2018 OC Mayors' Golf Brochure

Be Part of It!
A fun day for all, and a fundraiser for the scholarships we award to Ocean County's best students each year.

February 27,  2018
Our guest was

Timothy Cunningham, Director
N.J. Division of Local Government Services

Tim noted that municipal taxes in Ocean County had risen 1.64% from 2016 to 2017, lower than the state average, and that county taxes had risen by 2.54%, higher than the state average. However, he warned the 2% cap on municipal tax increases is still in place while the 2% cap on interest arbitration has expired. Interest arbitration applies when agreements cannot be reached on police and fire contracts. Those arbitrated settlements can now exceed 2%. At the same time, inflation will probably be returning to levels not seen since the financial crisis of 2008. Municipalities, he said, have some challenges ahead.

Tim explained the Division has been ironing out wrinkles in the new FAST system for automating the processing financial reports from municipalities. FAST stands for Financial Automation Submission Tracking.

Computerizing the division's paper processes was at least 20 years overdue, he explained, and was complex and difficult to program. Tim said that despite initial complaints and requests to return to paper, it was critical to stick with the system until the kinks were worked out. If the program had stalled, he said, it might have failed to the detriment of both the state and its municipalities. The FAST program has now reached "critical mass,' and will succeed, Tim said.


The Ocean County Mayors' Association has been found tax exempt by the IRS. Donations are deductible. Documentation of this determination and related financial disclosure documents are available for public examination. cir

Note: When circumstances make it necessary, guest speakers are subject to change without notice.


Tuesday, March 27, 2018
our guest will be

Michael Darcy, Executive Director
New Jersey League of Municipalities

On TUESDAY, March  27, 2018, the Ocean County Mayors’ Association will hold a business meeting at the Grove Restaurant adjacent to the Howard Johnson Hotel located at 955 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, New Jersey. Registration begins at 8:30 AM.

I hope you will be able to attend our regular monthly meeting. Kindly RSVP by Friday, March 23  by calling (732) 644-0657 (voice or text), or by email at ocmayors@comcast.net (please indicate number of attendees, and names if possible

-April D. Elley, Administrator
Ocean County Mayors' Association


Looking Ahead

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018
our guest will be...

US Rep. Tom MacArthur
NJ 3rd Congressional District



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