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05/19/2015   ABC Clearance Certificates Now Available Online
03/03/2015   CY 2015/SFY 2016 State Aid Certification
01/22/2015   LOSAP Annual CPI Adjustment
01/22/2015   CY 2015 Municipal Levy Cap Referendum Procedures

ABC Clearance Certificates Now Available Online - 05/19/2015

The Alcoholic Beverage Retail Licensee Clearance Certificates (Renewal) for 2015-2016 have been updated.  Municipal Clerks can view licenses that have been cleared, in the GovConnect Links section of this website.  Be aware, that you must have a renewal clearance in order to pass your resolution for the 2015-2016 year.  Should a licensee not have clearance, IMMEDIATLY contact the licensee and advise them you have not received their renewal clearance.  Please advise them they can: a) Contact the caseworker they are currently corresponding with at the New Jersey Division of Taxation or b) If they are not corresponding with a caseworker, tell them to contact the closest field office and speak to a "Field Investigator": Neptune (732)869-8057, Camden (856)614-2628, Fair Lawn (201)791-1010, Newark (973)648-4700, Somerville (908)704-3070, Northfield (609)645-6687, Quakerbridge (609)588-3934.  Statuses will not be discussed with the Clerk.  If a licensee has transferred their license after December 31, 2014 and you have BOTH a Renewal Clearance in the name of the prior licensee AND an Alcoholic Beverage Retail Licensee Clearance Certificate (Transfer) to the current licensee in your possession, they are in compliance and can be renewed.  Should an active licensee obtain a renewal clearance and the final meeting before September 18, 2015 has passed, they must obtain an ad-interim to get them to the next meeting in order to continue to sell alcohol.

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CY 2015/SFY 2016 State Aid Certification - 03/03/2015

The Division issued Local Finance Notice 2015-07 on February 26th outlining the state aid for CY 2015/SFY 2016 as funded in the Governor's Budget Presentation on February 24th.  The individual certification of state aid amounts, which are to be used in the preparation of the CY 2015 budgets are also available on the DLGS website under Municipal State Aid

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LOSAP Annual CPI Adjustment - 01/22/2015

Local Finance Notice 2015-02 provides local units administering a Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) with general information regarding LOSAP award increases together with the annual cost of living adjustment to the maximum award amounts.

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CY 2015 Municipal Levy Cap Referendum Procedures - 01/22/2015

Local Finance Notice 2015-03 provides specific instruction and direction to municipalities operating on a calendar fiscal year considering holding a public referendum to exceed either the:
- Two (2) percent municipal property tax levy cap pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.45 et seq. or,
- One and a half (1.50 ) percent appropriation caps pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.3 et seq.

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Updated: 05/19/2015