Wednesday, December 03, 2008
LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES ADOPTS SEVENTEEN RESOLUTIONS AT ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
League Conference delegates acted on 17 resolutions at the annual business meeting on Friday, November 21, as part of the League’s 93rd Annual Conference.
The approved resolutions cover a wide range of subjects, including calling on the State Legislature to enact comprehensive reform to the Fair Housing Act and the State Planning Act, to encourage the use of solar power, a “CAP Exception” for costs associated with PFRS, among other issues. A resolution honoring the distinguished service of outgoing League President Robert L. Bowser, Mayor of East Orange, was also passed.
The resolutions were screened by the League Resolutions committee, chaired by League President and Hope Mayor Timothy McDonough on Tuesday afternoon of the conference week. In total, 18 resolutions were considered, and ultimately 17 were approved. One resolution was referred to the League’s Taxation and Finance Committee for further consideration.
Below is the title and summary for each of the passed resolutions. The full texts of these resolutions are available on the League’s website http://www.njslom.org.
Calling for Legislative Action to Encourage the Use of Solar Power
Protecting Military Servicemen, Servicewomen and Veterans At-Risk of Losing Their Home to Mortgage Foreclosure
Resolution Recommending Amendment Regarding Tax Levies for Free Public Libraries
Resolution Regarding Unmuffled Engine Braking
Opposing Forced Mergers through State Aid Cuts Based on Population
Resolution Requesting that the Legislature bring Fairness to those Communities that Foster the Responsibility to Maintain and Protect Watershed Lands
Resolution Protesting State-Mandated 4% Tax Levy CAP as Inconsistent with State-Mandated Binding Arbitration
Resolution Requesting the Legislature to Restructure and Bring Fairness to Tax and Franchise Fees Imposed on Telecommunications and Cable Telecommunications Service Providers in New Jersey.
Resolution Calling for a CAP Exception for PFRS Costs
Resolution Calling for Comprehensive Reform to the Fair Housing Act and the State Planning Act
Resolution Urging More Effective Emergency Preparedness and
Response and Action on Related Issues
Resolution Seeking Housing Finance System Reform
Urges Legislature to Maintain the Current Homestead Rebates for Eligible Senior Citizens
Property Tax Relief Funding Formula Facts Resolution
Resolution Calling for Changes to the Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
Resolution on Home Rule
In Appreciation of League President Robert L. Bowser
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