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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Brownfields Reuse Workshop

The NJ Brownfields Interagency Working Group is hosting an “Accelerate Land Reuse for Community Revitalization” workshop on Oct. 9 in Sayreville or Oct. 18 in Camden. Come meet with the experts you need to move your redevelopment projects.

The NJ Brownfields Interagency Working Group is hosting an “Accelerate Land Reuse for Community Revitalization” workshop to address questions around legal liability, regulatory issues, funding resources, assessment/remediation, and com...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Unauthorized Hospitality Functions

The League urges you not to attend daytime hospitality functions offered by commercial firms. Instead, plan your daytime activities so you can derive the greatest educational benefit from attending the League Conference.

The 103rd Annual League Conference will soon be upon us and we know you are looking forward to a productive and educational week.

Numerous exhibitors and groups have scheduled receptions and hospitality functions during the evening hours in Atlantic City. ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

2018 Conference App Available October 3

Ready for the Annual League Conference? There is an app for that! Starting Oct. 3 you can download the official conference app. The Annual Conference information is at your fingertips in a searchable format that can be input into a customized schedule.

Ready for the Annual League Conference? There is an app for that!Starting October 3 you can download the official conference app. Create your personal schedule before you go to Atlantic City. Don’t miss important sessions, speakers or exhibits. ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

At the League Conference: Ethics Sessions

To help you to prepare for your Annual Conference, we will be sending a series of letters, each of which will focus on a specific area of importance to municipal officials. We kick off the series with Ethics sessions highlights.

To help you to prepare for your Annual Conference, we will be sending a series of letters, each of which will focus on a specific area of importance to municipal officials. We hope these letters will help you to prepare to make the most of your time at ou...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Appellate Div. Upholds Inspection Fee to Landlords

The Appellate Division, in a published decision, rejected challenges to municipal ordinances that require landlords to pay a fee to offset the costs of annual inspections and registration of rental units.

Last week, in Cona v. Twp. of Washington, et al., the Appellate Division, in a published decision, rejected challenges to municipal ordinances that require landlords to pay a fee to offset the costs of annual inspections and registration of rental units. ...

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

September Grants Posted

The League’s September grants page has been posted and includes links to several funding opportunities. Visit the League’s Grant Resource Center.

The League’s September grants page has been posted and includes links to several funding opportunities. Visit the League’s Grant Resource Center.

 

The League’s Grant Resource Center features links and resources to ass...

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

Hep. B Inoculation Reimbursement

Each municipality may receive up to $5,000 in reimbursement for the cost of protecting its emergency medical technicians, firefighters, and police officers against hepatitis B. The deadline to apply for reimbursement is October 6.

Each municipality may receive up to $5,000 in reimbursement for the cost of protecting its emergency medical technicians, firefighters, and police officers against hepatitis B. The deadline to apply for reimbursement is October 6. For instructions, please...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Dept. of Agriculture Seeks Spotted Lanternfly Fight Assistance

NJ Department of Agriculture has recently enacted a state quarantine in Warren, Hunterdon, and Mercer counties to prevent movement of the Spotted Lanternfly to un-infested areas of the state. They are asking municipalities for help fighting the insect.

As we reported in January and May, the Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) poses a threat to forests, ornamental trees, orchards, vegetables, grapes, hops, and other agricultural commodities. Since its initial discovery in Pennsylvania, it ha...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Energy Project Grants Available

Sustainable Jersey and the Gardinier Environmental Fund are offering two $30,000 grants and nine $10,000 grants to municipalities and school districts for energy-related projects focused on conservation, efficiency, and renewable energy.

Sustainable Jersey is pleased to announce it has once again partnered with the Gardinier Environmental Fund to offer grants to municipalities and school districts for energy-related projects focused on conservation, efficiency, and renewable energy. This ...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

AWARD: Applications for 2018 Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards Available

NJ DEP is accepting applications for the 2018 Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards (GEEA). The Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards Program recognizes outstanding environmental performance, programs, and projects throughout the state.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is accepting applications for the 2018 Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards (GEEA). The Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards Program is New Jersey’s premier awards program f...

