Posted Monday, March 30th, 2015

The Morris County Freeholders this year are continuing a tradition they started in 2007 by taking some of their regular public meetings on the road.

The first will be Wednesday, April 22 in Harding, with the board’s public meeting to be conducted in the Harding Municipal Building, 21 Blue Mill Road, at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to speak at that session.

Besides Harding, the freeholders have committed to conduct road meetings this year at the Morristown Municipal Building on May 27 and in Chatham Township on June 24, with others to be scheduled later this year.

Travelling meetings have been held in all 39 towns in Morris County since the practice began, and this year, the freeholders are in the second round of visiting each municipality again.    

“These meetings give us 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,’’ said Freeholder Director Kathy DeFillippo.

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

The freeholder work sessions, which begin at 5:30 p.m., also will be conducted in those communities on the same day as the public meetings. While the public is invited to attend the work sessions, there is no public comment allowed.

 The board of freeholders meet twice monthly, with meetings normally held at the County Administration and Records Building in Morristown. For more information on Morris County government, please visit: