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

October 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.

Oct. 6 League Seminar "Imaging Records" at Freehold
Oct. 8 League Seminar "Imaging Records" at Cherry Hill
Oct. 14 League Seminar "Labor Relations" at Holmdel
Oct. 20 League Seminar "Funding for Brownfields Sites- Municipal Attorneys" at Holmdel
Oct. 28 League Seminar "Pay to Play" at Holmdel
Nov. 16-19 89th Annual League Conference at Atlantic City
Dec. 2 League Seminar "Property Assessment Management System (PAMS)" at Holmdel

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Conference Reminders
New League Advisory Service
League Annual Conference wins award
Federal Brownfields Grants Announced
Mayor Neary to Serve on State Task Force

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

The 89th Annual League Conference is next month, and as president I would like provide some important reminders to municipal attendees.

Mayors should be sure to schedule time to attend the League's Annual Business meeting to be held Friday, November 19 at 8:30 a.m. in the Sheraton Pearl Ballroom. Complimentary parking is available for those delegates who are not guests of the Sheraton and an express breakfast is available to all. As mayor, only you or your registered designee is permitted to vote at this meeting. Your attendance is critically important to carrying out the business of the League.

Local officials should make sure to visit the consulting period on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in Hall A. Experts will provide up-to-date information on over 100 topics relevant to municipal administration. Get one-on-one consultation for new and useful information to help your municipality.

Finally, visit the exhibit floor and attend some of the many important education sessions. You may be able to find that much needed piece of equipment, product or service for your community from over 750 business vendors. Hundreds of League and affiliate group education clinics provide local officials with up-to-date information and answers to questions on key municipal topics.

Again, make the most of this year's conference by finding time for these important events. I look forward to seeing you in November. See more reminders inside this issue.

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.
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.
L. HARVEY SMITH
   Acting Mayor, Jersey City
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 CONFERENCE REMINDERS

RESOLUTIONS DEADLINE
-Contact Mike Cerra ext.20

The Conference Resolutions Committee will consider resolutions from officials who are currently in municipal office. All resolutions must be general and relate to municipal government interests. Resolutions must be received in the League office by October 22, 2004. Contact the League for more information.

MAYORS INFORMATION CENTER
-Contact Helen Yeldell ext.12

The Mayors Information Center continues to provide mayors a place to gather their thoughts, gain information and have a coffee break. Located at the end of the 1800 aisle in the exhibit hall, the Mayors Information Center can also serve as your office while in Atlantic City. The center offers you fax and copy machines courtesy of Ikon Office Solutions (booths 1037, 1136), position statements, major daily newspapers and space for a small meeting. The League makes this special facility available because we understand the needs of New Jersey's mayors.

COMCAST NEWSMAKERS INTERVIEWS
-Contact Sue Ruffino 732-602-7492 ext. 2617

As they have for the past nine years, Comcast Newsmakers will tape interviews with local officials in a studio set up on stage in the exhibit hall 1500 aisle. Interviews are scheduled in advance to fit your busy conference schedule. If you have not heard from Comcast Newsmakers, please contact them at the above referenced phone number.

MAYORS & LEAGUE LUNCH TICKETS
-Contact www.njslom.org and click on "89th Annual Conference"

Luncheon ticket order forms are available and can be downloaded off the League web site. Click the link to the 89th Annual Conference, print the form, complete it, and mail back to the League as soon as possible.

HOTEL DEADLINES

The Last date to make reservations (based on availability) is Friday, October 15. The last day to cancel reservations without incurring any charges is Friday, October 29. After that date, you must pay in full for all rooms reserved

MAYOR NEARY APPOINTED TO SMALL BUSINESS CONTINUITY TASK FORCE
Contact Mary Caffrey (609) 984-2888

East Brunswick Mayor and longtime small business owner William Neary will serve on the NJ Commerce and Economic Growth Commission's recently formed Small Business Continuity Task Force. The members are charged with preparing small businesses to meet and deal with potential disasters. Holmdel Administrator Christopher Schultz will also serve on the Task Force. Contact NJ Commerce for more information.

LEAGUE WINS AWARD FOR ITS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16

The League's Annual Conference is recognized by Tradeshow Week Magazine's 2nd Annual 50 Fastest Growing Shows. The awards recognize association, trade and consumer shows that have experienced significant growth from 2001 to 2003. During that period, the League exhibit space experienced more than 24 percent growth in net square feet. The awards will be presented November 13 in Dallas. Currently, the League's conference is the largest of its kind in the nation. Contact the League for more information.


