Posted Thursday, February 28th, 2013

The Morris County Freeholders have adjusted the start time of their public meetings from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in an effort to make it easier for county residents to attend evening meetings.

The freeholders have also changed the start time of their work sessions, held on the same day as the public meetings, from 8:30a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Freeholder Director Thomas J. Mastrangelo said the change is also another step being taken by the freeholders to make county government more transparent.

“We thought starting our evening meetings at 7:30 made it too difficult for someone who may just be getting home from work at 6 or 6:30 or who may be enjoying dinner with his or her family to attend,” said Mastrangelo. “The freeholders want county residents to participate in county government. Coming to our meetings and seeing county government in action in one way of doing that.”

Mastrangelo said the public meetings will still be conducted on most second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in the Public Meeting Room on the 5th floor of the Administration and Records Building on Court Street in Morristown.

Parking for the evening meetings is available in the garage beneath the Administration Building. The entrance to the garage is on the right, from Schuyler Place.

Freeholder work sessions are conducted in the Knox Conference Room, which is also on the 5th floor of the Administration Building.

The freeholders will also continue their practice of taking some of their public evening sessions “on the road,” meeting in various towns across the county. The specific dates and locations for those meetings are to be determined.

The complete meeting schedule can be found online on the county government website,