Friday, April 12th, 2013

The Morris County Freeholders this year will continue a tradition they started in 2007 and will take some of their regular public meetings on the road.

The first will be Wednesday, April 24 in Madison, when the board’s public meeting will be conducted in the Hartley Dodge Memorial Building, 50 Kings Road, starting at 8 p.m.

Travelling meetings have been held in each of the 39 towns in the county since the practice began, and this year, the freeholders start the process of visiting each municipality again.

“When we leave Morristown, the county seat, and take some of our public meetings into the towns, it gives the freeholders the opportunity to meet face-to-face and to exchange ideas with local officials and to seek their input on the various issues that affect their communities,” said Freeholder Director Thomas J. Mastrangelo.

Going into the town also makes it more convenient for those residents as well as residents of nearby communities to attend a freeholder meeting, meet the freeholders and learn more about Morris County government and the services it offers, Mastrangelo said.

Besides Madison, the freeholders plan to conduct public meetings this year in seven other towns including Roxbury on May 22 and Rockaway Township on June 26.