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

July 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.

July 4 Independence Day
Sept. 5 Labor Day
Sept. 7 League Seminar "Pensions Update" at Holmdel
Sept. 13 League Seminar "Records Management Update" at Freehold
Sept. 14 League Seminar " Preventing Gangs and Youth Violence Summit" at Lawrenceville
Sept. 16 League Seminar "Records Management Update" at Cherry Hill
Oct. 11 League Seminar "Interest Arbitration" at Freehold
Oct. 14 League Seminar "Preserving the Public Trust" at Holmdel

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Conference Highlights
Mayors Hall of Fame Nominations
Register Online for Conference
League Closes on New Headquarters
League Certificates for Dedicated Service

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Peter Cantu, Mayor, Plainsboro

On May 16, the Assembly passed A-5269, which would put the citziens' property tax convention question on this November's ballot. On May 19, Senate President Codey referred the bill to the Senate Judiciary Committee. On May 23, it was joined by a companion bill, S-2585. But, to date, this crucial matter has not even been considered in the Senate.

On June 16, League Executive Board Member and Chairman of our Property Tax Reform Committee, Mayor Gary Passanante of Somerdale, spoke to hundreds of local elected officials and concerned citizens from all around the State at a rally on the Statehouse steps, which was co-sponsored by the League of Municipalities, AARP-NJ, the Citizens for Property Tax Reform, the Black Ministers Council of New Jersey, and others. Mayor Passanante urged the State Senate to permit the people of New Jersey to decide for themselves if they want to empower a special citizens' convention to propose meaningful and lasting reforms to remedy our State's property tax crisis.

In part, Mayor Passanante said, "… I want to thank all of you for coming to Trenton today to tell your State Senators, 'You've got the bill. You've got the power. Now is the time. LET THE PEOPLE SPEAK. " Sadly, the Senate left Trenton for Summer Recess without even considering the bills.

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

     

90TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
-Contact www.njslom.org

The League web site has housing and session schedule information available to view and download.

Click on www.njslom.org and go to the link for 90th Annual Conference to get housing forms and a preliminary schedule of topics that will be covered in League sessions. You can also view an early list of exhibitors. Prepare a "must visit" list of vendors.

When scheduling your time at the Annual Conference, don't forget to attend the Consulting Period on Thursday, November 17, from 2-4 p.m. where you can speak one-on-one with hundreds of consultants and State agency representatives. Also, be sure to schedule the League Business Meeting on Friday at 8:30 a.m. in the Sheraton Hotel.

90TH ANNUAL LEAGUE CONFERENCE
ONLINE REGISRATION

-Contact www.njslom.org

Local officials will be able to register for the 90th Annual League Conference online, beginning August 1. In addition to paper registration, officials will be able to go to the League web site. Take advantage of this new and easy way to pre-register for the Conference to be held in Atlantic City, November 15-18, 2005. Full registration information will be sent to all Municipal Clerks during the first week of August 2005.

DISPLAY YOUR LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP PLAQUE
-Contact Becky Wright ext. 10

Every member municipality receives a League membership plaque for display in your municipal building. The plaque may have been lost, damaged or broken over time. If yours is missing, the League will gladly replace it. The blue and white member plaque shows that you are a member of the oldest and largest organization dedicated to serving the interests of New Jersey's municipal governing bodies. Let your fellow municipal officials and employees know that your town is not alone in the fight for good government. Just send a note to the League office and we will rush a replacement to your municipal building. Let everyone know your municipality is a member of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities.

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

The League is accepting nominations for the 2005 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 16 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 CLOSES ON NEW HEADQUARTERS
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 22

On June 8, 2005, The League of Municipalities closed on its new headquarters property located at 222 West State Street in Trenton. The property is the former Ferdinand Roebling mansion built in the 1880's. The building will be restored and provide 15,000 feet of office space. The League plans to lease some of the space and tentatively plans to move into the building in about a year. For more information and leasing opportunities, contact the League.

LEAGUE SEEKS TO RECOGNIZE LOCAL OFFICALS FOR LONG TERM DEDICATED SERVICE
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 22

The League of Municipalities would like the opportunity to honor municipal officials who are retiring and those with outstanding and dedicated service. The League will provide a certificate of appreciation in person or give it to your mayor or another official for presentation to the honoree. Please let us know who these individuals are so the League can recognize officials with exceptional records of service to local government.

2005 ALARM FEES AND FALSE ALARM
PENALTIES PUBLICATION

-Contact Becky Wright ext. 10

This updated booklet lists the alarm fees and false alarm penalties for 379 of New Jersey's municipalities, as well as NJLM - July 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

July 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.

