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I.    State Issues
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III. 102nd Annual League Conference
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Daily Update
I.   2017 Conference App Available October 4
II.  Mayors Briefing via FREE Webinar

Important Conference Sessions: Budget and Finance
This is the second, in a series of letters, designed to help you prepare to make the most of your time at our 102nd Annual Conference. Budget matters permeate local government policies. It follows that many of our Conference sessions, focused on other specific topics, will deal with budget and finance matters.

Important Conference Sessions: Ethics
In preparation for our 102nd Annual Conference, we would like to inform you of some of the sessions we’ve scheduled on specific subjects. This is the first of a series of letters designed for that purpose.

Make Plans to Attend the Annual League Business Meeting:
Thursday, November 16, 2017, Sheraton Convention Center Hotel

In just 2 months, we’ll be having our 102nd Annual League Conference, November 14th – 16th, 2017 in Atlantic City.  I am writing to you, now, as a fellow local elected official, to impress upon you the importance of attending our annual business meeting.

2017 League Conference Resolutions
One of the most important functions of the Annual League Conference is the adoption of resolutions from our member municipalities.  These resolutions play a major part in setting the League’s legislative priorities for the upcoming year.  We encourage you to consider the resolutions process as an opportunity to help craft good legislation to improve the institution of municipal government.

An Open Letter from Mayor Albert B. Kelly, Bridgeton; President, New Jersey League of Municipalities
This letter from League President Albert Kelly was originally published as an invitation to a vigil held September 3.  His invitation to elected officials at all levels remains timely and urgent.

2% Interest Arbitration Extension
Unanimously approved by the Legislature and the Governor in  June 2014, the extension on the 2% cap on Interest Arbitration awards is set to expire on December 31, 2017. While the 2% property tax levy cap will continue, the cap on Interest Arbitration awards will expire on the same day that the final report and recommendations of the Police and Fire Public Interest Arbitration Impact Task Force is due, unless the Legislature and Governor act.

Be Recognized for your Innovation in Governance – Call for Entries
This is a great opportunity to showcase innovative solutions to any problems that have cropped up – either suddenly or over time – in your municipality.

20th Annual Elected Officials Hall of Fame
In recognition of the many municipal governing body members who are selflessly serving for twenty or more years, the League of Municipalities is pleased to once again accept nominations for the Elected Officials Hall of Fame.

Receive the Recognition Your Town Deserves!
I’d like to extend a personal invitation for you to submit an article to the League magazine, NJ Municipalities sometime this year. With a circulation of 7,558 and a much larger pass along readership, the magazine provides a unique opportunity to bring attention to your community.

NJLM Classified Ads Section
Need to fill an open position? Looking to place an ad for equipment for sale? The New Jersey League of Municipalities website offers a Classified Ads section.

 


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