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Oct 12

Executive Order Requiring State ARP Reporting

Posted on October 12, 2021 at 10:12 AM by Legislative Staff

Late Friday afternoon,  Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 267 (EO 267) requiring municipalities and counties to submit to the Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) copies of all reports filed with the US Treasury as part of the American Rescue Plan "COVID-19 State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds" (SLFRF).

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Sep 09

New Electric Vehicle Ordinance Becomes Effective in All Municipalities

Posted on September 9, 2021 at 2:47 PM by Legislative Staff

You may not have known it but your municipality just got a new ordinance, all without debate or a single vote from the elected municipal council.  Pursuant to P.L. 2021, c.171, the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) published “An Ordinance Authorizing and Encouraging Electric Vehicle Supply/Service Equipment (EVSE) & Make-Ready Parking Spaces.”   The “model ordinance” as the law terms it, became effective in each municipality upon its publication on the DCA website on September 1, 2021.

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Sep 03

Division issues Local Finance Notice on Storm Response and Recovery

Posted on September 3, 2021 at 11:34 AM by Ciara Bradley

The Division of Local Government Services (Division) has issued Local Finance Notice 2021-15 on Storm Response & Recovery. The notice addresses: emergency appropriations for storm response and recovery; storm recovery reserves; emergency procurement; and overtime pay prohibition for elected officials and managers. 


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