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

June 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.

June 9 League Seminar "Registering Domestic Partnerships in New Jersey" at Atlantic City
June 15 League Seminar "Registering Domestic Partnerships in New Jersey" at Holmdel
June 22 League Seminar "Transfer of Development Rights" at Holmdel
July 4 Independence Day
July 22 League Seminar "Dealing With Stress" at Atlantic City
July 23 League Seminar " Planning and Holding Effective Meetings" at Atlantic City
Sept. 6 Labor Day

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Scholarship Competition
Mayors Hall of Fame Nominations
League Opposition to S-1533/A-2669
League Director Addresses Municipal Managers
Chemical/Biological Preparedness Conference

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

The 89th Annual League Conference is just around the corner and your League staff has already been working diligently on issues such as transportation and parking, hotel accommodations, selling exhibit booth space, education sessions, and major luncheon events. Local officials can begin the conference planning process with available details in the June issue of New Jersey Municipalities magazine and the League web site at www.njslom.org. Here is some important information to help you plan

Coach USA chartered shuttle service will provide transportation to and from the Atlantic City Convention Center. Watch the mail and the October issue of the magazine for a final bus schedule. Check with your Municipal Clerk for housing forms. Make sure you submit your hotel accommodation requests soon for early consideration. Well over 850 exhibit booths out of an available 1,100 have already been sold. Contact the League today if you are in need of exhibit space! The hugely popular Mayors and League Luncheons will feature key speakers from all levels of government. Get your tickets early; these events sell out quickly. More than 125 education sessions and workshops will focus on timely topics such as pensions issues, economic development, storm water rules and homeland security.

The conference is less than six months away. Start planning now and contact the League office for assistance. I look forward to meeting and working with you at the 89th Annual Conference this November in Atlantic City.

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 OPPOSES S-1533/A-2669
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 22

Senate bill 1533 and Assembly companion bill 2669 would eliminate various mandates imposed on public school districts. The League is aware of the cost burdens of mandates and that the bill is well intentioned. However, the League opposes sections of the proposed legislation that eliminates the position of Treasurer of School Monies. This independent treasurer provides an important check and balance within the financial structure of the school board that protects the public's interest.

The existing system ensures adequate separation of duties between the school board and municipal governing bodies. The bill, if passed, would only lead to abuses in the financial record keeping and reporting to the Board of Education and the public. Please contact your Senator/Assemblypersons immediately and urge them to delete those sections that propose to eliminate the position of Treasurer of School Monies.


LEAGUE DIRECTOR UPDATES MUNICIPAL MANAGERS ASSOCIATION
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 22

League Executive Director Bill Dressel addressed the New Jersey Municipal Managers Association at their April meeting, on topics impacting municipalities. The managers and administrators received an update on available League services to municipalities and on recent key legislation including Transfer of Development Rights, and the Domestic Partner Registration Act. He also provided an overview of the proposed affordable housing regulations and the Governor's 2005 budget. Director Dressel thanked the Association for their important support in representing municipal interests in Trenton and as a key League affiliate association.


CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL PREPAREDNESS CONFERENCE
-Contact http://biodefense.umdnj.edu/confreg or www.njslom.org/seminars.html

The UMDNJ Center for Bio-Defense is holding a two day conference on what the State of New Jersey has done and is doing to prepare for the threat of chemical, biological and other types of attacks. The program is June 3&4, 2004 at the Sheraton in Parsippany, NJ. Registration is free and additional information is available at the UMDNJ and League web sites.

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16 or mdarcy@njslom.com

The three top winners of the League's Future Municipal Scholarship Competition are Kristina J. Lyman, submitted by Mayor Ester Vierheilig of Midland Park Borough; Theresa Gue, submitted by Mayor Gary DiNardo of Warren Township; and Sherry Zhang, submitted by Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh of West Windsor Township. These mayors will present each of the winning students with a $1,000 check from the League.

A special thanks to Scholarship Chairwoman Mayor Phyllis Marchand of Princeton Township, and to scholarship judge Mayor Daniel Van Pelt of Ocean Township and League Board member. The full text of the three winning essays, along with photos of the mayors awarding the checks, will appear in the October issue of New Jersey Municipalities magazine.

SEEKING MAYORS' HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16 or mdarcy@njslom.com

The League is accepting nominations for the 2004 Mayors' Hall of Fame. To qualify, a mayor must be serving in at least their tenth cumulative year for the silver level or twentieth year for the gold level. Mayors who rotate into office can qualify after holding the office of mayor for ten years.

Qualifying mayors will be inducted into the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Mayors' Hall of Fame during the Mayors' Luncheon at the Annual Conference Wednesday, November 17 in Atlantic City. For more information about the Mayors' Hall of Fame, visit our web site at www.njslom.org or contact the League office.


LEAGUE SEMINAR ON TRANSFER OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS
-Contact www.njslom.org/seminars.html or Dawn Mirabelli ext. 11

The League will be holding an important seminar on Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and t NJLM - June 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

June 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.

