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MAYOR'S NEWSLINE

October 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 Karen E. Venditti, CMP, ext. 118.

Oct. 2
“Retirement Planning and Pension Update,” at the PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel
Oct. 9
“Interest Arbitration – Ninth Factor, Reform, Update, and Strategies,” at Freehold Gardens, Freehold
Oct. 12
“Finding Funders:  Supporting Community Projects through Non-Traditional Avenues,” at the PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel
Oct. 23
“Making Your Words Count – Public Speaking At Its Best,” at the PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel
Nov. 13-16
“92nd Annual League Conference” at the Atlantic City Convention Center

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Mayors’ Information Center
Visit our Supporters at the Exhibit Hall
School Funding Reform

Important Conference Dates and Deadlines

Hometown Press Release

FROM THE PRESIDENT
By David DelVecchio, Mayor, Lambertville

SERVING MUNICIPALITIES
THROUGH EDUCATION

Nearly 200 local officials, led by Hightstown Mayor Bob Patten, gathered at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel for the League’s first “Budget Update and Levy Cap Law” seminar on September 11, 2007.  A second presentation, moderated by Evesham Township Mayor Randy Brown was held on September 17, 2007 in Mt. Laurel. 

These comprehensive seminars provided guidance on the new 4% tax levy cap law, which is in addition to the 30-year-old expenditure cap.  State Fiscal Year municipalities are currently facing this new arbitrary limit on local budgetary flexibility.  Marc Pfeiffer, Deputy Director of the Division of Local Government Services, along with Bureau Chief Tina Zappichi, provided guidance on the new requirements, demonstrated how the new tax levy cap works, discussed changes to the budget process, and the application process for cap waivers.  The Division staff also discussed the changes to the pension laws and the new reporting requirements for contracts over $2 million. 

These successful seminars are just one example of how the League helps municipalities do a better job of self-government through pooling information resources and brainpower.

 

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

     

MAYORS’ INFORMATION CENTER
-Contact Helen Yeldell ext.112

The Mayors’ Information Center continues to provide mayors a place to gather their thoughts, gain information, and have a coffee break.  Located across from the 2600 booth in the exhibit hall, the Mayors’ Information Center can also serve as an office while in Atlantic City. 

 The League Staff copy and fax services are also made available to mayors, courtesy of Stewart Business Systems.  Visit them at booths 1700, 1702, and 1704.  Mayors may use a copier at the Mayors Information Center.  Mayors may also send/receive faxes at the registration area near entrance “C.”  See League staff for access to a fax.  The fax number is (609) 449 – 3928.  Please instruct incoming faxes to include a cover sheet with the recipient mayor’s name. The Information Center also offers position statements, major daily newspapers, and space for a small meeting.  The League makes this special facility and services available because it understands the needs of New Jersey’s mayors.

Photo - NJ State Capitol DomePLEASE VISIT OUR SUPPORTERS
AT THE EXHIBIT HALL

PLATINUM SUPPORTER

Commerce Bank-Government Banking
Booth# 101, 103,105, 200, 202, 204

GOLD DOME SUPPORTERS

AT&T                                                   
Ben Shaffer Associates                     Booth# 1123
Birdsall Engineering, Inc.                Booth# 716, 718
Comcast                                                               
Joseph Jingoli & Son, Inc.                               
New Jersey American Water           Booth# 1501
PSEG                                                     Booth# 601, 603
                                                                700, 702               
CMX                                                      Booth# 617, 619
T&M Associates                                 Booth# 518
Verizon                                                 Booth# 711, 713
Wal Mart Stores, Inc.   

 SCHOOL FUNDING REFORM
-Contact Helen Yeldell ext.112

League President, Mayor Dave DelVecchio has asked Edison Mayor Jun Choi to chair a new League Committee to focus on School Funding Reform and the development of a new School Aid formula.  The purpose of this group is to work on a new School Aid formula – to achieve more equity and greater state aid, which is one of the essential components necessary for real property tax reform.

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
-ANNUAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Order Ticket(s) for the 16th Annual Mayor’s Box Luncheon on Wednesday, November 14, 2007.  Tickets:  $18.00 each (No Refunds) - Mailed 10/31/07
  • Register for the Women In Government Breakfast on Thursday, November 15, 2007,  Cost:  $45.00 each (No Refunds or Cancellations)
  • Purchase Ticket(s) for League Delegates Luncheon on Thursday, November 15, 2007.  Tickets:  $35.00 each (No Refunds) - To be mailed 10/31/07

Forms are available, and are downloadable off the League web site www.njslom.com.  Click the link to the 92nd Annual Conference, print the form, complete it, and mail back to the League as soon as possible.

- DEADLINES

  • Applications are due Friday, October 5, 2007 for the Innovations in Governance.  Applications and additional information are available on the website: http://njslom.org/ml082107.html

  • Submit League Conference ResolutionsFriday, October 12, 2007 is the deadline to send a summary of the proposed resolution to the League office, with the full text of the resolution due to the League office by Friday, October 19, 2007.  Questions, call League Senior Legislative Analyst Michael Cerra ext. 120

 -HOUSING

  • Monday, October 12, 2007 is the last day to use any Hotel & Motel Reservation forms.

  • All room cancellations or changes MUST be made before Friday, October 26, 2007.  Refer to your acknowledgement for directions in making cancellations or changes.  Any room cancellations after that date will be required to pay for all cancelled room nights.

  • Promptly release any unused or double-booked rooms, which your municipality may be holding.  A room, which has been reserved, but not used, deprives some other official of that particular accommodation.

 

 

 

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