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New Jersey Conference of Mayors Information Bulletin: NJ Board of Public Utilities Announces Pilot Program to Focus on the Risks Hazardous Trees outside the Utility Right-of-way have on Reliable Electric Service

Posted on Dec. 23, 2014 by
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) announced a joint vegetation management pilot program with the goal of minimizing the impact on reliable electric service due to hazardous trees located on private and public property that lie outside the electric distribution companies right-of way. In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, the NJBPU in conjunction with the New Jersey League . Read More →

Assembly Passes Interest Arbitration Bill

Posted on Jun. 18, 2014 by
Monday, June 16, the Assembly passed A-3424 by a vote of 78 to 0. This legislation revises certain laws governing police and fire interest arbitration; incorporates compounding in base salary calculation; extends two-percent cap on base salary awards. Upon review, many of the changes found in A-3424 were included in a comparable bill that was conditionally vetoed by the . Read More →

$380 Million In Federal Funding For Two Innovative Flood Mitigation Projects For Communities Plagued By Repetitive Flooding

Posted on Jun. 3, 2014 by
Trenton, N.J. – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Secretary Shaun Donovan of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that New Jersey will receive $380 million to implement two flood mitigation projects designed and selected through a HUD-sponsored design competition, Rebuild by Design. The funds are included in the third round allocation of Superstorm . Read More →

NJDEP ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $17 MILLION IN CLEAN COMMUNITIES GRANTS FOR MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES

Posted on May. 21, 2014 by
PROGRAM FUNDS LITTER CLEANUPS THAT BUILD CIVIC PRIDE (14/P48) TRENTON –The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection today announced the award of more than $17 million in Clean Communities grants to help municipalities and counties conduct litter cleanup efforts that help beautify New Jersey’s communities and roadsides. “This money is used for cleanup efforts that show the Christie Administration’s commitment to protecting . Read More →

Assembly Bill A 2128 Signed into Law, Former Mayors Permitted to Solemnize Marriages

Posted on Nov. 1, 2013 by
Assembly Bill A 2128 (Burzichelli) was signed into law on January 17, 2014. However, it was not announced until January 21st when the Governor’s Office put out a press release identifying those bills that were signed into law and those that were pocket vetoed. This new law permits any former Mayor, who is not currently serving on the municipal governing . Read More →