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Posted on: May 22, 2020

National Guidance at Your Fingertips

Local leaders are on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. On the National League of Cities website, you will find tools and best practices, updates on federal guidance, and other critical information to help with local preparedness and response.

Local leaders are on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. On their website, you will find National League of Cities generated tools and best practices, updates on federal guidance, resources from the state municipal leagues around the country and from...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Pension Payment Reminder

The Division of Pensions and Benefits sent a reminder notice to all Certifying Officers reminding them that the annual pension contribution grace period for payment for both PERS and PFRS ends May 1, with 10% per annum levied on late payments.

The Division of Pensions and Benefits sent a reminder notice to all Certifying Officers reminding them that the annual pension contribution grace period for payment for both Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS) and Police & Fire Retire...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

EPA Resources for COVID-19

The EPA is updating its coronavirus website to include new resources for state, local, and tribal agencies and intergovernmental associations to provide environmental protection without interruption during the coronavirus public health emergency.

The US Environmental Protection Agency is updating its coronavirus website to include new resources for state, local, and tribal agencies and intergovernmental associations. These resources will help EPA and its partners continue to provide the environmen...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Governor’s Office Briefing Calls for Mayors

The Governor’s office is hosting Mayor calls throughout the week. They ask that Mayors especially make every effort to call in as it’s the most effective way to direct important information to Mayors and receive Mayors' input directly.

The Governor’s office is hosting Mayor calls throughout the week. They ask that Mayors especially make every effort to call in as it’s the most effective way to direct important information to Mayors and receive Mayors’ input...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Free Webcast: Cost Recovery for COVID-19 and Beyond

Ernst & Young is offering a free half-hour webcast Thursday, April 16 at 2:00 reviewing how to start tracking costs now at a level of detail that can be analyzed for recovery later—costs may be eligible starting from January 20, 2020.

Ernst & Young is offering a free half-hour webcast Thursday, April 16 at 2:00 reviewing how to start tracking costs now at a level of detail that can be analyzed for recovery later — costs may be eligible starting from January 20, 2020.Webca...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Government Technology COVID-19 Resource Page

The New Jersey Digital Government Summit scheduled for May 19 is being rescheduled. Government Technology magazine has assembled a helpful COVID response resource page with telework policies and government technology solutions.

The New Jersey Digital Government Summit scheduled for May 19 is being rescheduled. However, Government Technology magazine, which organizes the annual Summit with the NJ Office of Information Technology, has assembled a helpful COVID response resource pa...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Clarification of Business Operations and Additional Businesses Added as Essential under EO 107

Gov. Murphy and State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan, yesterday, enacted Administrative Order 2020-06 amending which businesses are permitted to operate and clarifying ways in which some businesses may operate in accordance with Executive Order No. 107

Governor Murphy and State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan, yesterday, enacted Administrative Order 2020-06 amending which businesses are permitted to operate and clarifying ways in which some businesses may operate in accordance with Executive Or...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Recent OPRA Decision and Q&A with GRC Seminar Rescheduled to May 15

The April 15, 2020 “Recent OPRA Decisions and ‘Q & A’ with the GRC” seminar has been rescheduled and reformatted to a half-day online webinar for May 15, 2020, from 9:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Due to COVID-19 the April 15, 2020 “Recent OPRA Decisions and ‘Q & A’ with the GRC” seminar has been rescheduled and reformatted to a half-day online webinar for May 15, 2020, from 9:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Informa...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

NLC COVID-19 Webinars Offered

Our partners at the National League of Cities (NLC) have scheduled webinars to help local officials dealing with different COVID-19 challenges. We have posted more details for those scheduled for tomorrow and Thursday.

Our partners at the National League of Cities (NLC) have scheduled webinars to help local officials dealing with different COVID-19 challenges. We have posted more details for those scheduled for tomorrow and Thursday. Visit Upcoming-NLC-COVID-Webinars to...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

DCA Guidance and Temporary Rule Change to UCC

DCA has issued a Notice of Rule Waiver/Modification/Suspension temporarily relaxing certain provisions of Uniform Construction Code (UCC) along with a guidance memo to construction offices regarding implementation.

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) this week issued a Notice of Rule Waiver/Modification/Suspension Pursuant to Executive Order No.103, which temporarily relaxes certain provisions of Uniform Construction Code (UCC). In this notice the DCA announce...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

NJ Historic Trust Grant Deadline Extended

In the wake of COVID-19 Civil Service has suspended all civil service exams and training until further notice.

In the wake of COVID-19 Civil Service has suspended all civil service exams and training until further notice.

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Civil Service Exam Suspended

In the wake of COVID-19 Civil Service has suspended all civil service exams and training until further notice.

In the wake of COVID-19 Civil Service has suspended all civil service exams and training until further notice.

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Guidance Issued on Equal Pay Act

The Office of the Attorney General, Division on Civil Rights, issued guidance on the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act. It provides protection against employment discrimination and promotes equal pay for all groups protected by the LAD.

This week, the Office of the Attorney General, Division on Civil Rights (DCR) issued guidance on the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act. As the may recall, the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (Act) modified the State’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) to...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Governor Announces Ethics Reform Proposals

At the Governor Florio Policy Lecture, Gov. Murphy announced a comprehensive push for ethics reform, including legislation to eliminate the OPRA exemption for the legislature and several other proposals.

