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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Spotted Laternfly Quarantine Area Expected to Expand

The NJ Department of Agriculture proposed expanding the Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine to include Burlington, Gloucester, Camden, Salem, and Somerset Counties to the current quarantine area of Warren, Hunterdon, and Mercer County.

Earlier this week, the NJ Department of Agriculture proposed expanding the Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine to include Burlington, Gloucester, Camden, Salem, and Somerset Counties to the current quarantine area of Warren, Hunterdon, and Mercer County.The Spo...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Calling All Finance Officers!

NJLM is cooperating with the National League of Cities in conducting its annual City Fiscal Conditions survey to better understand local fiscal and economic trends. Make your voice heard-take the survey by June 14.

Analysts now predict that the next recession will occur in 2021. How is your community preparing? NJLM is cooperating with the National League of Cities in conducting its annual City Fiscal Conditions survey to better understand local fiscal and economic ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Revised State Revenue Estimates Improve Budget’s Outlook

The OLS and State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio presented revised revenue estimates for the State’s FY ‘19) and FY ‘20. New Jersey’s budget outlook is now brighter than it was when Gov. Murphy presented his plan to the Legislature in March.

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, the non-partisan Office of Legislative Services (OLS) and State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio presented revised revenue estimates for the State’s current (FY ‘19) Fiscal Year and the State&r...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

NJ Dept. of Agriculture Adopts Beekeeping Rules

The NJ Dept. of Agriculture adopted new rules aimed at regulating beekeeping within the state. The League was a key stakeholder in developing these regulations, however, the standards fall short of providing adequate protections.

Last week the New Jersey Department of Agriculture adopted new rules aimed at regulating beekeeping within the state. The League was a key stakeholder in developing these regulations, however, the standards fall short of providing adequate protections for...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

NJLM One Day Mini Conference Offers Up To 8 CEUs

The NJLM One Day Mini Conference will run June 14, 2019, at the Conference Center at Mercer in West Windsor. This event features sessions on a wide range of topics including #MeToo, Green Purchasing, Recycling, Cyber Security, and Budget Forecasting.

On June 14, 2019, at the Conference Center at Mercer in West Windsor, the League will offer the One Day Mini Conference. This event will feature about 10 educational sessions on a wide range of topics including; #MeToo in the Workplace, Green Purchasing, ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Municipal Compliance with Federal Overtime Requirements

The US Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division reports incomplete municipal compliance with FLSA section 7 overtime requirements. Municipalities can self-audit for compliance using the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program.

We are providing this information to assist you in determining whether your municipality complies with Federal overtime pay requirements. The US Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division advised the League many municipal governments are not complying w...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Small Municipality Economic Development Proposal Gains Traction

The NJ Senate unanimously approved S-2256 establishing the "Main Street Assistance Program" to provide financial and technical assistance to businesses located in the Main Street area within small municipalities.

On Monday, the State Senate unanimously approved S-2256, a bill which establishes the "Main Street Assistance Program" to provide financial and technical assistance to businesses located in the “Main Street area” within a &am...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

CY 2019/SFY2020 State Aid Remains Flat

DLGS has issued LFN 2019-04 noting that no municipality will receive less total State formula aid in CY19/SFY20 than it received last year. The State will announce the final aid payment schedule in July, prior to the August 1 payment.

The Division of Local Government Services has issued Local Finance Notice 2019-04 noting that no municipality will receive less total State formula aid in CY19/SFY20 than it received last year. The CY 2019/SFY20 Aid Certification for each municipality is ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

State Planning Commission Moves to Extend Expiration Dates

The Planning Commission published proposed amendments to regulations extending the validity of plan endorsements and center designations approved by the Commission prior to Dec. 31, 2009, and expiring this year, until June 30, 2020.

After some time of dormancy, the State Planning Commission has again become active. Recently, the Planning Commission published proposed amendments to regulations that would extend the validity of plan endorsements and center designations set to expire th...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

DLGS Issues Guidance on LOSAP Annual CPI Adjustment

The Division of Local Government Services has issued Local Finance Notice 2019-03 providing general information regarding the Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) along with the annual cost of living adjustment to the maximum award amounts.

The Division of Local Government Services has issued Local Finance Notice 2019-03 providing general information regarding the Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) along with the annual cost of living adjustment to the maximum award amounts. The increa...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

League Publications: Read All About It

The League offers a wide variety of publications to provide extra insights on the hot topics in local government, from Newly Elected guidebooks to the latest editions on OPMA, License Fees, Salaries, and Local Public Contracts.

The League offers a wide variety of publications to provide extra insights on the hot topics in local government, from Newly Elected guidebooks to the latest editions on OPMA, License Fees, Salaries, and Local Public Contracts. For more information on the...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

2019 Campaign Contribution Notice from Secretary of State

From the NJ Division of Elections: No holder of a public office or position shall demand payment or contribution from another holder of a public office or position for the campaign purposes of any candidate or for the use of any political party.

The New Jersey Division of Elections has requested we share the following information with all Municipal Clerks on our mailing list. Questions and inquiries for additional information should be directed to Donna Barber, Elections Manager, Division of Elec...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Application Period Open for “We Value Our Veterans” Award

The application period is now open for Gov. Murphy's "We Value Our Veterans" Community Award.

Many municipalities already recognize veterans in numerous ways. This award provides an additional avenue to honor New Jerseyans who have answered the call to arms in the defense of American values. Through this program, municipalities must accumulate 145...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Sample SALT Documents Now Available

The Division of Local Government Services has posted a model donor information form and donor receipt form for those municipalities that wish to implement a charitable trust.

The Division of Local Government Services has posted a model donor information form and donor receipt form for those municipalities that wish to implement a charitable trust. The donor information form is to be completed by a donor and submitted with thei...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

CY 2018/SFY 2019 Best Practices Checklist Issued

CY 2018/SFY 2019 Best Practices Checklist is out. Local Finance Notice 2018-26 provides guidance on this year’s process. Calendar Year municipalities' Best Practices checklist is due Nov. 12, 2018, and State Fiscal Year municipalities April 5, 2019.

On October 15, the Division of Local Government Services issued the CY 2018/SFY 2019 Best Practices Checklist. Local Finance Notice 2018-26 provides guidance on this year’s process. Calendar Year municipalities must submit their Best Pr...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

NJ Homeowners Guide to Property Taxes

League affiliate the Association of Municipal Assessors of New Jersey collaborated with NJCPA, NJ Realtors, investors Foundation, and Rutgers to produce a “Homeowners Guide To Property Taxes”.

League affiliate the Association of Municipal Assessors of New Jersey collaborated with NJCPA, NJ Realtors, investors Foundation, and Rutgers to produce a “Homeowners Guide To Property Taxes”. We have posted the guide for you to downlo...

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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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