Posted Tuesday, April 25th, 2017


Sign reading Welcome to Morris PlainsThe Morris County Board of Freeholders will hold the first of of eight 2017 county government ”road meetings’’tomorrow night, April 26, at the Morris Plains municipal building as part of a continuing effort to bring county government closer to their constituents.

Residents from all towns in Morris County are invited to the Wednesday night freeholder meeting and to raise issues and ask questions about county and regional issues.

The Freeholder Board is expected to discuss and adopt the county’s 2017 budget tomorrow night.

The Morris Plains municipal building is located at 531 Speedwell Avenue, Morris Plains, N.J. 07950.

The Freeholders voted earlier this year to continue their tradition of holding some of their county government meetings at towns halls away from the county government headquarters in Morristown. Subsequent road meetings are scheduled on May 24 in East Hanover and June 28 in Chester Borough.

Morris County official sealSeveral 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.Freeholder 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 in 2016 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.

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