NEW LEAGUE ADVISORY SERVICE
-Contact Deborah Kole ext. 37 or fax (609) 695-0151

The League announces a new Interlocal Service Cooperation and Management Advisory Service for member municipalities. The service offers experienced assistance to help determine impacts and potential consequences of your interlocal cooperation proposals. Basic one-hour consultancy is provided and site visits of one-half day are included when determined necessary by the League and the consultant. Requests for the service must be coordinated through the mayor/manager or governing body and should be faxed to the League on municipal letterhead. Contact the League for more information.

FEDERAL BROWNFIELD GRANTS
-Contact www.epa.gov/brownfields/applicat.htm

The EDA is accepting proposals for Brownfields assessment, revolving loan fund and cleanup grants. These grants are part of the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act to help states and communities around the country clean up and revitalize Brownfields sites. Proposals are due to the EPA by November 12, 2004. For more information, contact the above EPA web site.


National League of Cities to Host 81st Annual Congress of Cities and Exposition -
"AMERICA'S CITIES AND TOWNS RACING TOWARD A BETTER FUTURE"
November 30 - December 4, 2004
at the Indiana Convention Center and RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana

The Congress of Cities and Exposition will offer a range of learning opportunities to help local officials from cities of all sizes examine current issues and challenges. From economic development to water issues, from affordable housing to infrastructure issues, today's city officials are working toward a better future for all of their residents. The 2004 Congress of Cities and Exposition will offer six unique learning opportunities for city officials over a five-day period.

Two of the four general sessions for the Congress of Cities have been confirmed. Former U.S. Senators Alan Simpson and Bill Bradley will participate in a point-counter-point session during which they will provide their perspectives on the 2004 elections. Back by popular demand, Benjamin Solomon Carson, Sr., M.D. Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions will speak at the delegates' luncheon. Carson, an inspirational and motivational speaker, spoke at NLC's 2001 Congress of Cities and Exposition and received tremendous reviews from conference delegates. NLC invited Carson back this year in response to an overwhelming number of requests from members to have him return.

Other general sessions and conference workshops will feature nationally recognized speakers, seasoned subject matter experts, and experienced city officials who will share successful programs and new approaches to local governance. These sessions will begin on Thursday morning, December 2, and continue through Saturday, December 4. There will be four general sessions and more than 40 concurrent workshops focusing on a wide range of critical issues facing today's local leaders including those dealing with the current economy and fiscal challenges; quality of life and community; effective/collaborative governance; keeping our communities safe; the changing face of our communities and personal and professional development.

Host City Mobile Workshops will feature topics ranging from the economics of auto racing to new ideas in urban housing to Central Indiana's Life Sciences initiative, to Indianapolis' Unigov. Mobile workshops will begin on Wednesday, December 1, and continue through Friday, December 3. Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in these Host City Mobile Workshops by signing up either in advance of the conference online at www.nlc.org (click on the Indianapolis section) or at the conference at the Host City Desk in the Registration area.

Leadership Training Institute seminars provide in-depth skill building learning experiences for a separate fee and credit toward the Certificate of Achievement in Leadership. These special seminars will be offered on Tuesday, November 30, and Wednesday, December 1. Pre-registration and prepayment are required to reserve your place in these seminars.

Networking sessions and resources offer delegates the opportunity to share ideas, compare notes, and learn from each other. New this year will be a separate "Networking Room" where delegates can get together on an informal basis and discuss various topics of interest. There will be both structured networking sessions during the conference as well as opportunities to exchange ideas informally between workshop sessions and during lunches and various meetings. In addition, the City Showcase will provide a special opportunity to learn about successful programs and to talk with city staff who have been directly involved in implementing the programs.

An exposition with more than 300 booths provides delegates the chance to make connections with the leading vendors serving municipal government. The exposition will be open to all conference delegates and their guests starting Wednesday evening December 1 for a Welcome Reception and will be open during the day Thursday, December 2, and Friday, December 3.

Special programs that respond to special interests and needs will include sessions exclusively for newcomers to the Congress of Cities, programs for youth delegates who are interested in learning more about local government, opportunities for city officials from small communities to deal with their unique challenges, and programs offered by NLC's six constituency groups on key local issues.

To register online and for more detailed information and updates about the Congress of Cities and Indianapolis, visit the NLC web site at NJLM - October 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

October 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.

