Posted Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
Local and area Residents Invited to Attend
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 the municipal building in Montville, at 195 Changebridge Road, tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m.
At the meeting, a presentation will be made to Parsippany based Delta Dental to commemorate the company’s 50 years of business in Morris County, and a special resolution will be presented to the Montville mayor and township committee.
Residents of Montville and surrounding towns are invited to attend the meeting, to ask questions or raise concerns on issues of importance to their communities.
The Freeholder Board session in Montville is one of seven county governing board meetings 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 Washington Township on Aug. 14, Wharton on July 10, Mendham Township on June 12, Chester Township on April 10, and in Florham Park on May 6. The final 2019 road meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 7, in Riverdale.
“The Freeholder Board takes county government on the road to make it easier for local residents and officials to raise issues of importance and concern without having to travel to the county seat in Morristown,’’ said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana.
“It also gives us an opportunity to visit our 39 municipalities and get a first-hand look at issues of importance,’’ he added.
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
Montville Township was incorporated on April 11, 1867, formed from territory that had been part of Pequannock.
It was first settled by Dutch farmers from New Amsterdam in the early 18th century and originally was called “Uyle-Kill’’or “Owl-Kill,’’ which was a name given to the creek and valley, which ran through the area.
The Dutch Reformed Church was founded in Old Boonton in 1756 and moved to Montville in the early 1800s after land was purchased for a parsonage.
During the American Revolution, Montville was the location of a major military route from Morristown to New York, a route often taken by General George Washington and his troops
To learn more about Montville, reach out to the Montville Historical Society.