Thursday, October 29th, 2015

The Morris County Freeholders held their bi-monthly meeting in Lincoln Park on Wednesday, Oct. 28, as part of a regular series of “road meetings’’ held by the county governing board in all 39 Morris County towns.

Morris Freeholders Laud Lincoln Park for Hosting Freeholders' ''Road Meeting'' -- Next up is Florham Park on Nov. 23
Morris County Freeholders Present Resolution to Lincoln Park Mayor
David Runfeldt and Council Members Rak Kerwin, Ann Thompson and Ellen Ross

At the meeting, held at the borough’s town hall, Morris County Freeholder Director Kathy DeFillippo presented a resolution to Lincoln Park Mayor David Runfeldt, Council President Ann Thompson, and Council members Ellen Ross and Ray Kerwin.

“Direct communication among county and municipal officials that allows for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of information is important to the effectiveness and efficiency of government,’’ said DeFillippo. 

“We thank you for allowing us to take over your town hall for an afternoon and an evening to help bring county government closer to the people of your community.’’

Residents attending the freeholder meeting discussed issues involving the county’s solar energy project, asked questions about several county parks issues, and about equipment obtained by the county park police.

The freeholders took action to approve a contract with superior officers at the county jail, approved an agreement with Cigna for health benefit coverage for county employees, voted in favor of an ordinance to spend $1.5 for replacement of roofs at various county buildings, and set the date for the freeholders’ annual reorganization meeting on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2015.

Morris Freeholders Laud Lincoln Park for Hosting Freeholders' ''Road Meeting'' -- Next up is Florham Park on Nov. 23

Besides Lincoln Park, the freeholders have committed to conduct one last 2015 road meetings later this year in Florham Park on Monday, Nov. 23. They have held meetings previously this year in Boonton Township, Chatham Township, Harding, Morristown, Netcong and Rockaway Borough.

Travelling meetings have been held in all 39 towns in Morris County since the practice began in 2007.

These meetings give the freeholders an opportunity to meet people and officials from throughout the county on their own turf, to hear their local and regional concerns, and get a better understanding of what is important to their towns and communities.

The board of freeholders also meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the County Administration and Records Building in Morristown. The freeholders’ will meet on a Monday in Florham Park next month due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

For more information on Morris County government, please visit: http://www.co.morris.nj.us/

For more information on Lincoln Park, please visit: http://www.lincolnpark.org/