Oct. 6 League Seminar "Imaging Records" at Freehold
Oct. 8 League Seminar "Imaging Records" at Cherry Hill
Oct. 14 League Seminar "Labor Relations" at Holmdel
Oct. 20 League Seminar "Funding for Brownfields Sites- Municipal Attorneys" at Holmdel
Oct. 28 League Seminar "Pay to Play" at Holmdel
Nov. 16-19 89th Annual League Conference at Atlantic City
Dec. 2 League Seminar "Property Assessment Management System (PAMS)" at Holmdel

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Conference Reminders
New League Advisory Service
League Annual Conference wins award
Federal Brownfields Grants Announced
Mayor Neary to Serve on State Task Force

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

The 89th Annual League Conference is next month, and as president I would like provide some important reminders to municipal attendees.

Mayors should be sure to schedule time to attend the League's Annual Business meeting to be held Friday, November 19 at 8:30 a.m. in the Sheraton Pearl Ballroom. Complimentary parking is available for those delegates who are not guests of the Sheraton and an express breakfast is available to all. As mayor, only you or your registered designee is permitted to vote at this meeting. Your attendance is critically important to carrying out the business of the League.

Local officials should make sure to visit the consulting period on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in Hall A. Experts will provide up-to-date information on over 100 topics relevant to municipal administration. Get one-on-one consultation for new and useful information to help your municipality.

Finally, visit the exhibit floor and attend some of the many important education sessions. You may be able to find that much needed piece of equipment, product or service for your community from over 750 business vendors. Hundreds of League and affiliate group education clinics provide local officials with up-to-date information and answers to questions on key municipal topics.

Again, make the most of this year's conference by finding time for these important events. I look forward to seeing you in November. See more reminders inside this issue.

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.
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.
L. HARVEY SMITH
   Acting Mayor, Jersey City
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 CONFERENCE REMINDERS

RESOLUTIONS DEADLINE
-Contact Mike Cerra ext.20

The Conference Resolutions Committee will consider resolutions from officials who are currently in municipal office. All resolutions must be general and relate to municipal government interests. Resolutions must be received in the League office by October 22, 2004. Contact the League for more information.

MAYORS INFORMATION CENTER
-Contact Helen Yeldell ext.12

The Mayors Information Center continues to provide mayors a place to gather their thoughts, gain information and have a coffee break. Located at the end of the 1800 aisle in the exhibit hall, the Mayors Information Center can also serve as your office while in Atlantic City. The center offers you fax and copy machines courtesy of Ikon Office Solutions (booths 1037, 1136), position statements, major daily newspapers and space for a small meeting. The League makes this special facility available because we understand the needs of New Jersey's mayors.

COMCAST NEWSMAKERS INTERVIEWS
-Contact Sue Ruffino 732-602-7492 ext. 2617

As they have for the past nine years, Comcast Newsmakers will tape interviews with local officials in a studio set up on stage in the exhibit hall 1500 aisle. Interviews are scheduled in advance to fit your busy conference schedule. If you have not heard from Comcast Newsmakers, please contact them at the above referenced phone number.

MAYORS & LEAGUE LUNCH TICKETS
-Contact www.njslom.org and click on "89th Annual Conference"

Luncheon ticket order forms are available and can be downloaded off the League web site. Click the link to the 89th Annual Conference, print the form, complete it, and mail back to the League as soon as possible.

HOTEL DEADLINES

The Last date to make reservations (based on availability) is Friday, October 15. The last day to cancel reservations without incurring any charges is Friday, October 29. After that date, you must pay in full for all rooms reserved

MAYOR NEARY APPOINTED TO SMALL BUSINESS CONTINUITY TASK FORCE
Contact Mary Caffrey (609) 984-2888

East Brunswick Mayor and longtime small business owner William Neary will serve on the NJ Commerce and Economic Growth Commission's recently formed Small Business Continuity Task Force. The members are charged with preparing small businesses to meet and deal with potential disasters. Holmdel Administrator Christopher Schultz will also serve on the Task Force. Contact NJ Commerce for more information.

LEAGUE WINS AWARD FOR ITS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
-Contact Michael Darcy ext. 16

The League's Annual Conference is recognized by Tradeshow Week Magazine's 2nd Annual 50 Fastest Growing Shows. The awards recognize association, trade and consumer shows that have experienced significant growth from 2001 to 2003. During that period, the League exhibit space experienced more than 24 percent growth in net square feet. The awards will be presented November 13 in Dallas. Currently, the League's conference is the largest of its kind in the nation. Contact the League for more information.


