Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

All Residents Invited to Attend the 7 p.m. Session — Make Comments and Ask Questions 

Kinnelon Borough logoThe Morris County Board of Freeholders will hold their next meeting on Wednesday evening, July 26, in Kinnelon as part of the board’s eight-stop 2017 ”road meeting’’schedule.

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 or community centers and starting at 7 p.m., include:

  • July 26, Kinnelon Borough, 130 Kinnelon Road, Kinnelon, N.J. 07405
  • 23, Victory Gardens, 337 South Salem St., Dover, N.J. 07801
  • 27., Mendham Borough, Garabrant Center, 4 Wilson St, Mendham N.J. 07945
  • 25, Hanover Township, 1000 Route 10, Whippany, N.J. 07981
  • 20, Mount Arlington, 419 Howard Blvd., Mount Arlington, N.J. 07856
    photo of freeholders and Chester Borough Council posing for photo

    Freeholders and Chester mayor and council on June 25 in Chester

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.

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

The Freeholders voted earlier this year to continue their tradition of holding some 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.

photo of the freeholders and East Hanover mayor and council

The Freeholders met on May 24 in 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.

“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 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.

Once known as Charlotteburg, Kinnelon was formed by an act of the Legislature on Feb. 20, 1922, from portions of Pequannock Township, based on the results of a referendum passed on March 21, 1922. For more information on Kinnelon, visit: http://www.kinnelonboro.org/

For more on county government, visit: https://morriscountynj.gov/