July 4 Independence Day
Sept. 5 Labor Day
Sept. 7 League Seminar "Pensions Update" at Holmdel
Sept. 13 League Seminar "Records Management Update" at Freehold
Sept. 14 League Seminar " Preventing Gangs and Youth Violence Summit" at Lawrenceville
Sept. 16 League Seminar "Records Management Update" at Cherry Hill
Oct. 11 League Seminar "Interest Arbitration" at Freehold
Oct. 14 League Seminar "Preserving the Public Trust" at Holmdel

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Conference Highlights
Mayors Hall of Fame Nominations
Register Online for Conference
League Closes on New Headquarters
League Certificates for Dedicated Service

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By Peter Cantu, Mayor, Plainsboro

On May 16, the Assembly passed A-5269, which would put the citziens' property tax convention question on this November's ballot. On May 19, Senate President Codey referred the bill to the Senate Judiciary Committee. On May 23, it was joined by a companion bill, S-2585. But, to date, this crucial matter has not even been considered in the Senate.

On June 16, League Executive Board Member and Chairman of our Property Tax Reform Committee, Mayor Gary Passanante of Somerdale, spoke to hundreds of local elected officials and concerned citizens from all around the State at a rally on the Statehouse steps, which was co-sponsored by the League of Municipalities, AARP-NJ, the Citizens for Property Tax Reform, the Black Ministers Council of New Jersey, and others. Mayor Passanante urged the State Senate to permit the people of New Jersey to decide for themselves if they want to empower a special citizens' convention to propose meaningful and lasting reforms to remedy our State's property tax crisis.

In part, Mayor Passanante said, "… I want to thank all of you for coming to Trenton today to tell your State Senators, 'You've got the bill. You've got the power. Now is the time. LET THE PEOPLE SPEAK. " Sadly, the Senate left Trenton for Summer Recess without even considering the bills.

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

     

90TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
-Contact www.njslom.org

The League web site has housing and session schedule information available to view and download.

Click on www.njslom.org and go to the link for 90th Annual Conference to get housing forms and a preliminary schedule of topics that will be covered in League sessions. You can also view an early list of exhibitors. Prepare a "must visit" list of vendors.

When scheduling your time at the Annual Conference, don't forget to attend the Consulting Period on Thursday, November 17, from 2-4 p.m. where you can speak one-on-one with hundreds of consultants and State agency representatives. Also, be sure to schedule the League Business Meeting on Friday at 8:30 a.m. in the Sheraton Hotel.

90TH ANNUAL LEAGUE CONFERENCE
ONLINE REGISRATION

-Contact www.njslom.org

Local officials will be able to register for the 90th Annual League Conference online, beginning August 1. In addition to paper registration, officials will be able to go to the League web site. Take advantage of this new and easy way to pre-register for the Conference to be held in Atlantic City, November 15-18, 2005. Full registration information will be sent to all Municipal Clerks during the first week of August 2005.

DISPLAY YOUR LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP PLAQUE
-Contact Becky Wright ext. 10

Every member municipality receives a League membership plaque for display in your municipal building. The plaque may have been lost, damaged or broken over time. If yours is missing, the League will gladly replace it. The blue and white member plaque shows that you are a member of the oldest and largest organization dedicated to serving the interests of New Jersey's municipal governing bodies. Let your fellow municipal officials and employees know that your town is not alone in the fight for good government. Just send a note to the League office and we will rush a replacement to your municipal building. Let everyone know your municipality is a member of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities.

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

The League is accepting nominations for the 2005 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 16 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 CLOSES ON NEW HEADQUARTERS
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 22

On June 8, 2005, The League of Municipalities closed on its new headquarters property located at 222 West State Street in Trenton. The property is the former Ferdinand Roebling mansion built in the 1880's. The building will be restored and provide 15,000 feet of office space. The League plans to lease some of the space and tentatively plans to move into the building in about a year. For more information and leasing opportunities, contact the League.

LEAGUE SEEKS TO RECOGNIZE LOCAL OFFICALS FOR LONG TERM DEDICATED SERVICE
-Contact Bill Dressel ext. 22

The League of Municipalities would like the opportunity to honor municipal officials who are retiring and those with outstanding and dedicated service. The League will provide a certificate of appreciation in person or give it to your mayor or another official for presentation to the honoree. Please let us know who these individuals are so the League can recognize officials with exceptional records of service to local government.

2005 ALARM FEES AND FALSE ALARM
PENALTIES PUBLICATION

-Contact Becky Wright ext. 10

This updated booklet lists the alarm fees and false alarm penalties for 379 of New Jersey's municipalities, as well as statewide averages and medians. Contact the League to place an order or go to www.njslom.org for a complete list of available publications.

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