Posted Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Local and Area Residents Invited to Attend the 7 p.m. Meeting at Town Hall.

The Morris County Board of Freeholders, as part of a continuing tradition of holding county government “road meetings’’ in towns across the county, will meet at Town Hall in Mendham Township, at 2 West Main Street, on Wednesday, June 12, at 7 p.m.Freeholder Board to Meet in Mendham Township on Wednesday Evening June 12

It is one of seven county governing board meeting being held outside of the county seat in Morristown in 2019 as part of an effort to bring county government closer to constituents.

The freeholders met in Chester Township on April 10 and in Florham Park on May 6, and also will meet on Wednesday, July 10 in Wharton; Wednesday, Aug. 14, Washington Township; Wednesday, Sept. 11, Montville; and Monday, Oct. 7, Riverdale.

“The freeholders take county government on the road to places like Mendham Township so we can meet county residents in the places where they live and discuss issues of importance to them. It makes it more convenient for those residents and officials to access county government without traveling to the County Seat in Morristown,’’ said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana.

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

The freeholders meet twice monthly, usually on 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 specific meeting dates, locations and times, and to view Freeholder Board meeting agendas, visit: https://morriscountynj.gov/freeholders/publicmeetings-about/

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

Freeholder Director Doug Cabana presented a resolution to Chester Borough Mayor Janet Hoven when the county governing board met in The Borough in 2017

Freeholder Director Doug Cabana presented a resolution to Chester Borough Mayor Janet Hoven when the county governing board met in The Borough in 2017

Mendham Township was incorporated on March 29, 1749, and has a population of about 6,000. It has an area of 17.8 square miles in south central Morris County and is located 35 miles west of New York City.

The first settlers were attracted to Mendham Township by an abundance of natural resources. By 1748 the area housed iron forges, sawmills, and a gristmill along the North Branch of the Raritan River. The early settlement became known as Ralston, after the enterprising Ralston family.

To learn more about Mendham Township, visit http://www.mendhamtownship.org/cn/webpage.cfm?TID=77&TPID=10332