Posted Thursday, August 15th, 2013

The Morris County Freeholders on Aug. 14 were “on the road” once again as they conducted their regular public meeting in Montville’s town hall.

The freeholders fielded questions from township residents on such topics as road projects and solar energy as they continued a tradition they started six years ago of taking some of their public meetings out of Morristown, the county seat, and into various towns in the county.

Freeholders Continue Their Road ShowFreeholder Director Thomas J. Mastrangelo likes the idea of “travelling meetings,” saying they give the freeholders the chance to meet and to exchange ideas with local residents and municipal officials.

The freeholders presented Montville Mayor Tim Braden and members of the Township Committee with a Resolution of Appreciation thanking them for hosting the meeting and for assisting the freeholders in their efforts to make citizens more aware of the role of county government and the many important services it provides.

“Away” freeholder meetings have been held in each of the 39 towns in the county since the practice began, and this year the freeholders have already been in Madison, Roxbury, Rockaway Township and Washington Township along with Montville.

Mastrangelo said the freeholders plan to conduct public meetings in Jefferson, Boonton and Mount Olive before
the end of the year.