Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

The Morris County Freeholders held their bi-monthly meeting in Florham Park on Monday, Nov. 23, as part of a regular series of “road meetings’’ held by the county governing board in all 39 Morris County towns. It was their last road meeting of 2015.

Florham Park

(l/r) Freeholders Scapicchio and Cabana, Councilman Cefolo-Pane, Freeholder DeFillippo, Mayor Taylor, Council President Malone and Freeholder Mastrangelo

At the meeting, held at the borough’s town hall, Morris County Freeholder Director Kathy DeFillippo presented a resolution to Florham Park Mayor Mark Taylor, Council President Charles Malone, and Councilman Carmen Cefolo-Pane.

“We appreciate the longstanding spirit of cooperation between the freeholders, county government and Florham Park,’’ 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 corrections officers at the county jail, and they engaged in dialogue on a Lincoln Park road improvement, a planned Florham Park coffee restaurant proposed for a site off a busy county road, and the county 2016 budget, among other items.

Besides Florham Park, the freeholders have held meetings previously this year in Boonton Township, Chatham Township, Harding, Lincoln Park, 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 next meet on Wednesday, Dec. 9 in at the county government complex Morristown.

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

For more information on Florham Park, please visit: http://www.florhamparkboro.net/

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