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MAYOR'S NEWSLINE

August 2007

Offices: 407 West State St.
Trenton, New Jersey 08618
609-695-3481 Fax 695-0151
E-Mail mdarcy@njslom.com
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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.

Sept. 3
Labor Day
Sept. 6
“Effective Records Management: The Cornerstone of Local Government,” at the PNC Arts Center, Holmdel
Sept. 7
“Division of Pensions Update” atthe Holiday Inn at Cherry Hill
Sept. 11
"Budget Update and Levy Cap Law," at the PNC Arrts Center, Holmdel
Sept. 14

“Effective Records Management” at Cherry Hill Holiday Inn

Sept. 17
"Budget Update and Levy Cap Law," at The Enterprise Center at BCC, Mt. Laurel
Oct. 2
“Division of Pensions Update” at Holmdel

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
    Morris Mayors Get Cooking
TThe NJLM have Advocated for Municipalities in Trenton by ...
PARIS Grants Fund - The Law Enforcement Initiative
2007 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards
46th Annual Public Information Contest
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Newly Updated Publication

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By David DelVecchio, Mayor, Lambertville

The upcoming fall seminar schedule will provide officials with a great resource for answers to questions on issues impacting local government.  Also, as a New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Sponsor, continuing education units for programs directed toward those local officials for which, the Division administers certification programs, will be offered.  Since October is budget time, a seminar titled, “Budget Update and Levy Cap Law,” will be held on Tuesday, September 11th at the PNC Arts Center, and on Monday, September 17th at The Enterprise Center at BCC.

Mark the date on your calendar for the “Newly Elected, Re-Elected, and Experienced Municipal Officials” orientation.  Saturday, January 12, 2008 is the date for the North Jersey location, and Saturday, February 9, 2008 is the date for the South Jersey location.  This orientation touches on fundamental issues and those of current interest to elected officials.  It provides an opportunity to become a more effective member of the governing body through education, networking, and remaining current on municipal government issues.

Delivering quality professional face-to-face seminars and teleconferences to meet the educational needs of municipalities is the mission of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities.  To that end, a letter has been sent to the 2007 Affiliated Municipal Association presidents asking for suggestions on seminar topics.  Your input would be appreciated, as well.  Karen E. Venditti, Certified Meetings Professional, Program/Meeting Specialist, can be reached at (609) 695 – 3481, ext 118 or by email at kvenditti@njslom.com.

 

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

     

Morris Mayors Get Cooking!
-Contact : Judy Doyle, NJ Health Care Quality Institute Project Manager,
Mayors Wellness Campaign
Phone (800) 414-4931

The Mayors Healthy Cook-Off, on June 6, was sponsored by the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, the New Jersey State League of Munici-palities, the Morris Area Wellness Partnership and Aetna and was part of the Mayors Wellness Campaign’s effort to promote healthier living and more active lifestyles. For one night only, they were no longer nine Morris County mayors competing in the "healthy cook-off" -- they were culinary gurus.

TOQUES OFF!After the votes were tallied, Denville Mayor Gene Feyl, Montville Mayor Art Daughtry, and Bridgewater Mayor Patricia Flannery were voted the winners in their respective categories.


The NJLM have advocated for
municipalities in Trenton by …

-Contact Jon Moran, Senior Legislative Analyst ext 121

  • Promoting increased appropriations for municipal property tax relief
  • Advocating for an exception to the new levy cap for municipal funding of local public libraries
  • Urging inclusion of adequate funding for Public Archives and Records Infrastructure Support (PARIS) grants in the State’s FY ’08 budget
  • Supporting reasonable and workable reforms to the use of eminent domain
  • Securing enactment of a sales tax exemption on local parking and other municipally provided services
  • Advocating for a Constitutional dedication of one penny of the sales and use tax for property tax reform and relief
  • Successfully lobbying for the rewriting of a section of the “Identity Theft” regulations proposed by the Division of Consumer Affairs, which, as originally proposed, would have been unnecess-arily burdensome and costly for municipalities

For a more detailed recap of the League’s advocacy efforts, see our website at www.njslom.org

PARIS Grants Fund Prosecutor-municipal police department imaging integration
-Contact Jennifer Petrino, Administrator
PARIS Grants Program

Phone (609) 530-3215

Almost $22 million will be given away to the 21 counties and 37 municipalities throughout the state, through New Jersey’s Public Archives and Records Infrastructure Support (PARIS) Grants Program.  Besides direct grants to 37 cities and towns, several PARIS-funded intergovernmental shared services projects will extend the program’s benefits to over 300 of New Jersey’s municipalities.   Over $9 million was awarded for shared services projects alone.

Since inception of the program in 2005, the funds have been used for improvements to the management and preservation of public records, to allow more public access to those documents.  Gloucester County has embraced the program’s emphasis on shared services and through this latest grant award, will expand its current electronic imaging and trans-mission of text abstracts for deeds and election results to the county to include, a new public safety records initiative.  Participating in the prosecutor-municipal police department imaging integration project are Glassboro, Mantua, and West Deptford.  These three municipal police departments would be allowed to send their documents electronically to the prosecutor’s office. In the future, more municipalities would be incorporated in this new initiative. 

A similar initiative is underway in Essex County.  The Law Enforcement Initiative will allow for the secure electronic sharing of documents between the City of Newark, The Essex County Prosecutor and the County Department of Corrections.

Register now for the seminar about the PARIS Grants Program, presented by the NJDARM staff

Applications for the2007 Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards Now Available

Visit the awards website at
www.nj.gov/dep/eeawards/

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is pleased to announce the application process for the 2007 Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards.  The deadline for application submittal is September 21, 2007

 

  

 

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