The Christie Administration has announced
that five (5) New Jersey municipalities operating on a calendar year budget will be receiving transitional aid in 2012.
These municipalities include:
- Maurice River (Cumberland County)
- Harrison (Hudson County)
- Asbury Park (Monmouth County)
- Plumsted (Ocean County)
- Penns Grove (Salem County)
The main goal of the transitional aid program is to “increase the efficiency, effectiveness and accountability of local governments statewide.” One step in achieving this goal is the requirement that each municipality receiving transitional have a stringent local pay-to-play ordinance in effect
As the State doles out transitional aid funds to the five (5) municipalities listed above, vendors doing business or wishing to do business with these municipalities, must be prepared to comply with the additional pay-to-play restrictions that will be going into effect in coming months.