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DLGS Local Finance Notice Regarding New Certification Requirement for Municipal Budgets

New Jersey municipalities and counties have new compliance obligations in the New Year. The Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) recently issued Local Finance Notice 2017-27, which addresses a new law requiring local government units to certify compliance with certain federal hiring requirements when submitting approved annual budgets. Pursuant to P.L.

Local Finance Notice Addresses Construction Code Fees

The Division of Local Government Services and the Division of Codes and Standards recently issued a Local Finance Notice (Notice) reminding municipalities about the construction code fee limitations established under state law and how construction code enforcement offices must budget and account for such fees. They issued the Notice after

Local Finance Notice Addresses Municipal Levy Cap Referendum Procedures

Local Finance Notice Addresses Municipal Levy Cap Referendum Procedures

The Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) recently published a Local Finance Notice regarding municipal levy cap referendums. The notice outlines key dates for 2017 levy elections and discusses an important policy change regarding the healthcare levy cap exclusion. Levy Cap Referendum Deadlines The Local Finance Notice highlights several important

DLGS Highlights Newly Enacted NJ Procurement Laws

DLGS Highlights Newly Enacted NJ Procurement Laws

The New Jersey Department of Community Affair’s Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) recently published a Local Finance Notice regarding several new laws that impact local government and/or school procurement. Covered topics include bidder ownership disclosure, competitive contracting, contracts for asphalt work, claimant certification for utility bills, federal military equipment

Proposed DLGS Rule Defines “Managerial Executive Employees” Under Local Government Ethics Law

Proposed DLGS Rule Defines “Managerial Executive Employees” Under Local Government Ethics Law

The Local Government Ethics Law requires “local government officers” to annually file financial disclosure statements. In addition to covering elected officials, the law also applies to anyone who is a managerial executive employee of a local government agency.  Last month, the Local Finance Board of the Division of Local Government

Gov. Christie Signs Electronic Payments Bill into Law

Gov. Christie Signs Electronic Payments Bill into Law

Gov. Chris Christie recently signed a bill into law that will make it easier and cheaper for New Jersey municipalities to process electronic payments. The bill, Assembly Bill No. 3851, authorizes certain local units to adopt policies for the payment of certain claims through the use of standard electronic funds

DLGS Issues Guidance Regarding Financial Disclosure Statements

DLGS Issues Guidance Regarding Financial Disclosure Statements

The Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) recently published guidance regarding the filing of the 2016 financial disclosure statements. The deadline to file is on or before April 30, 2016. Under New Jersey law, local government officers have a statutory obligation to file an annual financial disclosure statement (FDS). N.J.S.A. 40A:

Bill Would Eliminate Five Percent Down Payment for Bond Ordinances

DLGS issues Guidance on Bid Threshold Increases

The Division of Local Government Services has issued Local Finance Notice 2015-20, which addresses the new minimum bid thresholds that were changed on July 1, 2015. New Jersey municipalities are advised to review their procurement policies and implementing ordinances to determine if any changes are necessary. Unless certain exceptions apply,