel
May 6 League Seminar "Pensions and Benefits Update" at Cherry Hill
May 11 League Seminar "OPRA Update" at Holmdel
May 18 League Seminar "Registering Domestic Partnerships" at Monroe

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Scholarship Deadlines
Attend Annual League Economic Summit
League Merchandise Available
2003 Laws Of Interest Publication Available
Pinelands Excellence Program

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Jo-Anne Schubert, Mayor, South Bound Brook

Due to recent unforeseen developments, we have been forced to postpone our planned April 16 Mayors' State/Local Property Tax Summit in Trenton. Further, it is now apparent that we will need to bifurcate the process.

Accordingly, we are in the process of rescheduling a session, at which we expect to hear from Governor James E. McGreevey and DCA Commissioner Susan Bass Levin. (Be on the lookout for final details in the mail and in your fax machine.) The Governor and the Commissioner will give local officials a brief update on property tax relief funding prospects in the Fiscal Year 2005 budget and on prospects for structural reform of the system for calendar year 2004. After the briefings, the floor will be open to questions from attendees.

Make sure your municipality is well represented at this one of a kind opportunity to advance the State-local dialogue on the property tax crises. We intend to schedule another session with the Legislative Leadership after budget deliberations!

Again, the importance of attending this session can not be over-stated. The cost will remain at $10.00, per attendee, and your voucher and/or payment for the April 16th program can be applied to the rescheduled event by contacting us. (If you've registered for the April 16 date, but will be unable to meet with us on the new date, you should contact us for a refund.) Direct your questions to Ms. Dawn Mirabelli at 609-695-3481, extension 11.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

OFFICERS

JO-ANNE B. SCHUBERT, President;
  Mayor, South Bound Brook
PETER A. CANTU, 1st Vice President
  Mayor, Plainsboro
HERBERT D. STILES, JR., 2nd Vice President
  Mayor, Elmer
DAVID M. DEL VECCHIO, 3rd Vice President
  Mayor, Lambertville

MEMBERS

JAMES ANZALDI
  Mayor, Clifton
WILLIAM W. BAIN, JR.
  Mayor, Deptford
J. CHRISTIAN BOLLWAGE
  Mayor, Elizabeth
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.
GLENN CUNNINGHAM
  Mayor, Jersey City
SUZANNE C. DAPKINS
   Mayor, Long Hill
JOHN DEAN DERIENZO
   Mayor, Haworth
GENE FEYL
  Mayor, Denville
MALCOLM C. FRASER
  Mayor, Cape May Point

GLEN D. GILMORE
  Mayor, Hamilton Twp. (Mercer)
SHARPE JAMES
  Mayor, Newark (Ex-Officio)
TIMOTHY MCDONOUGH
  Mayor, Hope
GARY PASSANANTE
  Mayor, Somerdale
DOUGLAS M. RAINEAR
   Deputy Mayor, Upper Deerfield
  Twp.
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 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT
-Contact www.njslom.org/seminars.html or
Dawn Mirabelli ext. 11

The League will hold its annual Economic Development Summit with the theme "Smart Growth and Your Community: Current Initiatives for Future Generations" on April 22, 2004, from 8:15 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. at the PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey. Learn how municipalities are working with the private sector to redevelop Brownfields properties for new purposes and additional tax revenues. Contact the League for registration information

2003 LAWS OF INTEREST PUBLICATION
-Contact Becky Wright ext.10

The League's "2003 Laws of Interest to NJ Municipalities" publication is now available. By ordering this book, municipal officials will have access to legislation signed into law in 2003. Save time on researching statutes and have the information you need to know about conducting the public's business. Copies of the book are available for $30 by check or voucher sent to the League office.

NJ PINELANDS COMMISSION SEMINAR
-Contact Nadine Young (609) 894-7300 or nadine.young@njpines.state.nj.us

The Pinelands Excellence Program presents a seminar entitled "Livable Community Action Plans: Context Sensitive Community Design" for April 19, 2004, 1:00 p.m. to 4p.m, Medford Township Public Safety Building. The purpose of this seminar is to examine the planning, design, transportation and open space concepts resulting from the Pinelands Excellence program and its applicability to communities throughout the state. The program is geared to elected officials, community planning professionals and planning and zoning board members. The seminar is free, but seating is limited. Contact the NJ Pineland Commission to register for this event.

ORDER LEAGUE MERCHANDISE
-Contact www.njslom.org

The League is proud to offer our membership merchandise bearing the League's logo at reduced cost. The vast array of merchandise includes pens, clocks, umbrellas, portfolios, travel mugs and wearable items for each season. Take a look at all of our quality merchandise at our web site or use the enclosed order form. Help support your League by purchasing some merchandise today.

FUTURE MUNICIPAL LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION DEADLINE
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16 or www.njslom.org/ml121903.html

In January, all mayors received information on the Louis Bay II future municipal leaders scholarship competition.

By April 1, you should have submitted your local winner to the League office along with a tally of your local entries. The League judging panel includes Scholarship Chairwoman Mayor Phyllis Marchand of Princeton Township and League staff members Helen Yeldell and Deborah Kole.

On May 5, winners are announced and checks are sent to the respective winners' mayors for formal presentations. The top three winners each receives $1,000 scholarships provided by the League for presentation by the hometown mayors.

ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE PURCHASING SEMINAR
-Contact http://aesop.rutgers.edu/~envpurchase

The League is co-sponsoring with Rutgers a conference on June 11, 2004, entitled "Buy Green and Save Green: Purchasing Strategies for New Jersey Local Government and School Districts." Officials will learn how to develop an Environmentally Preferred Purchasing program to save your town money and protect the environment at the same time. Please visit the above site for details.

TRANSPORTATION CONFERENCE
-Contact www.njac.org or (609) 394-3467

The New Jersey Association of Counties will sponsor a conference on transportation issues on April 5, 2004, 9a.m. -12 noon, Trenton Marriott Lafayette Yard Hotel. Keynote speakers include Jack Lettiere, Commissioner, Department of Transportation and Jon Corzine, Senator from New Jersey. The panels will feature local, state and federal officials from transportation authorities, commissions and committees. For more information, contact NJAC.

CLEAN AIR COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING
-Contact www.state.nj.us/dep/cleanair

The Clean Air Council will hold public hearing on health impacts and control measures for fine particulate matter in New Jersey's atmosphere. The hearing will be held on April 14, 2004 at DEP public hearing room in Trenton. The hearing is scheduled for 9:30 am. For more details, visit the above referenced web site.

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