Posted Monday, August 20th, 2018

The Morris County Board of Freeholders, as part of a continuing tradition of holding county government “road meetings’’ in towns across the county, will hold post-Labor Day meetings in Jefferson Township on Wednesday, Sept. 12 and in Mountain Lakes on Wednesday, Oct. 10 in Mountain Lakes.

Both meetings will be held at 7 p.m. at the respective town halls.

Mountain Lakes logoThey are two of seven county governing board meetings being held outside of the county seat in Morristown in 2018 as part of an effort to bring county government closer to constituents.

The first five “road meetings’’ were held on April 11 in Madison, May 9 in Butler, June 13 in Mine Hill, July 11 in Mount Olive, and Aug. 8 in Roxbury. Subsequent meetings are scheduled for Jefferson, Sept. 12; and Mountain Lakes, Oct. 10.

A meeting initially scheduled for Rockaway Township in 2018 is expected to be rescheduled for next year.

Morris County Freeholder Board to Meet in Jefferson and Mountain Lakes in September and October“We really enjoy taking our Board of Freeholder meetings on the road because it gives us a great opportunity to interact with local officials, and we have an opportunity to meet county residents in the places where they live, work, and go to school,’’ said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana.

“It gives local residents a chance to present issues of regional concern directly to the freeholders so we can better understand and focus on their needs,’’ said Deputy Freeholder Director Christine Myers.

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 at 9:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month and at 4:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

Road meetings were held last year in Chester Borough, East Hanover, Hanover Township, Kinnelon, Mendham Borough, Morris Plains, Mount Arlington, and Victory Gardens.

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

For more information on Jefferson Township and Mountain Lakes, where the Sept. 12 and Oct. 10 road meetings will be held, visit http://www.jeffersontownship.net/ and https://mtnlakes.org/.