Monday, July 3rd, 2017

COUNTY GOVERNING BOARD’S 2017 “ROAD MEETING’’ SCHEDULE ALSO INCLUDES KINNELON ON JULY 26

The Morris County Board of Freeholders has added four more towns to its eight-stop 2017 ”road meetings’’schedule, passing a resolution to hold upcoming county government meetings in Victory Gardens, Hanover, Mendham Borough, and Mount Arlington.

Photo of the freeholders and Chester mayor and council members

The Freeholder Board met in Chester Borough on June 28

Moving freeholder board meetings out of the county seat in Morristown to the county’s 39 municipalities is part of the board’s continuing effort to bring county government closer to their constituents.

The county government road meetings for the rest of 2017, all to be held in town halls and starting at 7 p.m., include:

  • July 26, Kinnelon Borough, 130 Kinnelon Road, Kinnelon, N.J. 07405
  • Aug. 23, Victory Gardens, 337 South Salem St., Dover, N.J. 07801
  • Sept. 27, Mendham Borough, at the Garabrant Center, 4 Wilson Street, Mendham, N.J. 07945
  • Oct. 25, Hanover Township, 1000 Route 10, Whippany, N.J. 07981
  • Nov. 20, Mount Arlington, 419 Howard Blvd., Mount Arlington, N.J. 07856

Residents and officials from each of those towns, and from all towns in Morris County, are invited to the Wednesday night freeholder meetings and invited to raise issues and ask questions about local, county and regional issues.

The agendas for Freeholder meetings are posted online at https://morriscountynj.gov/freeholders/publicmeetings-about/

photo of the freeholders and East Hanover mayor and council

The Freeholders met on May 24 in East Hanover

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. So far this year, the board has met in Chester Borough, Morris Plains and East Hanover.

“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.

Morris County government seal“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, 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 in Morristown. Residents are invited to observe but cannot comment at the work sessions.

For more information on county government, visit: www.morriscountynj.gov