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Oct 22

Lame Duck Preview: Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOTs)

Posted on October 22, 2021 at 1:52 PM by Legislative Staff

The League will engage in any legislation that will require municipalities to share Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOTs) payments with school districts. PILOTs are the single most powerful tool available to municipalities to encourage businesses and developers to make improvements to property or to locate a project in a distressed or blighted area.

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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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