Posted Thursday, May 18th, 2017


Morris County government sealThe Morris County Board of Freeholders will hold the second of of eight 2017 county government ”road meetings’’on Wednesday night, May 24, at the East Hanover municipal building as part of a continuing effort to bring county government closer to their constituents.

Residents from East Hanover and 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 agenda for the Freeholder meeting will be posted online at

The East Hanover municipal building is located at 411 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover, N.J. 07936.

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 June 28 in Chester Borough, July 26 in Kinnelon, and Aug. 23 in Victory Gardens.

East Hanover official seal

East Hanover official seal

Several more road meetings have been tentatively scheduled for autumn 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.

“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. 

Incorporated in 1928, the Township of East Hanover covers an area of 8.2 square miles. It is 25 miles west of New York City and 15 miles west of Newark. Parsippany, Florham Park, Hanover Township, Roseland, Livingston and Montville are municipalities adjacent to East Hanover.

photo of Novartis HQ buildingLargely developed, East Hanover is home to major corporations, including Novartis and Mondelēz International, in addition to more than 2,100 business enterprises operating in industrial parks, contemporary office complexes and retail stores. Route 10 contains one of the finest shopping areas in New Jersey.

Mount Pleasant Avenue contains a historical district, which has been placed in the Congressional Record. The First Presbyterian Church and its adjoining graveyard date back to the Revolutionary War.

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 meets 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 in Morristown.

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