Posted Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Final 2017 Road Meting Set for Mount Arlington on Nov. 20

The Morris County Board of Freeholders will hold their next meeting on Wednesday evening, Oct. 25, in Hanover Township as the next-to-last stop on the county governing board’s eight-stop 2017 ”road meeting’’schedule. This would be the county governing board’s first meeting in the township since May 23, 2012.

Hanover Township official seal

The freeholders hope the meeting makes it more convenient for borough residents to attend.

They also are inviting residents of neighboring towns, including East Hanover, Parsippany and Morris Plains, to attend the meeting, ask questions about issues in their region of Morris County, and to learn more about their county government. The session is open to all county residents.

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’s final road meeting in 2017 will be held on Monday, Nov. 20,  7 p.m., in the Mount Arlington town hall,  419 Howard Blvd., Mount Arlington, N.J. 07856

The Freeholders voted earlier this year to continue their tradition of holding some county government meetings away from the county government headquarters in Morristown. So far this year, the board has met in Chester Borough, Mendham Borough Morris Plains, East Hanover, Kinnelon, and Victory Gardens.

photo of the Freeholder Board meeting in East Hanover on May 24

Freeholder Board met in East Hanover on May 24

“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,’’ said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana.

“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 them,’’ 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 in Morristown. The public can comment at those meetings.

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

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 work sessions.

photo of the the Freeholder Board meting in Mendham Borough on Sept. 27

The Freeholder Board met in Mendham Borough on Sept. 27

Hanover Township has a long and storied history as the first township in Morris County, originally known as Whippenny.

It was some 500 square miles during Colonial days but much of its land mass was carved up into other towns, including the Boontons, the Chathams, East Hanover, Mountain Lakes, Parsippany, and Rockaway Township.

Hanover Township, which now stands at some 11 square miles, comprised of two main sections, Whippany and Cedar Knolls, was established by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on Feb. 21, 1798.

For more information on Hanover Township, visit: http://www.hanovertownship.com/

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