Monday, February 13th, 2017
CONTINUE TO TAKE COUNTY GOVT. ON THE ROAD — STARTING APRIL 26 IN MORRIS PLAINS
The Morris County Board of Freeholders will continue its tradition of holding county government “road meetings’’ in towns across the county in 2017, with the board to hold six of their county government meetings at towns halls away from the county government headquarters in Morristown, as part of a continuing effort to bring county government closer to their constituents.
The first “road meeting’’ will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 7 p.m., in Morris Plains, at the municipal building on Speedwell Avenue. Subsequent meetings will be held on May 24 in East Hanover and June 28 in Chester Borough. Three more road meetings have been tentatively scheduled and will be announced in the near future.
“It is important to meet county residents where they live and work, and to make it more convenient for residents and elected officials to have access to county government without having to come to Morristown,’’ said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana.
“The road meetings give local residents and officials an opportunity to raise regional issues of concern to the freeholders, so we can better understand and focus on these issues,’’ said Deputy Freeholder Director John Cesaro.
The freeholders last year held road meetings in Boonton and Pequannock. They also met at county Park Commission venues across the county, including Silas Condict County Park in Kinnelon, the Mennen Sports Arena in Morris Township, and the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham Township.
The board of freeholders meet twice monthly, usually on the evening of the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, at the County Administration and Records Building in Morristown. The public can comment at those meetings. The board also holds public work sessions on the mornings of the second and fourth Wednesdays.
For more information on county government, visit: www.morriscountynj.gov
For more information on Morris Plains, where the first 2017 road meeting will be held, visit: http://www.morrisplainsboro.org/