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The Ocean County Mayors' Association
26th Annual Golf Outing

August 31, 2017, Bea Lea Golf Course, Toms River
Our scholarship fundraiser benefits the young students of Ocean County


Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Our guest was:

Michael Darcy, Executive Director
New Jerse State League of Municipalities

In his second year as head of the League and on his second briefing for the mayors, Michael brought us up to date on the League's efforts to modify the new requirement that municipal public defenders be present at Superior Court  bail hearings. Those attorneys usually bill municipalities for the travel time to and from the county courthouse - in our case Toms River. Either legislative or judicial action is needed to allow state attorney's already in the courtrooms to represent offenders in what are normally short, routine hearings.

Michael alerted the mayors of fast-moving legislation to transfer management of the Police and Fire Retirement System from the Division of Pensions and Benefits in the Department of the Treasury to a Board of Trustees comprised of labor and management representatives. He urged the mayors to contact their Senators and Assembly members to discuss the legislation.

According to Michael, some town halls and police stations have been visited by people making cell-phone videos as they walk about. Sometimes those videos are broadcast live on the web. In some instances, Michael said, the videographers can capture sensitive conversations and advised the mayors to consult with the municipal attorney and police chief to establish policies for such clearly provocative instances. 

After a lively discussion of the League's attitude toward "sanctuary cities," Michael spoke briefly about affordable housing and the growing problem of electronic waste.

Kevin Askew of TechXtend

Kevin outlined digital capability and security needs for government entities. HIs company, TechXtend has a U.S. office in Eatontown where Kevin is vice president and general manager.

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.




Join us at our April  meeting when our guest will be

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Bob Martin, Commissioner
Department of Environmental Protection

On THURSDAY, April 20, 2017, 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.



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