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

Nomination Petitions Must Include Email Address

Petitions for nomination of a candidate for any state, county, school, or municipal elective public office must include a functioning email address for the candidate. P.L. 2018, c. 66 was signed by Governor Murphy July 20.

Effective immediately, petitions for nomination of a candidate for any state, county, school, or municipal elective public office must include a functioning email address for the candidate. P.L. 2018, c. 66 was signed by Governor Murphy July 20. ...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

Governor's Conference on Housing & Economic Development

The Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development will be held Oct. 2-3 at Harrah’s in Atlantic City. Gov. Phil Murphy is the keynote speaker at the luncheon. The event will also feature a special plenary session in the morning.

The Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development will be held Oct. 2-3 at Harrah’s in Atlantic City. Gov. Phil Murphy is the keynote speaker at the luncheon. The event will also feature a special plenary session in the mor...

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

League Accepting Innovation in Governance Awards Applications

The DCA and NJLM will acknowledge and promote excellence in the Innovation in Governance annual recognition program. Apply to showcase problem solving & prevention successes in your municipality. Awards will be presented at the League Conference.

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and the New Jersey League of Municipalities will again acknowledge and promote Innovation in Governance through our annual recognition program. This is a great opportunity to showcase innovative solutio...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

(SHBP) Recommended 2019 Rates Increase

At the State Health Benefits Commission Rate Renewal meeting AON, the Commission’s consultant, recommended premium rates of 8.2% increase for Active Employees, no increase or decrease for Early Retirees, and a decrease of 12.7% for Medicare Retirees.

At the July 11 State Health Benefits Commission Rate Renewal meeting AON, the Commission’s consultant, recommended premium rates of  8.2% increase for Active Employees, no increase or decrease for Early Retirees, and a decrease of 12.7%...

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Statewide Special Events List

The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and Office of the NJ Regional Operations Intelligence Center request your assistance to help compile the statewide Special Events list.

The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and Office of the NJ Regional Operations Intelligence Center request your assistance to help compile the statewide Special Events list. Officials can submit a “Special Events Submission...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Brownfield Marketing Assistance

The NJ State Office for Planning Advocacy (OPA) would like to assist municipalities and counties by marketing brownfields for redevelopment via SiteMart, an online database for brownfield properties in NJ.

The NJ State Office for Planning Advocacy (OPA) would like to assist municipalities and counties by marketing brownfields for redevelopment and to bring them back to the tax roll. OPA is responsible for the Brownfields Redevelopment Task Force that create...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

Connect with NJLM National Affiliate

The National League of Cities represents 19,000 cities, towns, and villages across America — giving local leaders a voice in Washington and beyond. Sign up for NLC’s Weekly newsletter at nlc.org.

The National League of Cities represents 19,000 cities, towns, and villages across America — giving local leaders a voice in Washington and beyond. Every day, NLC posts news, resources, and opportunities that empower elected officials to become ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

NJLM 24th Annual Louis Bay 2nd Future Leaders Winners Named

Ali Raza Husaini of East Windsor Township, Aaryn S. Ross of Fanwood Borough, and
Akanksha Chauhan, Millburn Township, were named the statewide winners of the League's Louis Bay 2nd Scholarship Competition for 2018.

Congratulations to the three statewide winners of the Louis Bay 2nd Scholarship Competition! Over 40 municipalities have participated this year. We would like to also applaud all of our participants for submitting excellent well-written essays, the League...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Correct Version of the State Flag

The League would like to encourage municipalities to purchase the correct version of the State flag. The underskirts of the goddesses are silver as set forth by the NJ legislature in 1928. Non-approved versions show the underskirts incorrectly in blue.

The League would like to encourage municipalities to purchase the correct version of the State flag.On behalf of the New Jersey State Treasury Printing Service, we are distributing this information so that municipalities will be aware of the correct and a...

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