ATTENTION ALL COASTAL PROPERTY OWNERS: FEMA to release new advisory flood elevation maps TOMORROW, December 15th. The advisory flood maps will be posted at: http://www.fema.gov/
Legislation making its way through the United States House and Senate would provide an influx of low income housing tax credits for new projects in counties affected by Hurricane Sandy, including Atlantic, Cape May and Ocean Counties.
As a result of Superstorm Sandy, all property owners may qualify for a real estate tax reduction for the damage to their property as a result of the storm. In order to be considered, a property owner must notify his or her local Tax Assessor in writing, preferably by certified mail, no later than January 10, 2013 that their property was damaged in the storm. You are not obligated to provide any additional information. The assessor is to then inspect the property and determine whether a reduction is warranted.
Keith Davis, Esq. appeared before the New Jersey Turnpike Authority recently to advocate for changes to the proposed Exit 41 interchange of the Garden State Parkway along Jim Leeds Road in Galloway Township.
In the next few weeks, corporate holiday parties will begin. While intended to show gratitude to hard-working employees, holiday parties can lead to sexual harassment charges and other liability problems. Adding alcohol to the party, as more than 50% of US companies did last year, simply elevates those risks. Sponsoring a party, even after working hours or off-premises, can result in charges of sexual harassment or civil and criminal liability for alcohol-related offenses.
On Monday, October 22nd, the Atlantic City Jitney Association held a grand opening ceremony for its new headquarters on Delilah Road in Egg Harbor Township. The new facility will also house a new state of the art compressed natural gas fueling station, which will be opened to the public. More information on the ceremony and the opening of the new Jitney headquarters can be found at: http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/communities/eht/atlantic-city-jitney-association-opens-new-facility-in-egg-harbor/article_cdb3d91e-1ca9-11e2-b0d4-0019bb2963f4.html
At a recent meeting of the Board of Public Utilities, members discussed the future of the solar energy industry, whether solar projects on farmlands should be grandfathered and the industry’s future. New Jersey Spotlight reports on solar energy’s path in the state here.
In matters of public employee discipline, choosing the proper forum to challenge the charges is critical.
In a recent briefing on Capitol Hill hosted by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), it was stated that federal policies have done little to address the needs of the nation’s high-ability students, impeding those students’ chances of academic success and threatening the nation’s ability to compete globally. The introduction of new legislation formally known as “To Aid Gifted and High-Ability Learners by Empowering the Nation’s Teachers” or (TALENT) Act, provides teachers, school districts, and states with the support needed to better identify and serve gifted students through amendments to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
Pending legislation in the New Jersey State Assembly would curb solar array installations on agricultural lands and open space