During his remarks at the Governor Florio Policy Lecture on Wednesday, Governor Murphy announced a comprehensive push for ethics reform as part of his pledge to change “the culture in Trenton, to make it more open and accessible, responsive, and...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Call to Action: Oppose Zoning Training & Certification Bill

The Assembly State & Local Government Committee approved A-678 that would require additional training and certification of zoning officers/land use board administrators. NJLM opposes this bill. Please ask your Assembly representative to oppose A-678

The Assembly State and Local Government Committee, this week, approved an amended A-678, which would mandate additional training and certification of zoning officers and land use board administrators. The League opposes this bill.

While the League endorses...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

DLGS Issues LOSAP Adjustment Notice

The Division of Local Government Services has issued Local Finance Notice 2020-01 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 2020-01, 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 incre...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

NLC Spotlights Local Needs for Federal Office Seekers

The National League of Cities (NLC), the umbrella association representing states’ municipal leagues in Washington, is bringing municipal concerns to the attention of candidates seeking election to federal office this November.

Our partners at the National League of Cities (NLC), the umbrella association which represents all of the states’ municipal leagues in Washington, has launched its effort to bring municipal concerns to the attention of candidates seeking electio...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Gov. Murphy Announces Plan for Lead Contamination Remediation

In a speech at Thomas Edison State University, Governor Murphy called on the Legislature to place on the November 2020 ballot a $500 million bond referendum to fund necessary replacement/remediation, part of his plan to address lead contamination.

In a speech at Thomas Edison State University, Governor Murphy announced the first steps in his plan to address lead contamination both in public water systems and remaining lead paint in homes. The Governor called upon the Legislature to place on the Nov...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

DEP Launches Guard Your Backyard Campaign

The NJ DEP has launched the “Guard Your Backyard” campaign to help municipalities and communities manage fill material. They have set up a website with local guidance and a model ordinance that municipalities can download and modify.

This week the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the launch of the “Guard Your Backyard” campaign. The goal of the new DEP initiative is to help municipalities and communities manage fill material. To help achieve t...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Vaping Information for Mayors

In partnership with the Mayors Wellness Campaign, NJLM has posted resources to help mayors understand and respond to vaping concerns throughout their communities. Take a moment to understand the risks and concerns to help keep your community safe.

In partnership with the Mayors Wellness Campaign, the League has posted resources to help mayors understand and respond to vaping concerns throughout their communities. This includes underage vaping and any use of vaping products that might create unknown...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

CY 2019/SFY 2020 Best Practices Deadline Oct. 30

DLGS has issued LFN 2019-12 providing guidance on the CY 2019/SFY 2020 Best Practices Inventory. There have been numerous changes to this year’s Inventory, including a deadline of Oct. 30 for all municipalities, new scoring, and a new submission process.

The Division of Local Government Services has issued Local Finance Notice 2019-12 providing guidance on the CY 2019/SFY 2020 Best Practices Inventory. There have been numerous changes to this year’s Inventory including the same deadline of October 30 for ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

2020 Pension Bills Released

The Division of Pensions and Benefits has released the 2020 pension bills for both the PERS and PFRS. The PERS employer contribution for 2020 is 13.69% and for PFRS, the employer contribution for 2020 is 29.80%.

The Division of Pensions and Benefits has released the 2020 pension bills for both the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) and Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS). The PERS employer contribution for 2020 is 13.69% compared to 14.11% in 2019. For...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

New Law Prohibits Law Enforcement-Like Badges for Elected Officials

Signed into law last week, P.L. 2019, c. 221 prohibits any county/municipality from issuing a law enforcement badge or a badge that may be mistaken as a law enforcement badge to an elected official except one elected as a county law enforcement officer.

Signed into law last week, P.L. 2019, c. 221 prohibits any county or municipality from issuing a law enforcement badge or a badge that may be mistaken as a law enforcement badge to an elected official except for any county elected official who is elected ...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

New Law Governing Residency Requirements for Local Water Systems

Governor Murphy signed into law A-3937, which allows local government water system employees to reside in all municipalities served by the water system.

Governor Murphy signed into law A-3937, which allows local government water system employees to reside in all municipalities served by the water system. Currently, a local government operating a water system is permitted to have a residency requirement fo...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

New Jersey Solar Panel Recycling Commission Established

Governor Murphy signed P.L. 2019, c. 215 establishing the “New Jersey Solar Panel Recycling Commission” to investigate options for recycling solar energy generation structures.

On August 9 Governor Murphy signed P.L. 2019, c. 215 establishing the “New Jersey Solar Panel Recycling Commission” to investigate options for recycling and other end-of-life management methods for photovoltaic and other solar energy g...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Amendments to Public Movers & Warehousemen Licensing Act

P.L. 2019, c. 216 makes it unlawful for a person who is not licensed under the Public Movers and Warehousemen Licensing Act to advertise or engage in the business of public moving or storage.

P.L. 2019, c. 216 makes it unlawful for a person who is not licensed under the Public Movers and Warehousemen Licensing Act to advertise or engage in the business of public moving or storage. The law also gives any law enforcement officer the authority to...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

New 2019 Edition! Salary Report of Municipal Positions Available Now

The latest edition of the New Jersey Municipal Salary Report is now available, including salaries for over 40 municipal positions. This is a digital report that includes data for 244 municipalities in a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet.

The latest edition of the New Jersey Municipal Salary Report is now available, including salaries for over 40 municipal positions. This is a digital report that includes data for 244 municipalities in a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet. The data was gathered f...

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

Centennial of Suffrage

How will your town be recognizing the centennial of women’s suffrage in New Jersey? We’d like to include your efforts on the League’s website, social media, and NJ Municipalities magazine.

The 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment’s ratification in New Jersey will be celebrated throughout 2020. With many significant suffragists hailing from the Garden State, there are many stories to be told about how women came to the vote and ...

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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: 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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