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Monday, September 2, 2008
Trenton, NJ


Battling against State Budget policies that will force property tax increases in towns throughout rural New Jersey, the League of Municipalities will host a summit meeting to discuss the problem and all possible solutions. Over 100 local elected officials and leading legislative property tax relief advocates will gather:

Thursday, September 4, 2008
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Room 202
Brower Student Center
The College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Road
Ewing Township

At that time, concerned municipal officials will be briefed on our efforts to prevent the State from forcing communities throughout rural New Jersey to raise property taxes, in order to finance certain State Police activities. League President, Mayor Bob Bowser of East Orange will welcome the attendees. League First Vice President Tim McDonough, Mayor of Hope Township, will then detail the League’s long and frustrating effort to work with two different Administrations to find State Police funding from sources other than the property tax. State Senator Jeff VanDrew and Assembly members Marcia Karrow and Nelson Albano will explain their efforts to earmark non-property tax revenues for the State Police, and to provide new relief to property taxpayers in urban and suburban, as well as rural towns. League General Counsel Bill Kearns, Esq., will discuss the Council on Local Mandates challenge. And Mayor Chuck Chiarello of Buena Vista will lead local officials in a discussion of the impact of this new mandate on property taxpayers, living in municipalities from Sussex to Cape May Counties.

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For further information contact: William G. Dressel, Jr., Executive Director at (609)695-3481, extension 122 or cell (609) 915-9072.


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