June 9 League Seminar "Registering Domestic Partnerships in New Jersey" at Atlantic City
June 15 League Seminar "Registering Domestic Partnerships in New Jersey" at Holmdel
June 22 League Seminar "Transfer of Development Rights" at Holmdel
July 4 Independence Day
July 22 League Seminar "Dealing With Stress" at Atlantic City
July 23 League Seminar " Planning and Holding Effective Meetings" at Atlantic City
Sept. 6 Labor Day

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Scholarship Competition
Mayors Hall of Fame Nominations
League Opposition to S-1533/A-2669
League Director Addresses Municipal Managers
Chemical/Biological Preparedness Conference

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

The 89th Annual League Conference is just around the corner and your League staff has already been working diligently on issues such as transportation and parking, hotel accommodations, selling exhibit booth space, education sessions, and major luncheon events. Local officials can begin the conference planning process with available details in the June issue of New Jersey Municipalities magazine and the League web site at www.njslom.org. Here is some important information to help you plan

Coach USA chartered shuttle service will provide transportation to and from the Atlantic City Convention Center. Watch the mail and the October issue of the magazine for a final bus schedule. Check with your Municipal Clerk for housing forms. Make sure you submit your hotel accommodation requests soon for early consideration. Well over 850 exhibit booths out of an available 1,100 have already been sold. Contact the League today if you are in need of exhibit space! The hugely popular Mayors and League Luncheons will feature key speakers from all levels of government. Get your tickets early; these events sell out quickly. More than 125 education sessions and workshops will focus on timely topics such as pensions issues, economic development, storm water rules and homeland security.

The conference is less than six months away. Start planning now and contact the League office for assistance. I look forward to meeting and working with you at the 89th Annual Conference this November in Atlantic City.

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 OPPOSES S-1533/A-2669
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 22

Senate bill 1533 and Assembly companion bill 2669 would eliminate various mandates imposed on public school districts. The League is aware of the cost burdens of mandates and that the bill is well intentioned. However, the League opposes sections of the proposed legislation that eliminates the position of Treasurer of School Monies. This independent treasurer provides an important check and balance within the financial structure of the school board that protects the public's interest.

The existing system ensures adequate separation of duties between the school board and municipal governing bodies. The bill, if passed, would only lead to abuses in the financial record keeping and reporting to the Board of Education and the public. Please contact your Senator/Assemblypersons immediately and urge them to delete those sections that propose to eliminate the position of Treasurer of School Monies.


LEAGUE DIRECTOR UPDATES MUNICIPAL MANAGERS ASSOCIATION
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 22

League Executive Director Bill Dressel addressed the New Jersey Municipal Managers Association at their April meeting, on topics impacting municipalities. The managers and administrators received an update on available League services to municipalities and on recent key legislation including Transfer of Development Rights, and the Domestic Partner Registration Act. He also provided an overview of the proposed affordable housing regulations and the Governor's 2005 budget. Director Dressel thanked the Association for their important support in representing municipal interests in Trenton and as a key League affiliate association.


CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL PREPAREDNESS CONFERENCE
-Contact http://biodefense.umdnj.edu/confreg or www.njslom.org/seminars.html

The UMDNJ Center for Bio-Defense is holding a two day conference on what the State of New Jersey has done and is doing to prepare for the threat of chemical, biological and other types of attacks. The program is June 3&4, 2004 at the Sheraton in Parsippany, NJ. Registration is free and additional information is available at the UMDNJ and League web sites.

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16 or mdarcy@njslom.com

The three top winners of the League's Future Municipal Scholarship Competition are Kristina J. Lyman, submitted by Mayor Ester Vierheilig of Midland Park Borough; Theresa Gue, submitted by Mayor Gary DiNardo of Warren Township; and Sherry Zhang, submitted by Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh of West Windsor Township. These mayors will present each of the winning students with a $1,000 check from the League.

A special thanks to Scholarship Chairwoman Mayor Phyllis Marchand of Princeton Township, and to scholarship judge Mayor Daniel Van Pelt of Ocean Township and League Board member. The full text of the three winning essays, along with photos of the mayors awarding the checks, will appear in the October issue of New Jersey Municipalities magazine.

SEEKING MAYORS' HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16 or mdarcy@njslom.com

The League is accepting nominations for the 2004 Mayors' Hall of Fame. To qualify, a mayor must be serving in at least their tenth cumulative year for the silver level or twentieth year for the gold level. Mayors who rotate into office can qualify after holding the office of mayor for ten years.

Qualifying mayors will be inducted into the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Mayors' Hall of Fame during the Mayors' Luncheon at the Annual Conference Wednesday, November 17 in Atlantic City. For more information about the Mayors' Hall of Fame, visit our web site at www.njslom.org or contact the League office.


LEAGUE SEMINAR ON TRANSFER OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS
-Contact www.njslom.org/seminars.html or Dawn Mirabelli ext. 11

The League will be holding an important seminar on Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and the New Jersey Planning Officials. The program will be held at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel on June 22, 2004. Mayors and municipal officials will get an overview of how TDR can be used as a tool to combat sprawl, if adopted. Contact the League for registration information.

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