Our Guest in April: Mark Mauriello

On Thursday, May 14, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Mark Mauriello updated the mayors on environmental issues. The commissioner noted that his department, like others in state government, has to make do with reduced resources. To deal with a backlog of remediation cases Mauriello said that the agency is looking at a successful program in Massachusetts that licenses private contractors to investigate sites and provide remediation plans. If the program is adopted DEP would audit those contractors while maintaining direct control over particularly sensitive projects. Addressing federal economic stimulus funds, the commissioner said the DEP will be dispensing $150 million for clean water projects and another $40 million plus specifically for drinking water programs. Mauriello introduced David Rosenblatt, administrator of the DEP's Office of Engineering and Construction, who described current beach replenishment efforts. In the Q&A Mauriello advocated a long term approach to shore protection and a rethinking of methods now used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Noting that the cost of beach replenishment is increasing while federal financial support is declining, the commissioner said "New Jersey may have to go it alone."

Save the Date  for our 18th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing!
Thursday, August 27, 2009

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For availability of open sponsorships (including foursomes) call 732-644-0657.

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Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, June 4, 2009

State Senator Chris Connors from New Jersey's 9th Legislative District.

The association will hold a business meeting at the Legend Restaurant adjacent to the Howard Johnson Hotel located at 955 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, on Thursday, June 4, 2009. Our guest will be Chris Connors (pictured above). Registration begins at 8:30 AM.  You may bring guests. There is a $15.00 per person meeting fee. Payment receipts available upon request at sign in. Capacity is limited to 50. Kindly RSVP no later than Monday, June 1, 2009. Contact April at 732-644-0657 or Administrator@ocmayors.com (please indicate number of attendees, and names if possible).

Ocean County Mayors' Association Found Tax Exempt By IRS. Donations Are Deductible. Documentation of this determination and related financial disclosure documents are available for public examination.