Moorestown, Burlington County Lives Up to Its Name

by Alannah Dragonetti, Head of Marketing for GovPilot View the entire newsletter for more articles:  2017 – NJAC County Biz – February Granting residents more ways to connect with a more efficient local government. In 2005, Money magazine surveyed over one thousand small towns to find the 100 best places to live in the United States. With its strong sense of community, stellar school system and close proximity to Philadelphia, Moorestown, NJ topped Money’s list. Twelve years later, Moorestown remains the model suburb, a distinction exemplified by the township’s recent adoption of GovPil...
More

State House News

February 10, 2017 Criminal Justice Reform At 10:30 a.m. on February 15th in Committee Room 16 of the State House Annex in Trenton, the New Jersey Council on Local Mandates will consider oral arguments on the State’s motion to dismiss NJAC’s complaint that Criminal Justice Reform imposes an unfunded State mandate on county governments. NJAC’s Labor Counsel Genova Burns will argue the case on our behalf. Separately, NJAC’s Board of Directors chose not to endorse recently introduced Senate, No. 2933 (Singer R-30), which would establish a one-year property tax cap levy exclusion for the cost...
More

67th NJAC ANNUAL CONFERENCE

May 10 - 12, 2017 This year marks the 67th NJAC Annual Conference taking place at Caesar's in Atlantic City, New Jersey. What's included in your registration cost? Did you know that NJAC is one of the few conference events where the individual and exhibitor registration cost includes entry into the exhibition hall and seminars, continental breakfasts, luncheons, receptions, reporters' roundtable, board of directors meetings, award ceremonies, and other conference related events?  Exhibitors receive two full conference registrations included in their package along with a 6' skirted table, 2 ...
More

State House News

January 20, 2017 Electronic Waste Recycling After more than two years of steadfast advocacy by NJAC’s Legislative Director Allen Weston, Governor Christie signed into law Senate, No. 981 (Smith D-17/Bateman R-16)(McKeon D-27/Gusciora D-15), which requires manufacturers of “covered electronic devices” to provide for the collection, transportation, and recycling of its market share in weight of all covered electronic devices collected in a program year. Special thanks to Gloucester County Recycling Coordinator Monica Gismondi, Burlington County District Recycling Coordinator Ann Moore, Oce...
More

NJ DOT Guidance to Counties and Municipalities

Michael Russo, Director of Local Aid & Economic Development for the NJ Department of Transportation, released a letter, dated January 10, 2017, to State Local Aid Grant Recipients informing them that the NJDOT will consider requests for additional funding on Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) funded projects that were impacted by Executive Orders 210 and 216. In the letter, Mr. Russo writes that additional funds may be made available for reasonable costs to accelerate project completion as well as costs related to the safe and orderly shutdown of a project under Executive Order No. 210, purs...
More

New Jersey Breaks into Top 10 in 2016 America’s Health Rankings

by Marilyn Gordon, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for UnitedHealthcare of New Jersey View the entire newsletter for more articles:  2017 – NJAC County Biz – January Last month, United Health Foundation released the 27th annual America’s Health Rankings, the longest-running assessment of the nation’s health on a state-by-state basis. According to the 2016 report, New Jersey ranked number 9, up two slots from last year.  This two-step jump is even more telling when you take a historical look at the report which shows that just five years ago, New Jersey ranked 17th. Today, New Jersey can proud...
More

2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE SEMINAR PROPOSALS

NJAC is no longer accepting seminar proposals for its 2017 Annual Conference.  The deadline was Friday, January 27th. The number of workshops are limited and your proposal should have been submitted with all necessary attachments to Loren Wizman, NJAC Business Development Director, at loren@njac.org.  The Conference Committee will give priority consideration to seminars approved for continuing education credits by the appropriate State agencies and the Rutgers University Center for Local Government Services.  The final decision is made by the executives of the conference committee. You...
More