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Posted Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

First Road Meeting on April 10 in Chester Township

Chester Township sealThe Morris County Board of Freeholders will continue its tradition of holding county government “road meetings’’ in towns across the county in 2019, with the board to meet in seven different municipalities from April through October as part of a continuing effort to bring county government closer to constituents.

The first “road meeting’’ will be held on Wednesday, April 10,  7 p.m., in Chester Township, at the Chester Township Municipal Building at 1 Parker Road.

Subsequent road meetings will be held from May through October. Scheduled so far are Freeholder Board meetings on June 12 in Mendham Township, July 10 in Wharton,  and Aug. 14 in Washington Township. Other road meetings will be announced in the near future.

“The Board of Freeholders likes taking county government meetings on the road to meet county residents in the places where they live, work, and go to school. It makes it convenient for residents and officials to have access to county government without having to come to the County Seat in Morristown,’’ said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana.

“These meetings give our residents and local officials an opportunity to raise regional issues of concern to the board, so we can better understand and focus on their specific needs and concerns,’’ said Deputy Freeholder Director Heather Darling.

Freeholders and engineering staff in front of historic plaque

During the Freeholder Board’s July 2018 meeting in Mount Olive, they presented a historic plaque to Mount Olive Township at Town Hall regarding the Flanders-Drakestown Road bridge.

The freeholders last year met in Butler, Jefferson, Madison, Mine Hill, Mount Olive, Mountain Lakes and Roxbury.

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 or afternoons of the second and fourth Wednesday.

For a schedule of meeting dates, locations and times, and to view Freeholder Board meeting agendas, visit:

For more information on county government, visit:

For more information on Chester Township, where the first 2019 road meeting will be held, visit