The November 2019 issue is available now

Focus: Capital Finances

November 2019 NJ Municipalities magazine cover


The Essence of a Capital Program

Wharton’s Administrator/CFO shares the borough’s approach to multi-year planning 

A municipality in the state of New Jersey is required by statute to put together a capital program and capital
budget each year as a part of the budget process. If your municipality has a population over 10,000, then you are required to have a capital program of six years. If your municipality has a population less than that, you are required to have a three-year program.

The distinction between a capital program and capital budget is often confused. The capital program covers multiple years, while the capital budget covers the year of the
budget with which it is associated.

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Featured Article

Guard Your Backyard

Guidance That’s Down to Earth

New Jersey municipalities have the power to protect their communities from residential dumping

Soil and other fill dumped onto residential property can generate a mountain of issues. For nearby residents, that could be anything from odors to unsightliness to worry about potential contaminants in the dirt. For city or town leaders, it might be the realization that they lack the authority to take action.

Addressing those concerns is the id ea behind the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) Guard Your Back yard campaign and website:

Guard Your Back yard empowers municipal leaders with a model ordinance and other information to manage soil trucked in for use on private residential land and
developments under construction.

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In this Issue

Conference Preview

Conference Preview

A preview of the NJLM Annual Conference this November, including general information, session listings and a listing of exhibitors.

View the Conference Preview on page 85 (with subscription).

About NJ Municipalities

NJ Municipalities serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on municipal affairs, new initiatives and changing legislation for public officials in New Jersey. This magazine has been a news source for local government organizations for over 100 years, and is available in print and digital format. Published monthly, with the exception of July, August and September.


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