November 21, 2011

  • You won't want to miss our December meeting. See details on the right.

  • By now all the mayors in Ocean County should have received a questionnaire on future guest speakers and meeting sites. If you have not, you can download it here. Please fill out the form and return it to April as soon as possible. Instructions are on the form. You'll help make the the OCMA a better, more relevant association. And it won't even take five minutes of your time. Thanks.

At Our October Meeting...
October 27, 2011

Jon Larson & Cindy Randazzo

Dr. Jon Larson, President, Ocean County College, and Cindy Randazzo, Director, New Jersey Office of Local Government Assistance, breakfast with the mayors.

At our October meeting, Dr. Larson brought the mayors up to date on Ocean County College news describing an ambitious plan to develop distant learning capabilities at the school. The project would enable OCC to offer courses over the Internet that would not require classroom attendance. Students would see streaming video on their computers and submit coursework over the Internet. OCC would be able to accept distant learning students from virtually anywhere in the world, which Dr. Larson said might double or even triple current enrollment with paying students. 

Cindy Randazzo noted efforts to clean up Barnegat Bay and stressed the Christy administration's environmental efforts. She urged the mayors to email or call her regarding problems with the state. For their part, two of the mayors said that she has been a tremendous help. There ensued a discussion of application fees the state Department of Environmental Protection charges municipalities after which the mayors passed a resolution asking that the state waive such fees or at least lower them. You will find the resolution here.

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.


Our Next Meeting
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Our guest will be:
Charles McKenna, Director

Charles McKenna

N.J. Office of Homeland Security
The Association will hold a business meeting at the Legend Restaurant adjacent to the Howard Johnson Hotel at 955 Hooper Ave., Toms River, on Tuesday, December 13. 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 Wednesday, Dec. 7. Call April at 732-644-0657 or email 
ocmayors@comcast.net. Please indicate number of attendees, and names if possible.


The mayors present a $5,000 check to Ocean County College.