NEW LEAGUE ADVISORY SERVICE
-Contact Deborah Kole ext. 37 or fax (609) 695-0151

The League announces a new Interlocal Service Cooperation and Management Advisory Service for member municipalities. The service offers experienced assistance to help determine impacts and potential consequences of your interlocal cooperation proposals. Basic one-hour consultancy is provided and site visits of one-half day are included when determined necessary by the League and the consultant. Requests for the service must be coordinated through the mayor/manager or governing body and should be faxed to the League on municipal letterhead. Contact the League for more information.

FEDERAL BROWNFIELD GRANTS
-Contact www.epa.gov/brownfields/applicat.htm

The EDA is accepting proposals for Brownfields assessment, revolving loan fund and cleanup grants. These grants are part of the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act to help states and communities around the country clean up and revitalize Brownfields sites. Proposals are due to the EPA by November 12, 2004. For more information, contact the above EPA web site.


National League of Cities to Host 81st Annual Congress of Cities and Exposition -
"AMERICA'S CITIES AND TOWNS RACING TOWARD A BETTER FUTURE"
November 30 - December 4, 2004
at the Indiana Convention Center and RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana

The Congress of Cities and Exposition will offer a range of learning opportunities to help local officials from cities of all sizes examine current issues and challenges. From economic development to water issues, from affordable housing to infrastructure issues, today's city officials are working toward a better future for all of their residents. The 2004 Congress of Cities and Exposition will offer six unique learning opportunities for city officials over a five-day period.

Two of the four general sessions for the Congress of Cities have been confirmed. Former U.S. Senators Alan Simpson and Bill Bradley will participate in a point-counter-point session during which they will provide their perspectives on the 2004 elections. Back by popular demand, Benjamin Solomon Carson, Sr., M.D. Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions will speak at the delegates' luncheon. Carson, an inspirational and motivational speaker, spoke at NLC's 2001 Congress of Cities and Exposition and received tremendous reviews from conference delegates. NLC invited Carson back this year in response to an overwhelming number of requests from members to have him return.

Other general sessions and conference workshops will feature nationally recognized speakers, seasoned subject matter experts, and experienced city officials who will share successful programs and new approaches to local governance. These sessions will begin on Thursday morning, December 2, and continue through Saturday, December 4. There will be four general sessions and more than 40 concurrent workshops focusing on a wide range of critical issues facing today's local leaders including those dealing with the current economy and fiscal challenges; quality of life and community; effective/collaborative governance; keeping our communities safe; the changing face of our communities and personal and professional development.

Host City Mobile Workshops will feature topics ranging from the economics of auto racing to new ideas in urban housing to Central Indiana's Life Sciences initiative, to Indianapolis' Unigov. Mobile workshops will begin on Wednesday, December 1, and continue through Friday, December 3. Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in these Host City Mobile Workshops by signing up either in advance of the conference online at www.nlc.org (click on the Indianapolis section) or at the conference at the Host City Desk in the Registration area.

Leadership Training Institute seminars provide in-depth skill building learning experiences for a separate fee and credit toward the Certificate of Achievement in Leadership. These special seminars will be offered on Tuesday, November 30, and Wednesday, December 1. Pre-registration and prepayment are required to reserve your place in these seminars.

Networking sessions and resources offer delegates the opportunity to share ideas, compare notes, and learn from each other. New this year will be a separate "Networking Room" where delegates can get together on an informal basis and discuss various topics of interest. There will be both structured networking sessions during the conference as well as opportunities to exchange ideas informally between workshop sessions and during lunches and various meetings. In addition, the City Showcase will provide a special opportunity to learn about successful programs and to talk with city staff who have been directly involved in implementing the programs.

An exposition with more than 300 booths provides delegates the chance to make connections with the leading vendors serving municipal government. The exposition will be open to all conference delegates and their guests starting Wednesday evening December 1 for a Welcome Reception and will be open during the day Thursday, December 2, and Friday, December 3.

Special programs that respond to special interests and needs will include sessions exclusively for newcomers to the Congress of Cities, programs for youth delegates who are interested in learning more about local government, opportunities for city officials from small communities to deal with their unique challenges, and programs offered by NLC's six constituency groups on key local issues.

To register online and for more detailed information and updates about the Congress of Cities and Indianapolis, visit the NLC web site at www.nlc.org.

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